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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.
By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
RESULTS volunteer advocates have done amazing work pushing Congress to save key Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit provisions in local media with more than 70 published pieces this fall – and this media work has made a big impact on the debate. It is likely we have less than two weeks until Congress reaches a final deal on tax legislation -- let’s rally for one last media push to ensure Congress does the right thing!Read More.
By Cindy Levin, RESULTS volunteer advocate and board member
Today is Election Day in the United States. You may not have heard much about it since we aren’t voting on a president this year. Sadly, since most of the items on the ballot are at a local level, most Americans won’t bother to go to the polls and our media will mainly view Election Day 2015 as merely a kick-off to next year’s presidential election.Read More.
By Jesuit Refugee Service/USA
On October 8, the House International Basic Education Caucus hosted their first event, "Crisis in Syria: Educating Refugee Children," discussing the needs of the hundreds of thousands of Syrian children without access to formal education and threatening their immediate and long-term well-being.Read More.
Tamara Bates will be the first of 88 grandchildren in her family to graduate from college. “I always wanted something different,” said the 22-year-old rising senior at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. “I just want to motivate my peers, because they need it the most. We were put on this earth to serve a purpose. You just have to put yourself out there, be willing to take risks, and have an open mind.”Read More.