RESULTS Campaigns Weekly Update November 3, 2020


November 3, 2020

Quote of the Week

“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.”

– John Lewis

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RESULTS Campaigns Update

Got However Long It Takes? Vote!

We’re not going to take up your time with another inspirational and emotional appeal about the importance of voting. You know what to do – get out there and vote. If you are not sure how or where to vote, go to http://www.vote.org to find out. Also, you can see a sample of your local ballot here. Finally, if you have any questions about voting safely today or are facing a barrier to voting, call the National Voter Assistance Hotline at 1-833-336-8683.

TAKE ACTION: Vote safely, vote responsibly, vote now!

Got Ninety Minutes? Join Saturday’s National Webinar about the election

Join us this Saturday, November 7 for RESULTS National Webinar. Today’s election will be our focus. We’ll discuss the outcome (what we know at that point) and how it could affect our U.S. and global poverty campaigns. You’ll have time to ask questions. We’ll also highlight the 2021 RESULTS First 100 Days Campaign, our powerful push make ending poverty a priority in the next Congress, and help you start planning for it. We’ll also highlight our annual RESULTS Virtual Thanksgiving Feast, which begins next week. Finally, you’ll have time to share with each other about what your motivated to do after the election. Please join us!

TAKE ACTION: Join us on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 pm ET for the RESULTS National Webinar. We urge everyone to join at 1:00 pm ET and stay on for the duration of the webinar. To join the webinar, log in at https://results.zoom.us/j/994444828 or dial by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 994 444 828. If you did not register for our September or October webinars, please complete our webinar registration form to receive the password at the end of the week. The slides for the webinar will be available on our National Webinars page on Friday afternoon.

RESULTS Announcements

Join 2020 VTF Fundraising Campaign. The 2020 Virtual Thanksgiving Feast will be kicking off next week and running November 9-27. Join other advocates across the country in an online peer-to-peer fundraiser to celebrate 40 years of RESULTS advocacy and to help fund our next chapter. Visit https://www.results.org/vtf to get started and find campaign resources, and please contact Mea Geizhals ([email protected]) with any questions.

Keep pushing for a COVID bill. Regardless of who wins the election, a new COVID bill must be the top priority when Congress returns to Washington next week. Ensuring that any bill includes the necessary funding and policies to help people struggling through the pandemic is our focus. Use our online global action alert to submit a letter to the editor (LTE) asking for a COVID deal that includes $20 billion for the global response to the pandemic and use our online U.S. media alert to submit an LTE asking for $100 billion in rental assistance in the next COVID deal.

Join Welcoming New Advocates call next week. RESULTS is seeing an unprecedented influx of new people wanting to join our cause. Making them feel at home is a critical step in getting them involved. Learn the best practices for welcoming new people to your local RESULTS group by joining our Welcoming New Advocates training next Tuesday, November 10 at 8:30 pm ET. Register today to attend.

Public Charge rule struck down. A federal court in Illinois has struck down the Trump Administration’s expansion of the “public charge” rule. The rule would have made it much easier for the government to deny entry or deport documented immigrants for using (or potentially using) public services such as TANF, Medicaid, and SNAP. For now, this is a victory for immigrant families, but the ruling is likely to be appealed.

Check out our new RESULTS video. Got 60 seconds? Take a look at this great new promotional video for RESULTS!

Receive action alerts via text. If you’d like to receive RESULTS alerts via text, please text RESULTS to 50457 to sign up.

Upcoming Events

Congressional schedule. Members of Congress are in recess. Submit your remote meeting requests today.

Tuesday, November 3: Election Day.

Saturday, November 7: RESULTS National Webinar, 1:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/994444828. You can also join by phone at (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 994 444 828. If you didn’t register for September or October’s webinars, please register for the webinar to receive the login password.

Monday, November 9-Friday, November 27. Virtual Thanksgiving Feast online fundraiser. Visit https://www.results.org/vtf for more information. Contact Mea Geizhals with any questions.

Tuesday, November 10: Welcoming New Advocates training webinar, 8:30 pm ET. Register today.

Tuesday, November 10: Putting The Righteous Mind into Practice webinar, 9:00 pm ET. Join the meeting using this link, meeting ID: 655 036 085, passcode: 641539.

Wednesday, November 11: Veterans’ Day. All RESULTS offices closed.

Thursday, November 12: Quarterly Townhall with the Grassroots Board Members, 9:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/358807054 or dial (312) 626-6799 or (929) 436-2866.

Monday, November 16: Global Poverty Free Agents Webinars, 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET. Join at https://results.zoom.us/j/464361707 or, by phone, (669) 900-6833 or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 464361707.

Tuesday, November 17: U.S. Poverty Free Agents Webinars, 1:00 and 8:00 pm ET. For information on how to join, please contact Jos Linn.

Thursday, November 26-Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving holiday break. All RESULTS offices closed.

Grassroots Resources

Learn about the RESULTS Experts on Poverty.

To update volunteer info (e.g. subscribe to the Weekly Update or action alerts, add new advocate information, update an existing advocate’s information or preferences), use our Volunteer Information Form.

Find actions and volunteer resources on our Current Volunteers page, including our anti-oppression resources.

Remember to please report your recent grassroots successes in lobby meetings, media pieces, and outreach activities.

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion for the RESULTS/REF Board, please e-mail Lindsay Saunders at [email protected]. View Board minutes and Annual Reports. Including our new special edition 2019 Annual Report.

RESULTS Staff directory.

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