There's a Deal, but There's Still Time to Invest in Ending Hunger and Poverty
August 1, 2011
Over the past five days we've written a series summarizing the poverty-focused development and humanitarian assistance programs InterAction recommends our government support.
While a deal has been reached to increase the nation's debt ceiling, it's still vague what and how much will be cut to reduce U.S. spending by $2.1 trillion over the next decade. But a post today by InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington on the Poverty Matters blog, makes a persuasive case why the world cannot afford the cuts to foreign aid already approved by a House Appropriations subcommittee.
As a member of InterAction, Heifer supports the recommendations and applauds Worthington's post. But please, don't give up. There's still time to make your voice heard. Tell your representatives that cutting funding to these programs would be unacceptable.