Global Weekly Update December 6, 2010
Take Action: Schedule Meetings Now with New and Old Reps. and Senators
Congress will soon by on recess until mid-January. Now is the time to schedule face-to-face meetings with your members. For those with new reps. or senators (and there are almost 125 new members!), get in early and teach them about RESULTS and global poverty — you’ll probably be the first ones they’ll hear from about it!
Read our December action sheet and schedule a meeting today!
Celebrate 2010 and 30 Years of RESULTS With Us: Joint Conference Call Dec. 11
What better way to wrap-up the year than joining your global and domestic partners for our joint conference call on Saturday, December 11? We’ll come together to reflect on successes of 2010 and gear-up for challenges in 2011! RESULTS founder, Sam Daley-Harris, will join us to provide inspiration and tips for our work in 2011. You may find these two stories by Sam interesting to read before the call (story 1 and story 2). The call is at 2:00 pm ET on this Saturday, December 11. To join, call (888) 409-6709.
Also, it’s not too early to do some end-of-the-year housekeeping. 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 accomplished well before the holidays fully hit.
Fall Fundraising Update: There’s Still Time to Make an Impact!
We’ve passed our December 1 deadline for the Fall Fundraising Campaign, and gifts are still coming in! Thank you for all that you are doing to help ensure the success of our fall fundraising efforts. Your own financial support, coupled with events you’re hosting and the Friends and Family letter writing campaign, is bringing us closer toward our $50,000 goal. To date, gifts and pledges that have come in during fall fundraising total…to find out the answer, read more!
World AIDS’ Day Media Hits! Congratulations!
President George W. Bush has an op-ed today for World AIDS Day. His last paragraph is an important message to the new Congress.
And even more to celebrate — our grassroots activists helped to place editorials today! Congratulations! Visit our blog to read more about where we got media!
The RESULTS blog is now better than ever! We are committed to updating the blog throughout the week with posts about news stories, D.C. policy, events, media fun facts — really anything related to our work we think you should know about. Read, comment, and share. To get new updates delivered to you, sign up for the RSS feed.
Some recent posts include:
- Busy Week for Activists Working to Support Low-Income Working Families in the U.S.
- How Much Do YOU Think We Spend on Foreign Aid?
- World AIDS Day Op-Ed by President Bush and Your Media Hits
- Change You Can See
- Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- How Would YOU Change the World in 2011?
October–December: Fall fundraising campaign
December 10: Human Rights Day
December 11: Joint Global and Domestic Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. (888) 409-6709
Upcoming Fall Fundraisers
December 9: RESULTS in Washington, D.C.
June 19–21: RESULTS International Conference in Washington, D.C., Four Points Sheraton