Take Action in 20 Minutes: Support Strong US-UN Relations

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Support Strong US – UN Relations

1. Read the background information

The UN has been in the spotlight on Capital Hill since the recent Congress took office. Unfortunately, a small group of policymakers have proposed three separate bills that would severely undermine U.S. foreign policy and national security objectives by weakening vital UN global sustainability efforts, peace and health operations.

In the Senate, S.107 would eliminate US support for the essential and lifesaving work of the UN. In the House, two representatives introduced a house companion bill to S.107. Additionally, the House’s H.R.193 would withdraw the U.S. from the UN.

Americans from both major parties support strong US engagement in the United Nations. A nationwide poll conducted in January by the Better World Campaign found that an overwhelming majority—88%—wants the US to maintain an active role in the institution. More than 67% of Americans agreed that the US should pay our dues to the UN on time and in full.

2. Contact your US Senators and Representative immediately. Your own words make a difference in the impact of messages received.

Ask your Representative and Senators to support the vital work of the UN.  Let them know that you oppose any efforts to underfund or eliminate funding for the UN and it’s essential and lifesaving work.  Tell them the UN is on the frontlines coordinating 16 peacekeeping operations; sheltering refugees in conflict zones; feeding families in drought ridden areas and leading the international response to global health and climate change emergencies.

Web:
www.senate.govwww.house.gov; send an email or leave a message via ‘Contact’ on his/her website

Tel:
202 224-3121 (Capitol switchboard-ask for his/her office & leave a message)

Mail:
Senator or Representative (first & last name)
U.S. Senate, Washington, D.C. 20510
U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C. 20515