February 10, 2017

Leading Globally Matters Locally: A Day on Capitol Hill

By Megan Guilfoyle

Over 100 leading business and NGOs voices more than 40 diverse organizations such as Lockheed Martin, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Chemonics, and Save the Children joined together this week on Capitol Hill with one mission: secure and protect $60 billion for the International Affairs Budget in FY18.

Under the banner of “Leading Globally Matters Locally,” the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) and Hill Day advocates held close to 80 meetings on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate.

In meetings with over 30 freshmen Members of Congress as well as Budget Committee Members, advocates stressed the important role development and diplomacy programs play to our economic prosperity, national security, and American leadership around the world.

Join the conversation using the hashtag #AmericaLeads!

A special thank you to the organizations and advocates who participated this week:

1,000 Days, Africare, AIPAC, Alliance for Middle East Peace, Better World Campaign, B’nai B’rith International, Bread for the World, CARE USA, Cargill, Catholic Relief Services, ch2m, Chemonics, ChildFund, Conservation International, Creative Associates, DAI, Food for the Hungry, Friends of the Global Fight, Global Communities, Global Health Council, InterAction, International Rescue Committee, Jhpiego, Lockheed Martin, Mercy Corps, MSI, National Peace Corps Association, NCSEJ, NRECA, ONE Campaign, PAI, PATH, Project Concern International, Save the Children, Tetra Tech, UN Foundation, Veterans for Smart Power, World Vision, and the World Wildlife Federation.

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