Global Weekly Update April 20, 2015


April 20, 2015

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | April 20, 2015

Take Action to on Maternal/Child Health Today
 

Maternal/Child Health and Nutrition: World Immunization Week (April 24-30) Needs Our Media Hits!

Have you written or pitched your letter to the editor, op-ed, or editorial yet?  We have what you need to submit your media for publication during World Immunization Week (April 24-30)!

And did you know that during both the months of April and May, anyone getting a letter to the editor, oped, or editorial published on the maternal/child health and nutrition campaign specifically will be entered into a drawing for a transferrable $300 credit toward the cost of the International Conference in July. Just write and report being published through our online form. Then you're entered! 

After writing, schedule those face-to-face meetings for the next recess. Prepare to make your maternal/child health and nutrition request(s) of your members of Congress.

The International Conference: A Great Value, A Great New Special Guest

1. How Do I Register? You can register online for the 2015 International Conference, to be held in DC July 18-21.

2. *New* Guest Announced. We are excited to welcome Dr. DS Akram, Pakistani physician and member of the Gavi CSO Constituency, to our growing roster of special guests!

3. REAL Change Fellowship – Extremely Popular! The REAL Change 2015-2016 class is approximately half full, and it's only April! This is a fabulous learning opportunity for young emerging leaders ages 18-30. But don't wait around. Apply by April 25 for your best chance. Check out the qualifications and expectations of a REAL Change Fellow and consider applying.

4. Calling All Everyday Hero Runners & Walkers! Grab your cape and running shoes and plan to join us for our 3rd Annual Everyday Hero Dash 5k/1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 pm. Can't join us in person?  Then why not join us virtually? That's right! You can still join in the Everyday Hero fun and complete your own race, on your own time, and earn your medal while wearing you very own Dash t-shirt. Advance registration for the July 19 event, and virtual race option, are both open and will guarantee you a medal at the event (or mailed to your home, if you are registering virtually). Click to register.

5. Need to Find Roommates for the Conference? Want to create a carpool? Seeking other logistics advice? This is the place! Subscribe to the IC Help Share e-list by sending an email to [email protected].

6. The IC Gap Fund for Global Poverty Volunteers. This fund is meant to "bridge the gap," helping with a modest-but-meaningful amount of money and supporting people who wouldn't otherwise be able to come to the International Conference. Click to apply.

7. Nominations Open for the 2015 Cameron Duncan Media Award. This award is given each year to a journalist who has demonstrated outstanding reporting on issues related to poverty. The award is named in honor of Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting poverty. While there is no requirement for the journalist to accept the award in person, we hope the winner will join us for the International Conference this July. Along with a short nomination letter/email (2-3 paragraphs), please submit links to relevant clips from the past 12 months that demonstrate the journalist's dedication to our issues. Please send all nominations and direct any questions to Colin Smith, Director of Communications. Nominations are due Friday, April 24.

8. Stories, Stories, Stories. Did you receive your postcard inviting you to share a RESULTS story for our 35th Anniversary celebration going on this year (and particularly at the International Conference)? Send it in! Don't have a postcard? Submit your story to [email protected]!

Global Education Campaign Update

1. The Right to Education Index. The Right to Education Index (RTEI) is a global index being developed by RESULTS Educational Fund and its partners to catalyze reform across select indicators of the right to education. The project will facilitate ongoing research, analysis, and advocacy in partnership with civil society in the North and South alike and unite education advocacy campaigns with a concentrated focus. RESULTS Educational Fund invites interested parties to participate in our first global RTEI consultation. In preparation for a five-country pilot to take place in 2015, this consultation focuses on the RTEI Questionnaire which will be used to calculate overall RTEI results. Want to know more? Click for the latest.

2. Education for All 2000-2015: Where Are We Now? With only a few months left to go before the Millennium Development Goals' (MDGs) deadline hits, the world is taking stock on how far we've come since these global goals to fight poverty were first agreed to in 2000 – and how much more we have yet to achieve. Read more.

3. New Commitments to the Global Partnership for Education Announced by Canada and Belgium. Read the latest on recently announced bold(er) commitments to basic education.

4. Global Campaign for Education-US Youth Google Hangout. Join GCE-US on April 29 at 3 pm ET. The audience? Young emerging advocate-leaders. The topic? The power of advocacy. The hashtag? #AdvocacyWorks. One of our RESULTS REAL Change Fellows, Minh Nguyen, will be part of the speaker roster, alongside other youth advocates from Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and the U.S. Check out the hangout page for all the details.

Upcoming Events

April 24, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

April 27, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Free Agents Call for Global Poverty Advocates. To join, go to http://fuze.me/27781074 or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 27781074. Are you a RESULTS activist with our global poverty campaigns, living in a town with no RESULTS group? You are alone no more! Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate, for more information on this monthly gathering.

May. RESULTS will be growing . . . in Memphis and Huntsville! Know anyone in those cities? Please contact Amanda Beals, Global Grassroots Expansion Manager.

May 9, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Registration info coming soon.

July 18-21. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. Registration is open.

 

Resources at Your Fingertips

Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Global Poverty Campaigns Background

Skills Center

Fundraising Tools

Report Your 2015 Advocacy

2015 Global Congressional Scorecard (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)

Background on the New(est) Members of Congress

Contact the RESULTS Board

 

Quote of the Week

“Don’t let complexity stop you. Be activists. Take on the big inequities. It will be one of the great experiences of your lives.”

– Bill Gates

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