Global Poverty Weekly Update February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of February 20, 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 Campaign Keeps Moving During Townhall Season

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

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 February Action Sheet and Advocacy Workshop Guide (scroll to the bottom of the Appropriations page). The action sheet will help you make those appropriations requests. Our appropriations page also has a laser talk and an FY17 appropriations summary for reference.  

2. Book Your Meetings with Your Members of Congress. Let us know of your planned member of Congress meetings through our online form. 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. And prep for your meeting using top tips from our Activist Milestones.

3. Find a Townhall Meeting Near You. Use this easy online tool – all you need is your zipcode – to find where your representative and/or senators are holding nearby townhall meetings. And use our tips for making the most of your townhall opportunity

4. Plan to Watch a Webinar on March 15. 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.)

Upcoming webinar: Creating Bi-Partisan Support for our Issues in our Communities: A Learning and Sharing Lab, March 15, 9 pm ET. Login online:; or via phone (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 34116938.

5. Track your progress and celebrate your successes all along the way on our First 100 Days tracker.  

6. Other powerful actions you can take this week: 

2017 Global Campaigns and Early Childhood Development Brief

1. 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

2. RESULTS continues to advocate for increased resources and implementation of policies that prioritize expanding access to free, quality early childhood development programs in the poorest countries around the world. To that effect, we have recently published an advocacy brief focusing on the importance of building brain power. Read more on our blog. 

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‚Äč

  • Have You Been Doing Outreach in Your Town? Tell Us About It! Our Facebook page for RESULTS volunteers is a great place to come together with other advocates. This online resource is a place where you can share successes, pictures – perhaps of your outreach events! – challenges, best practices, and ask questions in your advocacy work. Click to go online and sign up.  
  • Recruiting New Members to Your Group. Ever wondered how to utilizing the free tool VolunteerMatch to invite new people to your local RESULTS group? Check out our online guide.
  • REAL Change Fellowship. The 2017-18 REAL Change Fellowship for emerging leaders (age 18-30) is open for applications
  • Share Your Stories with Us. RESULTS has created a new form to gather your advocacy stories to use to inform others about the power of citizen advocacy to share with and empower others. Go to our Voices of RESULTS form today and document your story today!‚Äč

Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities

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: 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: or via phone (201) 479-4595, 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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Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Global Poverty Campaigns Background

Global Grassroots Calendar

Skills Center 

Fundraising Tools

Report 2017 Actions

2015 & 2016 Global Congressional Scorecards (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)

Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board


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