Global Poverty Weekly Update October 16, 2017


October 16, 2017

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of October 16, 2017


Quote of the Week

RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

"Voices That Change The World," our latest video on the power of our advocates


Quick Action

Take Action: Ask Your Senators to Cosponsor S. Res. 286 Supporting the Global Partnership for Education


Fantastic Outreach Opportunity: November 11 Webinar with Julia Gillard

November 11, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Our Guest will be Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board Directors for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and former Prime Minister of Australia. We've invited RESULTS Canada, UK, and Australia to join us. More inviting resources will be available soon, but begin creating your inviting list for this terrific chance for outreach and learning. 


Leading with Action: Senate/House Resolutions on GPE (and Support for Getting Media, Too) 

We must keep up the full court press on the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) while we still have time in the legislative calendar for this year! 

1. Senate Resolution 286. The Senate Resolution supporting the Global Partnership for Education, S.Res. 286 opened for co-sponsors in October 5, World Teacher Day. This bipartisan legislation, co-lead by Sens. Booker and Rubio, is a companion to the House Resolution we've been gathering cosponsors for since the summer. 

2. House Resolution 466. As of October 17, there are 35 cosponsors (plus originator Rep. David Reichert of Washington State) – including 11 Republicans – on H.Res. 466 supporting the Global Partnership for Education. Is your representative on the list? Can we achieve 150 cosponsors, including 50 Republicans?

Current House Cosponsors: Reichert, Carson, Clay, Cole, Conyers, DelBene, DeSaulnier, Dingell, Donovan, Doyle, Eshoo, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Heck, Herrera Beutler, Hollingsworth, Holmes Norton, Kilmer, Lance, Larsen, Lewis, Lowey, Lujan Grisham, Messer, Napolitano, Pocan, Ross, Ryan, Sessions, Smith, Soto, Titus, Thompson, Welch, Yarmuth, Young

3. Media and Other Resources for our GPE work. 

  • Utilize this new media Action Sheet to generate letters to the editor on how and why GPE support is critical at this time. 
  • Use our editorial memo to ask your local newspaper to write an editorial on the GPE Replenishment.
  • Take a look at a treasure trove of infographics, reports, videos, facts about interesting aspects of GPE's work leading up to Replenishment 2020. 

Learn Something New, Get Support

  • October 18 at 9 pm ET. Building, Managing, and Engaging Your Local Action Network for Influence. To join: http://fuze.me/35674518, or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

  • October 26, 8:30 ET. Anti-Oppression Training Webinar. We will be discussing "Confronting the Myths of Segregation." To join: http://fuze.me/34326078, or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 34326078.

  • October 30 at 8 pm ET. Proven Tools for Bringing Out Leadership in Others. To join: http://fuze.me/35674518, or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518. 


An Update on Your Action and Impact

So far, through mid-September, here are the exciting statistics on advocacy actions you've reported . . .

  • 150 face-to-face meetings with representatives (58% group participation)

  • 50 face-to-face meetings with senators (30% group participation)

  • 252 House staff meetings (75% group participation)

  • 172 Senate staff meetings (60% group participation)

  • Total = 624 meetings, 91% group participation!

We are also celebrating the following media achievements:

  • 23 op-eds, with 17% group participation

  • 7 editorials with 2% group participation

  • 252 letters to the editor, with 62% group participation

  • 46 media hits of other types, with 23% group participation

  • Total = 328 pieces of media, with 68% group participation!

And last, but certainly not least . . . 

  • 262 outreach activities with 58% group participation! (Can we get to 500 events and 100% group participation this year?)


Get Ready for Virtual Thanksgiving Feast!

The annual Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Friends and Family Fundraising Campaign will be held from November 13 through November 28. This online, peer-to-peer fundraising campaign is an opportunity to share your RESULTS work with your friends and family, grow your group, and help raise needed funds to support our work. Mark your calendars for the campaign and the kick-off training call on Thursday, November 9 at 8:30 pm ET. Email Ben McGarry, Fundraising Associate, with questions and to let him know you’re participating! Then keep on the watch for more support materials.


Fall Outreach

As reported through mid-September . . . 

  • You have achieved 262 outreach activities with 58% group participation! Can we get to 500 events and 100% group participation this year? Keep reading for opportunities and support to help us all achieve those goals. 

1. Bending the ArcMany of you saw the film Bending the Arc at this summer’s International Conference and, like us, you were moved and wanted to share it with others. For those who haven’t yet seen it yet, Bending the Arc is a documentary about a team of young people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl—whose medical work 30 years ago lit a fire under governments to do more. They helped inspire the global health movement and have pushed further and faster than anyone thought was possible.

Good news! The filmmakers are making it available for screenings beginning this month. Click to our blog for more information on how to arrange or attend a screening of Bending the Arc in your community this autumn. You can use the film to help draw more people in your community into advocacy with your local group. 

2. Master Advocacy Trainers. Did you know there are fellow advocates trained to present an in-depth advocacy 101 training (using our global poverty campaigns as the centerpiece) in your city, to help buoy your outreach efforts and recruit new members? Get in touch to find out more about this training curriculum or to see if if a trainer can come to your area.

3. Are You In a Town With No RESULTS Group? Then we are outreach-ing to you! November 20, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. Come along to a RESULTS Global Free Agents webinars (choose one). Login: http://fuze.me/35703902. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting 35703902. Come along for an inspiring call about how you can commit to taking action with us on a regular basic and be part of the RESULTS network more thoroughly. Know someone who might be interested in this call? Don't hesitate to invite them! 

4. RESULTS Action Network. RESULTS groups are busily collecting up names and contact information of people who might not be ready to be part of a RESULTS group but who would like to take action twice a month. Are you one of those people? Contact Mark Campbell, Global Health Associate, for details on how to start receiving those timely actions. 

5. Did You Miss the "Using VolunteerMatch" Webinar? Experience the webinar that took place on September 21 and take away some wonderful help for group recruitment. 

6. Note November 11. We're working to craft the November 11 national grassroots webinar so that it will be an easy and appealing gathering to invite new folks to. Featured guest: Featuring Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board Directors for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and former Prime Minister of Australia. We've invited RESULTS Canada, UK, and Australia to join us. More inviting resources will be available soon, but begin creating your inviting list for this terrific chance for outreach and learning. 


Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities  

October 16-20. House Recess.

October 18 at 9 pm ET. Building, Managing, and Engaging Your Local Action Network for Influence. Login: http://fuze.me/35674518. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

October 26, 8:30 pm ET. Anti-Oppression Training Webinar. We will be discussing "Confronting the Myths of Segregation." To join: http://fuze.me/34326078, or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 34326078.

October 27, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer for people newly interested in RESULTS. Contact us with any questions and have folks RSVP for the call.

October 30, 8 pm ET. Proven Tools for Bringing Out Leadership in Others. Login: http://fuze.me/35674518. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

November 11, 2 pm ET. Outreach-Friendly National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. Featuring Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board Directors for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and former Prime Minister of Australia. We've invited RESULTS Canada, UK, and Australia to join us. More inviting resources will be available soon, but begin creating your inviting list for this terrific chance for outreach and learning. 

November 13. Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Funraising Campaign Begins.

November 20, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Login: http://fuze.me/35703902. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting 35703902. 

December 31. Last Day for Leaders for Action. We have had a group of generous donors step up to create our Leaders for Action Matching Fund. All donations made through the end of 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks for Leaders for Action! Donate today.

July 14-17, 2018. RESULTS International Conference. Enjoy videos from the great 2017 gathering, or review resources related to the workshops held at the 2017 conference


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