Sunday, February 27, 2011

Congress to decide on USIP this week. We need your help!


Tuesday, March 1

Six Senators are working on a bipartisan deal today that could determine the future of USIP, let alone the future of peacebuilding in America: Mark Warner (D-VA), Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Kent Conrad (D-ND), and Mike Crapo (R-ID). Please reach out to each one of these senators and let them know that building peace is a national priority, that it helps make the dreadful costs of war less likely, and that the American public cares. Just dial 1-202-224-3121 and ask for their office!

Monday, February 28

The future of the US Institute of Peace (USIP) is in jeopardy.  Today, the Senate returns from the President's Day recess to work the national budget, but the House version is currently set to eliminate all funding for USIP!

The good news is that we've made dramatic progress in the last week on Facebook, Twitter, and the petition on  Rep. Mike Honda wrote his praise on the Huffington Post, Yoko Ono tweeted her support, and over 5,000 individuals signed our official petition.

The bad news is that USIP has never been in more danger than it is right now.  We need your help!  Help us convince Congress that USIP is a worthwhile institution vital for US national security.

Click here to find Congressional contact information and start dialing
Click here to find out more about why USIP is important
Click here to sign the petition!

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