Global Campaigns National Grassroots Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
You’ll be able to ask questions in the chat window or by unmuting your lines after Peter speaks.
Is there a list of the heads of state who are coming to the UN HLM on TB? Particularly interested in the President of Zambia.
will Nicki email Haley be present to represent the us, after all isn’t this a national security issue?
Is all the money from 1017 spent/allocated?
What do we need a dilogue on besides new treatments?
Do we need to defeat the next big tax cut package in order to have a hope of a large GFATM pledge?
Is there a specific goal of funds raised at the next Global Fund Pledging Conference? (Assume US share would be 1/3)
Could we eliminate TB as we have smallpox?
Hi Beth - the indication from our Zambian partners is that President Lungu IS planning on attending the HLM.
Is there a way we can create/get urgent updates or action-reports about U.S. cases of MDR and XDR TB, including the info on what Congressional districts, so we can more-immediately bring it to Senators and Reps?
Will there be news releases weekly to for us to encourage our newspapers to cover this?
me is Willie
Great questions, folks!
Willie - YES! We will share on the listserv, etc. Also coming up this month is the release of new WHO TB data, which will be another hook.
later in the call we'll brainstorm some hooks
Lynne - getting to know your state TB officer (or TB controller) can help get early numbers for your state/county.
Great idea, Cynthia
Local hook for MA, for example: we had a 10.5% increase in TB in 2017.
Hi, could you clarify when the pledging conference in France is and the difference between that and the technical meeting in India?
Would you be able to speak a bit more to the role of the private sector in terms of ending TB in relation to governments/heads of state?
Thank you anyway
What a fantastic attempt, though!
Here are the Democrats that were just added to the Reach Act:Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA]Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI]Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]Sen. Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]Sen. Jones, Doug [D-AL]Sen. Kaine, Tim [D-VA]
Once you've brainstormed, consider sharing a few of your hooks here in the chat window!
immigration issues / refugee camps
Definitely, though we need to be a bit careful not to put blame for TB on immigrants.
Nearby MoCs have signed the letter on TB, but other local Reps have not…..
recent increases in another airborne disease: measles
I used the hook of the Emirates flight being quarantined/met by ambulances at JFK due to illness on the plane and how frightening public health issues can be if we don't anticipate them, etc.
yes, other sicknesses and health issues, other MOCs who could be taking action.
Senator cares about National Security or the Justice Committee but TB is also and issue of security and of justice for those who can’t access treatment…
The California Dept. of Public Health published this fact sheet: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/TBCB-TB-Fact-Sheet-2017.pdf. Could be helpful for including statistics in your LTE. Other states probably have the same.
That's helpful, Lori! Thanks.
Gig Harbor/So. Kitsap
if you have a family member in Health Care industry (Nurses, Doctors, even teachers) are potentially exposed to TB.
Many of the people in Dina Titus’s (D-NV District 1) District do not know that she is in the FA committee. We can use this to educate the people in her district, which includes a big Latinx population. So we will be sending a LTE to our English paper and one to our Spanish paper.
LTE thanking local MoC for signing and holding accountable those who did not.
MA Governor is cutting public health funding in the face of increasing infectious diseases...
Super good idea Sidney to try getting published to newspapers who print in Spanish.
for you local history buffs/public health nerds: pretty much every community in the country had a TB sanitorium at one point. This web site documents them: http://www.asylumprojects.org/
Is there someone on the call right now who can translate the English version of the media action into Spanish?
Oh… and you could host a local meeting at your home or in your group with a local doctor… and use that as a hook
I could do the Spanish translation…where should I send it?
One great way to build your action network is to throw a fund-raising party!!!
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Cynthia — Awesome. Probably ask Ken or Colin.
like that idea
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Congrats, Qiana! Thanks, Beth!
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5 here in Omaha
sounds good Atlanta
yes, please let us know how many were in the room
All alone here in Beaumont, CA
(ps, Hank Johnson is on the Reach Act now)
1 in CT
8 people here in Portland Oregon