Tell Congress U.S. support for the UN, UNICEF, and WHO is a priority.
I Support Strong U.S. Support for the UN, UNICEF, and WHO
Dear [Decision Maker]
As your constituent who is passionate about protecting the world's most vulnerable children from vaccine-preventable diseases, I call on you to fight for continued strong U.S. financial support for the United Nations, and to reject any efforts to withdraw America's engagement from the world's preeminent multilateral organization. Without a strong UN with agencies like UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) to buy, deliver, and set global standards for vaccines, millions of children worldwide will be left exposed to deadly and debilitating diseases.
In 2015 alone, UNICEF was responsible for immunizing 45 percent of the world's poorest children under the age of five from preventable diseases, providing 296 million doses of measles vaccine and 1.6 billion doses of the oral polio vaccine. Thanks in part to these efforts, polio is now on the brink of eradication, and over 20.3 million children's lives have been saved from measles over the past 15 years.
My support for the United Nations is also consistent with the views of the vast majority of Americans. According to a recent poll released by the Better World Campaign, 88 percent of Americans support active U.S. engagement in the UN, and 81 percent also support the U.S. working with major allies to solve global challenges, rather than acting alone.
I am an advocate for Shot@Life, a national grassroots campaign that connects and empowers Americans to champion life-saving vaccines as one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries. United Nations agencies like UNICEF and WHO are essential partners in protecting children's health by facilitating immunization in the world's most vulnerable areas.
I call on you to support strong U.S. investment in the United Nations and to resist any attempts to cut funding for these vital public health agencies.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing your position and hope you will support continued strong US financial support for the United Nations.