Today, MFAN is proud to announce the launch of its Reform Within Reach campaign aimed at getting President Obama to show leadership on foreign assistance reform and strengthen America’s commitment to development.
To serve as the rallying cry for the campaign, MFAN created the “Open Letter to President Obama on the U.S. Commitment to Global Development.” This letter, which has already been signed by 50 organizations, calls for President Obama to create America’s first-ever Global Development Strategy and partner with Congress to rewrite the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.
We need your help in getting the message out and letting President Obama know that his leadership on reform is critical to achieving U.S. foreign policy goals. This issue is even more important with the Millennium Development Goals Summit fast approaching in New York in September, when the eyes of the world will be on the fight against global poverty and the U.S. role in that fight. As you’ll remember, one year ago, President Obama made a promise at the UN General Assembly to return to the MDGs Summit with a plan for how the U.S. will strengthen its contribution on development. We must hold him accountable to that pledge.
Action is needed now. You can take the following steps to join us in this important call to action:
- Join individuals from across the country and sign the Open Letter
- Download a badge for your Facebook, MySpace, or other profile page to show you support more effective foreign aid
- Read about how reform will make even more U.S. aid success stories possible
- Tweet: “I signed a letter urging Pres Obama to increase U.S. foreign aid’s impact. YOUR TURN! http://bit.ly/12FBms #ReformWithinReach” and follow us @ModernizeAid to see how momentum for reform is building