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As a constituent and a member of the ONE Campaign, I am writing to ask you to sign on to the Feinstein-Hagel-Durbin-Smith-Dodd-Coleman letter to Senate Appropriation Committee leadership urging no less than the full $39.8 billion for the International Affairs Budget.
I strongly believe that investing in the world’s most vulnerable people will help build a better, safer world for us all. While the International Affairs Budget represents only 1.2% of the entire federal budget, it contains almost all of the funding America devotes to fighting global disease and extreme poverty. This funding is vital to building global stability, protecting our security as Americans, and reinforcing our humanitarian values.
Even as America has increased our efforts in the fight against extreme poverty, the scale of our response is still outpaced by the scale of the problem. Right now, more than a billion people lack access to clean water and sanitation, and every 15 seconds a child dies from water-related diseases. An estimated 77 million children, most of whom are girls, do not have the opportunity to attend primary school. America’s development assistance helps provide access to clean water and sanitation, education, life-saving medicines, and above all, the opportunity for a hopeful future.
We as Americans have the tools to address these problems efficiently and affordably, and you have the power to make it happen. Please sign-on to the Feinstein-Hagel-Durbin-Smith-Dodd-Coleman letter to Senate Appropriations leaders before April 20.
The ONE Org
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