Global Poverty Weekly Update December 5, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of December 5, 2016
"Courage, my friends; ’tis not too late to build a better world." – Tommy Douglas
Call your senators today about passing the Education for All Act! Use our action alert link for support in making your call.
Why the urgency?
The House version of the Education for All Act passed in September, and this week we saw the first movement in the Senate on the bill in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The bill was brought before the full committee and it passed! But we still have several steps to go to pass the bill before Congress adjourns for the year.
After its passage in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on December 6, the EFA Act was referred for a vote in the full Senate. Because it's the end of the session, Congress has many bills before it for consideration and a lot of floor activity that they are trying to get through before adjourning. We'll need every second that Congress is in session this week to ensure passage of the bill.
Make your call today!
December 10, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots – Joint Webinar with All Grassroots Advocates. PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL LOGIN FOR THE DECEMBER WEBINAR. To join the webinar online, login at http://fuze.me/32255914. If you cannot join online, you can dial in by phone at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID: 32255914. It will be a great celebration you won't want to miss. What did we accomplish in 2016? What will we accomplish in the first 100 days of 2017? Let's come together and share! And while you're together, please catch up on your 2016 advocacy reporting. (You'll find report forms below.)
December 10, 2 p.m. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots – Joint Webinar with All Grassroots Advocates. PLEASE NOTE THE SPECIAL LOGIN FOR THE DECEMBER WEBINAR. To join the webinar online, login at http://fuze.me/32255914. If you cannot join online, you can dial in by phone at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID: 32255914.
December 14, 8 pm ET. After the Election: How to Talk About RESULTS. Since November 8, have your friends been talking about what they can do now? Was your Thanksgiving dinner conversation all about our country’s political future? Has your Facebook feed filled with calls to action? We’ll talk through new messaging strategies for recruiting volunteers and getting new people to take action with RESULTS following the election. We’ll share new tools and templates, dig into messaging research, and learn from each other about how to move people to action in this new political environment. Join online at http://fuze.me/32274178 or dial in by phone at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID: 32274178.
December 14, 9 pm ET. Join Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS, as he shares what’s needed to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He’ll share lessons outlined in his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and from his work with the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Find Reclaiming Our Democracy on Amazon. To join: http://fuze.me/33573378. Or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 33573378.
July 22-25, 2017. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. It's never too early to start planning!
Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)
Report Your 2016 Actions
2015 & 2016 Global Congressional Scorecards (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)