U.S. Poverty Weekly Update November 20, 2018


November 20, 2018

U.S. Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | November 20, 2018

“We also need to honor and support our veterans who lived through war. Some of these returning veterans face challenges making ends meet and turn to federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps) to put food on the table.”

–  RESULTS Santa Fe volunteer Gerry Fairbrother in a November 16 letter to the editor in the Santa Fe New Mexican


RESULTS wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May your time with family and friends be festive, generous, and fun.

All RESULTS offices will be closed November 22 and 23 for the holiday.


Got Two Minutes? Submit a Letter to the Editor in Thanks of SNAP

While sitting around the dinner table this week giving thanks for the things you are thankful for, remember that many Americans are also able to gather for their family meal this week because of SNAP. SNAP helps put food on the table for 40 million people per month, not just at Thanksgiving but all year long. Sadly, SNAP and access to it are once again under threat of harmful changes and cuts (through the House farm bill and the proposed public charge rule), so it’s important to remind people that SNAP is something we all should be grateful for.

In between holiday meals and shopping this week, use the media to let people in your community know that one of the things you are thankful for this season is SNAP.

TAKE ACTION: Take two minutes to submit a letter to the editor today reminding people that we should be grateful this Thanksgiving for SNAP and programs like it, silently and effectively protecting Americans against hunger and poverty.


Got Ten Minutes? Share about Your Advocacy at Social Gatherings This Week (Post-Election Action)

This week, many of us will be gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving festivities. That includes reflecting on the things you are grateful for. As you think about the blessings in your life, ask yourself this – is your advocacy with RESULTS one of them? If so and it is your tradition to share what you are thankful for on Thursday, include your effort to end poverty in what you share.

We are not asking you to turn your Thanksgiving into an advertisement for RESULTS. You don’t need to pass out RESULTS brochures with the cranberries and sweet potatoes. You don’t need to have a RESULTS sign-up sheet next to the coat rack. But if you are thankful for your work with RESULTS, share it. You may plant the seed for someone else’s Thanksgiving blessing next year.

TAKE ACTION: In your social gatherings this week, take ten minutes to share about why your thankful for your work with RESULTS. If you have the chance to share about your advocacy work, do so. You may inspire someone into action. And if you do talk with someone who is interested, be sure to follow up with them next week about next steps for getting involved. Send them our new ”You Voted. What’s Next?” video and use the Post-Election Action as a guide for closing the deal. If you have questions, please contact Jos Linn.


U.S. Poverty Campaigns

Weekly Update | November 20, 2018

“We also need to honor and support our veterans who lived through war. Some of these returning veterans face challenges making ends meet and turn to federal programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly food stamps) to put food on the table.”

–  RESULTS Santa Fe volunteer Gerry Fairbrother in a November 16 letter to the editor in the Santa Fe New Mexican


RESULTS wishes you a safe and happy Thanksgiving. May your time with family and friends be festive, generous, and fun.

All RESULTS offices will be closed November 22 and 23 for the holiday.


Got Two Minutes? Submit a Letter to the Editor in Thanks of SNAP

While sitting around the dinner table this week giving thanks for the things you are thankful for, remember that many Americans are also able to gather for their family meal this week because of SNAP. SNAP helps put food on the table for 40 million people per month, not just at Thanksgiving but all year long. Sadly, SNAP and access to it are once again under threat of harmful changes and cuts (through the House farm bill and the proposed public charge rule), so it’s important to remind people that SNAP is something we all should be grateful for.

In between holiday meals and shopping this week, use the media to let people in your community know that one of the things you are thankful for this season is SNAP.

TAKE ACTION: Take two minutes to submit a letter to the editor today reminding people that we should be grateful this Thanksgiving for SNAP and programs like it, silently and effectively protecting Americans against hunger and poverty.


