Global Poverty Weekly Update November 9, 2015
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | November 9, 2015
Mark your calendars, fire up the coffeepot, and invite your fellow advocates! This Saturday, November 14 at 2 pm ET is when we'll hold our next monthly National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). The theme will be Global Fund replenishment, and our special guest will be Christoph Benn, Director of External Relations at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Login information: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. To join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
1. The House and Senate Bills. Are your senators and representatives cosponsors? The Reach Act in the House (H.R. 3706) and in the Senate (S.1911) are grounded in the global consensus that ending preventable maternal and child deaths by 2035 is possible.
Take Action on H.R. 3706: Use the October Action Sheet. So far, we have 11 Republican signers and 14 Democrat signers. We're on our way!
Take Action on S.1911: Use the August Action Sheet. Right now, we have 3 Republicans and 3 Democrats on the bill. Can you help us get out of our "signer stall"? Together, we can do it!
2. Get Published. Use the September Action Sheet or our online action to help you write a letter to the editor calling for Congress to get behind the Reach Act. November 12 is World Pneumonia Day. Thanksgiving is right around the corner. These are a couple great November hooks! Stay tuned; we'll have a running tally of your astonishing media work soon.
Longtime volunteer and donor Peter Fiekowsky has put forward a challenge match for Grassroots Fundraising this month. If we can collectively raise over $25,000 through Friends & Family campaigns from Nov 1-Nov 30, Peter will contribute an additional $10,000 to RESULTS. Join him in raising the funds RESULTS’ needs to power its work by the end of the year.
TAKE ACTION. Take twenty minutes to help us meet our $100,000 goal through our simple Friends & Family Campaigns! Here are the three easy steps to get you started. (If you have questions, please contact Jen DeFranco or Jerusa Contee for assistance.)
1. Set a goal for the amount you want to raise.
2. Create your own Friends and Family Fundraising page. Online resources can be found on the website to help make your planning of your friends and family fundraising page easier to manage. Here are the options available:
Of course, if you prefer to do a letter campaign we can help you do that too.
3. Invite your friends and family to donate to RESULTS through your page or mailed in.
This year on World AIDS Day (December 1), RESULTS will be kicking off our Global Fund replenishment campaign. Global Fund replenishment will happen sometime early next summer, and we want to build momentum now towards a bold U.S. pledge. We have set an ambitious goal of 50 events nationwide on World AIDS Day. These events will be designed to educate and organize our communities about RESULTS and the Global Fund as well as grow our grassroots base. This is a great opportunity to grow your group and get ready for the replenishment. Sign up to host a World AIDS Day event today.
Next RESULTS Free Agents (Global Campaigns) Webinar will be in December.
November 14, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns): Theme: Global Fund Replenishment. Guest: Chrisoph Benn of the Global Fund. Login information: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. To join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
June 25-28. RESULTS 2016 International Conference.
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Quote of the Week
"With tuberculosis, the more we look, the more we find. Through the use of more accurate measuring tools, the estimate of the total number of TB cases has been revised upward for the second year in a row. We now know that more lives are lost annually to TB than even to HIV/AIDS." – Joanne Carter