ONE members across the country are using the August recess as an opportunity to meet with their congressional leaders to advocate for the world’s poorest people. So far, ONE members have attended more than 45 meetings with their senators or house representatives. Here’s a compilation of some of last week’s visits:
On Friday, eight US senators sent a letter to President Obama asking him to fund global AIDS in 2011 at levels consistent with Lantos-Hyde HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Reauthoration Act of 2008.
This is the concluding paragraph of the letter.
When Senator Barbara Boxer of California announced she would chair the new Senate Foreign Relations Committee on International Operations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues back in February, ONE members jumped on the opportunity to meet with her San Francisco district staff.