Global Weekly Update May 3, 2010

May 3, 2010

Join Jeff Sachs this Saturday on the Global Conference Call! Jeff Sachs

Economist and international poverty advocate Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will be our special guest on the May global conference call. Join us this Saturday, May 8, at 2:00 pm ET (Call in at (888) 409-6709) to hear from Sachs about our work to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the Global Fund for Education. Then learn about the latest legislative and media opportunities, why you should come to D.C. this June for the International Conference, and how your fellow advocates are making a difference in their towns.

RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund Seeks Nominations for the Cameron Duncan Media Award

RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund is seeking nominations for the annual Cameron Duncan Media Award, which recognizes a journalist for outstanding reporting of issues relating to poverty and hunger either domestically or worldwide. The award honors Cameron Duncan, a former associate executive director of RESULTS who devoted his life to fighting hunger and poverty. Read more.

May Action: Write a Letter to the Editor — Congress Must Fully Fund the International Affairs BudgetJohannesburg Shanty Town

The proposed International Affairs budget is just 1.4 percent of the total federal budget and funds the full range of U.S. foreign development and diplomacy programs.

Last month the Senate Budget Committee passed its blueprint for federal spending in fiscal year 2011 (FY11) and struck a potentially crippling blow to U.S. foreign aid programs by slashing $4 billion from the president’s proposed International Affairs budget of $58.5 billion. Thankfully, the full Senate can still reverse this misguided decision by the Budget Committee. As the budget resolution comes to the Senate floor, supporters of the International Affairs account are expected to offer an amendment to restore funding to the president’s requested level.

Write a letter to the editor today and urge support for full funding for the International Affairs budget!

“This Conference Will Change Your Life.”IC Grassroots on the Hill

That’s what internationally-acclaimed author Marianne Williamson says about the RESULTS/REF International Conference. She’s coming — are you? Join us in D.C. June 20–22! Register online now!

Prepare for the IC!

Visit the IC page on our website for continually updated tips and resources to make your trip a success, including more details on the IC checklist and scheduling your Hill meetings.

Volunteer Application: Looking to reduce your costs? Consider volunteering. First come, first served.

Campus for Change (student) Program: Apply today to come as a student for a special rate and program. Deadline is May 18.

Invite your member of Congress to speak at the reception!

Learn how and download the invitation templates.

May 8: May Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

June 12: June Global Conference Call. 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

June 20–22: RESULTS International Conference, Washington, DC.

RESULTS Fundraisers

May 14: Houston (with Muhammad Yunus)

May 15: Denver

May 23: Bremerton, WA

May 23: Chicago, IL (with Rep. Jan Schakowsky)

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