One Call to Support Foreign Assistance

September 5, 2017By WV AdvocacyAct, Foreign Assistance 2 Comments

Today, join our call-in day for U.S. foreign assistance. It’s Congress’ first day back from recess and there are rumors that they will be making decisions on the Federal Budget for FY18 this week, including U.S. foreign assistance. Ask them to reject any cuts to these life-saving programs today. 1 Call, 1 Minute Calling Congress … Read More

Faith and U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Podcast

July 20, 2017By Zoey WilsonFood and Nutrition, Foreign Assistance 1 Comment

World Vision President Rich Stearns joined the President of the National Association of Evangelicals for a conversation on foreign assistance. Why would cuts to this 1% of the U.S. budget that addresses health, disaster relief, food security issues, promotes religious freedom, and protects human rights be tragic? Listen to the podcast.   “And I don’t think it’s good policy to balance … Read More

The Cost of Cuts

July 7, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 3 Comments

In May, the President released a proposed budget for FY2018 that included cutting foreign assistance accounts by one-third. These cuts would not only break the United States’ long-standing bipartisan commitment to help the world’s most vulnerable people, they would also put the health, security, and prosperity of Americans at risk. The deep and disproportionate cuts … Read More

15 Reasons Foreign Assistance is Powerful

June 13, 2017By WV AdvocacyForeign Assistance 1 Comment

If you’ve been with us for a while, you are probably aware that we believe in the power of U.S. foreign assistance. Whether we are debunking myths, talking about the benefits of these programs, explaining how it works, or sharing experiences from the field, the effectiveness of these programs is evident. Thanks to funding from … Read More

What is (or isn’t in) the President’s Budget?

May 23, 2017By WV AdvocacyCall to Action, Foreign Assistance 5 Comments

Today the Administration released its fully detailed proposed budget for FY 2018. In this greater than 1500 page budget directed at Congress, the President addresses ‘reprioritizing Federal spending so that it advances the safety and security of the American people’ along with ‘a moral commitment’ and ‘countering economic stagnation.’ Unfortunately, the budget also includes 32 … Read More