Good news, advocates! U.S. foreign assistance funding to benefit children has been increased in a House appropriations bill, but there is still more work to do!
Nate Lance saw first-hand how World Vision’s programs are bringing hope to the communities plagued by violence, impunity, and poverty.
Let’s show compassion as we pray for these families on the move – all of whom are children of God, many of whom are brothers and sisters in Christ.
Yesterday, the Senate introduced and moved through committee S. 1848: An original bill to amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) of 2000 to modify the criteria for determining whether countries are meeting the minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking, and for other purposes. While the title is long, the short story is that … Read More
We often hear about difficulties in Congress and how approval ratings are at a record low. We want to say thank you for realizing that in the midst of the chaos, your voice still matters. Today, largely influenced by your emails, phone calls, and tweets, the Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act – previously named … Read More
Lopez Lomong, a U.S. Olympic athlete, was ripped away from his parents by rebel soldiers at the age of 6 in South Sudan. After his kidnapping, Lopez was taken to a camp where boys were forced to become rebel soldiers, killing other people, or dying themselves. From there, a series of miracles occurred. Lopez was … Read More
The READ Act, formerly known as the Education for All Act, passed in the Senate this week! Thank you for advocating for this bill’s passage. Now, the House must approve the Senate’s version before the READ Act becomes law. Why the READ Act? Globally, 59 million children of primary school age and 65 million adolescents … Read More
Yesterday afternoon, the House passed the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act of 2017 (TVPRA) without objection! Since the bill was introduced in April, advocates have continually reached out to their Representatives communicating the importance of this bill, especially for the more than 20 million people in the world who are trafficked and … Read More
The House passed the omnibus, which defines the budget for the fiscal year 2017, on Wednesday in a 309-118 vote, with four members abstaining, and the Senate passed it today with a vote of 79-18. Advocacy can be hard sometimes. It can take years to get a “win” like the passage of a bill in … Read More
Beth Ann Saracco is World Vision’s policy advisor in Washington D.C., for food security and livelihoods. She has been working on the Global Food Security Act for more than three years. Prior to coming to World Vision, Beth Ann worked at Bread for the World where she helped draft some of the bill’s language around … Read More