RESULTS Campaigns Weekly Update October 27, 2020
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“Voting is so critical, and we can’t take it for granted. Everyone should vote.”
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RESULTS Campaigns Update
Got Five Minutes? Make your plan to vote
One week from today, Americans from across the country will go to the polls to choose, among many races around the country, the next President and Congress. We all know that the outcome of this election, like all elections, will have far-reaching effects on the work to eradicate poverty. No matter which candidates you support, it is imperative that we all participate. We vote not just to elect the people we each think will best represent our values and goals, but to affirm democracy itself. And with COVID-19 and the health risks associated with it, it is more important than ever to have a plan for how you will vote. Spend a few minutes thinking about how you will make sure your voice gets heard in this year’s election.
TAKE ACTION: If you have not yet voted in your state, please take five minutes this week to plan how you will vote. Go to the non-partisan https://www.vote.org to find information on how to vote in your state. If you are able and your state allows it, plan to vote early to reduce lines on Election Day. If you plan to vote next Tuesday, find your polling location and plan how and when you will go. Turnout is expected to be high so waits in line may be common. Take adequate precautions in case you do need to stand in line (wear a mask, social distance, dress for the weather). Also, please remind your family and friends to make their own plans for how they will cast their votes in the election.
Got Another Five Minutes? Keep up the media push for a COVID deal
Another week, another wasted opportunity. There was more back and forth the last week about finalizing a COVID relief bill before the election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin moved close to a deal, but still faced opposition from Republican leaders in the Senate. Then, over the weekend, Speaker Pelosi indicated that the House would not vote on a new COVID package this week unless the Senate committed to bringing it to the floor as well. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to commit to that. Instead, he adjourned the Senate until November 9..
However, Congress will have to pass some relief soon. The explosion of COVID cases happening now and the “plateauing” of any economic recovery – with 11 million still unemployed – will force Congress’ hand. We must remain vigilant in pushing for a robust package that includes relief for the millions suffering through this crisis, including low-income renters and their families and health care systems around the world trying to contain this virus and other diseases. The Senate is content to wait. We are not.
TAKE ACTION: Take five minutes to use call out members of Congress for failing in pass a COVID deal this fall. Demand they get back to work ASAP and pass COVID relief that includes $100 billion in rental assistance and $20 billion for the global response to the pandemic. Your media has kept this issue front and center for lawmakers in DC (RESULTS volunteers have gotten nearly 550 media pieces published in 2020, with over 300 of them since the House passed the HEROES Act in late May). More media is needed to keep it there.
- Use our online action alert to write your letter to the editor asking for a COVID deal that includes $20 billion for the global response to the pandemic. Consider putting others in action using the October Global Action Sheet.
- Use the October U.S. Poverty Action or our updated online media alert to send your letter to the editor today asking for $100 billion in rental assistance in the next COVID deal. Use new data from the Household Pulse Survey as a hook for your letters.
When you get published, please send copies to your House and Senate aides and share it on social media (and let RESULTS know too).
QUICK NEWS FROM OUR U.S. AND GLOBAL POVERTY CAMPAIGNS
Global Partnership for Education replenishment. Recently the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) released their case for investment for 2021-2025. During this 5-year period, GPE will need at least $5 billion to support lower income countries to transform education. This ambitious strategy puts gender equity at the center, and GPE is committed to ensuring all girls and boys can learn equally, learn early, and learn well. Read more on our blog.
RESULTS Experts on Poverty speak at Children’s Health Watch event. On October 15, RESULTS Experts on Poverty Maureen Bowling and Rhonda Reid spoke at an online Children’s Health Watch Event about the challenges families are facing getting health care and equity for children during the pandemic. Watch the recording where they and other speakers discuss this important issue.
Youth Leaders for Nutrition webinar. On World Food Day (October 16), Youth Leaders for Nutrition (YL4N) held an inspiring and informative webinar to discuss efforts in scaling up nutrition globally. Check out the playback on YouTube.
Watch Bread for the World nutrition webinar tomorrow. On Wednesday, October 28 at 10:00 am ET, Bread for the World will host “Leaping forward for nutrition 2020-2025-2030: Leveraging health sector programs to accelerate progress,” a webinar that is part of Bread for the World’s Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow campaign. Register online.
Resolution recognizing World Food Program great hook for LTEs. Did you know the World Food Program won the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize? H.Res.1191 is gaining cosponsors to recognize that achievement. If your representative is on the resolution, use that as a hook for a letter to the editor thanking him/her and asking for $20 billion for global health and nutrition in a new COVID-19 package. We know that those on the resolution support global health and nutrition; don’t be shy about making our COVID-19 response request again.
Join National Webinar on November 7 at 1 pm ET. Plan to join the RESULTS National Webinar on Saturday, November 7 at 1:00 pm ET when we will talk about the outcome of the election. We urge everyone to join at 1:00 pm and stay on for the duration of the webinar. If you have not previously registered for the webinar, please do so at www.tinyurl.com/RWebReg. You will receive login instructions before the webinar.
RESULTS’ special edition 2019 Annual Report is now available. Peek at the online report to celebrate the impact we had together in 2019 and to look back on our 40-year history. View the report at https://results.org/annual-report-2019/.
Check out our new RESULTS video. Got 60 seconds? Take a look at this great new promotional video for RESULTS!
Join Wednesday’s New Advocate Orientation. If you or someone you know are new to RESULTS, join us for our next New Advocate Orientation tomorrow, October 28 at 8:30 pm ET. Interact with RESULTS staff and other new volunteers, learn more about our advocacy model and issues, and get information on getting involved. Sign up here.
Welcoming New Advocates resources. Take a listen to the recent webinar on how best to roll out the welcome mat for new advocates coming your way. We will repeat the Welcoming New Advocates training again Tuesday, November 10 at 8:30 pm ET. Register today.
We are recruiting Regional Coordinators! We are recruiting for open Regional Coordinator positions. Please see this document for all the information on what being a Regional Coordinator entails, qualifications for the position, and the application process. Questions? Contact Lisa Marchal. Consider applying and/or sharing the information with those you feel would make great candidates!
Candidate Engagement. Cook Political Report estimates there are about 100 competitive House races in the country. Find resources for how best to engage with candidates here and let the Grassroots Impact Team know if you need help.
Receive action alerts via text. If you’d like to receive RESULTS alerts via text, please text RESULTS to 50457 to sign up.
Congressional schedule. Members of Congress are in recess. Submit your remote meeting requests today.
Wednesday, October 28: New Advocate Orientation, 8:30 pm ET. Sign up online.
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. More information coming soon. 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.
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