Global Poverty Weekly Update June 29, 2015
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | June 29, 2015
Our Maternal/Child Health Campaign: Keep the Momentum Going
MCH legislation in the Senate and the House is forthcoming. But we don't want the day of the legislation's introduction to be the first time our senators and representatives are hearing about this chance to save lives. Building incredible political will begins now.
First, YOU. Have you written your local newspaper and/or spoken to your member(s) of Congress about the importance of maternal/child health and the upcoming legislation? Here are your resources:
Next, Your Community.
Malala and RESULTS: A Momentous Day for Our Global Education Work
Books, not bullets. That's the message that 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate and global education activist Malala Yousafzai brought to lawmakers during her very first visit to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 23. Read about this very special day with Malala from our own Allison Grossman who heads up much of our education campaign work.
Grassroots Grab Bag: July 11 National Webinar, International Basic Education Caucus, and More
1. Join the National Webinar on Saturday, July 11. Rep. David Reichert (WA-8) is scheduled to be our guest speaker on the National Grassroots Call/Webinar for our global campaigns at 2 pm ET on Saturday, July 11. The topic? Our continuing maternal/child health campaign! Registration information for the call is forthcoming. Invite your fellow advocates to join in for a motivating, informative hour.
2. The International Basic Education Caucus Has Launched in the House. And we were part of it! Read all about the launch and what's ahead on our blog.
3. Share Your Opinion. Missed the chance earlier this month to weigh in on our survey for grassroots advocates? Here's your chance to take part! The online survey remains open for your input, so share your thoughts with us today.
4. Network-wide study of Quiet Leadership by David Rock. This Thursday, July 2, 8 pm ET, Misty Novich of RESULTS Atlanta is spear-heading and hosting the first session of the study of this powerful coaching/support method. The number is 805-360-1000, passcode 2015. Grab your copy and join in this great learning opportunity.
5. New Cool App Related to Global Education. Our partners at Global Campaign for Education-US have created a snappy new app, available in both the Apple App store and in Google Play, that empowers you to learn about what's happening in global education, be in action, and enroll others in this important work. To find the app, search for "GCE-US."
Prep for International Conference: Booking Lobby Day Meetings, Etc.
1. Don't Wait! Book Your Meetings with Your Members of Congress for Lobby Day. Lobby Day is July 21, and we know that our maternal/child health campaign will be a priority issue we'll be discussing with our members of Congress. For convenience, you might try booking your Senate meetings for the morning and your House meetings for the afternoon. And please note: Group Leaders have already received information about the availability of our policy staff to meet with groups to help with Lobby Day preparation. (Need scheduling and meeting prep tips? Check out this activist milestone!)
2. Think Broadly and Creatively as You Book Your Lobby Day Meetings. Are you being bold and booking meetings with members of Congress in neighboring districts? Are you reaching out to make courageous requests across the aisle so all parties have the opportunity to support our issues?
3. Preparation Checklist. Want to know what to expect? How to prepare? What to pack? Use this handy checklist as your guide, and take a look at our International Conference resources page.
4. How Do I Register? You can register online for the 2015 International Conference, to be held in DC July 18-21. Look to our dedicated conference page for all the details on logistics, agenda, etc.
5. Report Your Lobby Day Meetings When They're Scheduled. Once you've booked your meetings, report them via our online form.
6. Plan Your Lobby Day Meetings With Your Group. Use our newly updated form to help with that planning.
7. Invite Your Members of Congress to the Lobby Day Reception. Customize this invitation and ask your members of Congress to join you (and us) at the July 21 Lobby Day evening reception that will cap off the end of a terrific day of advocating on the Hill.
8. Need to Find Roommates for the Conference? Want to create a carpool? Seeking other logistics advice? This is the place! Subscribe to the IC Help Share e-list by sending an email to [email protected].
9. Are You a Runner or Walker? Grab your cape and running shoes and join us at the 3rd Annual Everyday Hero Dash 5k/1 Mile Fun Run! Don't miss your chance to help us celebrate RESULTS' everyday heroes, our advocates, on Sunday, July 19, 6:30-8:30 pm ET, at the International Conference. Register before the early registration deadline on July 6 to guarantee that you receive a medal at the event. Race event t-shirts will also be available for purchase online, in advance. Click to register.
10. Have a RESULTS Story? Submit your favorite RESULTS tale to [email protected]!
July 8, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
July 9, 1 pm ET. Advocacy 101 Training and What to Expect at the International Conference. To join the meeting online, go to: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/28699630. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595, passcode 28699630.
July 11, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Details, including the registration link for the call, are forthcoming.
July 18-21. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. Registration is open.
July 31, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
Resources at Your Fingertips
Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)
Global Poverty Campaigns Background
Report Your 2015 Advocacy
2015 Global Congressional Scorecard (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)
Background on the New(est) Members of Congress
Quote of the Week
"U.S. politicians have a choice to make: they can either invest in military and war or in education and hope. Without education it's impossible to achieve the peace we all seek. Education for all is the only answer."
– Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafazai