Global Poverty Weekly Update September 4, 2017


September 4, 2017

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | Week of September 4, 2017


Quote of the Week

"We want to send our brave troops to war less often, and if we want to bring them home more quickly, we shouldn't starve our development and diplomacy efforts."
 
– Sen. Todd Young (R-IN)

Quick Action

Take Action: We Need House Members to Cosponsor H.Res. 466 on Global Education


Gather 'Round on Saturday for the National Webinar

Bring your fellow advocates together for the September National Grassroots Webinar featuring Lisa Bender, Education in Emergencies Lead at UNICEF, who will be our special guest. Saturday, September 9 at 2 pm ET. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 


Leading with Action: Ask Your Rep. to Support Global Education Through H.Res. 466 

Use our online action to ask your representative to cosponsor House Resolution 466, "Supporting the role of the United States in promoting children's access to quality education in the poorest countries through the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)." 

Thanks to your incredible advocacy, there are currently 20 cosponsors (including originator Rep. David Reichert of Washington state) on H.Res. 466 supporting the Global Partnership for Education. Is your representative on the list? Reach out to them now that August recess is over and let us know. Can we achieve 150 cosponsors, including 50 Republicans?

Current House Cosponsors: Reichert, Clay, Conyers, DelBene, Donovan, Fitzpatrick, Gallego, Heck, Herrera Beutler, Holmes Norton, Larsen, Lewis, Lowey, Messer, Napolitano, Ross, Ryan, Soto, Thompson, Yarmuth

New! Our new fact sheet offers even more background on the resolution.


Learn Something New or Sharpen a Skill

  • September 13 at 9 pm ET. The Global Partnership for Education: What Is It, and Why Do We Care? Join here: http://fuze.me/35674518 or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.
  • September 21 at 8:30 pm ET. Using VolunteerMatch to Grow Your Group. Join here: http://fuze.me/35674518 or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.
  • September 27 at 8:30 pm ET. Mapping Your Community for Outreach and Engagement. Join here: http://fuze.me/35674518 or dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

Fall is the Perfect Time for an Outreach Meeting

You've got inspiring tales of empowerment and success to tell, and people will want to be part of what you're up to. Plus, we're making our way toward our 2017 goal of 500 outreach events. From setting up a coffee with a prospective advocate to a full outreach event, use your creativity to share about the "Voices That Change the World." Use the July Action Sheet and companion meeting guide if you want to write your members of Congress about the Global Partnership for Education. Or use the new August Action Sheet and companion meeting guide if you'd like to take action by writing your local paper. The September Action Sheet will be available by the end of the week via our website. 

In addition, we're working to craft the October national grassroots webinar so that it will be an easy and appealing gathering to invite new folks to. More information soon. 


Inspiration For September

1. Miss the International Conference? Enjoy videos from July's great gathering, or review resources related to the workshops

2. What Are You Accomplishing in 2017? Updated tally of what you've achieved so far . . .  

  • 143 face-to-face meetings with representatives, 45 face-to-face meetings with senators, and 595 congressional meetings overall

  • 247 outreach activities with 54% of groups participating

  • 273 pieces of media 

Reporting is Key. If you don’t report your meetings with Congressoutreach, or media, then we don’t know about it. Catch up through August so we know about all of your great advocacy!

3. Congratulations New Grassroots Board Members. We’re excited to welcome Willie Dickerson and Steve McGee to serve three-year terms as representatives of the volunteer grassroots body. Read more about these terrific new leadership additions on our blog as we also express our gratitude to those grassroots board members ending their terms. 

4. The Graduation Approach. Read about Golenoor's journey out of ultra poverty. 


Upcoming Learning and Action Opportunities  

September 9, 2 pm ET. National Webinar/Conference Call for Grassroots. Login: http://fuze.me/30204806. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 30204806. 

September 13, 9 pm ET. Webinar: The Global Partnership for Education: What Is It, and Why Do We Care? Login: http://fuze.me/35674518. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

September 13, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer for people newly interested in RESULTS. Contact us with any questions and have folks RSVP for the call.

September 18, 1 pm ET and 8 pm ET. RESULTS Global Free Agents Webinars (choose one). Login: http://fuze.me/35703902. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting 35703902. 

September 18-22. House Recess.

September 21-22. Senate Recess. 

September 21, 8:30 pm ET. Using VolunteerMatch to Grow Your Group. Login: http://fuze.me/35674518. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

September 27, 8:30 pm ET. Mapping Your Community for Outreach and Engagement. Login: http://fuze.me/35674518. Or to join by phone only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 35674518.

December 31. Last Day for Leaders for Action. We have had a group of generous donors step up to create our Leaders for Action Matching Fund. All donations made through the end of 2017 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $100,000 thanks for Leaders for Action! Donate today.


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