Same Song, Second Verse! Senate Appropriations Sign-On Letters


April 22, 2013
Crickett Nicovich, Senior Policy Associate

Here we go again! We’re singing the same song, just to a new audience. This week we have Senate appropriations sign-on letters circulating on the issues of global health and access to education that RESULTS has been pushing in the House of Representatives for the past couple of weeks. Need a refresher? Check out this blog post about our appropriations work in support of Fiscal Year 2014 with members of Congress.

Remember: Annually, members of Congress can support funding for our issues through sign-on letters to the chairs and ranking members of the Appropriations Committees. RESULTS activists are able to reach out to their own senators and representatives to request that they add their names to these sign-on letters to show their commitment to issues of poverty.

Closed Sign-on Letters in the Senate (Updated April 26)

GLOBAL HEALTH:

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) initiated a sign-on letter in support of U.S. foreign aid funding for robustly funding Child Survival efforts that supports both the GAVI Alliance’s work on vaccines and supports nutrition interventions to fight malnutrition in children. Send your senator this “Dear Colleague” letter and ask them to sign on to support these life-saving programs to help children around the world. DEADLINE: Thursday, April 25 at noon. Have Congressional offices contact Walker Zorensky in Senator Boxer’s office to sign on: [email protected]

FINAL SIGNERS (11): Boxer(D-CA), Blumenthal (D-OR), Cardin (D-MD), Coons (D-DE), Klobuchar (D-MN), Lautenberg (D-NJ), Levin (D-MI), Murphy (D-CT), Schumer (D-NY),  Stabenow (D-MI), and Wyden (D-OR)

EDUCATION:

Senator Feinstein (D-CA) initiated a sign on to support robust U.S. foreign aid funding for basic education. Improving the education of the world’s poor is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty. Send your senator this “Dear Colleague” letter and ask them to sign on to support basic education for children around the world. DEADLINE: Friday, April 26, 2013. Have Congressional offices contact Joshua Esquivel in Sen. Feinstein’s office to sign on: [email protected]

FY 2013 signers not yet on the FY 2014 letter (yet): Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Cardin (D-MD), Gillibrand (D-NY), Menendez (D-NJ), Merkley (D-OR), Sanders (I-VT), Whitehouse (D-RI), Wyden (D-OR)

Thanks for your continued work and outreach to get your senators to support these letters. NOTE: Appropriations deadlines are April 26 for all of our issues in the Senate.

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