Global Weekly Update December 20, 2010

December 20, 2010

2010 Reporting and 2011 Plans: End Strong, Start Strong!

Now is the time to tend to end-of-the-year housekeeping — a wonderful excuse to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together! Have you reported all of your great advocacy actions for 2010? Have a quick conversation with your group leader now so you can get your year-end benchmarking completed. And while you are at it, why not take the time to plan your next meetings for January? Essential group planning materials have been shared with group leaders, and more will come in January; have you booked a planning date with your group? Also, take note of upcoming 2011 opportunities listed in the weekly update calendar, including the monthly national conference call (January 8), a power-mapping training call (January 12), and a new activist orientation series (beginning in February). Put those dates into your calendar and be ready to hit the ground running after we’ve all taken time to celebrate the season.

Congress Coming Home — Time for Meetings

Congress is finishing up and coming home! Now is your chance to schedule face-to-face meetings with your reps. and senators! Review the December Action Sheet for tips on how to secure a meeting. Review the steps to getting a meeting, talk with your group, and ring in the New Year with a meeting!

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RESULTS Office Holiday Schedule

The RESULTS office will be closed beginning at noon on December 24 and will reopen on January 3. We hope this festive time of year brings great joy to you and yours.

Americans take pride in this country being a global leader. RESULTS is an opportunity to put that leadership to the best possible use.

— Oscar Lanzi, Chicago-Oak Park RESULTS partner

October–December: Fall fundraising campaign

December 24 (noon)–January 2: RESULTS office is closed.

January 8: Global Conference Call. 2 pm ET. (888) 409-6709

January 12: Power-mapping training call. 9 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Join us for this interesting call about leveraging your connections for more effective advocacy.

February 2 and 16, March 2 and 16: New Activist Orientation 4-session series. 9 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. To RSVP or to get more information, contact Lisa Marchal ([email protected]). Join us for the series and get better acquainted with RESULTS!

Other Dates

June 19–21: RESULTS International Conference in Washington, D.C., Four Points Sheraton

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