Global Weekly Update September 8, 2014
National Grassroots Conference Call for Global Campaigns, September 13
Gather your group and people interested in saving children’s lives. We want to get your thinking on how we secure a $1 billion pledge to Gavi, so we will spend part of the call soliciting your ideas. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Orin Levine of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. So set aside an hour this Saturday at 2 pm ET, and dial in to (888) 409-6709. You'll be glad you did.
Next Action: Generate Support to Vaccinate 300 Million Children
Our goal: To get the United States to pledge $1 billion over four years at the Gavi replenishment conference in January of 2015. The U.S. pledge will support Gavi in raising $7.5 billion to vaccinating 300 million children from 2016 through 2020, saving over 5 million lives.
Got 2 minutes? Use our online action to ask your representative to cosponsor House Resolution 688 in support of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. If your representative is already a cosponsor, thank him/her and ask them to invite other representatives to cosponsor.
Got 10 minutes? Call your representative's office and request a face-to-face meeting with your representative. (Get tips online on how to do this.) When you meet, ask that your representative please cosponsor House Resolution 688 in support of Gavi's effort to save millions of children's lives using vaccinations. If your representative is already a cosponsor, thank him/her and ask them to invite other representatives to cosponsor. You can call your representative's office through the Capitol Switchboard, (202) 224-3121, or you can look up your representative's direct contact information on our website.
Got 20 minutes? Use our September Action Sheet (also in PDF format) to write a letter to the editor on the power of vaccinations. The action sheet contains everything you need, including a sample letter. You can find contact information for your local media outlets on our website.
Need to know more about our Gavi campaign? Check out our resource page.
One-stop Shop for Help Building Healthy Groups and Powerful Advocates
We have organized the Gavi vaccination campaign to do great things in the world and build more powerful group's and advocates between now and January. Take advantage of the extra support RESULTS is providing:
- Learn in Houston! We will cover the cost of sending selected RESULTS advocates to a terrific media training in Houston at the end of September (Good luck to the first set of trainees meeting in Seattle this weekend!). But even if you are not attending one of the trainings, you can receive media support. Contact Allison Gallaher to learn more about media training and support opportunities.
- Check out our Gavi media toolkit, which Includes a new editorial packet, action sheet, messaging, and how-to-generate-media tips.
- Develop grasstops relationships.
Contact Teresa Rugg for training and support, including information on the upcoming support call on Tuesday, September 16 at 9 pm ET. On the 16th, dial into (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262 for a great half hour. If
you are new to RESULTS or just having a hard time finding or getting your grasstops champions (community influencers) to be in action with your group, this call is for you! Join us as we learn how to discover grasstops people, connect our global campaigns with local concerns, make your first introduction(s) successful, and utilize both active listening and good follow-up.
- Build your local action network. Help more people take action and understand their personal power. Contact Lisa Marchal for training and support, including more information on the upcoming support call on Friday, September 19 at 1 pm ET (corrected time). On the 19th, dial in to (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262 for a great 30-minute call. Time spent cultivating folks who have shown interest in RESULTS and your group is time invested well. Get some quick tips on how to engage these visitors to become more deeply enrolled in the work of RESULTS! (Find great info online, too.)
- Organize a great community outreach meeting. Use our outreach guide!
Thanksgiving is Only 11 Weeks Away?!
Did you know that the development team has a fundraising goal of $25,000 for our Friends and Family Campaign in 2014? Currently we have only raised $8,823.00 toward that goal. With that being said, we need YOUR help. We have a number of great FFC options already set up online to fit all sorts of special occasions: birthdays, physical challenges (runs/walks), but one of our most popular campaigns from 2013 has returned, our Virtual Thanksgiving Feast. To sign up to participate in the Virtual Thanksgiving Feast, simply click to access the page and get yours set up today! It's simple, and all online! Our new online fundraising platform makes it easier than ever to raise funds from home, when it's convenient for you to log on and manage your contacts and messages that go out. No paper, no stamps, just personalized email messages directly from YOU! Once you sign up to participate in our Virtual Thanksgiving Feast you will receive an online toolkit via email to help you manage your campaign effectively. It will include tips on how to manage your social media platforms and email messaging for the Virtual Feast which will guide you to a successful result that will help the development team reach their goal of $25,000 for 2014!
“Every year I hear her say, ‘If only this vaccine had been available a few years earlier, I would be celebrating my daughter’s birthday instead of mourning her death.’”
-Evelyn Kibuchi of KANCO in Kenya, sharing a friend’s story with a member of Congress
September 13, 2 pm ET. RESULTS National Conference Call for Global Campaigns. Learn the latest on RESULTS' work to end poverty globally. Call (888) 409-6709 a few minutes before 2 pm ET to join activists from all over the country! If you cannot make the call, we post audio files and PowerPoint presentations on our conference call recording webpage.
September 15, 8 pm ET. RESULTS Free Agents Call for Global Poverty Advocates. Dial (267) 507-0370, 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.
September 16, 9 pm ET. Finding and Connecting with Grasstops Champions in your Community. Dial into (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262 for a great half hour of learning how to build relationships with community influencers.
September 19, 1 pm ET (corrected time). Building and Maintaining Your Action Network. Dial in to (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Time spent cultivating folks who have shown interest in RESULTS and your group is time invested well. On this 30-minute call, get some quick tips on how to engage these visitors to become more deeply enrolled in the work of RESULTS!
September 24, 9 pm ET (new date). Growing Your RESULTS Group Support Call. Dial in to (712) 432 3100, passcode 761262. RESULTS has a goal of expanding into new Congressional districts, and in 2014 a team of RESULTS volunteer Regional Coordinators have a goal of starting 20 new global groups and 10 new U.S. poverty groups from our existing network. Learn how you can help us reach these goals.
September 26, 1 pm ET. RESULTS Introductory Call. Heard of RESULTS and want to know more? Join us for this 30-minute introductory call. Contact us with any questions and RSVP for the call. Dial (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262 to join.
October 11, 2 PM ET. International Conference Call, Webinar, and Outreach Event on Gavi. Join our international partners from the UK, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Korea, Kenya to understand the role we will play together in helping Gavi mobilize $7.5 billion to vaccinate 300 million children and say over 5 million lives.