By Jennifer Maurer, Global Campaigns Associate
Congratulations! In a little over a week, RESULTS rallied to get 98 representatives — more than 20 percent of the House — to sign a letter initiated by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) to President Obama, calling on him to provide $1.75 billion for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in his fiscal year 2011 budget. The power of your collective action has impressed members of Congress and other advocacy organizations, none of whom were expecting such an amazing list. With so many signers, the letter will also impress the administration as well. Read More.
By Eric T. Harris
On Saturday, October 17, we were exceptionally fortunate to have Dr. Paul Farmer from Partners In Health join us for the online 2009 RESULTS National Outreach–Stand Up Event to talk to us about the importance of building and strengthening the world’s health systems. He emphasized the importance of linking together to tackle global health challenges and the significance of advocacy in the global community. Read More.
By Ken Patterson
At least 43 groups held Outreach–Stand Up events on October 17 and an additional 10+ groups are planning on using the Dr. Paul Farmer recording for outreach events in the coming several weeks. Great work everyone! Let’s grow this movement! Read More.
By Crickett Nicovich
Last week there were 45 people sitting in my living room listening like school children to their teacher at story time. Our teacher was Lucy Chesire, the first Kenyan woman to come out as an HIV-positive health care worker in her country in the mid-1990s. She works with KANCO — Kenyan AIDS NGO Consortium — a partner organization of RESULTS. Lucy is an internationally-known patient advocate for HIV/TB and has first-hand experience with the deadly synergy between these diseases. Read More.