March 11, 2014
Meet with Your Member of Congress
Last week, President Obama released his FY'15 budget proposal to Congress, with more than $2.5 billion requested to help ensure the U.S. fulfills its UN peacekeeping obligations.
While this is a great start, the President's budget request really is just that â€” a request. As Congress begins its own FYâ€™15 budget process, we need your help more than ever to ensure that America remains a strong partner to the UN. Schedule in-person meetings with your member of Congress during the Presidentâ€™s Day recess, now until March 17, and express your support for the Presidentâ€™s budget request.
To support your advocacy efforts, we've created a toolkit on how to organize an in-district meeting, plus some key issues to raise during your meetings, like UN peacekeeping funding.
If you've scheduled an in-district meeting, let us know by emailing our Membership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ukraine Demonstrates the UNâ€™s Enduring Importance
by Chris Whatley, UNA-USA Executive Director
As UNAâ€™s members fan out in communities large and small to meet with House and Senate district offices this week, the ongoing Ukraine crisis offers an urgent and tangible reminder of the enduring importance of the United Nations. That is, as Ukraine endures one of most volatile crises the world has seen in a decade, the UN is proving itself vital to advancing not only our own national interests but also those of the world.
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