Global Poverty Weekly Update September 16, 2019

September 17, 2019

Quote of the Week

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

We Have 8 Days. Take Action Today on Global Fund H.Res. 517.

We have approximately 8 working days to make the H.Res. 517 cosponsorship list as long as possible before the Global Fund replenishment. Congress goes on recess on September 30. We have 51 names on so far. Will you act today?

H.Res. 517 calls for continued U.S. leadership on Global Fund, which will help save and additional 16 million lives over the next three years and move the world closer to ending AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria once and for all.

Got 10 Minutes? Use our online action to write to your representative, calling on them to cosponsor H.Res. 517. Then send the action to a friend.

Then Call. Make a call 24 hours after you send your request to your congressional office.

Fill in the Global Fund Media “Heat Map.” 184 pieces of media so far! Media on the Global Fund in all 50 states will put positive pressure on Congress to take action on U.S. Global Fund leadership. Use the resources on our blog to generate letters to the editor, op-eds, editorials, and other media in support of the Global Fund replenishment. Let’s get published in all 50 states—check out the map and help us fill it in.

Organizing for Action, Organizing for Impact

Overwhelming support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (Global Fund) replenishment on October 10. That’s what the world needs. And that’s precisely what the U.S. needs to demonstrate. We need to ensure that the House and Senate continue their bipartisan leadership to secure a U.S. commitment for one-third of the $14 billion needed by the Global Fund over the next three years.

Group Plans for Engaging People to Take Action. Enrolling people for action-taking in a transformational way is the focus of the new Sept.-Dec. planning document now available for you and your groups to consider and fill out. This short form will help focus and guide you for enrolling and engaging others in advocacy, both for the benefit of your group and – ultimately – for the benefit of our campaigns! Click to fill out the form today.

Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience on September 19, 8:30 pm ET (Encore presentation). We can use RESULTS campaign actions to create transformational experiences for new advocates that will inspire them and lead them toward longer-term engagement with our RESULTS Groups. Join us on this webinar to get practical guidance on using organizing practices and our media actions to spur deeper engagement. Join at, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 586201507.

New Volunteer Advocacy Training Launches in October. Our terrific Expansion team is prepared to offer you a comprehensive new volunteer orientation and advocacy training experience. Once a new advocate has attended a new advocate orientation, there will be an invitation to attend a 6-week training designed to help new advocates brush up on advocacy skills, dive into current campaigns, and become familiar with support tools RESULTS has available to assist them in their advocacy. Each of these sessions drills down into how you can take your advocacy expertise to the next level with RESULTS. Check out all the information on the 6-week training piece on our website. This new opportunity begins October 17. Spread the word!

Calendar Notes

Next Congressional Recess: Sept. 30 (for two weeks).

Save the Date! The next RESULTS International Conference (celebrating our 40th birthday) will be June 20-23, 2020 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC.

New Advocate Orientation. September 18, 8:30 pm ET. If you are new to RESULTS, know someone new to RESULTS, or want to become a RESULTS advocate, join us for New Advocate Orientation! During this live webinar, you’ll interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues, and get information on the next step – a 6-week advocacy training designed to get you in-the-know, connected locally, and in action! Sign up here.

‘Wow, I got published!’: Making Media a Transformational Experience (Encore presentation). September 19, 8:30 pm ET.  Join at, or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833 meeting ID 586201507.

Action Network Community of Practice. October 2, 8:30 pm ET. Do you want to engage more people in your community? Do you have people who want to take action but are not ready to be volunteers yet? Then join the Action Network Community of Practice. This group works together to identify the best ways to recruit, organize, manage, and inspire our local Action Networks. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 8:30 pm ET. Join in at or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, meeting ID 427674133.

National Webinar for Global Poverty Campaigns. October 12, 2 pm ET. To join the webinar online, log in online at or by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 510407386.

Global Free Agents Webinars. October 21, 1 or 8 pm ET. Join via or, by phone, dial (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 285681999. If these times don’t work for you, contact Ken Patterson for support.


Resources at Your Fingertips


Contact the Grassroots Board Members of the RESULTS Board. Also, you can view the most recently published minutes from Board meetings on the RESULTS website, as well as view RESULTS’ most recent Annual Report.

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