Save Foreign Assistance Funding!
Congress is actively debating the fate of foreign aid. In February, the House of Representatives passed a budget for 2011 that cuts life-saving humanitarian and development programs, including a 67 percent reduction in international disaster assistance and a 41 percent cut to food aid.
The Senate opposes these drastic cuts, but everyone is under intense pressure to compromise.
We need your help to say that compromising on foreign aid means compromising on human lives. Communities supported by our life-saving foreign assistance funding would feel a devastating impact — more lives lost to HIV/AIDS and starvation, fewer children in school and the U.S. unable to respond to those in need when a crisis strikes. These cuts would harm our country by weakening our security and undercutting future economic prosperity.
Call your member of Congress to tell them: do not cut foreign aid!
Call your Senator’s and Representative’s district offices (if no number provided, call their DC office)