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You’ve read our advocacy requests and updates here before. But does anyone notice if you actually advocate for UNICEF? Yes!
Congress reviews many issues and makes important decisions that will affect how many children UNICEF will be able to help in the coming year. A few weeks ago, we asked our volunteers to contact their elected officials on behalf of UNICEF and the world’s children because the U.S. House and Senate were reviewing the bills that support UNICEF funding for fiscal year 2009.
We asked our volunteers to write their Congressional Representative to endorse the U.S. Fund for UNICEF’s request of $135 million in funding for UNICEF in FY09. In just weeks, 881 letters were sent in support of a $135 million U.S. Government contribution to UNICEF in 2009.
That’s a lot of letters. Thank you!
But our work is not done yet. In the coming months, Congress still needs to complete their appropriations process, and we may need to send another round of letters depending how it’s going. Plus, we’ll be asking volunteers and supporters like you to contact Congress on other issues important to saving the world’s children.
I hope you’ll remember results like these the next time you wonder if making a few cllicks really makes a difference.