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Tell Congress to Reject the President’s Proposed UN Budget Cuts

President Trump just released his budget proposal, and it’s worse than we thought for the United Nations. If enacted, the UN and its lifesaving agencies could see significant cuts this year. Congress needs to hear us loud and clear: These cuts are unacceptable and cannot happen.

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Take these three steps NOW to save the UN:

1. EMAIL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Sending a letter to your Members of Congress is one of the most effective ways to let them know you oppose the President’s proposed cuts to UN funding. Click here to send a letter.

2. CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

Your Members of Congress represent YOU! Call their office to let them know you oppose the President’s proposed cuts. Click here for Members’ contact information and helpful talking points.

3. SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Share the following social media posts and graphics to inspire others to protect American leadership at the UN.

Twitter:
·  The U.S. must NOT forfeit its influence at the @UN. Tell Congress to protect America’s global leadership → http://bit.ly/2n1OGqc

·  We must protect U.S. leadership and influence at the @UN. ACT NOW: http://bit.ly/2n1OGqc

DOWNLOAD GRAPHICS FOR TWITTER HERE

Instagram:
·  The U.S. must NOT forfeit its influence at the @UnitedNations. Tell Congress to protect America’s global leadership → unausa.org

·  We must protect U.S. leadership and influence at the @UnitedNations. ACT NOW: unausa.org

DOWNLOAD GRAPHICS FOR INSTAGRAM HERE

Facebook:
·  The President’s budget proposal would severely jeopardize U.S. national security interests and compromise American leadership at the United Nations and around the world. Now is NOT the time to surrender our global leadership. TAKE ACTION: http://bit.ly/2n1OGqc

·  The President has proposed severe cuts to the United Nations during an unprecedented time of global challenges. Tell Congress we MUST protect America’s leadership at the UN → http://bit.ly/2n1OGqc

DOWNLOAD GRAPHICS FOR FACEBOOK HERE

For more information, contact usausa.dallas@gmail.com

 


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