Listen: What’s Happening With The Foreign Assistance Budget?

Listen: What’s Happening With The Foreign Assistance Budget?


Next week, hundreds of CARE advocates will gather in Washington, D.C. for the CARE National Conference where we’ll be diving into CARE’s mission, programs, and advocacy for women and girls in developing countries. We’ll also place a lot of focus on the U.S. foreign assistance budget, because CARE’s mission to eradicate global poverty cannot be achieved without foreign assistance.

Fiscal Year 2018’s budget is wrapped up and negotiations for FY19 are already underway. One of the most important things advocates will be doing in Washington is meeting with members of Congress to share how important strong foreign assistance funding is and how we want those dollars to be spent. That’s also what we’re talking about on this week’s episode of the CARE Action podcast. 

Rachael Leman, CARE Action’s Executive Director, and Liz Marcey, CARE’s Senior Policy Advocate, sit down with Jeanne Faulkner to explain how the foreign assistance budget works, how funds were allocated for 2018 and what’s on the horizon for 2019. It’s a great primer for next week’s Conference and a great way for advocates who can’t join us in D.C. to stay informed and take action with us. Give this episode a listen, share it with your friends and post it on social media to help us raise awareness and spread the word that the foreign assistance budget is good for America and good for the world.

Tell Congress today, #DontCutLives, and reject any cuts to U.S. foreign assistance funding in Fiscal Year 2019. Your voice can make a real difference in the lives of millions of people in poverty around the world. 

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