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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.

Reflections from the Global Fund Pledging Conference

By Joanne Carter, Executive Director
September 20, 2016

The replenishment conference of the Global Fund just concluded in Montreal, and I had the honor of being there with colleagues from around the world. You, our dedicated volunteers, were there with me in spirit.

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Global Commission Calls for 8-Fold Increase in GPE Funding

By Tony Baker, Education for All Campaign Manager
September 18, 2016

Today, as part of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of global leaders known as the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released its much-anticipated report on ending the finance crisis in global education.

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New Census Data Shows Poverty Down, and Powerful Impact of Anti-Poverty Policies like EITC

By Meredith Dodson, RESULTS Director of US Poverty Campaigns
September 13, 2016

This morning, the Census Bureau released its latest income and poverty data, showing that the poverty rate declined from 14.8 percent in 2014 to 13.5 percent in 2015. That means that 3.5 million fewer Americans lived in poverty in 2015. The poverty rate for children also dropped from 21.1 percent to 19.7 percent. This is encouraging news indeed. But, we cannot celebrate when 1 in 10 US households had incomes below $13,300 last year. When one in seven Americans still live below the federal poverty line (just over $24,000 for a family of four). When almost one in five American children are living in poverty.

Instead, we must act!

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More good news: House passes Education for All Act

By John Paul Fawcett, Director, Global Policy and Advocacy
September 08, 2016

You’ve done it again. Just a week ago, I wrote with big news from DC that you helped make possible, and now there’s more to share.

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