Action Alert from Church World Service
In an attempt to halt U.S. budget cuts that could be "devastating" to disaster victims, displaced people and refugees throughout the world, Church World Service has joined several humanitarian agencies in appealing to lawmakers now deliberating the nation's proposed spending plan for 2011.
In a February 22 letter to House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority leader Eric Cantor and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, CWS and leaders of the nation's foremost faith-based and humanitarian agencies made the case that draconian cuts outlined in H.R. 1 would severely hinder the capacity of the United States to mount effective humanitarian response efforts around the world. Read more.
Take action: Contact your Senators and Representative urging them not to cut humanitarian and poverty-focused foreign assistance for the remainder of FY 2011. Send your message now.