Advocacy Alert: U.S. Funding for Poverty-Focused International Programs is at Risk

Advocacy Alert: U.S. Funding for Poverty-Focused International Programs is at Risk

The Senate is now preparing to make important decisions about how much funding to make available for programs that provide much needed assistance to the poor around the world. While our nation’s fiscal challenges are significant, poverty-focused international assistance makes up less than 0.5% of the U.S. federal budget. This little bit of funding saves millions of lives by providing food to the hungry, shelter to refugees, helping small farmers grow more crops, and educating children for a more prosperous and stable future. Cutting this assistance will not balance the federal budget, but careless cuts will cost lives.  We need to let Congress know that we do not want this assistance cut.  Learn more.