Celebrities and Members of Congress Praise Volunteers at Annual Banquet

By Robyn Shepherd, RESULTS Communications Officer
June 24, 2009

After all of the weeks of preparation and pre-lobby day anxiety, the participants of the International Conference returned to the Washington Court Hotel on the evening of June 23 happy, emboldened, and exhilarated from their day on the Hill. Overall, RESULTS partners visited over 250 congressional offices that day, lobbying on issues such as global health, education for all, domestic health care reform and microcredit. Some groups even allowed for members back home to participate in congressional meetings by conference call, so as many voices from home regions could be incorporated as possible. Read More.

Relationship, Relationship, Relationship

By Kara Stewart, RESULTS partner
June 23, 2009

This is the day we’ve all been waiting for. Although waiting probably isn’t the best word to use. This is the day we’ve all been working for. Working hard. First we made our way to Washington DC to sit at the feet of our anti-poverty champions, soaking up their knowledge and experience. . . . Read More.

RESULTS Partners Take on the Hill!

By Robyn Shepherd, RESULTS Communications Officer
June 23, 2009

Of all the exciting events and speakers at RESULTS’ International Conference, Lobby Day is most definitely the main event. This is the day when all U.S. RESULTS partners meet with their members of Congress, and international partners meet with officials at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to get quality face-to-face time on issues relating to poverty. Read More.

Education as a Force Against Poverty

By Robyn Shepherd, RESULTS Communications Officer
June 22, 2009

When it comes to fighting terrorism, extremism, poverty, and violence, the most potent weapon could be as simple as a classroom. Read More.

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