RESULTS Weekly Update November 29, 2022
Quote of the Week
“There are a lot of divisive issues that dominate our national politics. However, there is a vital global issue that has bipartisan support: End Tuberculosis Now Act.”
– RESULTS South Kitsap, WA volunteers Leslie and Michael Boyer in a November 23 letter to the editor in the Seattle Times
Table of Contents
- Support the work of RESULTS on this GivingTuesday!
- Remind Congress to act now on child poverty and global health
- Join Saturday’s National Webinar with Sen. Sherrod Brown
- Quick News on U.S. and Global Poverty
- Upcoming Events
- Grassroots Resources
Support the work of RESULTS on this GivingTuesday!
GivingTuesday is TODAY, and we need your support! With a new and even more closely divided Congress about to be sworn in, we’re entering a critical juncture in our efforts to end poverty in the United States and around the world. Your donation today will help us launch powerful campaigns in 2023 to end poverty!
You voted. Now help us set the agenda to reduce poverty in 2023. Click to donate, and thank you for supporting RESULTS on GivingTuesday!
Push lawmakers to address child poverty and global health in December
Congress returns to Washington this week. With only a few weeks left before the end of the year, there is a lot to get done. Rumors are that work on a possible tax package will ramp up this week, making our advocacy on the Child Tax Credit (CTC) particularly important. That is why a limited number of RESULTS volunteers will be traveling to Washington to lobby key senators on the CTC this Thursday. You can back them up by continuing to get media published urging Congress not to pass any corporate tax cuts in December unless a fully refundable CTC is also included. With people struggling to cover basic expenses, the CTC would provide much-needed relief to millions of American families.
In addition, the End TB Now Act is still pending in the House and Senate. This bipartisan legislation would save lives in countries still fighting against this preventable yet deadly disease. The bill spends no new money; it simply focuses existing resources toward the communities that are most in need. It is important legislation that needs to pass. And if doesn’t, we are back to square one in a new Congress whose willingness to consider such legislation is unknown. We learned from the passage of the global malnutrition bill earlier this fall, non-controversial legislation can move fast – if the pressure is there make it happen.
TAKE ACTION: Local media still makes a difference in pressuring lawmakers into action. Make sure to take at least one media action this week to help low-income families here is the U.S. (CTC) and around the world (End TB Now Act).
- Got Five Minutes? Send a letter to the editor (LTE) using our online media actions. The RESULTS Action Center has both CTC and TB online media alerts. They are easy and quick. Use them to send your letters today (and be sure personalize them if you have time).
- Got Fifteen Minutes? Draft and submit a personalized LTE and send it to your local paper. Increase your chances of getting published by writing your own letter to the editor about the CTC and/or TB. To get started, our November Action Sheets have background info and talking points. Also, remember to call on your members of Congress by name in your letters (for the CTC, call on senators; for TB, call on senators and representatives). Please let us know if you need help.
If you get published, please share the letter with aides in your House and Senate offices ASAP. Decisions could be made within days so don’t wait to make your voice heard. Also, please let us know by filling out our Media Report Form and we’ll add it to our Grassroots Media Packets.
Join Saturday’s National Webinar with Sen. Sherrod Brown
Join us for the final RESULTS National Webinar of 2022 this Saturday, December 3. We are thrilled to welcome long-time friend of RESULTS Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The senator will share his thoughts on how we can best advocate for an expansion of the Child Tax credit and improvements to our global tuberculosis policy in the final weeks of the 117th Congress. We’ll also take time to celebrate and thank you – our volunteers – for your hard work and accomplishments this year. Please join us!
TAKE ACTION: The December RESULTS National Webinar is this Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 pm ET. Register for the webinar today. Once registered, you will receive login information later this week via e-mail (please check your junk or spam folders if you have not received anything by Friday afternoon). The webinar slides and recording will be available on our National Webinars page. Note: Because Sen. Brown is our only speaker this month, please join the webinar at 1:00 pm ET and stay on for the duration.
Quick News on U.S. and Global Poverty
Give us your input on in-person gatherings. COVID-19 forced us to find new ways to stay in relationship over the past several years. But we know that in-person activities help us build deeper relationships. With the possibilities of in-person gatherings opening again in 2023, we would like your ideas and preferences for gathering in-person. We will take this information, along with input from staff and our international partners, and put together some in-person opportunities that will reconnect us across the RESULTS network. Complete this survey before Monday, December 5, with our thanks!
Sign your local RESULTS group on to CTC letter. The Children’s Budget Coalition has new Child Tax Credit sign-on letter urging Congress to again expand the CTC. Help us build support for the CTC by adding your local RESULTS group to the list of signers. You can sign by filling out this form by 5:00 pm ET on Monday, December 5.
The interconnectedness of our issues. Education. The Child Tax Credit. Global health funding. Nutrition. How do these issues relate? To mark World Children’s Day this month, Meg Gardinier, Global Education Manager, wrote a blog piece on how our issues intersect, illuminating how your advocacy makes a comprehensive difference in combatting poverty here and abroad. Read and be inspired!
Thank signers of congressional CTC letter. If your member of Congress signed the Jayapal-Gomez CTC letter urging to congressional leaders to expand the CTC in tax legislation this year, be sure to send a thank you to their tax aide and urge them to keep pushing the CTC with leadership and their colleagues.
Media hooks of the week. To help you in your media advocacy, here are suggested media “hooks” this week to use in letters to the editor:
- U.S. Poverty: Congress is back in Washington this week to finish up the year. Tell them not to leave without expanding the CTC to all low-income families.
- Global Poverty: The upcoming holiday season reminds us how grateful we are for the gift of good health. Ask Congress to prioritize global health by passing the End TB Now Act.
Interested in being a RESULTS Expert on Poverty? Apply before tomorrow’s deadline. 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 tomorrow, November 30. If you have any questions, please contact LaKeisha McVey at [email protected].
Apply to be a 2023 RESULTS Fellow before tomorrow’s deadline. 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 tomorrow, November 30.
Register for the final D&I training this Thursday. You have one more opportunity this year to engage in a powerful webinar that so many of your fellow advocates have already benefitted from: Diversity & Inclusion 101.This foundational workshop, taught by one of our own expert advocates, will tackle the concepts of implicit bias, microaggressions, and essential understandings around systemic racism and oppression. Many fellow advocates have taken advantage of this opportunity to learn and grow, helping our organization live into our anti-oppression values more fully. If you have not taken the training yet, please sign up for this final session of 2022. The webinar is this Thursday, December 1 at 12:00 pm ET. Learn more and register here.
Congressional schedule. The House and Senate is session this week.
Unless otherwise noted, registration ends one hour prior to the start of all webinars and trainings.
Tuesday, November 29: GivingTuesday. Consider donating to RESULTS today!
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 https://results.zoom.us/j/6602641580 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 https://results.zoom.us/j/93668005494 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: https://results.zoom.us/my/sarahleone.
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.
Friday, December 23-Monday, January 2: RESULTS Holiday Break. All RESULTS offices closed.
Learn about the RESULTS Experts on Poverty.
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.