Global Poverty Weekly Update June 8, 2015
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | June 8, 2015
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!
Join Senator Chris Coons of Delaware on Saturday, June 13 to Talk Maternal/Child Health
June's National Grassroots Webinar/Conference Call is This Week! Gather others, settle in, and join advocates from around the country on Saturday, June 13 when we welcome Senator Chris Coons, the Democrat lead on the upcoming maternal/child health legislation in the Senate. To register for the webinar, go to https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/29130670. You can also dial in for audio-only at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 29130670. And adapt this sample flyer to invite your group or community to the webinar.
Look for an action alert in your inbox on Wednesday, June 10. RESULTS will be part of a special call-in day to call on Congress to vote NO on Fast Track Authority for the Trans Pacific Partnership. The availability of affordable, generic drugs has been a critical piece of global progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. We must not fast-track the TPP; we must ask Congress to slow down the TPP and ensure this deal won't harm our investments in global health.
By midnight PT on July 15, register your thoughts, opinions, and ideas via our new 2015 RESULTS Grassroots Survey. The feedback we get from you is essential in making sure that RESULTS can support you effectively and make your RESULTS experience as meaningful as possible. This survey also gives you the chance to help shape the future of RESULTS by weighing in on what our new organizational strategic plan should look like. Click to take the survey today. This information is invaluable to RESULTS and will help us better meet your needs as a volunteer.
1. Preparation Checklist. Want to know what to expect? How to prepare? What to pack? Use this handy checklist as your guide!
2. Wait, 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.
3. Start Booking Your Meetings with Your Members of Congress for Lobby Day. Remember: 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. Also, for convenience, you might try booking your Senate meetings for the morning and your House meetings for the afternoon. Please note: Group Leaders will be receiving information very soon about the availability of our policy staff to meet with groups to help with Lobby Day preparation.
4. Final Week for a Chance to Win Gala Tickets. Do you have a friend, colleague, or family member who you know would be a great advocate? Any RESULTS volunteer who recruits a NEW person to register for the 2015 International Conference by noon ET on Monday, June 15 will be entered into a raffle to win two free tickets to the RESULTS 35th Anniversary Benefit Gala on July 22 (plus a free room night at the conference hotel for July 22). After four days of building our movement and taking action, you and your guest will get to hear straight from Prof. Muhammad Yunus at this great event. It’s simple: find a friend to join you at the conference and register in advance, then let Jos Linn ([email protected]) know your name and the name of the person you registered. Then we’ll make sure you’re entered into the raffle for Gala tickets.
5. 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.
6. Need a Financial Hand Getting to the Conference? The IC Gap Fund for Global Poverty Volunteers is meant to "bridge the gap," helping with a modest-but-meaningful amount of money and supporting people who wouldn't otherwise be able to come to the International Conference. Click to apply.
7. 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].
8. Are You a Runner or Walker? Grab your cape and running shoes and plan to join us for our 3rd Annual Everyday Hero Dash 5K/1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 pm ET. Can't join us in person? Then why not join us virtually? That's right! You can still join in the Everyday Hero fun and complete your own race, on your own time, and earn your medal while wearing you very own Dash t-shirt. Advance registration for the July 19 event, and virtual race option, are both open and will guarantee you a medal at the event (or mailed to your home, if you are registering virtually). Click to register.
8. Have a RESULTS Story? Submit your favorite RESULTS tale to [email protected]!
Last month, RESULTS Education for All Campaign Manager Tony Baker and Senior Legislative Associate Allison Grossman traveled to Incheon, Korea, for the World Education Forum (WEF). On the surface, this was a typical global conference, convened by a slew of UN agencies (led by UNESCO, along with UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, and UN Women) with Ministers of Education and government representatives from countries around the world attending. But the World Education Forum represents more than just a typical conference. Read more!
We honor the life and legacy of the extraordinary Bob Dickerson. Read a tribute from Executive Director Joanne Carter, and add your own thoughts and remembrances.
June 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Special guest: Senator Coons of Delaware. To register for the webinar, go to https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/29130670. You can also dial in for audio-only at (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 29130670.
June 15, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Free Agents Call for Global Poverty Advocates. To join, go to http://fuze.me/27781074 or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 27781074. Are you a RESULTS activist with our global poverty campaigns, living in a town with no RESULTS group? You are alone no more! Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate, for more information on this monthly gathering.
July 18-21. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. Registration is open.
Resources at Your Fingertips
Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)
Report Your 2015 Advocacy
2015 Global Congressional Scorecard (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)
Quote of the Week
"Don't be sitting in the bleachers at this historical moment."
– Bob Dickerson