VIDEO: The truth about foreign aid spending

Evan Von Leer from the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) shares some surprising facts and a myth-busting video on the US budget. Read the original post on EGPAF’s Foundation Blog.

U.S. Foreign Aid: Setting the Record Straight from EGPAF on Vimeo.

This week, the buzz in Washington, D.C. and around the country is all about the federal budget and the possibility of a government shutdown. Some members of Congress are calling for drastic cuts to foreign aid – as high as $800 million to HIV/AIDS programs worldwide.

If approved, the impact of these cuts would be devastating for millions of children and women living with HIV around the world.

Recent studies have shown that Americans have many misconceptions about how much the federal government actually spends on these programs –- so we decided to set the record straight.

Take a look at this short video below to find out the myth versus the reality. You might be surprised.

And please click here, or on the link at the end of the video, to show your support for global HIV/AIDS programs.

The lives of millions of people depend on it.

-Evan Von Leer, EGPAF