Global Weekly Update April 12, 2010
Next Week Is Global Action Week for Education! Are You Ready?
Next week is the international Global Action Week for Education for All. It’s a critical week to urge our global leaders to invest in ensuring every child gets a quality education and to support a new Global Fund for Education.
There will be a major legislative press event on April 21, a national media call on April 21 (see press advisory and script to pitch it), and people around the U.S. and around the globe will be bringing attention to the power of education. Here are your Week of Action resources (including lesson plans, action sheet, media advisory, education Jeopardy game), and here is a list of activities below that will help you create a buzz. Organizing activities in your community will create interest for your local media — you can become the local angle for a media story.
- Teach a lesson at a local school using the Global Week of Action Toolkit and/or Education Jeopardy game. Invite your media to cover.
- Organize an education and action meeting for community members using a segment from Back to School and our April Action Sheet. Get your Reps. to cosponsor the bill.
- Invite your media to be on a national media call to get the scoop on what’s happen outside your community on global education (press packet coming soon).
- Partner with other organizations working on the Education for All Act: National Peace Corps Association, American Federation of Teachers, National Education Association.
- Partner with others in your community who are supporting schools in developing nations to share stories and take action.
Take Action: Last Chance to Ask Senators to Sign the Bipartisan International Affairs Budget Letter
This is your last chance to get your senators to sign a key letter urging the Senate Budget Committee to provide a robust budget for international affairs in this year’s (fiscal year 2011) budget.
Use our International Affairs Action Alert to call your senators and ask them to sign on to the letter. Both parties agree that a strong international affairs budget is important to our moral standing, economic growth, and national security.
Are You Ready to Come to D.C. for the IC?
The International Conference is June 20–22 in D.C.! It’s an amazing time to join fellow RESULTS activists from the U.S. around activists from around the world to learn about and lobby for our issues.
See the schedule and registration form. Excitement includes:
- A 30-year celebration
- Skill workshops on June 20
- Senator Durbin to speak on the morning of lobby day, June 22
- Lester Brown of Earth Policy Institute
- Reception on the Hill after lobby day
Global Grassroots Report for First Quarter of 2010
We are powerful when we work together! Here is the first of regular, quarterly reports we will be sharing with you about grassroots actions and successes. We hope the reports will give you ideas, inspire action, and encourage you to share with us what you’ve been doing. So many of you are doing amazing things, and together we make real change happen. You can download the 2-page Global Grassroots Quarterly Report for Q1 here. Let us know how we can improve it.
- 18 meetings with representatives, 3 meetings with senators
- 23 meetings with House aides, 15 meetings with senate aides
- 54 pieces of media generated
- 41 outreach events
- Several great leadership requests of member of Congress (read the report)
April–May: New Activist Orientation. Four sessions: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Contact Lisa Marchal to sign up and for more information.
April 19–23: Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week.
May 8: Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.
June 20–22: RESULTS International Conference, Washington, DC.
April 27: Seattle (with Mary Njoroge)
May 14: Houston (with Muhammad Yunus)
May 15: Denver
May 23: Bremerton, WA
May 23: Chicago, IL (with Rep. Jan Schakowsky)