Category: Stand Up

You stood up for alternatives to war

Today, Reuters reports that diplomacy and development programs face a “death of 1,000 cuts” in Congress: House Republicans have proposed whacking another $8.6 billion from the budget for the State Department and foreign aid in fiscal 2012, starting October 1. As the worst famine in decades stalks millions […]

Show the Senate how it’s done

I am feeling inspired by a great call last night with Rep. Barbara Lee and Shannon Scribner of Oxfam America. Now it’s time to act. The House slashed billions of dollars from the 2012 international affairs budget because they think it’s an easy cut that will go unnoticed. […]