AN ACTION ALERT FROM ONE
“Right now the Senate is making important decisions on the FY2012 US International Affairs Budget, including funding for life saving international development programs. The House has proposed cuts to these effective international programs for the 2012 fiscal year, and the Senate is about to act, so we must take action now to stop the cuts and save lives.
The situation is urgent. Please take a few minutes to call your Senator today to urge them to protect critical life-saving programs for the world’s poorest people. Immediate action is needed as votes on the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill could happen as soon as Wednesday, November 2nd.
Please take a few moments to make these important calls to both of your Senators… You can contact [them] directly or through the Senate Switchboard (202-224-3121).
Remember to tell them:
- Your name and where you live, including address;
- you’re calling as a member of The ONE Campaign. (Or not, that’s great, too!)
- Ask the Senator to vote ‘No’ on ANY amendments that would CUT the State and Foreign Operations appropriations bill.
- Less than 1% of the total US budget goes to life-saving programs for the world’s poor. But this 1% saves lives, fights poverty and preventable disease. It also promotes democracy, good governance and global peace and stability for generations to come.
- The State and foreign operations appropriations bill protects critical life-saving programs that fight HIV/AIDS and malaria, and helps farmers grow crops to feed their families and entire communities.
- The current Senate proposal protects these vital programs and must not take any cuts.