Global Poverty Weekly Update January 2, 2017
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of January 2, 2017
"RESULTS is a breeding ground for agents of change. Its structure is an educational tool for ordinary people in our society who are bothered by the ever-growing rift between people and politics and want to reclaim their voices." – Justin Gaudian, RESULTS REAL Change Fellow
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. In fact, group planning materials which will be shared next week will, at first, focus on the First 100 Days, so you can put all your energy into this effort. We’ll also track your progress and celebrate your successes all along the way on our brand new First 100 Days tracker!
First step: Set up your first local group meeting for 2017, and start thinking about your first meetings with members of Congress for the new year, utilizing the tips from our Activist Milestones. Then watch for the First 100 Days Campaign planning materials to be shared around January 10, via email and website. Use the date of the national grassroots webinar (January 14, 2 pm ET) as a time to create your First 100 Days Campaign plan. Set a goal to have your First 100 Days Campaign plan completed by Inauguration Day, January 20.
Second step: Let us know of your planned member of Congress meetings through our online form. (Wondering what request to make of your legislators? We'll have a January appropriations action sheet for you by Monday, January 9.)
Third step: Get set to attend your choices from a slate of webinars 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. The first one to note on your calendar is "Building Relationships with Congressional Offices: How to Set Up Meetings" on January 11, 9 pm ET. Join via computer: http://fuze.me/34116850. Join via phone: (201) 479-4595, meeting # 34116850.
Extra credit: Take a listen to "After the Election: How to Talk About RESULTS." It's a new year. Have your friends been talking about what they can do now? We’ll talk through new messaging strategies for recruiting volunteers and getting new people to take action with RESULTS following the election. Take a listen to the recording of the recent webinar that covered this important topic. We even have sample social media posts and a sample op-ed for you to use. Watch this webinar; you'll discover new tools for moving people to action in this new political environment.
Let's make the First 100 Days something Congress will remember all year long! #First100Days #RESULTS100
Just in time for First 100 Days planning . . . the January 14 National Grassroots Webinar for Global Groups, 2 pm ET.
Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
2017 is going to be a massive time of challenge and opportunity. But we're up for it. Let's join together on the 14th, grab the First 100 Days planning materials that will be available next week, take a look at the 2017 Grassroots Planning Calendar, and kick off the year in a big way!
Please Use the Reporting Forms Below to Catch Up on Your Advocacy Reporting for 2016. Add to the incredible number of achievements listed below!
In 2016 had at least 38 face-to-face Senate meetings, 97 face-to-face House meetings, and 407 House and Senate aide meetings. There are 81 global poverty groups covering 44 states (12 new groups in 2016). Plus, you achieved 281 letters to the editor, 43 op-eds, 11 editorials, 35 articles/radio/other. You've even done at least 96 outreach events and fundraisers. Fantastic!
How do you report any remaining activity? Check out these report forms.
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!
January 3, Noon ET. 115th Congress began.
January 11, 9 pm ET. First 100 Days Webinar: Building Relationships with Congressional Offices: How to Set Up Meetings. Join via computer: http://fuze.me/34116850. Join via phone: (201) 479-4595, meeting # 34116850.
January 14, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. (Standard login/call-in lines) Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Use this date to also create your First 100 Days Campaign plan.
July 22-25. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. Registration is open!
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.)