In the next week, the Senate will take an important vote determining the budget for foreign aid and poverty-focused development assistance.
As with all of the budget debates this year, senators are threatening huge cuts — but not in foreign “aid” that goes to the military. They want to make deeper cuts into the programs that help the most vulnerable.This is an outrage, as we spend only $1 on development assistance to every $36 we spend on the military.
- This assistance gives people the tools they need to lift themselves out of hunger and poverty.
- Sojourners believes that the federal budget should never be balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable.
- Poverty-focused development assistance represents less than 1 percent of the federal budget.
Please join us in telling the Senate: Protect foreign aid programs that help the poor and the needy.