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May 13 DFW Advocacy Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Chris King
27:08
Woohoo!!!
Lana Weber
30:55
Can we get copies of these slides?
Wendy
31:28
Yes, they will available on our website in the next few days. If you are on Facebook, I can also post there.
Leslye Heilig
31:40
yes, they are posted on both the DFW advocacy cite and Results
Betsy Teutsch
37:15
no school = no lunch programs = hunger
Pat Payne
37:30
If we contact media (i.e. press release to newspaper), do we need to send draft to DFW Communications Director, Wendy Frattolin?
Wendy
37:57
Pat, I think we are talking about personal letters to the editor, not press releases.
Leslye Heilig
38:07
we’re going to address how to do letters to the editor, and no, they do not need approval
Nancy Jacobsen
40:37
we are not talking about US children, who are also suffering, but children in developing countries who suffer from wasting diseases & stunted growth.
Leslye Heilig
41:14
this is true, but these issues will affect children worldwide, including the US
Wendy
42:49
Chris, what a great job connecting all of this together!
Kathy Shearer
44:53
Will we be discussing talking points so others begin to understand how important it is to support developing countries not just US citizens?
Barbara
44:58
Thank you Chris!
Leslye Heilig
45:14
yes
Beth Ellen Holimon
45:17
Truly, Chris, that was such a wonderful way to show us how our voices matter!
Leslye Heilig
45:32
we are going to work on letters together
Nancy Curtiss
45:48
Thanks so much
Leslye Heilig
45:56
thank you nancy
Barb Collins
46:58
Chris - thanks for your passionate leadership
Nancy Curtiss
47:24
DFW holds so much power in their voices as they’ve such intimate connections across the world. You know the ones in the most desperate settings.
Betsy Teutsch
48:16
and we have the power of geography! It would be fun to map out how many Congressional Districts have at least one chapter.
Beth Ellen Holimon
48:28
I can't wait to have a pile of published letters that DFW members have written and got in papers!
Jim Hennigan
48:30
Kathy, We will do that...but sometimes I find it helps to talk to others about the issue to develop mastery of the facts and make my argument more impactful. One way to do that is to connect after the meeting on our Facebook group. I'm always happy myself to speak by phone with members of this chapter about these issues. That kind of "practice" works for me. It may work for others.
Lana Weber
51:30
Is this different from the ask last month?
Leslye Heilig
51:58
only a little bit. the first one Ken just showed is different
Jim Hennigan
52:31
Yes, Nancy! We have compelling "hooks" and we can put faces to the statistics. We can also show we care deeply because we already invest in these causes as individuals. We mean business!
Anna Pujol
55:40
I ran into an issue with the auto-send tool last time
Leslye Heilig
56:26
let Ken know and he’ll try to help you. I know it sometimes has papers that you aren’t familiar with
Nancy Jacobsen
58:00
The Results took is so easy to use, it finds all of the local newspapers for you.
Barbara
01:09:11
Thank you break out group 4!!!
Barbara
01:09:27
Sorry - I am going to sign off. I have one more ZOOM meeting tonight.
Jim Hennigan
01:09:38
Bye! Thanks for stopping by!
Ken Patterson
01:09:47
Thanks Barbara—write your letter!
Chris King
01:09:54
Thanks Barbara!
Beth Ellen Holimon
01:11:17
I promise
Jim Hennigan
01:11:19
I've found it helpful to cut/copy all the text in that little box and paste it into a Word document or into a draft email. I edit it there, and then copy and paste it into the small box on the DFW/Results page.
Barbara
01:11:49
Yes Jim, I do the same thing! Easy peasy
Betsy Teutsch
01:12:22
when I see a newspaper article that looks "hooky", I take a picture of it with my phone and then look for its link for the letter.
Wendy
01:19:43
Sign up for tomorrow night's virtual meeting here: https://dfwvirtualmeetingmay14.eventbrite.com/
Wendy
01:19:58
It starts at 7 pm EDT.
Ruth Bates
01:20:36
Yes thank you Chris for the info you put on the FB page
Wendy
01:20:43
go to this page https://www.facebook.com/groups/513737199507268/?source_id=35132704396
Jim Hennigan
01:20:54
How do people find that private page?
Wendy
01:21:01
Ask to join the group and Leslye will accept your invitation.
Betsy Dunklin
01:21:06
I’m so excited about how far the DFW Advocacy committee has come working with Results. A great partnership. Great seeing all the committee members again and see new people. Betsy in Boise
Beth Ellen Holimon
01:21:41
But now you love it Leslye!
Wendy
01:22:47
We will always share vital info for this group on the DFW website and by email. Facebook is just an extra place for us to share with each other, but you won't miss anything vital if you aren't on Facebook.
Pat Payne
01:22:51
Jim what is your email?
Jim Hennigan
01:23:18
I'm at jjhennigan@gmail.com / cell: 864-350-1378
Babita Daware
01:24:20
legislative aid for foreign affairs
Anna Pujol
01:24:43
do we know when the senate will vote on the bill?
Barbara
01:28:06
Thank you everyone!
Pat Payne
01:29:14
I'm signing off to have dinner. Thanks Chris, ZLeslie and Ken. I am motivated
Leslye Heilig
01:29:31
Thanks Pat
Barbara Clawson
01:29:35
Where do we access the sample letter?
Leslye Heilig
01:30:05
on the results website under media actions
Ken Patterson
01:30:06
It’s in the action alert on the RESULTS website in the “Message Body” section
Leslye Heilig
01:30:07
https://results.org/volunteers/action-center/
Ken Patterson
01:30:56
here is the direct link to the letter to the editor action: https://www.votervoice.net/RESULTS/campaigns/72606/respond
Betsy Dunklin
01:32:42
Thank you! So glad I could finally join a meeting. I must go now! Good to put a face to your nice email messages to me, Ken. G’bye!
Betsy Teutsch
01:32:54
great to see you Betsy
Ken Patterson
01:32:59
By Betsy
Jim Hennigan
01:35:05
The people from around the world we "meet" during our monthly chapter meetings count on us to use our voices as US citizens to be their champions. That connection to what we do each month is compelling to me. Pay close attention to those videos. We speak for those people.