Global Poverty Weekly Update September 19, 2016
Global Poverty Campaigns
Weekly Update | Week of September 19, 2016
Quote of the Week
"Joanne Carter is a rock star!"
– Mark Shriver, President of Save the Children Action Network on September National Webinar
Time is Ticking on the Reach Act – Take Action
October means a congressional recess this year. And when they go, they won't be back until after the November elections! So now is the time to take action on the Reach Act (H.R. 3706):
Find Reach Act resources online.
Phenomenal Global Fund News
From our Executive Director, Joanne Carter: The replenishment conference of the Global Fund just concluded in Montreal, and I had the honor of being there with colleagues from around the world. You, our dedicated volunteers, were there with me in spirit. The outcome of the conference itself was just over $12.9 billion in resources for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria over the next three years. This is a huge demonstration of global support and, especially, an incredible testament to the power of advocacy! Click to read more of Dr. Carter's reflections on the Global Fund replenishment on September 16.
2017 International Conference Dates Set. Plus, Global Grassroots Priorities for the Balance of This Year.
P.S. Don't forget to mark October 8 in your calendars, as that's our next national grassroots webinar!
Global Commission Calls for 8-Fold Increase in GPE Funding
On September 18, as part of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of global leaders known as the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released its much-anticipated report on ending the finance crisis in global education. Read more about this critical action on our blog.
Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities
September 30, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
October 8, 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!
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