Global Weekly Update April 20, 2010
Take Action: It’s Global Action Week for Education!
Action #1: Media conference call to discuss the Education for All Act of 2010.
Ask your newspapers to join a media call with Rep. Nita Lowey; Joanna Kuebler, Director, Global Campaign for Education- United States (moderator); Joanne Carter, Executive Director, RESULTS Educational Fund.
The call is now scheduled for 12:30 pm ET, Wednesday, April 21, 2010
To join the media conference call, dial (877) 578-0255 and then enter conference ID #68053266 at 12:30 pm ET on Wednesday, April 21, 2010. Please RSVP to Blair Hinderliter at [email protected].
Send the Media Advisory to your papers. Review this sample “pitch” for inviting journalists. You can also send this EFA editorial packet to pitch to newspaper and other editors.
Action #2: Get cosponsors for the Education for All Act.
On Thursday, check your e-mail for an action alert to get your representatives to cosponsor the new Education for All Act of 2010, which Rep. Lowey is introducing on Wednesday, April 21.
For other actions to take this week, review our education Week of Action resources.
Join GCE-US on Facebook! Search for “Global Fund for Education” in the community pages.
Great Work on the Senate International Affairs Letter!
Congratulations. You joined activists around the country to get 31 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. Read the final letter with signatures. Please remember to thank your senator if they signed on. If they didn’t, you can find out why and work to educate and build a relationship with them.
The IC is Only Two Months Away — Don’t Miss These Important Deadlines!
The International Conference in Washington, DC, is June 20–22. Start planning today!
Register online now! Early registration ends May 3.
Karen McQuillan Scholarship Application: Need financial help? Consider applying. Deadline is April 23.
Volunteer Application: Looking to reduce your costs? Consider volunteering. First come, first served.
Campus for Change (student) Program: Apply today to come as a student for a special rate and program. Deadline is May 18.
For other resources and deadlines, please visit the IC page.
Vote for a New Grassroots Board Member!
The term of one of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Grassroots Board Members expires in September, 2010. Therefore, we are taking nominations for a Grassroots Board Member (3 year term).
Active volunteers can nominate other active volunteers for this position. Nominees who accept being placed on the ballot will be asked to furnish a brief biography.
Balloting will be held beginning in June at the International Conference and continue until August 1.
Please forward names and phone numbers of any nominees to Carly Hicks [email protected] by May 17. Call or e-mail Carly with questions.
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.
April 25:Call with Marianne Williamson about the Africa-Middle East Regional Microfinance Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262
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)