Global Weekly Update October 26, 2009
You Did It! 96 Representatives Signed the FY11 Global Fund Letter to Obama!
Congratulations! In a little over a week, RESULTS rallied to get 93 representatives — more than 20 percent of the House — to sign a letter, initiated by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), to President Obama calling on him to provide $1.75 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in his fiscal year 2011 budget. Read more about this impressive accomplishment!
Civil Society Responds to Obama’s Global Health Initiative
Six months ago President Obama announced a new Global Health Initiative, stating “the world is interconnected, and that demands an integrated approach to global health.” RESULTS has joined with a diverse coalition of organizations to call on the Obama administration to make good on its commitment and deliver a bold and well-funded Global Health Initiative. Read more about this forthcoming report and how you can help us spread the word about the report and a policy briefing on October 29.
Thanks to All Who Made Our 2009 National Outreach-Stand Up Event a Success
We are pleased to announce that more than 43 different groups around the world held Outreach Stand Up events on Saturday which to say the least is a stunning and truly momentous show of support. It’s clear that we are all growing this movement day-by-day but for this event to be truly successful, follow-up is key. Read more about how to make the most of this exciting event!
The president said that he considered the peace prize a call to action. And in the fight against extreme poverty, it’s action, not intentions, that counts. That stirring sentence he uttered last month [at the UN] will ring hollow unless he returns to next year’s United Nations summit meeting with a meaningful, inclusive plan, one that gets results for the billion or more people living on less than $1 a day. Difficult. Very difficult. But doable.
— Bono, “Rebranding America,” New York Times, October 18, 2009
October–December: Fall Fundraising Campaign. Goal: to raise $50,000
October–November: New Activist Orientation. Four sessions: 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
December 12: Joint Domestic-Global National Conference Call, 2:00 pm ET. Call in at (888) 409-6709.
For details, visit our events calendar.