Trumbull resident, Nancy Gardiner, will travel with four other Fairfield County volunteers to Washington, DC for the RESULTS International Conference, where she will have the chance to impact policymaking at its highest levels and build support for the most effective solutions to poverty.

In addition to meeting with Rep. Himes, Sens. Murphy and Blumenthal, and other Connecticut Representatives, Gardiner and her fellow volunteers will hear directly from some of the leading experts on poverty, including Sister Simone Campbell of Nuns on the Bus and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus.

During their time on Capitol Hill, the group will ask Connecticut’s members of Congress to support legislation that will help put an end to preventable maternal and child deaths in developing countries once and for all. The Fairfield County group will also push for tax policies that create economic opportunity for millions of low-income American families.

In addition to sessions with top experts, the conference includes a series of advocacy skills workshops, and it culminates in a day of lobby visits with key decision makers. In several hundred congressional meetings, volunteer advocates will call for smarter policies and increased support for programs that are proven to help lift people out of poverty.

The annual conference will bring together 500 advocates from across the United States and at least 12 other countries all working together to fight poverty. The conference runs from Saturday, July 18 to Tuesday, July 21.

The conference is organized and hosted by RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund (www.results.org <http://www.results.org&gt; ). RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people who together use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.