Save Programs That Save Lives

Today, September 26, Americans all over the country are uniting in a national call-in day asking Congress to save poverty-focused foreign aid funding from devastating cuts in the 2012 international affairs budget.

Poverty-focused foreign aid represents less than one percent of the federal budget, yet each year, this small amount of funding:

  • Feeds 46.5 million of the world’s most vulnerable people and children;
  • Prevents more than 114,000 infants from being born with HIV;
  • Provides 33 million HIV-positive people with counseling;
  • Saves three million lives through immunization programs;
  • Has helped bring safe drinking water sources to 1.3 billion people over the last decade.

Will you make the call?

To find your members of Congress, please enter your zip code. If you live in a split district, you may need to enter your full address.

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Sample script:

My name is [First Name] [Last Name] and I am a constituent living in [City], [State].

Please tell Representative/Senator ____________ that I want to save poverty-focused foreign aid from cuts to the 2012 budget.

I support foreign aid because:

  • Less than one percent of our federal budget goes to international programs that save millions of lives each year.
  • Disproportionate cuts to poverty-focused foreign aid needlessly put lives at risk.
  • The drought and famine in East Africa is a deadly reminder of the ongoing need for U.S. international food assistance in particular.