Global Weekly Update April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011

Take Action for Education in April

April is a time to get ready for the Global Action Week for education, which is May 2–8. Here are two ways you can get ready:

Action #1: Join the April Conference Call, Saturday, April 9

We are excited that our special guest this month will be Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), the congressional champion of Education for All. She will be reintroducing the Education for All Act of 2011 and will speak to us about the critical role you play in ensuring all children receive a quality education. The call starts at 2:00 pm ET. Please call (888) 409-6709.

Action #2: Ask your representatives to cosponsor the Education for All Act when it is introduced

We are excited that there will be a new Education for All Act of 2011 this year. Please review our April action sheet and ask your representatives to cosponsor it when it is introduced (either before or during Global Action Week).

The RESULTS Family Keeps Growing

So far this year we have started two new groups in Corvallis, Oregon, and Lebanon, New Jersey. We extend a hearty welcome to everyone that is a part of either group! In other news, we are working toward group starts in both Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Northampton, Massachusetts. By the time the International Conference rolls around, we hope to have at least 6 new global groups across the country. However, we need your help to make this happen. If you know anyone in the following areas, please e-mail Mary Peterson, Global Grassroots Associate for Expansion, to discuss getting your contacts connected.

  • Allentown/Bethlehem, PA
  • Idaho
  • Kansas City, KS and MO
  • Nashville, TN
  • Northampton, MA
  • Montana
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Winston-Salem, NC
  • Wyoming
  • Xenia/Beavercreek/Fairborn/Springfield, OH

The International Conference: We’d Love to See You There

The RESULTS/REF 2011 International Conference is less than three months away? Are you coming?

We have at least 96 participants already! Are you one of them? If not, register today before registration rates go up and the hotel group block closes on May 3.

Visit the IC information page on our website to find out the latest details, as we update it regularly. On the page, you’ll find information on the Karen McQuillan Memorial Fund that provides limited conference scholarships, conference sponsorship opportunities, the Campuses for Change program, the call for nominations for the Cameron Duncan Media Award, and much more.

We have an exciting new speaker: Mrs. Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund.

Need a roommate? Visit our discussion forum.

We have a new, interactive online grassroots forum. The forum will enable activists to communicate and collaborate more directly. Click on My RESULTS, get your personalized sign-in name, and start collaborating.

April 9: Global Conference Call, featuring Rep. Nita Lowey. 2:00 pm ET. (888) 409-6709

April 13: Beginning of next New Activist Orientation series. 9:00 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. RSVP for the next series (April 13 and 27, May 11 and 25) or get more information, by contacting Lisa Marchal.

April 18–29: Congressional recess

May 14: Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. (888) 409-6709

June 19–21: RESULTS International Conference

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