Global Weekly Update January 5, 2015


January 5, 2015

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | January 5, 2015

Take Action – Write A Letter to the Editor on Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Let's Get Started! National Conference Call on January 10 and Booking Face-to-Face Meetings

We've heard the opening gavel of the 114th Congress. Now we get to work!

Come together on January 10. It will be our first national conference call of 2015. It will be an abbreviated call to leave plenty of time for individual and group planning. Use the planning materials provided online and work with fellow advocates to dream up a fantastic advocacy year. What do you want to accomplish? Learn? Change? Contribute? Make plans now to meet with your group or be on the call as a free agent. Saturday, January 10 at 2 p.m. ET is the date, and (888) 409-6709 is the call-in number.

Make your plan to book face-to-face meetings with the legislators who will be in office in your district and state beginning in 2015. Let Gavi be on their radar early in the session. Remember – new and returning members of Congress will be filling the start of the 2015 schedule with meetings. Why not make one of those meetings a RESULTS meeting focused on the power of Gavi? 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.

Final Media Push for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Unbelievably, the replenishment conference for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, will be taking place in three weeks. We know your smart media work will make an impact, and we don't want any advocates to miss their chance to be part of that impact. Have you published your letter to the editor or op-ed yet?

Use the December Action Sheet to write and submit an op-ed or letter to the editor on Gavi. Gavi offers hope for millions, especially children. That's the kind of story people appreciate at any time of year, but especially at this time of year. So seize this chance. Then use our handy online tool – share it via email/Facebook/Twitter – to ask your family and friends to write as well. If you want ideas, draw from media other volunteers have already generated.

Make sure your community is talking about global immunizations – and send copies of the media you generate to your legislators. Great work, everyone!

Appropriations, Appreciation, and More

FY15 Appropriations Wrap-Up. In the final days of 2014, Congress concluded its FY15 appropriations work. Read about how the dust settled and start to get a sense of that they will mean for our appropriations work this year.

2014 Reporting. Use the links below in the resource section to finish up your reporting of your lobbying and other advocacy activity. We leverage your actions and successes to gain grassroots support resources for the work we do – let your accomplishments shine for us and help positively impact our future!

Fundraising Thanks. We want to thank the many volunteers who committed their time to fundraising in 2014. Whether you assisted with a large scale event, hosted a house party, or participated in a Friends & Family campaign, your work did not go unnoticed. We are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you and your continued commitment to RESULTS. Your development team looks forward to engaging in more fantastic events and campaigns with you all in 2015.

A Path Appears Documentary Series to Air. Check your local listings for the three-part companion documentary to Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn's book A Path Appears. Since the book mentions RESULTS and the series begins January 26, it could be a great first occasion for outreach in 2015!

Important Piece on TB in the New York Times. Freelance journalist Patrick Adams, who recently worked with RESULTS and ACTION staff at meeting in Indonesia, has a new piece in the New York Times reminding our elected leaders and the public that there’s no time to lose in the fight against TB.

Upcoming Events

  • January 10, 2 pm ET. The first national conference call of 2015. The theme is group planning. Dial (888) 409-6709 a few minutes before the hour to join and have your planning materials on hand for this abbreviated call.
  • January 13, 9 pm ET. Training Call: Outreach Basics to Make the Most of RESULTS National Outreach Event with Nick Kristof. To join online, go to http://fuze.me/27334294. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27334294 when prompted.
  • January 14, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call.The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
  • January 14, 9 pm ET. Training Call: Researching Your Members of Congress. To join online, go to http://fuze.me/27200018. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27200018 when prompted.
  • January 15, 1 pm ET. (Repeat) Training Call: Researching Your Members of Congress. To join online, go to http://fuze.me/27200038. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27200038 when prompted.
  • January 19, 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.
  • January 21, 1 pm ET. (Repeat) Training Call: Outreach Basics to Make the Most of RESULTS National Outreach Event with Nick Kristof. To join online, go to http://fuze.me/27334294. To join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595 and enter meeting ID 27334294 when prompted.
  • February 14. Special joint national grassroots conference call with New York Times columnist Nick Kristof. A great opportunity for outreach!
  • July 18-21. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC.

 

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 Monthly Advocacy Actions

Report Your Lobby Meetings

 

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It’s a great feeling knowing that my single voice will be making difference.

– Amy Robinson, RESULTS advocate

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