Global Weekly Update December 7, 2009

December 7, 2009

How will you engage your community this week for the Global Campaign for Education’s Day of Action?Grameen School

Get everyone you know who cares about education to make a call to the President requesting that he create a Global Fund for Education. Forward our Day of Action alert to make it easy for them to take action. Also, see our education resource page for ideas on what do beyond December 10.

Weigh in with the White House and help us meet the goal of 150,000 supporters! Letters

RESULTS is supporting a petition to the White House urging that they “create a U.S. global development strategy that gives development a strong voice in foreign policy decisions and coordinates our efforts to alleviate global poverty, fight disease, and create economic opportunity.” Sign the community petition by December 17! Read more about this effort.

REF and ACTION Congratulate Lucy Chesire for Winning the 2009 Kochon AwardCrickett Nicovich and Lucy Chesire

RESULTS partner and TB patient-activist Lucy Chesire recently won the 2009 Kochon Award for her distinguished achievements and advocacy in fighting tuberculosis. Read More.

Over time, education has been the single greatest force to stabilize societies. It’s no magic bullet, but it reduces birth rates, raises living standards and subdues civil conflict and terrorism. That’s why as a candidate Mr. Obama proposed a $2 billion global education fund — a promise he seems to have forgot.

— Nicholas Kristof, New York Times editorial, December 3, 2009

December 10: Global Campaign for Education Day of Action.

December 12: Joint Domestic-Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

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

For details, visit our events calendar.

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