Oxfam America Advocacy Fund

Cutting lifesaving foreign aid? That’s so lame!


Election Day is over – but before a new Congress takes office, President Obama and our current lame-duck Congress have hugely important budget decisions to make. On the chopping block: lifesaving foreign aid.

Global poverty is a moral, economic and national security issue. And right now, 40% of the world’s population – more than 2.5 billion people – lives in poverty, struggling to survive on less than $2 per day.

American poverty-fighting assistance saves lives and helps millions of people lift themselves out of poverty, all for less than 1% of the federal budget. Cutting aid won't close the budget gap or stop us from going off the fiscal cliff – but it will close the door on a better future for the world's most vulnerable communities.

We can't afford to let Congress duck their responsibilities on lifesaving foreign assistance, and that's why we need your voice right now.

Tell Congress: Don't be lame. Oppose any cuts to lifesaving foreign aid.

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