Global Poverty Weekly Update February 13, 2017
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of February 13, 2017
Quote of the Week
“Our advocacy does not go unnoticed . . . in fact, quite the opposite!” – Deirdre MacDonald, RESULTS Lehigh Valley
RESULTS' First 100 Days Progress as We Engage with Our Appropriations Advocacy
For this campaign, our goal is to have 100% of RESULTS groups and Free Agents meet face-to-face with their members of Congress or meet with local staff in person with participation by DC policy staff. Great progress is already being made. Let's make the First 100 Days something Congress will remember all year long! #First100Days #RESULTS100
So far, at least 18 groups have reported meeting with legislators or their staff. Plus,at least 17 media pieces reported and at least 18 outreach events completed. Bravo!
1. Take a look at our Appropriations page to get one-pagers on all our requests. You will also be able to grab a copy of the brand new February Action Sheet (scroll to the bottom of the Appropriations page). The action sheet will help you make those requests. The action sheet comes complete with a sample meeting guide for creating an Education and Action meeting for your community so even more people can get in on this critical appropriations work. Our appropriations page also has a laser talk and an FY17 appropriations summary for reference.
2. Book Your First Meetings with Your Members of Congress. Use our February action sheet (scroll to the bottom of the Appropriations page) to bring your appropriations requests for FY18 to your members of Congress. Let us know of your planned member of Congress meetings through our online form. And prep for your meeting using top tips from our Activist Milestones.
3. Watch a Webinar on February 13 (and Beyond). Our First 100 Days webinars are designed to deepen your learning on how to work with Congress and how to lead with action in your communities. These webinars will instruct, inspire, and empower you along the way. (Listen to completed webinars – including Appropriations 101 – on our First 100 Days page.)
Track your progress and celebrate your successes all along the way on our First 100 Days tracker.
Other powerful actions you can take this week:
2017 Global Campaigns
Take a look at the new information outlining our global campaigns planned for 2017. John Fawcett, our Director of Global Policy and Advocacy gives the details on our blog.
Your Fundraising Success Last Year . . . Celebrate!
Will You Be There? The 2017 RESULTS International Conference
Feeling a call to action? Join us in our nation's capital July 22-25, 2017 and we'll head to Capitol Hill together, because Congress needs to hear from YOU. The RESULTS International Conference is a chance to use your voice to change the world. Together we’ll spend three days hearing from leading experts, learning new skills, and meeting fellow advocates committed to the end of poverty. Then we’ll take our message straight to Capitol Hill. Registration is now open at earlybird rates!
Connect With RESULTS and With Your Community
Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities
February 13, 5:15 pm ET. Townhall Training. Login online: http://fuze.me/34326078; or via phone (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 34326078.
February 20. RESULTS Office closed. In observance of Presidents' Day.
February 20-24. House and Senate recesses.
February 24, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
March 11, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
March 15, 9 pm ET. Creating Bi-Partisan Support for our Issues in our Communities: A Learning and Sharing Lab. Login online: http://fuze.me/34116938; or via phone (201)479-4595 and enter meeting ID 34116938.
July 22-25. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. Registration is open!
Resources at Your Fingertips
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Global Poverty Campaigns Background
Report 2017 Actions
2015 & 2016 Global Congressional Scorecards (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)