Global Poverty Weekly Update November 19, 2018
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of November 19, 2018
Quote of the Week
(We’re thankful for you!)
Take Action: Reach Out to Congress About TB Appropriations
We Can Still Make Forward Progress This Congress
1. TB Appropriations. Make a call before December 7 to your senator(s) or representative about TB appropriations. Your legislators can help send an early signal that the U.S. is committed to ending TB by asking the Chair and Ranking member of the State and Foreign Ops Subcommittee of Appropriations to use the House bilateral TB funding amount of $302 million in the final 2019 spending bill. The additional funding will save a lot of lives and send a powerful message to the world about the U.S. commitment to reaching 40 million people with TB treatment by 2022. Ask your legislators if they can take this important action right away. The timing for this message is perfect, as we’re keenly aware of how TB and HIV coinfection exacerbates the issue of poverty in the world, World AIDS Day is coming up December 1, and we’re gearing up for a Global Fund replenishment year in 2019.
Have you completed your TB appropriations outreach? Time is running short. Make your call by December 7. And if you have already reached out, now is the time for your follow-up calls.
2. Reach Every Mother and Child Act. As of November 20, there are 208 names on the House version of the bill and 49 on the Senate version. Can we reach 218 in House and 50 in the Senate? We are 11 away! Even as the year marches toward a close, we must continue to push this important legislation to the front, growing the list of cosponsors so that the call for support for this live-saving legislation is loud and clear now and for any future work we do on the issue. We are building the bench of support. Ask your senator(s) or representative to support maternal and child health by cosponsoring the Reach Act today.
Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Hits Its Stride This Week!
The Virtual Thanksgiving Feast (VTF) Friends and Family Campaign is a peer-to-peer, online fundraiser to benefit RESULTS running in November, a month of gratitude. Your participation in grassroots fundraising is an important part of making RESULTS’ work possible, both through mobilization of resources and visibility. Sign up to fundraise and find out more online. Volunteers and staff coast-to-coast already have their fundraisers up and running. Contact Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, for support.
P.S. Don’t forget that #GivingTuesday is one week away. Donations to support our work can easily be made online.
Post-Election Efforts and Energy
- During the Holidays, Broadcast Media Could Share the Hopeful Story of RESULTS. Many people will be wondering, “What now?” after the elections and as we move into the holiday season. Local media will want to address that question. Your involvement with RESULTS is a great media story because you have an answer to that question. Take 15-20 minutes to research your local stations and send a pitch the News Director, asking them to do a story on your RESULTS group. You can find a sample pitch with additional guidance online. You can also learn more about this from a recent webinar by Colin Smith, Director of Communications.
November Action Sheet for Outreach to New Congress. The November 2018 elections decided who works for you in Washington for the next two years as part of the 116th US Congress. There will be people returning to DC, but many members of the House and Senate will be brand new. Additionally, all of the bills introduced during the previous two year that did not pass will be swept away to create a clean slate and a new opportunity for Congress to make a difference on issues of poverty. This is an important time to build your relationship with your elected officials. Congratulate them and let them know you look forward to working with them on the end of poverty during the coming congressional session. Use the November Action Sheet to write to your representative and senators today.
- RESULTS Has Posted VolunteerMatch Ads for All RESULTS Groups! We have created VolunteerMatch ads in RESULTS communities all across the country to capture people with post-election, get-involved fever. These ads will lead potential volunteers to the Welcome Series which ultimately encourages them to join a New Advocate Orientation webinar. Interested and oriented people will then be referred to the appropriate Group Leaders thanks to our expansion staff. Groups could get referrals through December. Groups should be energized by the suspense of not knowing how many and who might be passed their way… like waiting for Christmas morning to arrive. It’s exciting! Please contact us if you have questions about the ad for your area or if you need support welcoming new interest.
Rep. Barbara Lee to Join our National Grassroots Webinar in December
We are excited to end our year with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) as our guest speaker on the December 8 National Grassroots Webinar (2 pm ET) for our global campaigns. We’ll take a look ahead at 2019 as a Global Fund replenishment year. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/510407386. Or join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.
Marketing and Messaging Survey: Responses Encouraged
Our mission to end poverty is within reach! To succeed we need to deepen and expand our network of supporters, including grassroots volunteers, online activists, and donors. So we want to hear from you, our loyal RESULTS community! Please take our quick, 5-minute survey to us tell about you. Your completely confidential survey responses will provide valuable information for RESULTS’ marketing and outreach efforts, and ensure we are offering you the best ways to stay involved and help make a difference toward our shared goal of ending poverty. As an added bonus, an anonymous donor will give 25 cents for every survey completed. Thank you for your participation!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 2019 RESULTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE – Grand Hyatt Washington (DC) – July 13-16. Watch the dedicated webpage for announcements as plans unfold. (Do you have a great idea for a conference speaker? Submit your idea online!)
November. 2018 Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Online Fundraising Campaign. Registration is now open! Sign up to fundraise and find out more online. If you have further questions, contact Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager.
November 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.
December. Fresh website reboot. Slightly postponed, but it will be worth the wait! We’re excited for you to see the changes being made in the name of user-friendliness.
December 5, 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 page, request to join the group listserv, and find resources online.
December 8, 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.
December 17, 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.