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2018 RESULTS International Conference

Organized by RESULTS

July 14 – 17
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Washington, DC

MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Saturday Morning Pre-Conference Sessions:

A Morning with Marianne Williamson: Join a conversation with author and lecturer Marianne Williamson as part of her ongoing national tour. As Marianne says, “Like any relationship, our relationship to democracy cannot be taken for granted; it must be tended to. We have as much responsibility to it as it has to us.” Learn more.

Running for Office: A Look Behind the Curtain: The first part of our new election track, this morning session will give you a chance to hear from people who have run for office at both a local and national level, and then join a hands-on workshop looking at what it takes to run your own campaign. Learn more about the election track.

Plenaries and Workshops

Film Screening and Special Appearance from Heather Booth
Plenary

The first part of our new election track, this morning session will give you a chance to hear from people who have run for office at both a local and national level, and then join a hands-on workshop looking at what it takes to run your own campaign. Learn more about the election track.

Advocacy and the Midterm Elections
Conference Track

The upcoming midterm elections are poised to dominate media coverage and the national conversation. What if you could build relationships with candidates early, learn how to make poverty a campaign issue, and master new skills to use at campaign events? Through a series of skills workshops and plenaries, we’ll tackle these opportunities and more. Conference attendees will hear from veteran journalists, former members of Congress, and those who’ve worked on political campaigns for both major parties. Learn more.

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Understanding the Link Between Housing and Racial Wealth Inequality
Issue Workshop

In 2016, white households had 10 times more wealth than black households and 8 times more wealth than Hispanic households. While homeownership remains a major path to build wealth in America, the U.S. is facing an affordable housing crisis that exacerbates the racial wealth divide. This workshop will examine how U.S. housing policy impacts racial wealth inequality.

Getting Your Letter to the Editor Published
Skills Workshop

Ready to see your name in print? Want to use the media to move your member of Congress to act? We’ll talk through best practices for writing letters to the editor, what it takes to get them published, and how to use them for advocacy. Together we’ll look for news “hooks” and start putting pen to paper.

Other events:

Hear from world-class Speakers: RESULTS has an incredible lineup of speakers, including H.E. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi, Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, MomsRising Co-Founder, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank, Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis, Yolanda Gordon, RESULTS Expert on Poverty, and many more. Learn more about the speakers.

 

 

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RESULTS’ Legacy of TB Advocacy

Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most pressing global health challenges of our time. Despite being preventable and curable, TB kills approximately 250,000 people a year. What’s more, curing TB requires a lengthy treatment period, which is often interrupted by poor access and adherence to therapy. Moreover, multi-drug resistant strains of TB are emerging at alarming rates in several regions across the globe.

When RESULTS began advocating for TB funding in 1997, citing it as a critical health issue and key contributor to poverty, the U.S. provided less than $1 million in global TB funding. Since then, RESULTS has helped members of Congress realize that not only is TB a global epidemic, but the fight against HIV/AIDS will not succeed without an equally aggressive effort against TB. In 2015, U.S. agencies accelerated progress towards a TB-free world by focusing on 10 priority countries and providing treatments to over half a million people with multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB). However, it has been six years since U.S. bilateral TB funding has seen a substantial increase, and only 7% of USAID’s global health funding goes to TB.

As we commemorate World TB Day 2017, RESULTS continues to lead advocacy efforts to urge Congress to increase funding for the Global Fund and USAID TB. On March 21, RESULTS will host a briefing, TB kills 5,000 people a day – what are the solutions?, with congressional staff on Capitol Hill. Visit GHC’s online calendar to view details of the event, and other activities happening in Washington, DC around World TB Day 2017. Also, read the TB brief in GHC’s Global Health Briefing Book for more information and key figures on the global impact of TB.


For 35 years, RESULTS has been changing government priorities and people’s lives by combining the powerful voices of citizen advocates with research and oversight of U.S. anti-poverty efforts to shine a light on effective solutions to end poverty.