Global Poverty Weekly Update September 19, 2016


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):

  • Follow up with congressional offices to see if they've promised to cosponsor the bill but aren't yet showing up in the official record. (Check online.) Make sure they have contacted Rep. Reichert's office to become a cosponsor.
  • Follow up with offices for which you don't have an answer regarding cosponsorship of this notably bipartisan bill. Let them know that there are 192 cosponsors on the bill, too!
  • If your representative is already a cosponsor, ask him/her to speak to Rep. Ed Royce, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, requesting that the committee move the Reach Act this year. Find out when your representative will make the request of Rep. Royce. Here is a laser talk you can use to make this request.
  • If you don't get the job done before Congress goes on recess, find your representatives and senators in your state and district. Go to their town halls and ask for face-to-face meetings, so when they come back after elections, they are ready to act by the end of the year.

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.

  • Join us in Washington, DC next summer . . . July 22-25, 2017 is the date for the RESULTS International Conference. We'll have a new president and a different Congress. Timing couldn't be better to be in DC!
  • Face-to-Face meetings and townhalls during the long October recess to move the Reach Act and build relationships.
  • Outreach to build your groups. 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.
  • Fundraising. Let us know what your plans are for 2017 with this survey, and gear up for the November 14-24 Virtual Thanksgiving Feast.

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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