Global Poverty Weekly Update February 18, 2019


February 25, 2019

Quote of the Week

“[The Global Fund] is a fantastic vehicle for scaling up the treatments and preventive tools we have today – to make sure they reach the people who need them.”

~ Bill Gates ~

Making Appropriations Requests + First Sign-on Letter

Appropriations Requests. The FY19 spending bill is complete, finally. We had some good gains, including getting a TB funding number of $302 million . . . the biggest increase in a decade!

And we’ve already kicked off our work for FY20 with our annual global poverty appropriations memos which can be used to support your spending requests of your members of Congress.

RESULTS annually urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity. We must raise our voices clearly and strongly in this process, thus taking action today in setting the congressional anti-poverty agenda.

Offices are already setting their internal deadlines as to when they’d like to hear from constituents on these issues, don’t hesitate to send in your requests today.

Use the February Action Sheet to help support your request work.

  • FY20 Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Request
  • FY20 Tuberculosis Request
  • FY20 Child Health and Nutrition Request
  • FY20 Global Partnership for Education Request

Check out the comprehensive request memo list, with each distinct memo, on our website.

Read a recent blog post outlining what the appropriations process is and why it is important that we work on it every year. You can also watch the playback of our recent Appropriations 101 webinar for more information on the process itself.

(For an online appropriations action you can share with others, click to our action alert.)

First “Dear Colleague Letter Open for Signatures. We also have our first ”Dear Colleague” House sign-on letter supporting the Global Fund and PEPFAR. Please complement your appropriations requests by also making the request that your representatives sign onto this letter of influence.

Tonight: Learn How to Work with New Members of Congress

  1. Get Some Tips on Working With New Members of Congress. Wednesday, February 20, 9 pm ET. Training webinar led by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor, Global Policy & Government Affairs. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/173515662 or call (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 173515662.
  2. Send Those Trimester Plans In. What Do You Dream of Accomplishing? It has been incredibly helpful – and exciting! – to read the plans you’ve been submitting for this current trimester. Groups and individual advocates (also known as free agents) are encouraged to dream up record, and submit your plans!

Check out our planning resources on the Outreach and Planning page.

  • Planning guide for both individuals and groups
  • Online form for submission of your plan for the first trimester.
  • A guide on various roles members of your groups can fill.
  1. Reporting is the Last Step. Here at the first trimester of the year, the 116th Congress must hear about our poverty-related priorities so that those priorities become the priorities of our legislators.

Our “Set the Agenda” aspirations, now through April . . .

  • Every group/free agent meets with each congressional office they cover.
  • Every group/free agents has at least one face-to-face meeting with a member of Congress
  • Every group/free agents makes an invitation to a new person to join in a congressional meeting.

 

Have you had a meeting with a congressional office? Report it in our 2019 Lobby Meeting Form. Then celebrate by taking a look at the Set the Agenda scoreboard and inspiration page.

You can also report media you’ve landed and outreach events you’ve held.

Invite Your Representative to a TB Briefing

A congressional briefing titled “Tuberculosis: A Roadmap to Halting the Global Pandemic” is being co-sponsored by RESULTS, led in cooperation with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and  the Co-Chairs of the TB Elimination Caucus, Reps. Eliot L. Engel (D-NY)  and Don Young (R-AK)

Wednesday, February 27

12-1:30 pm, 421 Cannon House Office Building

Representatives and their staff are welcome to attend. For more information on the briefing itself and how to RSVP, click through to the full invitation. Questions? Contact David Bryden, TB Advocacy Office.

International Conference and More . . .

  • 2019 International Conference Registration is Live! Earlybird rates are in effect. Register today for this special event July 13-16 in DC.
  • Learning How to Be a Better Coach. Beginning on February 21, on the third Thursday of each month at 9 pm ET up until the International Conference, Regional Coordinator Misty Novitch will host an encore of the book club focusing on learning and practicing the coaching techniques explored in David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership. First reading assignment is pages 1-35. Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal, Global Grassroots Manager. To join, go to https://results.zoom.us/j/482992263. You can also join by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 482992263.
  • Saturday, March 9, 2 pm ET, National Grassroots Webinar for our Global Poverty Campaigns. We will be welcoming Maurine Murenga, Global Fund advocate. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
  • The REAL Change Fellowship 2019-20 Class Applications. Check out and share the online application for this emerging young leaders program.

Observe Black History Month

Black History Month is an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans, raise awareness about the injustices that still exist, recommit ourselves to our stated values, and work for change. In honor of Black History Month, we encourage RESULTS advocates to immerse ourselves in learning, discussion, and making community connections, such as:

REAL Change Policy Summit Update

Last week 51 REAL Change Fellows and Alums gathered in Washington DC for three days of training, learning, organizing and advocacy. We gathered to share successes, address challenges, and strategize for the rest of the year. Fellows learned about the Global Fund to Fght AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as housing policy (specifically public housing and vouchers). We did a deep dive on organizing and spent time practicing storytelling, one-on-one outreach conversations, and creating plans to mobilize our communities this spring. We learned from the RESULTS Experts on Poverty and were inspired (and infuriated) by their stories of experienced poverty. After an incredible weekend of learning and preparation, we headed to the Hill on Tuesday for over 70 meetings! This REAL Change class has done incredible work so far, with over 260 lobby meetings and over 50 letters to the editor published! We can’t wait to see what they accomplish this spring.

 

Calendar Notes

February 18 Week. Congressional Recess, with RESULTS Office Closed on February 18 itself.

February 20, 8:30 pm ET. New Advocate Orientation. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, please join us for our New Advocate Orientation! During this 60-minute live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues and get information on how to take action and get connected locally. Sign up here.

February 20, 9 pm ET. Working With New Members of Congress. Training webinar led by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor, Global Policy & Government Affairs. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/173515662 or call (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 173515662.

February 21, 9 pm ET. Quiet Leadership. Continuing on the third Thursday of each month up until the International Conference, Regional Coordinator Misty Novitch will host an encore of the book club focusing on learning and practicing the coaching techniques explored in David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership. First reading assignment is pages 1-35. Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal, Global Grassroots Manager. To join, go to https://results.zoom.us/j/482992263. You can also join by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 482992263.

February 26, 1 pm ET. Video Shorts Dialogue. Join RESULTS Regional Coordinator Rachel Azanleko-Akouete for a discussion centered on three short videos: “What does my headscarf mean to you?,” “Place Matters,” and “The danger of a single story.” Join online: https://results.zoom.us/j/398056270 or dial either (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 398056270.

February 28, 2 pm ET. Book Dialogue. Join RESULTS Director of U.S. Poverty Campaigns Meredith Dodson for a discussion of the book, Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Join online: https://results.zoom.us/j/398056270 or dial either (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 398056270.

March 6, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice. Join other Action Network Managers to learn and share best practices for building and managing a local Action Network. Join the webinar at https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133, or by phone via (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133. You can also join our Facebook pagerequest to join the group listserv, and find resources online.

March 9, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Guest: Maurine Murenga, Global Fund advocate. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

March 18, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Join via https://results.zoom.us/j/285681999 or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999.

July 13-16. RESULTS International Conference. Grand Hyatt Washington (DC)Check out the information page and register before the May 15 earlybird deadline!

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Resources

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Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board. Also, you can view the most recently published minutes from Board meetings on the RESULTS website, as well as download RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.

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