RESULTS Global Weekly Update
August 31, 2009
I am also struck by every international public
opinion poll I’ve ever seen, that the number one thing
most men and women want is a good job with a good income. It is at the core of the human aspiration to
ble to support oneself, to give one’s children a better future. Microenterprise is uniquely designed to
empower women because
through the trial and error of its development, going back to Muhammad
Yunus’ invention of it in Bangladesh
women are much gre
ater at investing in future goods than the
men who have participated in microcredit have turned out to be. And they are also very reliable in
paying back, because they are so eager to have that extra help and recognition that microcredit provides.
So, I d
on’t make a distinction between economic empowerment and political, social empowerment; I
think it’s fair to say both need to go hand in hand.
Secretary of State Clinton,
s Magazine, 23 August 2009
Media Actions and Opportunities
Take Action: Media push on education and new education editorial packet.
Grassroots Building and Media
RESULTS National Outreach Event on October 17. Paul Farmer to speak!
Training Call This We
dnesday Night! Forming Your Inviting Team and Setting Your Inviting
Targets for the National Outreach Meeting
Additional National Outreach Event training/prep calls happening during September
Grassroots Fundraising Update
Friends & Family Campaign coming
soon, as well as lots of fall fundraising activity.
Shout Outs and High Fives
Media Actions & Opportunities
Great hook for generating media on global education!
Recently, Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke to
reporters calling on G8 leaders
to create a Global Fund for Education. Archbishop Tutu had signed a
letter directed at the leaders of the G8 nations urging them to establish a Global Fund for Education prior
to the G8 summit. Joining him in signing this letter were fellow Nobel Peace Pr
ize laureate Muhammad
Yunus and former president of Ireland and noted human rights champion Mary Robinson.
By coincidence, all three signers of the letter were awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on
As some of the most eminent voices in
social justice today, their leadership helps underline
the need to provide every child with the chance to go to school. Here are the actions:
Contact your editorial writers now!
We have a
new editorial packet
that outlines this new
angle. You can also refer to th
transcript of the
, as well as
a press release
and a copy
of a letter signed by Tu
tu, Muhammad Yunus, and Mary Robinson
the former president of
Ireland. Tell your editors that your local group is joining the world's moral leaders in demanding
that every child receives access to basic education. Another local angle is that kids are so
going back to school in our communities, but for many there will never be a first day of school.
Contact Blair Hinderliter (
) with questions.
Engage your soccer community.
The International Soccer Association (FIFA), the world soccer
governing body and organizer of the World Cup, is working with the Global Campaign for
Education to get all kids in school! Engage your community here:
As we finish August, we’ll continue our push for a Global Fund for Education using this recent story as
a news hook for letters to the editor. Use the
August Action sheet
to support your group. EVERYONE
can write a letter to the editor reacting to the Presidenti
al Medal story with the additional information
you have about the three leaders calling on President Obama and the G8 to create a Global Fund for
We've set a goal for
at least one piece
of media on education.
So far, 33
of our 71 have published pieces:
: two op
: 2 LTEs;
: 2 LTEs;
, 2 LTEs
: blog on Open Salon, oped;
: Online, high
11) Anne Arbor,
ed & LTE;
14) San Diego,
: Online op
19) St. Louis,
20) North Chicago,
22) Thousand Oaks,
: 3 LTEs, op
24) New York,
26) Chapel Hill,
: 2 op
29) Contra Costa,
: 2 op
30) Salt Lake City,
32) PG County,
: LTE; 33) Ashland, OR: LTE.
What about your group? We need more of you. We w
ill be circulating media clips to the State
Department, Administration, and members of Congress to help generate support for a Global Fund for
Education. If you haven't already, please submit any clips you've generated to Blair Hinderliter
Top Priority: August is Congressional Recess
Final week to
face meetings with your
members of Congress
The House adjourned (August 3
Sept. 4) and so has the Senate (August 10
7). If you haven't met with your Rep. in the past four months or your Senato
rs in the past nine months,
it's time to meet with them. Requests to make:
The House Foreign Affairs Committee
drafting foreign aid reform
and the Committee may introduce a new Foreign Assistance
ct (to replace the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961)
. They have
a concept paper
outline their approach to
legislation, which includes reducing poverty as the overall
purpose of foreign assistance.
