Global Weekly Update October 12, 2009

October 12, 2009

Are you Ready for the October 17 National Outreach-Stand Up Event?

We’re in the home stretch now. Time to pull out all the stops! Continue inviting and make reminder calls and e-mails. To request a state-specific list of RESULTS friends and allies from our databases, contact Ken Patterson.

Special phone and video conferencing! You can join the conference via phone (866) 699-3239 or special video conference. Join a video conference practice session on Oct. 15 at 6:00 pm ET to make sure everything runs smoothly for you on Oct. 17. Please remember that we will have a special call-in number for this event! For instructions on how to join the call and all the resources you October 17 National Outreach-Stand Up Event web page.

Congratulations, Detroit!

Our fall fundraising season is taking off, and Detroit RESULTS brought down the house last week. Marianne Williamson, renowned author, speaker and RESULTS/REF Board Member, inspired a capacity crowd of 350 in Detroit on Sunday, October 4. Congratulations! Read more about this amazing fundraiser and get tips for your own.

Aid Reform Alphabet Soup

Congress, the State Department, and the White House have each developed separate initiatives looking at how to best reform foreign aid: the FAA, the QDDR, and the PSD. The what? And where are the MDGs in this alphabet soup? Get up to speed on all the various ingredients of foreign aid reform in Washington.

I will accept this award as a call to action. . . . I do not view it as a recognition of my own accomplishments but as an affirmation of American leadership on behalf of aspirations held by people in all nations. . . . But I also know that this prize reflects the kind of world that those men and women and all Americans want to build, a world that gives life to the promise of our founding documents.

— President Obama’s remarks after it was announced he was the winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

October 17: National Outreach Event for all groups! Paul Farmer speaks at 2:00 pm ET.

October–November: New Activist Orientation. This session will be a repeat of the August–September training and will take place October 26, November 2, November 9, and November 16. To sign up, contact Lisa Marchal.

November 14: Global National Conference Call, 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.

December 1: World AIDS Day

For details, visit our events calendar.

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