RESULTS Weekly Update November 8, 2022
Quote of the Week
“Extending the expanded Child Tax Credit would alleviate all of those problems for the key to the nation’s future — its children. Shame on members of Congress if they adjourn for the holidays without first taking care of their most important priority.”
– November 6 editorial in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, generated by November RESULTS National Webinar guest speaker Jeff Gerritt
Table of Contents
- It’s Election Day – please vote!
- Help us get 100 media pieces on the CTC and TB this month
- Spread the word about our November 17 post-election webinar
- Upcoming Events
- Grassroots Resources
It’s Election Day – please vote!
The day that has been discussed, analyzed, advertised, and waited for is finally here. It’s Election Day! The day Americans get to exercise one of our most precious rights – the right to vote. Our democracy depends on it. When we vote, we use our power to choose the kind of country we want to live in. If we don’t, we give that power to others. Use yours today!
TAKE ACTION: If you have not voted already, please make sure to vote before polls close today in your area. To confirm your registration and voting location, vote to www.vote.org. Also, share that you voted with people you know and remind them to vote too.
Help us get 100 media pieces on the CTC and TB this month
After today, the last few weeks of legislative quiet will seem like a faded memory. Things in Washington will speed up fast, with members of Congress returning next week to start finishing their work for the year.
For RESULTS, that work must include two important tasks – passing the End TB Now Act and expanding Child Tax Credit (CTC). With tuberculosis, this should be easy. The bill does not ask for new money. It mandates targeted allocation of existing TB treatment and prevention resources to countries and communities who need it most. It also mandates accountability to Congress for the effectiveness of TB programs.
On the CTC, it’s about repeating the history made last year. In 2021, the expanded CTC monthly payments helped cut child poverty nearly in half. Now with child poverty on the rise and inflation straining family budgets, it must be brought back. Congress wants to pass a bill with tax breaks for corporations this year. They must include a CTC expansion in that bill.
With Congress in and out of Washington this month, grassroots media is key to getting their attention. We’ve set a goal of getting 100 media pieces on the CTC and/or TB published this month. That will make it hard for lawmakers to ignore.
TAKE ACTION: Submit letters to the editor telling Congress pass the End TB Now Act and an expansion of the CTC. Our November Action Sheets have background and talking points for letters on both issues. Writing your own personalized letter will increase your chances of getting published. If you are short on time, use the media templates in our Action Center to edit and send your letters. Finally, please be sure to listen to the recording of last weekend’s National Webinar. Thank you to Jeff Gerritt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, who shared invaluable insights on how best to get letters and op-eds published in your local paper (he even published this editorial on the CTC the next day). The webinar also includes a brief media training. If you need help, please contact Jos Linn at [email protected].
Invite people to our special post-election webinar
On November 17, RESULTS is hosting a special, post-election webinar called “What’s next in the fight against poverty?” At this event, you’ll hear how the 2022 election results will impact our work to end poverty. We’ll also discuss key actions you can take right now to move our agenda forward.
This event is designed for current advocates, new advocates, people who have never heard of RESULTS, and people brand new to advocacy. Invite people you know!
We have a guide to help you with a script and templates for invitations and follow-up. Share the invitation with friends, family, colleagues, and leads. If you know them, invite them. The more people we have in this movement, the stronger our collective power and influence will be.
TAKE ACTION: Register for and invite people to our special, post-election webinar “What’s next in the fight against poverty?” on Thursday, November 17 at 8:30 pm ET. This is a fantastic opportunity to hear what the new Congress might do on RESULTS’ policy priorities. You’ll also get to take action on our two of our issues before Congress right now – child poverty and global health. Get energized and motivated to move our agenda forward! The webinar is. Register for the webinar and then use our guide to invite people you know to attend.
Take part in our GivingTuesday fundraiser. Help fund the future of RESULTS! The RESULTS Educational Fund fall 2022 peer-to-peer online fundraiser is on GivingTuesday, November 29. This year, you can create your own customized fundraising webpage to view donations in real-time! We’ve also created a toolkit with helpful tips and email and social media templates. Start your fundraiser today! Contact Melissa Strobel, Director of Development, at [email protected] or (202) 783-4800 x221 with questions or for support.
Join Grassroots Board Town Hall on Thursday. Join our next Grassroots Board Town Hall this Thursday, November 10 at 9:00 pm ET. Come hear updates on the Board of Directors, a review of resources provided by staff, inspiring shares of volunteers’ successes, and a detailed discussion on amplifying our capacity to impact congressional action. Come share your needs, ideas, and resources. Join via Zoom at: https://results.zoom.us/j/96979080608 or dial (301) 715-8592, Meeting ID: 969 7908 0608.
Apply to join our Experts on Poverty 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 November 30. If you have any questions, please contact LaKeisha McVey at [email protected].
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 November 30.
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.
Tuesday, November 8: Election Day. Please vote!
Thursday, November 10: The Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS, 8:30 pm ET. Register here.
Thursday, November 10: Grassroots Board Town Hall, 9:00 pm ET. Join via Zoom at: https://results.zoom.us/j/96979080608 or dial (301) 715-8592, meeting ID 969 7908 0608.
Friday, November 11: Veterans Day. All RESULTS offices closed.
Tuesday, November 15: U.S. Poverty Free Agents, 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm ET. Contact Jos Linn for more information.
Tuesday, November 15: Together Women Rise Advocacy Chapter with RESULTS, 8:30 pm ET. Learn more.
Tuesday, November 15: Diversity and Inclusion 101, 8:30 pm ET. Read details and register.
Wednesday, November 16: Action Network Managers, 12:30 pm ET and 8:00 pm ET. Register for 12:30 webinar or register for the 8:00 webinar.
Wednesday, November 16: 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.
Thursday, November 17: RESULTS Post-Election Webinar: What’s next in the fight against poverty?, 8:30 pm ET. Register for the webinar.
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.
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.
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.