Got Ten Minutes? Share about Your Advocacy at Social Gatherings This Week (Post-Election Action)

This week, many of us will be gathering with family and friends for Thanksgiving festivities. That includes reflecting on the things you are grateful for. As you think about the blessings in your life, ask yourself this – is your advocacy with RESULTS one of them? If so and it is your tradition to share what you are thankful for on Thursday, include your effort to end poverty in what you share.

We are not asking you to turn your Thanksgiving into an advertisement for RESULTS. You don’t need to pass out RESULTS brochures with the cranberries and sweet potatoes. You don’t need to have a RESULTS sign-up sheet next to the coat rack. But if you are thankful for your work with RESULTS, share it. You may plant the seed for someone else’s Thanksgiving blessing next year.

TAKE ACTION: In your social gatherings this week, take ten minutes to share about why your thankful for your work with RESULTS. If you have the chance to share about your advocacy work, do so. You may inspire someone into action. And if you do talk with someone who is interested, be sure to follow up with them next week about next steps for getting involved. Send them our new ”You Voted. What’s Next?” video and use the Post-Election Action as a guide for closing the deal. If you have questions, please contact Jos Linn.


Quick News

Fill Out the RESULTS Supporter Survey. Take five minutes to help deepen and expand RESULTS’ network of supporters. As an incentive, a donor is giving 25 cents for every completed survey! The survey is completely anonymous, and we don’t collect any personal information without your permission. Go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/results-survey and fill it out today.

You Can Still Join the 2018 VTF! The 33 fundraisers participating in our 2018 Virtual Thanksgiving Feast have so far raised $14,163.02! Why not join them? You can help us raise the money needed to hasten the end of poverty in the U.S. and around the world. We have resources to make it easy, including a new video on how to set up your VTF fundraising page. For additional questions, contact Mea Geizhals. Join us today!

Keep Pushing for Public Charge Comments. We are less than three weeks away from the deadline (December 10) to submit your comment opposing the Trump Administration’s harsh new public charge rule. Go to www.protectingimmigrantfamilies.org to submit your personal comment and please remind others you know to comment too. Also, speak out in the media against the rule.

Sign Your Group Up onto New SAVE for All Principles. Help build support for the new SAVE for All principles for the next Congress. Please sign your local RESULTS group (e.g. “RESULTS Kansas City”) onto the principles. The deadline is December 14.

Give Us Suggestions for the 2019 RESULTS International Conference! The 2019 RESULTS International Conference is set (July 13-16, 2019). Help us make it the best conference yet by completing our suggestion form with your ideas for speakers and sessions.


Upcoming Events

Go to the RESULTS Events Calendar to see a full list of RESULTS events. Also, find a list of the RESULTS U.S. Poverty staff with contact information on the RESULTS website.

U.S. Poverty Team members planned time off: Meredith Dodson, Monday, November 26. Jos Linn: Wednesday, November 21.

RESULTS Virtual Thanksgiving Feast Fundraising Campaign, November 2018.Contact Mea Geizhals, Grassroots Fundraising Manager, with any questions and look for more information soon.

U.S. Poverty Free Agents Calls, Tuesday, November 20 at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm ET. Join at: https://results.zoom.us/j/324294681 or dial by phone at (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 324 294 681.

Thanksgiving Holiday Break, Thursday, November 22-Friday, November 23. All RESULTS offices closed.

RESULTS U.S. Poverty National Webinar, Tuesday, December 4 at 8:00 pm ET.Join at: https://results.zoom.us/j/873308801 or dial (929) 436-2866 or (669) 900-6833, Meeting ID: 873 308 801. Find recordings and slides from previous webinars on the National Webinars page.

RESULTS Action Network Community of Practice webinar, Wednesday, December 5 at 8:00pm ET. To join, log in: https://results.zoom.us/j/427674133 or dial in: 669-900-6833, Meeting ID: 427 674 133.

RESULTS New Advocate Orientation, Thursday, December 13 at 8:30 pm ET. Get started here.

RESULTS International Conference, July 13-16, 2019. Learn more at www.resultsconference.org.

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