Global Poverty Weekly Update October 31, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of October 31, 2016
Quote of the Week
"I want every mother and child, in every country around the world, to have a chance. That’s why I’m an advocate."
– Heide Craig, RESULTS Regional Coordinator
Great Guest Speaker for November Global Grassroots Webinar
We will welcome Rob Nabors of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rob leads the team which manages Gates’ work with government relations, policy, and advocacy in the U.S., Canada, and Asia Pacific. His team, based in Washington, DC, develops and implements strategies that help mobilize the resources, political commitment, and public commitment necessary to achieving the foundation’s programmatic goals. Join us as we start to think about "The First 100 Days" of a new administration. 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.
Think It's Too Late to Take Action on the Reach Act? Think Again!
We are in the final two weeks of a long congressional recess. And we have 201 names on the House version of the Reach Act (including the original lead) with a possible 12 new cosponsors in the wings, and we have 26 names 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.
Help People Meet Your Group. Apply for a Mini-Grant and Plan an Outreach Event.
"Advocacy is never a waste of time and energy, and the rewards are exponential." – Abigail Akande
Empower others to discover those rewards. Now is the time to prepare for the opportunities of a new congress and president in 2017 and invite others to be part of it all. 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.
1. Set a date this week 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. Special Note: 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!
Virtual Thanksgiving Feast: Fundraising for RESULTS
Join the Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Friends and Family Campaign (VTF), your last chance to help fundraise for RESULTS in 2016. This peer-to-peer online fundraising campaign is an opportunity to raise funds that support our volunteer advocacy program. The VTF runs from November 14-24, with a campaign kick off call on November 10 at 8 pm ET. Take a moment to email Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager to register for the call and get the process started.
Grassroots News You Can Use
Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities
November 9, 9 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.
November 14: Congressional recess ends and Virtual Thanksgiving Feast online fundraising kicks off. (Contact Mea Geizhals for more information.)
November 15, 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.
July 22-25, 2017. RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC at the Washington Court Hotel. It's never too early to start planning!
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