Top Action: Pedal-to-the-Metal on Media Until Global Fund Replenishment Meeting, Oct. 5
We have two opportunities to get the U.S. to take leadership on funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria with $6 billion over 3 years—the MDG Summit this week, and at the Global Fund replenishment meeting on October 5. So we must continue to push out media that calls on the president to take action on this. France and the UK have already agreed to increase their investments to the Global Fund, will the U.S.? We must keep the pressure up. Here are your tools:
1. Accumulated Global Fund Media. You have done a FANTASTIC job generating media. We have generated 13 editorials, 8 op-eds, and 30 letters to the editor! There is much more media as well. Here’s what you can do with it:
3. Action request to Secretary of State Clinton. Get it out to everyone in your community.
Let’s keep going until we get the job done!
RESULTS Creates Champions and Takes Direct Action to Move 2/3 of House and Senate!
Tomorrow, September 22, HR 2000 will go to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives for a vote. This is after RESULTS has worked with congressional champions and leaders, and individually with members of Congress to garner cosponsorship of the legislation by two-thirds of House and Senate. This is an amazing feat that many never have been accomplished in RESULTS history.
This was achieved with incredible determination and leadership by many of our activists and staff. To name a few, Wilma Soloman and the New Jersey activists worked with Representative Holt to introduce the legislation. Lenny Chorazy of Northern Virginia got his representative to agree to lead on the bill, and Lenny personally walked the halls of Congress to put the bill over the top. Grassroots chapters, like the ones in Illinois who got all but one Illinois representative on the bill, went above and beyond their traditional reach. Jen Maurer did an incredible job creating target lists of members who should be on the bill and supporting activists to dig deep and remain persistent, which helped get us over the finish line.
We’ll keep you informed about next steps for leveraging this opportunity. In the meantime, take a moment to celebrate the individual and group successes you had, and feel the power that RESULTS has when we all work together. You may be one activist or one group, but you carry the power of an entire nation of RESULTS activists with you anywhere you fight poverty. Congratulations!
Incredible Stand Up Events
There were quite a number great Stand Up/Outreach events this past weekend. Congratulations to all of you who participated. Be sure to report on your events on at the Stand Up website.
Also be sure to follow up with those who attended your events and make sure they have an opportunity to become RESULTS activists. Invite them to be trained at the New Activist Orientation: September 29, October 13, October 27, November 10. All sessions at 9 pm ET. Call in number is: (712) 432-3100, passcode: 761262.
The following groups had stand up events. Where there others?
Amherst College, MA; Asheville, NC; Atlanta; Austin (on YouTube); Cleveland; Coastal CT; Indianapolis; Madison, WI; Marin County, CA; Miami (pancake breakfast); New York City; Omaha; San Francisco (on ONE Blog); Westchester, NY
Congratulations on getting the word out on the MDGs!
Fall Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off & Update
Fall Fundraising Update
As fall fundraising gears up into full swing, Development Associates, Beth Wilson and Mark Coats are reaching out to regional coordinators to brief them on the Friends and Family campaign and to secure time on the regional coordinator conference calls to share information and review materials volunteers will need to conduct their local Friends and Family campaigns. Beth and Mark will walk volunteers through the process from developing prospect lists and setting goals to preparing letters, making follow-up phone calls and tracking gifts.
Solicitation materials will be sent to each group the week of September 27. The package will include all of the collateral materials volunteers will need to accompany their solicitation letters (e.g., the 30th Anniversary Brochure, remittance envelopes, and the monthly sponsorship brochure). Other instructional materials such as sample letters, the follow-up phone script and thank you letters may be obtained online at http://www.results.org/skills_center/fundraising_tools/.
If your group is considering a fundraising event or if you have questions about the Friends and Family letter writing campaign, please contact Donna Howard at (202) 783-4800 x124 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org. Support for large and small group events is always available.
Upcoming Fundraising Events
October 12: RESULTS Des Moines fundraiser.
October 16: RESULTS Santa Fe Fundraiser.
November 16: RESULTS Columbus Fundraiser.
December 5: RESULTS Chicago fundraiser
December 9: DC Fundraiser