It’s Time to Call for U.S. Leadership on the Global Fund

January 9th, 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.

Current Signers for HOUSE Global Fund Letter to Sec. Pompeo (updated 1/15/19): 

Barbara Lee (D-CA), Chris Smith (R-NJ), Karen Bass (D-CA), Donald Beyer (D-VA), Sanford Bishop (D-GA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Salud Carbajal (D-CA), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), David Cicilline (D-RI), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Debra Haaland (D-NM), Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Brian Higgins (D-NY) James Himes (D-CT), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jared Huffman (D-CA), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), James Langevin (D-RI), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Nita Lowey (D-NY), Sean Maloney (D-NY), Betty McCollum (D-MN), James McGovern (D-MA), Grace Meng (D-NY), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), Donald Payne (D-NJ), David Price (D-NC), CA Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Bobby Rush (D-IL), John Rutherford (R-FL), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Jose Serrano (D-NY), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Albio Sires (D-NJ), Chris Stewart (R-UT), Juan Vargas (D-CA), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Frederica Wilson (D-FL), Don Young (R-AK)


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