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At any given moment, RESULTS staff and advocates are busy working with their elected officials, local media, and communities to realize a world without poverty. Read their stories here.

Obama’s Last Budget Release - What’s in Store for FY17?

By Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate
February 10, 2016

The last year of an administration’s budget is an opportunity to set the tone on their priorities and what the administration sees as their legacy. This Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) budget from President Obama offers a few insights on what this White House sees as their priorities in their last few months in office, and hopefully a bit into what they’d like to see in the years to come from Congress. RESULTS is glad to see ending preventable child and maternal deaths and creating an AIDS-free generation coming out strongly in the President’s proposed budget, but there are clearly some disappointments in cuts to accounts we know matter greatly in the fight against infectious disease and more broadly ending poverty .

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Build on EITC Awareness Day to Push for Expanding the EITC

By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
February 02, 2016

Last Friday, advocates on Capitol Hill and across the country celebrated “EITC Awareness Day.” In addition to local events to get the word out about tax credits to low-income working families, RESULTS participated in a standing-room-only Capitol Hill briefing hosted by Tax Credits for Working Families and CFED, which featured Johns Hopkins Professor Kathryn Edin, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Laurie-Anne Sayles, who shared firsthand how important the EITC was to her family. Let's build on the momentum of last year’s tax deal by pushing Congress to expand the EITC by submitting LTEs and contacting schedulers to set up face-to-face meetings with your representatives and senators for the Presidents’ Day recess. 

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Building RESULTS Network—How You Can Plug In!

By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
January 21, 2016

As we begin 2016, RESULTS is already actively working to expand our grassroots network of volunteer advocates who raise their voices across the United States to end poverty here and around the world. Check out our upcoming events in Kansas City, Atlanta, Portsmouth and Manchester NH, Amherst MA, Orange County CA, Charleston SC, Delaware and Boise. 

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Launch of White House Action Plan on Drug Resistant TB!

By David Bryden, TB Advocacy Officer
January 12, 2016

Last week, raising hopes all over the world, the White House gave a formal launch to its National Action Plan for Combatting Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis (MDR-TB).

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