Global Weekly Update December 14, 2009

December 15, 2009

Priority Action: Schedule January and February Recess Meetings Today!RESULTS partners from Washington lobby Rep. Rick Larson (D-WA)

In January and February, members of Congress will be home for “district work periods” also known as “congressional recesses.” This is the perfect time to meet with your representative and senators because they will have more time for a meeting and be less distracted. Call your member of Congress today. Use our laser talk to help you make this request.

Final Fiscal Year 2010 AppropriationsGrameen Borrowers

The president has signed a final spending package passed by Congress that includes foreign aid funding levels for the fiscal year (FY) 2010. Read more about the final spending levels for global health, education, and microfinance and what these levels mean for our work in 2010.

Regional Coordinators and Staff Work the Weekend in D.C.RCs and Staff, Dec 2010

The mood was upbeat and energetic as global and domestic regional coordinators (RCs) spent Friday through Sunday with staff working on strategies to make our grassroots more powerful. Regional coordinators and staff worked the weekend in D.C. Read more!

[C]ountries that value and empower women and girls are more economically successful and peaceful. And it turns out that championing these values is also an extremely effective and cost-efficient way to advance America’s foreign assistance goals, including alleviating poverty, improving health care, educating children and developing economies.

— Senator Kerry’s opening statement during October 1, 2010, Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, “Violence Against Women: Global Costs and Consequences”

January 9, 2010: Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

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