RESULTS Weekly Update January 3, 2024

January 2, 2024

Quote of the Week 

“Having discussions about current issues is good for all of us, and our members of Congress need to hear about it.” 

– RESULTS Snohomish, WA volunteer Willie Dickerson in a December 13 letter to the editor in the Yakima Herald Republic  

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Register for the January National Webinar with Ileana Ros-Lehtinen 

Join us on January 6 as we kick off 2024 with a great RESULTS National Webinar. We are thrilled that former Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen will be our guest speaker. She will provide context and inspiration to us as we kick off our 2024 U.S. and global poverty campaigns. We’ll discuss how we plan to expand our reach and impact in the new year. We will also review all you need in order to do powerful 2024 planning with your local groups in January. Join us for this exciting kickoff to the new year! Register for the webinar today. 

Start off the Year Writing! 

Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed by the holiday season and excited about the new year. Members of Congress will return on Monday with the possibility of a government shutdown looming. Essentially January 19 is when Congress needs to pass new spending bills for FY2024. It is also the unofficial deadline to pass legislation on the Child Tax Credit, global tuberculosis, and global education. As we embark on a new year, why not write one more letter to the editor to let Congress know what we want by January 19?  

TAKE ACTION: Write about significantly reducing child poverty, promoting global health, and expanding access to global education. Keep these issues in front lawmakers during this pivotal week. (Plus, we’ll have a “Build the Buy-in” success tally for you soon – your media work has been out of this world!)

Quick News on U.S. and Global Poverty 

Take a look at a recent blog post by Associate Director of U.S. Poverty Policy Michael Santos about a pending Supreme Court case that, in its outcome, may significantly affect both the tax code and how the tax code intersects with those living in poverty.  


Group planning materials now available! Each year, RESULTS volunteers take time in January to plan out their advocacy goals for the year. This annual planning is a big reason you are such effective volunteer advocates. To kick off a strong 2024, please schedule your group’s roadmap planning meeting now. Complete your 2024 Roadmaps by January 31. You can find 2024 planning materials on the Working with Your Group page under “Make your group plans”. Also, your group’s 2024 Roadmap has been added to your group’s existing Roadmap spreadsheet. If you need help finding your Roadmap or materials, please contact RESULTS staff. We’ll have more about the 2024 planning on the January National Webinar. Happy planning! 

Important Anti-oppression Applied Learning Simulation coming up on January 19, 12 pm ET. Join us for the Tribunal on Residential Segregation and Environmental Racism. Participants will play various roles, analyzing the transformation of legal Jim-Crow segregation into the geographic segregation of affluent white suburbs and impoverished inner-city segregated area. Included in the discussion will be evidence of continuing racial disparities as inequality is currently perpetuated. Completion of our anti-oppression 101, 201, and 301 workshops is encouraged but not required. Our facilitator will be Dr. Christina Gunther, Ed.D., who volunteers with the RESULTS Coastal Connecticut group. She is also an assistant professor and chair of the Health Sciences Department at Sacred Heart University. Register today for this special 90-minute learning opportunity.

What is Quiet Leadership? Regional Coordinator Misty Novitch will be taking us through a two-part series on David Rock’s book Quiet Leadership. This is a potent and compelling coaching tool that provides you with resources to support others in their clarity of thinking. All advocates welcome. Register for the Quiet Leadership training on January 25 and February 1 at 9 pm ET.  

Upcoming Events 

Congressional schedule: The House and Senate are out of session this week.  

Typically, registration ends one hour prior to the start of all webinars and trainings.  

Saturday, January 6: National Webinar, 1:00 pm ET. Register for the webinar today! 

Thursday, January 11: Outreach and Event Planning Office Hour, 2:00 pm ET. No registration necessary. Join via or (312) 626-6799, meeting ID 940 0474 8060. 

Thursday, January 11: Global Allies (Returned Peace Corps Volunteers) Monthly Webinar, 8:30 pm ET. Learn more.  

Monday, January 15: RESULTS Offices closed in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 16: U.S. Poverty Free Agents, 1:00 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET. Contact Jos Linn for more information.  

Wednesday, January 17: Media Office Hour, 2:00 pm ET. Join any time via Zoom at or (312) 626-6799, meeting ID 936 6800 5494. 

Wednesday, January 17: Together Women Rise advocacy chapter webinar, 8:30 pm ET. Learn more about this opportunity 

Friday, January 19: Anti-Oppression Applied Learning Simulation, 12:00 pm ET. Join us for this special 90-minute session.  

Monday, January 22: Global Poverty Free Agents, 7:00 pm ET. Contact Lisa Marchal for more information.  

Thursday, January 25: Quiet Leadership training series. Register for this two-part training series on coaching (finishing February 1).  

Grassroots Resources 

Learn about the RESULTS Experts on Poverty. 

Find actions and volunteer resources on our Volunteers Hub, including our anti-oppression resources. To join the RESULTS listserv for more RESULTS conversation, send an email to [email protected]. 

Remember to please report your recent advocacy successes in lobby meetings, media, and outreach activities. Also, use our Volunteer Information Form to add or edit volunteer info and to sign up for updates and alerts.  

If you have a story about advocacy you feel could inspire others, use our new online form to tell us your story. Also, if you want to celebrate the actions of a new volunteer, sharing about the experience today.  

If you have a question, comment, or suggestion for the RESULTS/REF Board, please e-mail [email protected]. View Board minutes and Annual Reports. 

RESULTS Staff directory and job postings. 

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