The House of Representatives has passed and the Senate has introduced their Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bills without reducing any poverty-reducing foreign aid! This is great news! However, YOUR voice is still needed as Congress negotiates a final bill.
Take action right now by urging your member of Congress to speak with Congressional leadership to ensure the highest funding levels possible in FY2022 for programs that help prevent and end global hunger and malnutrition.
One in 9 people around the world are hungry, and COVID-19 has increased the threat of food insecurity globally. Foreign aid helps communities access food in emergencies. It provides school meals to children, so they have energy to concentrate and learn. It also helps farmers affected by changing climates learn more effective and sustainable ways to farm and earn a living.
We are called to embrace the needs of our sisters and brothers as our own and to take action to uphold the dignity of each person. Humanitarian and development assistance is essential to ensure all people can not only survive but thrive.
Lift your voice today!
**Tip: Personalizing your message by sharing who you are and why you care about ending global hunger makes a greater impact!