RESULTS has provided comments dire
ctly to the Committee, and
prepared an analysis for activists with members on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
our recommendations for foreign aid reform with your Representative and Senators and ask them
to speak Foreign Affairs and Foreign Rela
tions leadership about including them.
Find more on
our foreign aid reform campaign
contact John Fawcett
for more information
Yunus Gold Medal Bill:
Ask your members to cosponsor H.R.2000, the House version of the
bill to award Yunus the Congressional Gold Medal. The Senate version (S.846) is cosponsored
by over two
thirds of the Sena
te, so now we have to focus on the House (290 are needed).
Ask your senators to support any amendments to increase funding for TB,
microfinance, and the Global Fund to Fight AID, TB, and Malaria when the Foreign Operations
spending bill go
es to the floor. Review the updated appropriations chart
Grassroots Building & Action
October 17 National Outreach Event: Paul
Farmer to headline!
We are inviting all groups
to grow on October 17. Concept: Have a
national speaker to draw people to your
outreach event on October 17, and to use the
etween now and then to prepare for the
In September your RCs and grassroots
staff will work with you to assess your
community, create an inviting team,
invite people, organize your outreach
meeting agenda, practice speaking
a plan for follow up
with new people, We want to help you
grow your group!
September 2: National Outreach
Meeting preparation training call
Forming Your Inviting Team and
Setting Your Inviting Targets.
join us, get excited, and hit the ground
ing on your inviting for this great
day. Call at 9:00 p.m. ET to (712) 432
3100, passcode 761262.
October 17 is the International Day for
the Eradication of Poverty and will be
our only national conference call in
International Conference Photos Available!
great photos from the IC are now available to us, thanks
to Lesley Reed and photographer Rebecca Sullivan.
to share and enjoy!
New Website is Up and Running.
There is still
updating to do, but you can get a look at things by going
to our regular
address. Let the
webmaster know if something isn't working properly:
RESULTS is now on Twitter!
! We're also
on several outlets on Facebook. You can join the
announcements and discussion boards, add RESULTS
as a cause to help raise funds and awareness of what we
Support RESULTS Bloggers and Comment Online.
We have at le
ast two activists who are blogging
regularly. Support them and our issues by making their
blogs popular. You can do this by reading them,
following them, and making comments. Check out
. You can also support
on line media by commenting and rating pieces that our
ists generate. It's also easy to post articles we
generate to Facebook by clicking on the "share" icons
available on most sites.
calendar on our website
for other dates.
(We will not have the normal
ober 10 call.)
Paul Farmer will talk
about the incredible advocacy
movement that has been required to
make headway against AIDS, TB, and
malaria and challenge us to change the
future. Watch a video of him in “
Believe in Healthcare as a Human
Have You Voted?
If you received a ballot,
you are eligible to cast your vote for the open
RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund
grassroots board member position. Voting ends
September 1, 2009. Contact Cyn
) if you have questions.
Need Your Group Reporting.
compiling grassroots efforts and achievement
so far for 2009. Please updat
e your group's
achievements via our
what your group has reported
so far here. RCs
will be following up with groups who are
behind in their reporting.
Faith in Action Resources.
New August newsletter/bulletin inserts!
Keep up the Momentum for Health
Now is the Time for Access to
Faith in Action
Fundraising Support & Updates
Shout Outs and High Fives!
Friends and Family Campaign coming soon!
Thanks to all of you who made last year's
Friends and Family Campaign a huge success!
Keep your eyes peeled for updated informa
on our new website about our Friends and
Family Campaign Fall 2009. We'll have new
support docs and resources for you and your
September 2: National Outreach Meeting
preparation training call
Forming Your Inviting
Team and Setting Your Inviting Targets.
us, get excited, and hit the ground running on your
nviting for this great day. Call at 9:00 p.m. ET to (712)
3100, passcode 761262.
