Global Poverty Weekly Update October 17, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of October 17, 2016
Quote of the Week
“I just want to do something to make a positive difference in the world. Advocacy has totally changed my life.”
– Minh Nguyen, RESULTS Houston
Final Weeks of the October Recess: Take Action on the Reach Act!
We are in the thick of a long fall recess. And we have 201 names on the House version of the Reach Act (including the original lead) and 26 on the Senate version. But what can you do during a congressional recess to move this legislation forward? A lot, it turns out!
Find Reach Act resources online.
Preparing for a New Congress and President: A Great Outreach Opportunity
New survey data finds that nearly 9 in 10 people feel global extreme poverty rates have increased in the last two decades when it, in fact, has been more than halved. Check out this inspiring video and celebrate this progress. We can change this mindset and inspire people into action by hosting outreach events and informing the community of all of the progress we’ve made.
Now is the time to prepare for the opportunities of a new Congress and President in 2017. We have an exciting opportunity to inspire online advocates into offline actions by organizing powerful outreach events this fall, and educate our community on the progress we’ve made toward ending extreme poverty in the last two decades. Here’s how:
1. Set a date for an outreach event.
2. Inform your Regional Coordinator as well as Mark Campbell, Global Health Associate.
3. Invite your contacts, utilizing our outreach resources and the latest laser talk and a new outreach-focused action sheet.
4. If your outreach event is centered around our maternal/child health work, apply for an outreach mini-grant.
For more information, tabling materials, and other support, please reach out to Mark Campbell. We want to support you to build robust groups for the new president and Congress. Plan your outreach dates and times, and we'll support you. Be in touch with your regional coordinator. And use this link to set up a free VolunteerMatch ad for your event!
Talk About RESULTS' Beginning with Our Founder
Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities
October 25, 9 pm ET. Join Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS, as he shares what’s needed to create the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. He’ll share lessons outlined in his book, Reclaiming Our Democracy, and from his work with the Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation. Find Reclaiming Our Democracy on Amazon. To join: http://fuze.me/33573378. Or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 33573378.
October 28, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
November 12, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806.
July 22-25, 2017. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. It's never too early to start planning!
Resources at Your Fingertips
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2015 & 2016 Global Congressional Scorecards (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)