Lead Advocacy Group
Joining our Lead Advocacy Group is one of the best ways to experience the RESULTS advocacy journey.
These groups are made up of committed everyday people from diverse cultural and geographical backgrounds and experiences. They amplify our voice by leading and driving collective and coordinated campaign actions at a grassroots level to end global poverty.
Our Lead Advocacy Groups predominantly focus their efforts on three key areas:
1. Parliamentary engagement: building relationships with federal parliamentarians through online/offline communications and face-to-face meetings in order to influence policy decisions that will help end global poverty.
2. Media engagement: publishing and pitching stories to media outlets (both traditional and social) to raise awareness about issues of global poverty.
3. Community engagement: reaching out to the broader community to raise awareness about issues of global poverty and the power of advocacy, and to identify and develop new leaders.
In 2019, our Lead Advocacy Groups met with more than 25 Parliamentarians about issues such as tuberculosis and polio. Our efforts led to the Australian government pledging $270 million to multilateral international development initiatives such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
In 2020, our Lead Advocacy Groups reached out to more than 130 federal parliamentarians and met with more than 60 of them on the issues of child immunisation and tuberculosis (TB is one of the major diseases of poverty). We also contacted close to 100 healthcare organisations as part of the sector-wide joint COVID-19 campaign, #EndCOVIDForAll.
Together, we influenced our government to:
- Save a further 7 – 8 million lives of children everywhere through routine immunisation programs by contributing $300 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance;
- Invest $22.5 million in research and development to fight antimicrobial resistance and TB in the Pacific;
- Support our neighbours in their COVID-19 recovery by contributing $500 million.
Learn more about our campaigns today.