Global Weekly Update May 10, 2010
The International Conference Is Approaching!
The International Conference in Washington, DC, is June 20–22. Will you be there?
Volunteer Application: Waitlist now being formed.
Campuses for Change (student) Program: Apply today to come as a student for a special rate and program. Deadline is May 18.
For other resources and deadlines, please visit the IC page.
We Must Preserve Full International Affairs Funding!
The proposed International Affairs budget is just 1.4 percent of federal spending, and supports a range of critical diplomatic and development programs, including assistance for global health, education and anti-poverty programs. With the headlines dominated by economic woes and mid-term elections looming this fall, there is tremendous pressure on Congress to slash funding for international affairs. We can’t let that happen. Write a letter to the editor today urging support for full funding for the International Affairs budget, and keep an eye on your inbox for an opportunity to weigh in with your senators.
Great Conference Call and Great New Blog Post
Rumor has it that our global national conference call on Saturday was one of the best in recent months due in no small part to passion and perspective of Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and the surprise appearance of Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) and author Marianne Williamson. Take a listen! Additionally, for your continuing inspiration, check out a new blog post by Dallas partner Margaret Smith as she describes some powerful advocacy work done alongside RESULTS ally Mary Njoroge, former Director of Basic Education for Kenya.
“Just today, a patient came up to me in the parking lot and said, ‘Thank you, American.’ I said, ‘For what?’ He said ‘For my medicine. You care if I live or die.’”
— Karen Morgan, New York Times article by Donald G. McNeil, Jr., “At Front Lines, AIDS War is Falling Apart”, 9 May 2010
May 20: Lobbying 101 Preparation and Training Call for first-time International Conference attendees. 9:00 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262 to join.
June 12: June Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call (888) 409-6709 to join.
June 20–22: RESULTS Educational Fund International Conference in Washington, DC.
May 14: Houston (with Muhammad Yunus)
May 15: Denver
May 23: Bremerton, WA
May 23: Chicago (with Rep. Jan Schakowsky)