Take Action Tuesday - November 7, 2017

Take Action Tuesday - November 7, 2017

11/7/17

It’s Take Action Tuesday and the most important budget week of the year! Senior leadership from the House and Senate are meeting behind closed doors to hammer out final details on foreign assistance funding for FY2018.  Their decisions will determine the future of humanitarian assistance and American leadership, as well as the stability of our economy and global security.  If that sounds super dramatic…good! It should! There’s much at stake and we think the lifesaving, world-changing contributions that foreign assistance makes deserves a standing ovation.

For roughly one percent of the federal budget, hundreds of millions of lives are saved, children are educated, families are thriving and economies are prospering in the most vulnerable countries on earth.  For roughly one percent, the American economy enjoys free trade markets, global customer bases and international opportunities that help businesses grow.  For roughly one percent, global epidemics are prevented, diseases are eradicated and children all over the world grow up healthy. For roughly one percent, we have a shot at eradicating global poverty within our lifetimes.  That’s a dramatic return on investment that no other piece of the federal budget can make.

For this Take Action Tuesday, help dial up the drama on Capitol Hill and let Congress know that we want them to save that one percent.  Here’s how you can help if you have:

  • 5 minutes: Call your members of Congress (YES! AGAIN!) and say -  I am a CARE supporter and your constituent and I want you to maintain 2017 funding levels for foreign assistance.  Don’t trade domestic disaster relief for foreign assistance funding.  Don’t cut lives.  Don’t cut the one percent!
  • 10 minutes:  Copy this paragraph and email it to your members of Congress.  Put this in the subject line: Don’t Cut Foreign Assistance & Don’t Cut Lives!

For roughly one percent of the federal budget, millions of lives are saved, children are educated, families are thriving and economies are prospering in the most vulnerable countries on Earth.  For roughly one percent, the American economy enjoys free trade markets, global customer bases and international opportunities that help businesses grow.  For roughly one percent, global epidemics are prevented, diseases are eradicated and children all over the world grow up healthy. For roughly one percent, we have a shot at eradicating poverty within our lifetimes.  Don’t cut that one percent.  Protect & maintain FY2017 funding levels for U.S. foreign assistance.

Then, post this on social media and ask your followers to email them too.

  • 1 hour: Check out our Budget Podcast Binge Bundle and listen to a couple of episodes from our handpicked podcast list.We’ve chosen a few of our own CARE Action! podcasts that are particularly budget-focused plus a couple from podcast-friends we really admire. Share our pod-list on social media, email it to friends and use what you learn to raise awareness about how foreign assistance funding directly impacts American lives.  

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