Global Weekly Update February 2, 2015

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Weekly Update | February 2, 2015

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Valentine's Day Outreach: Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times

Nicholas Kristof, New York Times columnist and co-author of A Path Appears, which highlights change-making for the common good and highlights the work of RESULTS, will be our guest for a special outreach event on Valentine's Day! Gather the community for this special webinar at 2 pm ET on Saturday, February 14.

Check out this helpful outreach guide, which includes help for a flyer you can share, tips for inviting, ideas for the meeting itself, follow-up ideas, and even a recording of a recent event preparation support call. This support is meant to help you "set the table" for a great community event. You may also want to note that the A Path Appears documentary series is currently airing and will conclude February 9. Check your local listings for the three-part companion documentary to the book. Since the book mentions RESULTS and the series began January 26, you could consider inviting your outreach guests to watch the series for general context.

Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate.

Face-to-Face Meetings with Congress on Appropriations. Let's Make Them Happen!

The February Action Sheet is now available to support you in your overall appropriations requests, and individual one-pagers on each of our requests are available as well. So now's the perfect time to book face-to-face meetings with the legislators for when they are back in your district and/or state. Find your legislators through our website, or contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate, if you have questions on how to reach a new incoming legislator.

Would you appreciate reading about the President's budget, released on February 2, which offers context for our requests? Take a look at the latest blog post featuring analysis by Allison Grossman, Senior Legislative Associate.

2015 Group Planning Due Feb. 15

What's Up Your Sleeve? Use the planning materials provided online and work with fellow advocates to envision and take steps for a fantastic advocacy year. What do you want to achieve? Learn? Change? Plan it, then please submit your plans by February 15. (Are you a free agent/solo advocate? You're invited to plan, too. Everyone's inputs are valuable and needed!)

The RESULTS International Conference: 2015's Most Impactful Party

International Conference Registration is Open. Don't put it off! Mark us in the calendar, get registered, and prepare for the best part of your summer. Join us in Washington, DC, this July.

Upcoming Events

February 9. "A Path Appears" documentary series concludes. Check your PBS local listings.

February 9, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Free Agents Call for Global Poverty Advocates. Dial (605) 475-6777, passcode 7378587. Are you a RESULTS activist with our global poverty campaigns, living in a town with no RESULTS group? You are alone no more! Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate, for more information on this monthly group call.

February 11, 9 pm ET. Training Webinar: Moving New RESULTS Advocates Along the Ladder of Engagement. RESULTS has developed a "Ladder of Engagement" to help us all support one another in deepening our commitment and skill-building toward our collective advocacy goals. Learn more about this helpful tool. To join the online training, go to To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27334410 when prompted.

February 14, 2 pm ET. Special joint national grassroots conference call with New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. A great opportunity for outreach! Check out our online guide.

February 18, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call.The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

February 22, 11 am local time/CT. RESULTS Baton Rouge (Global Campaigns) Interest Meeting and Group Start. Barnes and Noble on LSU Campus, 2 Union Square​. Contact Amanda Beals, Global Grassroots Organizer, for more information.

February 23, 6 pm local time/CT. RESULTS New Orleans (Global Campaigns) Group Start. Fair Grinds, 3133 Ponce de Leon. Contact Amanda Beals, Global Expansion Manager, for more information.

February 24, 2 pm local time/CT. RESULTS Huntsville (Global Campaigns) Interest Meeting. First Christian Church, 3209 Whitesburg Drive. Contact Amanda Beals, Global Expansion Manager, for more information.

March 11, 6 pm local time/MT. RESULTS Tucson (Global Campaigns) group start. Fronimo's Greek Cafe, 3242 East Speedway Boulevard.  Contact Amanda Beals, Global Expansion Manager.

July 18-21. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC. Registration is open.


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"Poverty is the worst form of violence."

– Mahatma Gandhi





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