Global Poverty Weekly Update July 27, 2015
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | July 27, 2015
Maternal/Child Health Sign-on Letter in House: Can We Get 60 Signers by Friday?
"Around the world there is a tradition of oppressing women and treating them differently and not giving them the same opportunities, and husbands beating their wives, and children not being sent to school. Those are traditions. Treating women and girls as second-class citizens. Those are bad traditions: they need to change."
These recent remarks by President Obama hint at the urgency of the very specific work we are currently engaged in regarding maternal and child health (MCH). As part of that work, we have an immediate opportunity. Ask your representative to sign the bipartisan letter to President Obama calling on him to maintain robust support for maternal and child survival programs in his 2017 budget, currently in formation. These investments are critical for the President, USAID, and Congress to deliver on our promise to lead on ending preventable maternal and child deaths by 2035.
You can find a copy of the bipartisan Dear Colleague and sign-on letter here, and on our website, you can find both more information on the letter (including the 23 House members who had signed on as of July 27) and a way to take quick action. Help us reach 60 signers by the end of the week!
More Actions and Resources for Our Maternal/Child Health Campaign
1. An exciting update! We are anticipating that the new maternal/child health (MCH) Senate bill will be introduced this Thursday. You'll find more information on our MCH resources page. In the meantime . . .
2. Write! Write an op-ed in support of our upcoming maternal and child health legislation. Look for a brand new MCH editorial packet later this week. You'll find it on our MCH resources page.
The Excitement Lives On: 2015 RESULTS International Conference
1. Did You Attend? Please Complete Your Follow-up!
2. Want to hear more about RESULTS' 35-year legacy? Check out this inspiring interview on RESULTS' 35th anniversary by Thom Hartmann with RESULTS board member Marianne Williamson and RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris.
Join the Party on Saturday, August 8: National Grassroots Webinar/Conference Call
Our August national grassroots webinar/conference call will feature YOU! Celebrations galore, harrowing and motivating tales of heroic advocacy, and more. Join a few minutes before our 2 pm ET start time on Saturday, August 8. You can register for the webinar at https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/29783658. Alternatively, you can simply dial in from your phone at (201) 479-4595, passcode 29783658.
July 31, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
August 8, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Register for the webinar at https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/29783658. For audio only, dial (201) 479-4595, passcode 29783658.
August 12, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
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