Contact Sen Wyden, ask him to cosponsor foreign aid reform s1524.

September 30, 2009 at 7:47 am Leave a comment

We learned late yesterday that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has moved discussions on S. 1524, the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act, to Oct. 6. This gives us more time to call our senators to ask them to co-sponsor S. 1524.

S. 1524 is a bipartisan bill which lays out several initial and important reforms of the U.S. foreign assistance system. If your senator is not a cosponsor, please ask for cosponsorship. If your senator is already a cosponsor, please call and thank him/her for supporting this important legislation.

Currently, the bill has 10 cosponsors. We need at least 25 cosponsors to push this bill higher on the Senate’s busy legislative agenda.

Please call your senators at 1-800-826-3688 before Tuesday, October 6, and urge them to cosponsor S. 1524.

You can explain your message further by adding either or both of these points:

  • S. 1524 is a strong building block to make our nation’s foreign assistance more effective and accountable. We need you to cosponsor the bill.
  • S. 1524 focuses on rebuilding the policy, planning, and evaluation capacity of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It stresses that U.S. policy should be to promote global development, good governance, and the reduction of poverty and hunger.

Thank you for your support.

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