Global Weekly Update May 11, 2015

May 11, 2015

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | May 11, 2015

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What Will We Accomplish Together on Maternal/Child Health Media in May?

So far in 2015, you have generated over 30 wonderfully written media pieces calling on Congress so support upcoming legislation on maternal/child health, with many of them op-eds. That's powerful. Let's keep going!

Still Time to Get in on the May Drawing! In May, anyone getting a letter to the editor, op-ed, or editorial published on the maternal/child health campaign specifically will be entered into a drawing for a transferrable $300 credit toward the cost of the International Conference in July. Just write and report being published through our online form. Then you're entered! 

Schedule those face-to-face meetings for the next recess. Prepare to make your maternal/child health request(s) of your members of Congress.

Guest for June National Webinar/Conference Call: Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, the Democrat lead on the upcoming maternal/child health legislation in the Senate.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership and Global Health

Have 20 minutes? Take a powerful action that could help protect our progress on tackling HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. The Trans-Pacific Partnership poses a potential threat to past and future advances in our work to end the scourges of HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Read more of what's happening, what's at stake, and what you can do.

You Gave Big! Plus, RESULTS Korea News

1. Thanks to our fantastic donors we raised over $10,000 for RESULTS from last week’s Seattle Foundation GiveBIG campaign!  We easily earned the special Global Challenge grant of $5,000, bringing our total raised funds to over $15,000. Phenomenal work. Thank you for your generosity.

2. Following the World Conference on Education for All (EFA) in Jomtien, Thailand in 1990 and the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal in 2000, the international education community will convene in Incheon, South Korea for the World Education Forum (WEF) 2015 on May 19-22. WEF 2015 will see the development of a comprehensive Framework for Action to guide and support the implementation of the post-2015 education agenda. With South Korea as WEF’s host, RESULTS Korea has harnessed Children's Day — observed on May 5 in Korea — to publish its first-ever Korean language opinion piece, calling on its government to meet the international standard of committing 10 percent of development assistance to basic education. The translation can be found here. RESULTS education staff will be attending WEF and are coordinating with RESULTS Korea to more greatly engage this historic event. Bravo, RESULTS Korea!

Advocacy Immersion and Tons of Fun: The International Conference

1. How Do I Register? You can register online for the 2015 International Conference, to be held in DC July 18-21.

2. June 1. That's the golden date by which you should have your IC hotel room booked. Also, that's the date when the late registration rate goes into effect for both existing advocates and other guests/advocates/allies. For all the details on registration levels, deadlines, and more, go to our dedicated conference page.

3. The IC Gap Fund for Global Poverty Volunteers. This fund is meant to "bridge the gap," helping with a modest-but-meaningful amount of money and supporting people who wouldn't otherwise be able to come to the International Conference. Click to apply.

4. Need to Find Roommates for the Conference? Want to create a carpool? Seeking other logistics advice? This is the place! Subscribe to the IC Help Share e-list by sending an email to [email protected].

5. REAL Change Fellowship – Don't Wait to Apply! The REAL Change 2015-2016 class is being finalized. This is a fabulous learning opportunity for young emerging leaders ages 18-30. But don't wait around. Check out the qualifications and expectations of a REAL Change Fellow and consider applying.

6. Calling All Everyday Hero Runners & Walkers! Grab your cape and running shoes and plan to join us for our 3rd Annual Everyday Hero Dash 5k/1 Mile Fun Run on Sunday, July 19 at 6:30 pm ET. Can't join us in person?  Then why not join us virtually? That's right! You can still join in the Everyday Hero fun and complete your own race, on your own time, and earn your medal while wearing you very own Dash t-shirt. Advance registration for the July 19 event, and virtual race option, are both open and will guarantee you a medal at the event (or mailed to your home, if you are registering virtually). Click to register.

7. Tell Some Tales for our 35th. Submit your favorite RESULTS story to [email protected]!

Upcoming Events

May 13, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

May 18, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Free Agents Call for Global Poverty Advocates. To join, go to or (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 27781074. 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 gathering.

May 29, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.

June 1, 8 pm ET. Community Letter-Writing for Impact on our Maternal/Child Health Campaign Webinar, 8 pm ET. This webinar will give you ideas for creating an environment of support around the MCH legislation such that our senators and reps are persuaded and compelled to take bold action on the bill. Let's talk about ways to create an outreach meeting focused on letter-writing to generate overwhelming political will for maternal and child health! Log in to Or, for audio only, dial (201) 479-4595, meeting ID 28883434.

June 2, 8 pm ET. Advocacy 101 Training and What to Expect at the International Conference Webinar. To join, go to Or, to join by phone, dial (201) 479-4595, passcode 28699630 for audio only. On this webinar, RESULTS staff will overview the basics of how to have a good lobby meeting either at home during Congressional recesses or in DC during the RESULTS International Conference. We'll also touch on what to expect during our conference Lobby Day in DC and resources to help you prepare to make the most of this opportunity! (This training will be repeated on June 24 at 9 pm ET and July 9 at 1 pm ET.)

June 13, 2 pm ET. National Grassroots Webinar (Global Campaigns). Special guest: Senator Coons of Delaware. Stay tuned for registration information.

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

2015 Global Congressional Scorecard (See global poverty actions your members of Congress have taken over the past few years.)

Background on the New(est) Members of Congress

Contact the RESULTS Board


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"Good health is one of the most important ingredients for a happy and productive life."

– Robert Alan Silverstein

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