You’ve likely seen or heard about the current flurry of activity in the U.S. Senate, beginning the confirmation process for President-elect Trump’s cabinet nominees. These are the people that will have leadership roles in the Administration — either heading up an agency or department or serving in another critical advisory role to the President. As … Read More
On Saturday, Congress officially adjourned. You may have heard about this in the news in the context of, ‘This week Congress adjourned without doing… X.’ But behind the news headlines and media stories, behind the doors of Congress, there are people who represent you, who listen to you, working to get things done – and … Read More
This post was originally published on the Hill. Recently, when talking about development and humanitarian crises around the world, a colleague commented to me, “The world is on fire. Too many of us are watching it burn.” While this may seem like a pessimistic view, the truth is that the world is facing an unprecedented … Read More
This article was originally published on Time.com by Liz Schrayer is President and CEO of the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. There are times when politics and policy making can seem more chaotic than productive, but behind the scenes are real human beings – the men and women who represent us in Congress and at the end … Read More
Foreign assistance is a complex issue with a lot of misconceptions. Lisa Bos, one of World Vision’s policy advisers answers questions to give some clarity on foreign aid.
How does your knowledge of U.S. poverty-focused foreign assistance stack up against the average American’s knowledge? Every year the Kaiser Family Foundation surveys Americans on their ideas of foreign assistance. The results: most Americans have misconceptions about foreign assistance. Take the quiz to find out how you compare! How did you do? U.S. foreign assistance … Read More
It’s been a time of joy for our advocacy team (and hopefully for you!) as we celebrate the successes we have had over the last few weeks. The Global Food Security Act was passed, the Reach Act has an incredible number of bipartisan cosponsors, and our World Vision U.S. President Rich Stearns was able to join … Read More
Pastor David Johnson of Christ Community Church in Mountain Home, Arkansas went on a trip to Kenya with World Vision in 2015. He came back advocating stronger than ever for people who live in poverty around the world. In this article, originally posted on The Baxter Bulletin, Johnson talks about his experience in Kenya and why he believes that … Read More
World Vision’s director of government relations, Lisa Bos, and policy advisor for food security and livelihoods, Beth Ann Saracco, talk about the importance of recognizing women in development in this article originally posted on The Hill. In the article, they reflect on their recent trips to Kenya and Zimbabwe where they saw U.S. funded programs at work, helping communities find sustainable solutions to poverty.
How many of you heard the President’s budget for Fiscal Year 2017 came out on February 9? Maybe you read a news story about it or saw something about it on television. Perhaps you are on an email list of an organization that praised or criticized an aspect of the budget, or you saw stories in your social media feeds.