It’s time to call for U.S. leadership on the Global Fund

January 9, 2019

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has saved 27 million lives since 2002. This is stunning progress, but we can’t be complacent and assume it will just continue on its own.

An innovative partnership like Global Fund can only be effective with global support. As the Global Fund gears up for a new pledging cycle, we must insist that the United States show leadership and maintain its robust funding commitment of one-third of the total need.

RESULTS advocates called for the creation of the Fund under the Bush Administration, pushed for increases to the fund and for the first ever multi-year pledge to the Global Fund under the Obama Administration, and has fought cuts and for a continued commitment from the U.S. government during the first two years of this administration. Our advocacy has been successful, but with well over 3 million people still dying of AIDS, TB, and malaria each year, our work is not yet done. 

In October, the Global Fund is convening an international replenishment conference in France to seek funding for the next three years of critical work (2020-2022). The U.S. has been a driver of and a leader behind the Global Fund’s success and our government must show up at that table with a strong voice and with a continued commitment.

You can take action on this right now. Tell your representative to add their name to a bipartisan letter calling on the U.S. to make a strong, multi-year pledge to the Global Fund.

This isn’t just about saving lives, it’s about ending these epidemics once and for all. We know it’s scientifically possible, so it’s up to us as advocates to create the political momentum. To demand it. The first step is making sure that the U.S. does its part.

TAKE ACTION by asking your Representative to sign-on to a letter to Secretary of State Pompeo to so that we can end these diseases of poverty.

Request to your Representatives:  Will you join Reps. Barbara Lee and Chris Smith in signing the letter to Sec. Pompeo to support the upcoming Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria’s replenishment conference?

HOUSE Global Fund Dear Colleague Letter to Sec. Pompeo:

  • Letter led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ)
  • Supports a three-year pledge to the Global Fund that exceeds the support for the last replenishment.
  • For offices to sign on they can contact [email protected] in Rep. Lee’s office or [email protected] in Rep. Smith’s office.

136 Current Signers for HOUSE Global Fund Letter to Sec. Pompeo (updated 1/23/19-closed): Find final letter with signatures here.

Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Alma Adams (D-NC), Colin Allred (D-TX), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ami Bera (D-CA), Donald Beyer (D-VA), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Anthony Brown (D-MD), Julia Brownley (D-CA), Michael Burgess (R-TX), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Andre Carson (D-IN), Kathy Castor (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), David Cicilline (D-RI), Judy Chu (D-NY), Gilbert Cisneros (D-CA), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Tom Cole (R-OK), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Joe Courtney (D-CT), TJ Cox (D-CA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Danny Davis (D-IL), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Antonio Delgado (D-NY), Mark Desaulnier (D-CA), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Bill Flores (R-TX), Bill Foster (D-IL), Lois Frankel (D-FL), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), John Garamendi (D-CA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) Al Green (D-TX), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Debra Haaland (D-NM), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Denny Heck (D-WA),  Brian Higgins (D-NY), Katie Hill (D-CA), James Himes (D-CT), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Robin Kelly (D-IL), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Andy Kim (D-NJ), Anne Kuster (D-NH), James Langevin (D-RI), John Larson (D-CT), Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Al Lawson (D-FL), Andy Levin (D-MI), John Lewis (D-GA), Daniel Lipinski (D-IL), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY), Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), James McGovern (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Grace Meng (D-NY), Gwen Moore (D-WI), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL), Dan Newhouse (R-WA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Donald Payne (D-NJ), Scott Peters (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), David Price (D-NC), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Harley Rouda (D-CA), David Rouzer (R-NC), Raul Ruiz (D-CA), CA Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bobby Rush (D-IL), John Rutherford (R-FL), John Sarbanes (D-MD), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Robert Scott (D-VA), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Terri Sewell (D-AL), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Adam Smith (D-WA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Dina Titus (D-NV), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Norma Torres (D-CA), David Trone (D-MD), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Mark Veasey (D-TX), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Ann Wagner (R-MO), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Maxine Waters (D-CA), Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ), Jennifer Wexton (D-VA), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Don Young (R-AK)

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