Global Weekly Update February 9, 2015


February 9, 2015

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | February 9, 2015

Take Action to Meet with Congress about Appropriations for FY16
 

Who Can You Still Invite to the Table? A Conversation with 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.

It's not too late. Why not invite some folks from your community to watch it with you and discuss over coffee? Perhaps they'd love this kind of an introduction to RESULTS. For outreach support, including a comprehensive planning guide and details on how to test your computer so you're ready to log in on the day of the event, check out our page dedicated to this webinar.

Plus, to help your outreach have maximum impact, consider inviting new folks to attend an upcoming RESULTS Intro Call, or plan yourself to attend the February 11 webinar entitled "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 https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/27334410. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27334410 when prompted.

Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal, Senior Global Grassroots Associate.

February is the Time to Act: Face-to-Face Meetings with Congress on Appropriations

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.

February is the month to make your requests. While we haven't yet been given appropriations process deadlines from the Senate, the House has indicated that the Appropriations Committee will begin to deliberate on its work in late March. This means the time to get our requests to our individual members of Congress is now.

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 Forms Due Monday

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!)

Sam Daley-Harris, Founder of RESULTS, on BookTV

RESULTS founder Sam Daley Harris inspired viewers about RESULTS and Reclaiming Our Democracy on C-Span 2's BookTV recently. Watch and share a recording of his remarks! (You can also enjoy an article featuring his work, tied to his participation in The Distinguised Alumni Lecture Series at the University of Miami.)

Upcoming Events

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 https://www.fuzemeeting.com/fuze/f2988286/27334410. 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 prep 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, Grassroots Expansion Manager, 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, Grassroots 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, Grassroots Expansion Manager, for more information.

February 25, 5:30 pm local time/CT. RESULTS Tuscaloosa (Global Campaigns) Interest Meeting. Starbucks at University of Alabama, 1000 McCorvey Drive, U of A-Ferguson Center. Contact Amanda Beals, Grassroots 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, Grassroots Expansion Manager, for more information.

March 16, 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.

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

 

Resources at Your Fingertips

Advocacy Resources (Weekly updates, action sheets, online action alerts, and more)

Global Poverty Campaigns Background

Skills Center

Fundraising Tools

Report Your 2015 Advocacy

Contact the RESULTS Board

 

Quote of the Week

"Do your little bit of good where you are; its those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

 

 

 

 

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