Global Weeky Update November 22, 2010

November 22, 2010

World AIDS Day Is December 1. Ask Your Editors and Senators to Take Action

Here are two important actions you can take to support the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria:

Action 1: Get an editorial published.

Ask your editors to write about the Global Fund in an AIDS Day editorial. Read our blog backgrounder and send them this editorial packet — and then make that call to seal the deal.

Action 2: Ask your senator to sign a letter to the president in support of the international affairs budget.

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is supporting a Senate sign-on letter to the president asking for him to protect a strong international affairs budget in his FY12 budget. Use this local sign-on letter/petition to get your senators to sign on to the International Affairs letter. Just fill in your senator’s name and print out for tabling and events.

Sign a Petition to Obama: Make Education a Priority

The Global Campaign for Education, U.S. (GCE-U.S.) has an online petition to President Obama. As you may know, President Obama’s recently released Global Development Strategy, which outlines his administration’s development priorities, does not include education as a development priority. This omission is unacceptable in a world where more than 72 million children are denied access to universal quality education. Sign the petition today and forward to your friends.

And don’t just tell the president! If your senators and reps haven’t cosponsored the Education For All Act, take that action today!

Fundraising Update: We Are Thankful for You!

During this week of Thanksgiving, we are so grateful to all of our friends and donors who work so hard to fund our work to end poverty in the U.S. and around the world. We are wrapping up our “Friends and Family” campaign. Read our fundraising update blog post to review some steps you can take and see what your fellow RESULTS/REF supporters are doing around the country to fund our work. So far we have $43,000 toward our $50,000 goal. But $33,000 of that came from the San Jose fundraiser this past weekend — excellent work San Jose! So with the work of all the other groups working on fundraising, we should reach our goal. Let’s all do our part and blow our goal out of the water!

Post-Election Analysis: What Does It All Mean?

The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign (USGLC) released a post-election analysis of new members, shake-ups, and what it could mean for international affairs. Visit their website to read the analysis and view other helpful background. It is very helpful.

I believe that with strong political leadership and good policies targeted towards the right people, right areas and smart investment and adequate financial resources support, I’m sure that this is doable. This is achievable.

— United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a statement about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
Group of 20 Summit, Seoul, South Korea, 11 November 2010

October–December: Fall fundraising campaign

December 1: World AIDS Day.

November 25: Thanksgiving and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December 10: Human Rights Day

Upcoming Fall Fundraisers

November 30: RESULTS Twin Cities, MN

November 30: RESULTS Los Angeles, CA

December 5: RESULTS Chicago, IL

December 9: RESULTS in Washington, D.C.

Other Dates

June 19–21: RESULTS International Conference in Washington, D.C., Four Points Sheraton

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