On Thursday, the White House released a sketch of its proposal for next year’s federal budget. It spells bad news for the fight against global poverty.
But Congress holds the purse strings, and they make the final decision on our budget. So now they urgently need to hear from you.
The White House blueprint calls for cutting global anti-poverty programs by about 30 percent. This funding for the State Department and our country’s main development agency, USAID, helps make sure more girls go to school, more kids start life with the nutrition they need, more people access lifesaving treatment for diseases like tuberculosis, and so much more.
With these kinds of programs on the chopping block, it’s not an exaggeration to say millions of futures are at risk. We need these appalling cuts to make headlines.
This work has been a bipartisan priority stretching back decades. But the next few weeks are critical as Congress decides the overall budget envelope.
Take a few minutes to write a letter to the editor, then encourage your friends and family to write their own!
Together we can stop this - but only if we act now. Thank you for what you do.