Update: While this bill was technically presented in June, it was all of your work in May and the months before that undoubtedly helped make this happen! This morning the appropriations subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services presented their bipartisan bill for consideration. The bill includes $91.125 million for the International Labor Affairs Bureau, … Read More
Update: World Vision is urging members of Congress to take swift action and work with Congressional leadership to enact the Global Food Security Act and bring this bill to the President’s desk. In the words of our partners at Bread for the World, “Who doesn’t appreciate a ‘thank you’ once in a while? It communicates, … Read More
Thank you! Yesterday the House of Representatives voted on the Global Food Security Act and the bill passed 370 to 33! We want to say thank you to our advocates who not only acted quickly on Monday, encouraging ‘yes votes,’ but also spent the past months calling, emailing, and meeting with their members of Congress to educate … Read More
To celebrate reaching 5,000 Twitter followers, we created a quiz to help you decide what your next advocacy action is! Take the quiz and find out how you can be a voice for the vulnerable today!
Engaging in advocacy isn’t always easy. It takes persistence and patience. New laws and policies can sometimes take years to get passed, which is why we need to celebrate when we have successes in our journey along the way.
A lot of you have been raising your voice on the Reach Every Mother and Child Act through meetings, emails and phone calls. This outreach to your Members of Congress has been incredible and it’s working!
On February 9 we asked if you would commit to taking a few minutes out of your day to call your members of Congress about the Global Food Security Act. We want to say, Thank you! In a single day, more than 250 calls were placed, reaching more than 100 members of Congress in over … Read More
This month we have spent time exploring advocacy – from its history in the Bible, to how a bill finally becomes a law. Throughout the whole process, I think it is obvious how important our advocates are ─ how important you are!
As news of a budget deal rolled out this morning, we held our breath. Earlier this year our hearts sank as we realized that the entire budget line item for programs to fight child labor within the International Labor Affairs Bureau (ILAB) had been cut from the proposed FY2016 federal budget. These programs have a proven … Read More
Earlier this month, Senator Marco Rubio– a Senate sponsor of the Girls Count Act, shared on CNN why this legislation is so critical. Senator Rubio argues that legislation such as the Girls Count Act, as well as strong foreign assistance, not only positively impacts and saves millions of lives, but also advances U.S. national interests. … Read More
Lisa Bos, World Vision’s senior policy adviser for health, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), has been working on the other side of the Water for the World Act for the past three years– on Capitol Hill, in the halls of Congress. She knows everything that has gone into passing this bill and even … Read More