Global Weeky Update November 15, 2010
Bipartisanship on Global Health Happens! Use Editorial Packet to Get Media for World AIDS Day on December 1
Did you know that there is a strong history of bipartisan cooperation on global health? Probably not — and your editor may not know, either. Send them this editorial packet on the record of bipartisanship on HIV/AIDS and call and ask them to write an editorial on World AIDS Day (December 1) urging continued support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
If they wrote an editorial about the Global Fund earlier, thank them. To help convince them to write an editorial, you can also send the media we generated for the Global Fund’s funding conference to show this is an important, nationally-covered story. To assure your success, consider the following:
- The editorial packet is excellent at capturing the need for bipartisan ship in the current political climate. Should be appealing to your papers.
- Did your members of Congress cosponsor the Lantos-Hyde Act in 2008? Senate Vote. House Vote. Good to point out if they did.
- Is there any kind of World AIDS Day event happening in your community (most communities will do something)? Highlight for editors that World AIDS Day is a local concern.
- Get someone from the local health district, AIDS group, or TB Controller’s office to write an oped in addition.
- If you want, link to George Bush’s book tour and highlight this is one of his best legacies.
For coaching on how to call your editor and make a pitch, contact grassroots support staff Ken and Lisa, or our media director, Blair.
Want to Know More About Your New Rep or Senator? Join Us Thursday Night!
We have a terrific training call this Thursday Night (tomorrow): Researching Your Member of Congress.
Have a new representative or senator? Don’t yet know enough about the positions of a continuing legislator? Join Allison Gallaher to learn how to effectively research your own members of Congress for more effective advocacy.
9:00 pm ET. Call (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262.
Fundraising Update: Keep Up Those Follow-up Calls
Thanks to all of you who continue to support the work of RESULTS through your own financial contributions and requesting donations from others. Donations have started coming in from Friends and Family, and we’ve counted about $5000 toward our $50,000 goal so far. So do continue following up on your requests.
As we enter the final weeks of our Friends and Family fundraising campaign, we want to help you finish out this process with great success. Check out this blog entry to learn more about what your fellow RESULTS partners are doing and how you can contribute!
Join Teachers Across the U.S. and Get Your Rep and Senator on the Education for All Act
This past Saturday we had the Vice President of the National Education Association, Lily Eskelsen, join our national conference call. She reminded us we have teachers around the country urging our government to focus on Eduation for All globally. They are fighting for domestic funding, but as she told us, they care about students everywhere and education is the most valuable investment we can make. She also spoke about how to contact your local NEA chapters and team up for maximum impact! The NEA State Affiliates website should also help.
Listen to her section of the call and take action to get your reps and senators on the Education for All Act.
Review our action sheet (Word document) and visit our Take Action Education for All resources page today!
October–December: Fall fundraising campaign
November 18: Researching Your Member of Congress Training Call. 9:00 pm ET. Call in to (712) 432-3100, passcode 761262. Have a new representative or senator? Don’t yet know enough about the positions of a continuing legislator? Join Allison Gallaher to learn how to effectively research your own members of Congress for more effective advocacy.
December 1: World AIDS Day.
Upcoming Fall Fundraisers
November 20: RESULTS San Jose, CA
November 21: RESULTS Ann Arbor, MI
November 30: RESULTS Twin Cities, MN
November 30: RESULTS Los Angeles, CA
December 5: RESULTS Chicago, IL
December 9: RESULTS in Washington, D.C.
June 19–21: RESULTS International Conference in Washington, D.C., Four Points Sheraton