Right now, your Members of Congress are turning their attention to next year's federal budget and beginning to make decisions on what to fund, where to cut, and where to spend more.
The President's budget proposal for the coming year would strip much of the assistance the US provides to developing countries, including funding that is critical to protecting wildlife and wild places. Cutting foreign assistance programs and undermining conservation won't just hurt our ability to protect wildlife—it will harm local communities, undermine rural development, and hurt our efforts to create a more safe and stable world.
The good news is that Congress just passed a 2018 bill that rejected deep cuts proposed by the President and protected funding for international conservation. Send the below letter to your Senators, and let them know you appreciate their support for these programs—and that we need them to step up again to do the same for the coming year.