Global Laser Talk March 2016

Appropriations Sign-ons for FY17

Engage: The US has helped cut global poverty in half since 1990, by working in partnership with developing nations to address the root causes of extreme poverty and help those nations move toward self-sufficiency.

Solve the Problem: Though much progress has been made on getting kids in school, reducing preventable child deaths, and addressing killer diseases, our investments are still needed.

Inform: Right now, letters to appropriators are available for congressional signatures supporting strong funding for maternal/child health, the fight to end tuberculosis, and access to basic education. By investing in effective, efficient programs in health and education through the appropriations process, we are developing allies, and supporting developing nations to stand on their own.

Call to action: Will the senator please show support for maternal/child health; the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and basic education? The deadlines for signatures are next week, and I can send you the text of letters that interest you.