Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity.
According to press reports, the White House is preparing to exploit a budget trick that would cancel funding for the fight against global poverty. This roundabout move would jeopardize $2-4 billion in aid that Congress has already approved and has been signed into law.
The White House has once again jeopardized the futures of families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. The administration’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request proposes massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs in the U.S. and around the world. Now the process and final decisions fall to Congress, where there is stiff opposition to much of this budget and where similar proposals failed last year.
With its first federal budget proposal, the White House has taken aim at families struggling to put food on the table, kids around the world seeking an education, and millions more people facing poverty. Proposing massive funding cuts to effective anti-poverty programs, the budget jeopardizes the futures of people across the country and around the world. Now Congress takes up the process.
By proposing draconian cuts to funding for global development programs through the State Department and USAID, this proposal threatens the futures of millions of people living in poverty all around the world.
April 2020: As COVID-19 reaches poorer nations, it is the most marginalized who are most at risk. Congress must take action to bolster the response to COVID-19 in partner nations, ensure we do not backslide on progress made on health and education, and help nations address non-health impacts like the near shutdown of education in many partner countries. It’s time to meet with Congress and generate media. (Word Version)
With the President’s budget cuts to many global health and education programs serving the most vulnerable, Congress must step up. They’ll only do that if you ask them. Engage others to write letters to your senators asking for funding for effective global health and education programs. (Word version)
The appropriations season is a critical time when budget priorities are set for the issues we care about. Enroll others in writing Congress about key global health and education issues. Create a cascade of voices for the end of poverty. (Word version)
Affecting appropriations is arguably one of the most important advocacy actions we take year after year. Millions are on the line – millions that save lives. Make appropriations requests of your legislators today. (Word version)
Every year, Congress decides how to spend the money in the U.S. federal budget. RESULTS urges our lawmakers to support issues that build the foundation to end poverty – health, education, and economic opportunity. These are memos you can use to make FY21 requests of your members of Congress.
This festive time of year is the perfect time to tell the story of the Global Fund; share the great news and help keep the U.S. Global Fund pledge front and center so we can see it through. (Word Version)
We are thrilled by the outcomes at the October Global Fund replenishment conference, but our work isn’t done yet. Write a letter in advance of World AIDS Day supporting the U.S. Global Fund pledge so we can see it through. (Word Version)