Global Poverty Weekly Update May 18, 2015
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | May 18, 2015
May + Media on Maternal/Child Health = Major Impact. Persistence is Key!
The push for media on maternal/child health continues, and we add to the mix letter-writing to (and meetings with) members of Congress. Our approach? To build awareness of and support for the pending maternal/child health legislation that will first appear in the Senate, then in the House. Resources below!
Still Time to Get in on the May Drawing! In May, anyone getting a letter to the editor, op-ed, or editorial published on the maternal/child health campaign specifically will be entered into a drawing for a transferrable $300 credit toward the cost of the International Conference in July. Just write and report being published through our online form. Then you're entered!
Schedule those face-to-face meetings for the next recess. Prepare to make your maternal/child health request(s) of your members of Congress.
Guest for June National Webinar/Conference Call: Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, the Democrat lead on the upcoming maternal/child health legislation in the Senate.
Webinar: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Global Health
You are invited to a special webinar on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on June 3, 9 pm ET. RESULTS believes that TPP has the potential to affect our mission of ending poverty and creating a world where everyone can access healthcare. The availability of affordable, generic drugs has been critical in our progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The TPP threatens access to affordable medicines by expanding pharmaceutical companies' monopoly power and limiting competition from generic drugs. Please join us as we discuss TPP and its its potential effects on our global health work. To log into the webinar, please use link http://fuze.me/29010866. Or, to join by phone, dial 201-479-4595, meeting ID 29010866.
RESULTS turned 35 earlier this May – and we've only just begun! Celebrate with us at the International Conference this summer.
1. How Do I Register? You can register online for the 2015 International Conference, to be held in DC July 18-21. The registration rate is $100 for active RESULTS volunteers and $200 for non-volunteers, but those rates go up on June 1!
2. Have You Asked a Friend to Consider Coming to the Conference? Finally, 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 join us at the 2015 International Conference 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.
3. 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.
4. 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].
5. 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.
6. Have a RESULTS Story? Submit your favorite RESULTS tale to [email protected]!
What is a RESULTS Introductory Call? It's a 30-minute primer on what RESULTS is, what we do, and how people can be part of it. It's casual, informative, brief, and fun. Contact us with any questions and invite friends, colleagues, and family to RSVP for an upcoming call. Did someone introduce you to RESULTS? Pay it forward!
June 1, 8 pm ET. Community Letter-Writing for Impact on our Maternal/Child Health Campaign Webinar, 8 pm ET. This webinar will give you ideas for creating an environment of support around the MCH legislation such that our senators and reps are persuaded and compelled to take bold action on the bill. Let's talk about ways to create an outreach meeting focused on letter-writing to generate overwhelming political will for maternal and child health! Log in to https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/28883434. Or, for audio only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 28883434.
June 2, 8 pm ET. Advocacy 101 Training and What to Expect at the International Conference Webinar. To join, go to https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/28699630. Or, to join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595, passcode 28699630 for audio only. On this webinar, RESULTS staff will overview the basics of how to have a good lobby meeting either at home during Congressional recesses or in DC during the RESULTS International Conference. We'll also touch on what to expect during our conference Lobby Day in DC and resources to help you prepare to make the most of this opportunity! (This training will be repeated on June 24 at 9 pm ET and July 9 at 1 pm ET.)
June 3, 9 pm ET. Webinar: The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Global Health. To log into the webinar, please use link http://fuze.me/29010866. Or, to join by phone, dial 201-479-4595, meeting ID 29010866. RESULTS believes that TPP has the potential to affect our mission of ending poverty and creating a world where everyone can access healthcare. The availability of affordable, generic drugs has been critical in our progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The TPP threatens access to affordable medicines by expanding pharmaceutical companies' monopoly power and limiting competition from generic drugs. Please join us as we discuss TPP and its its potential effects on our global health work.
June 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Special guest: Senator Coons of Delaware. Stay tuned for registration information.
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
"Good health is one of the most important ingredients for a happy and productive life."
– Robert Alan Silverstein