Advocate! Africa Needs Your Voice

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In May, seminary students from Africa visited members of Congress to ask for renewed Federal support in the fight agaisnt malaria.

Advocacy. It’s about making sure your voice is heard. Imagine No Malaria is a growing community of compassionate, dedicated folks who are giving a voice to the voiceless in Africa. Whether it’s sharing the issue with friends and neighbors or urging elected officials in Washington D.C. to renew funding commitments, advocacy is an important part of our fight against malaria.

Now is the time to speak up! Click here to take action.

“Right now, there is a real risk that the U.S. governement could dramatically cut Federal funding for global health programs, including those related to malaria,” Rev. Clayton Childers, annual conference liaison at the General Board of Church and Society (GBCS), said. “We need Imagine No Malaria supporters to care enough to send an email or make a quick phone call to remind our elected representatives to protect funds for malaria.”

Please contact your elected representatives in Congress to urge support for preserving Global Health funding at least at 2011 budget levels and oppose proposals, currently included in the House of Representatives budget, that would reduce Global Health spending by 9% in the Federal 2012 budget.

Reductions to global health funding  will seriously jeopardize our progress in the fight against malaria.

On October 4-6, 2011, GBCS will host an Imagine No Malaria Days on the Hill event. More than 50 advocates will visit Capitol Hill to ask legislators to protect existing budget commitments to support fighting diseases of poverty.

But, you don’t have to go to Washington D.C. to get involved, though.  Your voice is still important. Please consider visit our advocacy page to let your elected officials know how important these life-saving funds are to our brothers and sisters in Africa.

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