Global Weekly Update November 24, 2014


November 24, 2014

Global Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | November 24, 2014

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Top Action: Ask Your Senators and Representative to Put Child Vaccines Front and Center

In 30 minutes, you can make a big difference. That's because now there is a resolution supporting Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, in both the Senate and the House. There is also an opportunity for legislators to write to the Obama Administration directly about their support for global immunization.

Got 20 Minutes? The November Action Sheet is now available! Ask your legislators to cosponsor H.Res. 688 and S.Res. 578 on Gavi and child vaccines. We have 75 names names on the House resolution and the Senate resolution just launched last week. These are bipartisan resolutions with momentum, but we need your help to get us to our goal of 115 cosponsors on the House version and 30 on the Senate version. We can do this. Let's keep going!

Got Another 10 Minutes? Use our Gavi laser talk to call your representative's or senators' offices, ask for the foreign policy aide, and request that the legislators write to President Obama about Gavi. You can use our online action on both resolutions to make that request of your legislators.

What Are You Doing December 13?

National Grassroots Conference Call Features Special Guest Double-Header. Gather your community on Saturday, December 13 at 2 pm ET. That's the date of our national conference call for global grassroots . . . the final one of 2014. As we continue to focus on our Gavi campaign, we'll be excited to hear from Dr. Rebecca Nantanda of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda, member of the Uganda Paediatric Association, and Head of Department at Kadic Hospital Bukoto. Dr. Nantanda will be on the final leg of her media tour, sharing the importance of Gavi support alongside our grassroots advocates. We'll also welcome long-time RESULTS supporter and Cameron Duncan award-winner Jay Evensen of the Deseret News.

(888) 409-6709 is the number to use for the conference call. Plan to get together with others and join in!

Thanks to You, Gavi is in the News. Keep Going!

At least 5 editorials/columns, 5 news pieces, 13 op-eds, and 66 letters to the editor . . . and climbing! And this is from 30 of our 70 global chapters. The final two-month push is on. Don't stop now! Make sure you weigh in on this via the media.

First, mark your calendars for Gavi Media 101. Are you itching to get your first letter to the editor printed? Do you have an op-ed ready to place? Do you just need some great ideas to catch the attention of the gatekeepers to get your message through? These webinars are for you!

  • Tuesday, December 2 at 10 pm ET or Wednesday December 3 at 9 pm ET – join us for a webinar on pitching the Gavi message and making it local. 

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Then make sure your community is talking about global immunizations – and that your legislators know the conversation is happening.

  • Ask the editor of your local newspaper to write about Gavi. Let him/her know that one of the best ways to provide protection from diseases like Ebola is to help poor nations strengthen their healthcare systems, which Gavi does. Send them this great, short background document. Learn more about working with editors on our site.
  • Engage your action network (friends, family, colleagues who want to support you and our child vaccine work) in writing letters to the editor. Use our handy online tool – share it via e-mail/Facebook/Twitter and follow up with those you know are taking action to see how it went and if they got published. If you want ideas, draw from media other volunteers have already generated.
  • Think about how a grasstops person of influence in your community (pediatrician, nurse, etc.) could partner with you to co-write a powerful op-ed on Gavi. There's nothing like local expert voices breaking down the issues and helping it hit home.

More News You Can Use

Our Founder on C-SPAN. Watch RESULTS founder Sam Daley-Harris talk about RESULTS and the 20th anniversary edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government this Saturday, November 29, at 2:30 p.m. ET on C-SPAN's BookTV. Tell your friends about it and let BookTV know if you liked the program by writing [email protected].

Giving Tuesday. The spirit of giving is in the air! Will you join us this Giving Tuesday? On December 2 we are joining the Giving Tuesday movement to celebrate generosity. Join us for this year’s celebration! Take an #UNselfie and let us know, why do you support RESULTS? Download our #UNSelfie template, snap a photo, and

Ready to Make a Difference Right Now? Make a donation to RESULTS or RESULTS Educational Fund. Your gift will help build paths out of poverty and empower everyday citizens to raise their voices for change. We're accepting matching gifts so you can double your impact!​

 

Quote of the Week

"This is a real opportunity. The United States has done a great deal, but the fight is far from over.  I urge the United States to continue its commitment to immunization by pledging $1 billion for Gavi for the period between 2015-2018. Millions of poor children in the hardest to reach places lack access to existing vaccines that can give them a chance at healthy and productive lives. The long-term investment by the United States in vaccines for children is effective, provides great value for the money and is the right thing to do."

— Retired U.S. senator Richard Lugar (R-IN)

 

Upcoming Events

  • November 27-28. RESULTS is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
  • December 2, 10 pm ET. Gavi Media 101. Join us for a webinar on pitching the Gavi message and making it local. Join in at http://fuze.me/27071674 or call in at (201) 479-4595, meeting number 26810622.
  • December 3, 9 pm ET. Gavi Media 101. Join us for a repeat installment webinar on pitching the Gavi message and making it local. Join in at http://fuze.me/27071730 or call in at (201) 479-4595, meeting number 26810622.
  • December 10, 9 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call.The perfect RESULTS primer. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call.
  • December 13, 2 pm ET. National Conference Call for Global Grassroots. For our continuing Gavi focus, we'll welcome long-time RESULTS supporter, Jay Evensen of the Deseret News and Dr. Rebecca Nantanda of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda, member of the Uganda Paediatric Association, and Head of Department at Kadic Hospital Bukoto. Dial (888) 409-6709 a few minutes before the hour to join.
  • December 15, 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.
  • December 25-January 1, 2015. RESULTS is closed for the winter holidays.
  • July 18-21, 2015. RESULTS International Conference in Washington, DC.

 

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