RESULTS Weekly Update November 22, 2022

November 22, 2022

Quote of the Week

“That the expanded CTC was allowed to lapse is shameful. Its reinstatement before the end of the year would truly make this lame-duck session a mighty one.”

– RESULTS West Virginia volunteer Joanna DiStefano in a November 17 letter to the editor in the Washington Post

Table of Contents

In gratitude, we at RESULTS want you to know that we are grateful for you this week and always.

Can you send a letter to the editor this week on the CTC or TB?

Congress is on a holiday recess this week. When they return to Washington next week, they will move quickly to conclude their work for the year. They hope to be done by December 16. Between now and then, our job is to do all we can to pass a Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion and the End TB Now Act. With members of Congress home this week, letters to the editor are a great way to get their attention. Imagine lawmakers reading your letter urging them to help lift children out of poverty by expanding the CTC? And reading your letter urging them to save lives by supporting the End TB Now Act? Just a few minutes of your time this week could make a world of difference to people experiencing poverty.

TAKE ACTION: We know many of you have busy schedules this holiday week. Can you take a few minutes to help us get 100 media pieces this month to move us closer to our policy goals? Here’s how:

  • Got Five Minutes? Send a letter to the editor (LTE) using our online media actions. The RESULTS Action Center has two online media alerts, one on the CTC and the other tuberculosis. Click on one of the media alerts, read the sample letter, edit it as you like (at least change the subject line), fill in your contact info, and hit send. Rinse and repeat with other one. It’s that easy.
  • Got Fifteen Minutes? Draft and submit a personalized LTE and send it to your local paper. A letter you write is better than one from a pre-filled form (newspapers want unique content). If you need help getting started, our November Action Sheets provide background info and talking points to help you. If appropriate, share personal experiences or why you care about child poverty or global TB. Statistics can also help, such state CTC data or the recent WHO TB report. Finally, for CTC letters, focus on the Senate; call on your senators by name to expand the CTC to all low-income families. For TB letters, urge your House and Senate members by name to co-sponsor the End TB Act Now. Please let us know if you need help.

If you get published this week, please let us know by filling out our Media Report Form.


There is still time to launch your own GivingTuesday fundraiser. Help fund the future of RESULTS. The RESULTS Educational Fund fall 2022 peer-to-peer online fundraiser is next week, on GivingTuesday, November 29. Learn more and start your fundraiser today! Contact Melissa Strobel, Director of Development, at [email protected] or (202) 783-4800 x221 with questions or for support.

Last week to apply for the EOP cohort. The RESULTS Experts on Poverty (EOP) are a powerful cohort of eight individuals with lived experience of poverty. The program helps empower those with lived experience and provides them with the tools and skillsets to become powerful speakers, facilitators, and trainers. Applications are open for four new Experts to join our cohort. View our EOP application guide for the benefits, expectations, and requirements of the program. The deadline to apply is next Wednesday, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact LaKeisha McVey at [email protected].

Last week to apply for the 2023 RESULTS Fellowship. We are now accepting applications for the 2023 class of the RESULTS Advocacy & Organizing Fellowship. The RESULTS Fellowship is an 11-month program designed for activists ages 20-35 to harness the power of their voice, sharpen their advocacy and organizing skills, and take action with dozens of other dynamic young leaders. For all the details on eligibility and how to apply, check out our website. The application deadline is also next Wednesday, November 30.

Join December National Webinar with Sen. Sherrod Brown. Join us for the final RESULTS National Webinar of 2022 with special guest Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). He will share his thoughts on how we can best advocate for an expansion of the CTC and TB policy improvements in the final weeks of the 117th Congress. We’ll also celebrate achievements our volunteers have accomplished this year. The webinar is Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 pm ET. Register today!

Listen to the RESULTS post-election webinar. Thank you to volunteers and potential volunteers for attending our “What’s next in the fight against poverty?” post-election webinar last week. RESULTS staff shared insights on how the election likely impacts our work on tax policy, global health, and global education next year. We also highlighted a critical action you can take right now to move our work on U.S. child poverty and global tuberculosis forward before the end of this year. You can view the recording and slides on the RESULTS website.

Thank you, Action Networks! RESULTS Action Networks, which are simply people willing to take action on our issues at key moments, are a vital part of our advocacy work. They are cultivated by local RESULTS groups. Right now, we have 39 active Action Networks in 26 states, with the potential for 11 more. We’ve had action network members attend media trainings (Tacoma), get media published (Western Colorado), and even join their local group as a volunteer (Anchorage). If you are interested in running an Action Network in your local RESULTS group or as a Free Agent, please contact Sarah Leone at [email protected]. Also, learn more by joining one of our Action Network Manager Celebration webinars on December 14 to recap a successful 2022. See login details below.

Upcoming Events

Congressional schedule. The House and Senate are on recess this week.

Unless otherwise noted, registration ends one hour prior to the start of all webinars and trainings.

Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25: Thanksgiving holiday break. All RESULTS offices closed.

Monday, November 28: Global Poverty Free Agents, 7:00 pm ET. Contact Lisa Marchal at [email protected] for information on how to join.

Tuesday, November 29: GivingTuesday RESULTS online fundraiser. Read more.

Thursday, December 1: Diversity and Inclusion 101, 12:00 pm ET. Read details and register.

Saturday, December 3: Monthly National Webinar, 1:00 pm ET. Register here. Guest speaker: Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH).

Wednesday, December 7: Group Leader Office Hour, 8:00 pm ET. Join via Zoom at or (929) 436-2866, meeting ID 660 264 1580. No registration required.

Thursday, December 8: The Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS, 8:30 pm ET. Register here.

Monday, December 12: Global Poverty Free Agents, 7:00 pm ET. Contact Lisa Marchal for information on how to join.

Tuesday, December 13: U.S. Poverty Free Agents, 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET. Contact Jos Linn for more information.

Tuesday, December 13: Together Women Rise Advocacy Chapter with RESULTS, 8:30 pm ET. Learn more.

Wednesday, December 14: Media Office Hour, 2:00 pm ET. Join via Zoom at or (312) 626-6799, meeting ID: 936 6800 5494. No registration required.

Wednesday, December 14: Action Network Manager Celebration, 12:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET (your choice; 30 min. each). Join at:

Thursday, December 15: U.S. Poverty Policy Forum, 8:00 pm ET. Register here.

Thursday, December 15: Global Poverty Policy Forum, 9:00 pm ET. Register here.

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 question, comment, or suggestion for the RESULTS/REF Board, please e-mail Lindsay Saunders at [email protected]. View Board minutes and Annual Reports.

RESULTS Staff directory and job postings.

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