RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.
Volunteers receive training, support, and inspiration to become skilled advocates. In time, volunteers learn to effectively advise policy makers, guiding them towards decisions that improve access to education, health, and economic opportunity.
With every hour of their time, volunteers multiply their impact through the enormous power of advocacy- whether it’s helping change policy to support millions of families putting food on the table or helping raise billions of dollars for the world’s most vulnerable children. Backed by the in-depth research and legislative expertise of staff, RESULTS advocates realize the incredible power they possess to use their voices to change the world.
See more about RESULTS at www.results.org
RESULTS GLOBAL POVERTY BACKGROUND
Since 1990, the number of children dying from preventable causes across the world has been cut by more than half, millions more kids in low income countries are going to school, and we're on the path to ending AIDS. RESULTS has played an important role in these successes through citizen advocacy.
But we know there is still more work to do. This year, 5.9 million kids will die of a preventable cause before their 5th birthday, 289,000 women will die from a preventable pregnancy related cause, and millions of girls will miss out on their chance to go to school - simply because they were born in an area without access to strong health and education systems.
For the first time in history, we are faced with the fact that we have all of the resources needed to end these problems, ensuring that all kids are healthy, in school, and have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
The question isn't can we do this but will we do what is needed to make this possibility a reality.
ABOUT RESULTS Des Moines
RESULTS Des Moines is a group of passionate, committed community members who are willing to step up to the challenge of addressing global poverty. We meet once or twice a month, get updates on pressing global issues, learn powerful advocacy skills, and most important, take action together to make a difference.
* Meeting face to face with members of Congress
* Writing pieces for the media
* Writing letters and making phone calls to decision makers
* Hosting community education events and calling on others in the community to take action with us
If you want to make a difference on global issues from the Des Moines area and are looking for a way to get connected we'd love to welcome you to our team.
Contact Rachel Pierce at RESULTSIowaGlobal@gmail.com to get involved.
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- 4-6 hours a month