Global Weekly Update March 29, 2010
Have You Made a Date with Your Rep?
Congress is on spring recess until April 13, so your representatives and senators are in their districts and states for meetings with constituents. Call the local scheduler today and ask for a time to meet — be creative! You can meet at their office, at a local coffee shop, or a community event.
Use our Activist Milestone #7 to guide you, and find a sample letter to send to your scheduler.
Are You Ready for Education Global Action Week, April 19–23?
Check out the Global Campaign for Education-U.S. Chapter’s websiteto read more about the week and resources you can use to educate your community and decision-makers. Make sure to download their new toolkit to start planning. GCE-U.S. will also post new material, including a press kit and pledging page. RESULTS will be updating our take action section of our education issues’s page in the next couple of weeks as well, so check back soon!
Exciting Education National Conference Call Saturday, April 10!
Join us Saturday, April 10, at 2:00 pm ET for our monthly global national conference call. Our focus will be Education for All and preparing for the Global Action Week as part of the Global Campaign for Education’s U.S. Chapter (GCE-U.S.). Our special guest will be the new director of GCE-U.S., Joanne Kuebler. She’ll discuss how we play a critical role in a global movement in 2010 to create a new Global Fund for Education. To join the call, dial (888) 409-6709.
I ask you, I implore you, redouble your efforts targeting communities and members of Congress who have not been traditional supporters of foreign aid. With all of our efforts working in concert, I’m hoping we’ll be able to continue to make strides in improving and growing our foreign assistance program so we can make a real difference in alleviating poverty the world over.
— Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), on the RESULTS National Conference Call, January 2010
March 27–April 13: Congressional recess.
April–May: New Activist Orientation. Four sessions: April 5, April 19, May 3, May 17. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Contact Lisa Marchal to sign up and for more information.
April 6–10: Microcredit Summit Campaign Africa and Middle East Regional Summit in Nairobi, Kenya.
April 10: Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.
April 19–23: Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week.
June 20–22: International Conference, Washington, DC.
April 27: Seattle
May 14: Houston
May 15: Denver
May 23: Bremerton, WA