Take Action Tuesday - December 12, 2017

Take Action Tuesday - December 12, 2017



It’s Take Action Tuesday and all through the House and Senate, our Representatives are in final negotiations on the FY18 budget. They’re making final tallies, checking them twice and deciding the fates of hundreds of millions of people around the world. We’re asking Congress to honor the season by protecting foreign assistance funding from cuts. And, even though it’s not terribly festive, we’re asking you to include your Representatives in your holiday greetings.   

Whether December is holiday season for you or not, we all have reason to celebrate the especially challenging advocacy work we did together in 2017. We met near weekly “surprises” that directly impact CARE’s mission head on. We raised awareness to the roof that the world is facing the biggest humanitarian crisis since World War II and this is no time to pull back US support.

CARE Action is looking forward to the year ahead when we will continue to advocate for girls, women and families who count on U.S. foreign assistance. We will work to strength ties with members of Congress who understand the value of foreign assistance and stand as champions for CARE on Capitol Hill. We will also build new allies in Congress, bringing forward new voices in support of ending global poverty and injustice.

2018 is going to be a very big year. Let’s get ready. Here’s what you can do if you have:

  • 3 minutes: Power up your holiday spirit. Watch this video and let these children remind you what the season is all about. Then, post it on social media and ask your friends to share it too.
  • 5 minutes: Give Congress a jingle. Yes…one more time…Make. That. Call.
    • Find your Representatives, give their offices a call and say: I am your constituent and a CARE supporter and foreign assistance is important to me. It’s the right thing to do, it creates global security and it improves economic opportunities for the United States. I want you to sustain current FY17 funding levels for the foreign assistant budget and protect it from any cuts. Thanks for your support in 2017 and Happy Holidays! Leave a message if you get voice mail.
  • 30 minutes: Open your present – Our latest podcast episode is CARE’s holiday greeting to you. Celebrity chef Asha Gomez talks about her work with CARE and shares her recipe for her award-winning Kerala fried chicken.

Thanks for all you do for CARE. Your advocacy on our behalf makes the spirit of the season last all year long. 

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