Protect Foreign Aid 2017-10-17T07:13:03+00:00

PROTECT FOREIGN AID
Act Now to Preserve American Global Leadership

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Now is the time to take a stand.

What happens in one part of the world directly impacts us here at home. That’s why deep cuts to foreign aid only weaken America’s leadership and security on the global stage.

PCI proudly partners with the U.S. government to enhance health, end hunger and overcome hardship in communities around the world – from San Diego, California, and Tijuana, Mexico, to Bihar, India, and Lusaka, Zambia.

It’s a collaboration that has helped cut extreme poverty in half over the past two decades, while also:

• Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS and Ebola;
• Boosting school attendance and literacy rates;
• Preventing maternal and child deaths;
• Providing access to clean water; and
• Feeding more than 200,000 school children every day.

Now that critical progress and our safety, economy and values as a nation are at stake.

Foreign aid is less than one percent of the federal budget, but the return on investment is millions of lives saved and a safer, more prosperous world. We can’t afford to let that change.

Add your voice to the growing chorus of people who recognize the value of protecting America’s humanitarian programs from severe cuts. We need your support today.

Call or email your Senators and Member of Congress through the #AmericaLeads campaign, of which PCI is a part. It’s easy, only takes two minutes and will make such a difference.

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

THE IMPORTANCE OF FOREIGN AID

US foreign aid spending (Source: Good and Column Five)
Source: Good and Column Five
US Foreign Assistance (Source: World Vision)
Source: World Vision
Don't axe US aid (Source: Rescue.org)
Source: Rescue.org

ADDITIONAL READING

What Donald Trump Should Be Saying to the World
(NorthJersey.com – By Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, October 10)

Why We Need Foreign Aid
(The American Interest – By Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University, former Director of the State Department Office of Policy Planning, June 19)

Memo to Congress: Don’t Cut Foreign Aid
(Politico – By John McCain and Tim Kaine, June 15)

Senators sharply question State Department budget cuts
(Washington Post – By Carol Morello and Anne Gearan, June 13)

Why foreign aid is critical to U.S. national security
(Politico – By Adm. Mike Mullen (Ret.) and Gen. James Jones (Ret.), June 12)

Bob Dole and Tom Daschle: Trump’s Budget Takes U.S. Leadership Backwards
(TIME – Former Senators Bob Dole (R-KS) and Tom Daschle (D-SD), May 31)

Opinion: Global Agriculture Development Benefits America’s Farmers
(Agri-Pulse – Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), May 31)

A real national security budget will keep the peace
(USA Today – Retired Army lieutenant general Karl W. Eikenberry, May 31)

Why Global Health Investments Are Key to ‘Making America Great’
(The Hill – Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council, May 26)

American Leadership – We Can’t Do It for Free
(New York Times – Colin Powell, May 23)

Foreign Aid Keeps Americans Safe
(GatesNotes – Bill Gates, May 18)

The Best Investment America Can Make
(CNN – Melinda Gates, April 20)