Global Poverty Weekly Update January 28, 2019


January 28, 2019

Quote of the Week

The Global Fund is one of the best and kindest things people have ever done for one another.

~ Bill Gates ~

 

Next Up, Appropriations

Tonight, January 29, 9 pm ET. Appropriations Basics for FY20 and Our Global Campaigns, led by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor, Global Policy & Government Affairs. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/261474560, or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 261474560.

Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity. We kick off the process with our annual global poverty appropriations memos which can be used to support your spending requests of your members of Congress. You can take action today in setting the anti-poverty agenda by telling Congress what they should prioritize.

Also hot off the press for our FY20 appropriations work is a blog post outlining what the appropriations process is and why it is important that we work on it every year.

 

Set the Agenda!

  1. You Are Already Meeting with Congress – Well Done. Here at the first trimester of the year, you are “Setting the Agenda” for Congress. The 116th Congress is just beginning, as is our year of campaigns. How will we impact the priorities of Congress so that the alleviation of extreme poverty is at the top?

Our 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.

Check out ongoing resources for this effort online on our “Set the Agenda” resource page.

  1. Group Plans Are Due January 31. Your planning resources are online! Check out our planning resources in a one-stop shop, the Outreach and Planning page. You’ll find . . .
  • 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.

Make your plan for yourself and/or with your group now to complete your planning. Think of it as your creative sandbox for the year. How will you and your advocacy colleagues share leadership? What do you dream of learning or accomplishing this year? 

  1. Did You Miss the Researching Your Member of Congress Webinar? Regional Coordinator Allison Gallaher recently lent her expertise to us, again leading a “Researching Your Member of Congress” training webinar. Didn’t catch it? You can watch the playback online and also benefit from her tip sheet.

Opportunities Not to Overlook

  1. 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.
  2. The REAL Change Fellowship 2019-20 Class Application is Open! Check out and share the online application for this emerging young leaders program. Who in your life might fit the bill? Students? Young adults with interest in public policy or poverty issues? If applicants are currently students, they may find that social justice campus groups with which they are affiliated may be in a position to co-finance their participation – always worth asking!

Global Fund Resources to Keep Handy

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 27 million lives since 2002. You raised the call loud and clear that U.S. leadership on and support for the Global Fund must not wane. To that end, you succeeded in gathering 137 signatures on a letter from the House to the Secretary of State calling for this brand of leadership. As this is an important Global Fund year, since the replenishment will happen in October, you may want to keep the following resources handy. Advocacy for the replenishment will be a strong theme for many months.

  • Learn more about why these investments are important and worthwhile. Bill Gates just had this piece published in the Wall Street Journal and is worth a read. (Click on the article below the photo to get to a full version of the article.)
  • Everyone can learn more about the Global Fund’s plans for the next three years of work through the Global Fund’s Case for Investment.

Calendar Notes

January 29, 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.

January 29, 9 pm ET. Appropriations Basics for FY20 and Our Global Campaigns, led by Crickett Nicovich, Senior Advisor, Global Policy & Government Affairs. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/261474560, or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 261474560.

February 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.

February 7, 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 9, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar, Global Poverty Campaigns. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

February 11, 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.

February 18 Week. Congressional Recess.

July 13-16. RESULTS International Conference. Grand Hyatt Washington (DC)Check out the information page and mark the dates in your calendar!

 

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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