September 12: Global National Conference Call.
Theme of call will be on inspiring others to create a
movement in preparation for our October 17 National
. Call in at (888) 409
September 17: Training Call on Planning Your
Powerful Agenda/Logistics for the National
, 9 pm ET,
. Topic to be covered: How can you
create a plan that will help you make your Na
Outreach Meeting successful?
September 30: Training Call: Bringing in New
Activists from the National Outreach Meeting
, 9 pm
ET, (712) 432
3100, passcode 761262. Topic to be
covered: What will new folks find when they meet your
RESULTS group after t
he Oct. 17 National Outreach
October 17: National Outreach Event for all groups!
November New Activist Orientation.
session will be a repeat of the August
training and will take place October 26, November 2,
November 9, an
d November 16. To sign up, contact
Lisa Marchal (
2009 Global Campaign Summary
website has all of the current information on our work
in 2009 include resources you ne
ed to make your
requests to your members of Congress. If you don't
know where to go for something, try there
View the congressional scorecard
and bill fact sheets on the
page of our
website and click on
Did you write a smoking hot letter last year for
our Friends and Family Campaign?
Please send it to Stacy Carkonen
so she can use
it in our campaign materials!
Upcoming Fall Events and House Parties
If you are considering holding a fundraising
event for RESULTS/REF please contact Stacy
Carkonen. Whether you are considering an
event big or small, support for your gr
Please call Stacy Carkonen for more
Upcoming Fundraising Events
October 4 with RESULTS/REF
Board Member Marianne Williamson and
RESULTS/REF & Microcredit Summit founder
October 16 with Joia
Mukherjee, Partners in Health, and Seeds of
Hope recipient Dr. Ana Malinow.
San Jose, CA:
November 10 or 11 with Sam
Fall 2009 with Joanne
Las Vegas, NV:
Fall 2009 with Joanne Carter
Fall 2009 with Joanne Carter
Salt Lake City
: Fall 2009 with Joanne Carter
info on bills we support. The
is still being migrated to our new site, so
please contact John Fawcett (
Jen Maurer (
) if you need a handing
finding out where we are on each piece of legislation.
link has many resources for your
Check it out on our new
your group's success and
RESULTS Recordings (
to our conference and training calls. Download our
. Just do a "po
Please fill out
RESULTS lobby report
for all of your meetings with members of
Congress. Contact Jen Maurer (
Ken Patterson (
) for copies, and
send filled forms back to Jen and Ken.
Sign people up for the RESULTS
actions; 1) input name and contact information, 2) select
issues of interest, 3) select "all" for the alerts you
Faith in Action resources.
Great materials for working
with your faith community. Look for "FIA Action
for you to take each month. Faith
communities are free to copy and paste them for use in
newsletters or bulletins.
Build RESULTS through new media:
If you are on any
of these sites, please join and invite others:
. This basic 12
minute video about the work of RESULTS,
Everyday Heroes, can be found on
International Conference 2009
Remember to send in your lobby report forms!
Contact Ken Patterson (
Lisa Marchal (
) if you need a form.
Give us Feedback on the IC:
feedback helps us make the conference better. Fill out
Couldn't make it to the conference?
We're uploading photos,
back for updates!
Lisa Marchal is looking for contacts to start global groups in
Lexington (KY), Cincinnati (OH), and
. Let her know who you know at
Eloise Sutherland is looking for leads in
Fort Worth, Texas
. Let her know if you know anyone there.
Reach Eloise at
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: (p) (202) 783
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: Joanne Carter, x109 or
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k Arena, x105 or
Main Office Global Legislative Staff
: John Fawcett, x107 or
• Jen Maurer, x130
Main Office Communications Staff
: Blair Hinderliter, x126 or
Main Office Administrative/Bookkeeping Staff
Main Office Manager
: Cynthia Stancil, x115 or
: Ken Patterson (828) 398
Grassroots Fundraising Support
: Stacy Carkonen, (206) 715
Monthly Conference Cal
: (888) 409