To empower Millennial influencers of faith to personally advocate for the preservation and growth of the humanitarian US foreign-aid budget, and to encourage them to lead others to do the same.
The US foreign-aid budget may very well be our government's most impactful allocation that gets the least attention. Despite the fact that it makes up less than 1% of our Federal budget, US foreign-aid is some of the best return on investment anywhere in government. In 2017, there has been unprecedented action by our government that puts US Foreign Aid at risk of being cut significantly, resulting in the potential of humanitarian aid disappearing for some of the world’s neediest people.
While the global poor can’t advocate for themselves before congress, we can. We have access and opportunity to speak truth to power, and affect decisions made by our government that impact those without a voice. As people of faith, we believe that it is both a moral prerogative and a national priority to maintain a commitment to address systemic poverty and promote economic flourishing abroad. Every life has equal dignity, and we believe that our budget needs to maintain this perspective.