Global Poverty Weekly Update January 18, 2016


January 18, 2016

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of January 18, 2016

Quote of the Week

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?'” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Best Next Actions for January!

1. Individual Planning Form for 2016. What Can YOU Dream Up? Start now to begin work on your 2016 Individual Planning Form. This first piece of the 2016 Group Planning process enables you, as a free agent or as part of a RESULTS group, to scheme first on what you'd like to learn, contribute, and accomplish in 2016. 

2. Choose a Time in January to Do Group Planning. Find the group planning materials on our website. You will also find a link to the Global Grassroots Calendar, which will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please submit your completed group plans to your Regional Coordinator by January 31.

3. Mark Your Calendars for February 13. Join the February national webinar for grassroots, global campaigns. 2 pm ET on Saturday, February 13. You'll benefit immensely from hearing from our incredible special guest Dr. Mark Dybul, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Login information: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. To join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 

4. What Are You Doing the Last Week of June? Join us in DC for the 2016 International Conference! Watch for more information as plans unfold. 

The Reach Act: Goals for the End of March

We currently have 27 Republicans and 35 Democrats on H.R.3706, the House version of the Reach Act. We need to get to 100 cosponsors with a balance of Republicans and Democrats, by the end March. We now have 10 consponsors on S.1911, the Senate version of the Reach Act. We want to get to 25 by the end of March. And we have generated over 200 pieces of media in 36 states on the Reach Act. We want to get media in all 50 states as soon as we can.

How can you help us get to the 100/25/50 goals? 

1. Call your representative about the Reach Act. Ask Democrats to bring along a Republican colleague.

2. Or write your senators! Again, ask Democrats to bring along a Republican colleague.

3. Or even write your local paper! Then share what you get published with your legislators and on social media.

TB Letter Update

Your quick action helped mobilize at least 14 senators (final list pending) on a letter, led by Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), carrying a critical message to the President to propose funding for the new MDR-TB plan. This letter will undoubtedly help us with our appropriations work. Well done!

Appropriations: What You Need to Know

You'll be hearing more about our appropriations work – and taking our requests to our legislators in  face-to-face meetings – on our February national webinar for all grassroots working on our global campaigns. In the meantime . . . 

  • You did a fabulous job on our appropriations advocacy in 2015. All of the work you did at the beginning of 2015 talking to members of Congress, submitting appropriations requests, getting members to sign on to letters, etc. paid off when Congress finally passed spending bills at the end of 2015.  Check out this informative blog post by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate. Congratulations!!
  • 2017 appropriations materials (Action Sheet and appropriations requests sheets) will be available this week. If you want to know more about the appropriations process, check out our online leaning resources at the end of this page on our website.
  • On January 27, 9 pm ET, we are offering a webinar on appropriations messaging (see bullet point above to learn more about the appropriations process).How can we make a great case for U.S. funding for global development? What messages work best in our conversations with Congress? What are our global appropriations requests in 2016? Join us for an informative webinar to get these vital questions answered! Log into https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/31404402 or call (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 31404402 to join.

Upcoming Events to Strengthen Your Advocacy

January 25, 8 pm ET. Free Agents. Are you a RESULTS activist with our global poverty campaigns, living in a town with no RESULTS group? You are alone no more! To join, go to http://fuze.me/27781074 or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 27781074. Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate, for more information on this gathering.

January 26, 9 pm ET. Champion Scale & Powermapping. Learn how to use the Champion Scale tool to get your member of Congress to do more, and find influential people in your community to help make the case for your members of Congress to take action using powermapping.  Join at https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/31404402.  Or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 31404402

January 27, 9 pm ET. Webinar on Appropriations. How can we make a great case for U.S. funding for global development? What messages work best in our conversations with Congress? What are our global appropriations requests in 2016? Join us for an informative webinar to get these vital questions answered! Log into https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/31404402 or call (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 31404402 to join.

January 29, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

February 26-29. Intensive Media Training on TB and the Global Fund. Contact Ken Patterson or Colin Smith if you want to deepen your media skills and commit to taking action.

June 25-28. RESULTS 2016 International Conference. 

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