On Tuesday, ONE volunteer Trevor Wiles and I headed to Kenosha, Wisconsin to attend one of Rep. Paul Ryan’s town hall meetings.
After the town hall event, Trevor and I were able to meet the Congressman. He immediately recognized our ONE gear and was happy to see us at yet another one of his events! Afterward, we spoke with two members of Rep. Ryan’s staff and asked them to carry on the great work for the world’s poorest people that was championed in the past by people like Sen. John Sununu and Gov. John Kasich. We also implored them to urge the congressman not to attempt to balance the budget on the backs of the world’s poorest people.
Finally, Trevor and I reminded Rep. Ryan’s staff of the fact that foreign aid accounts for less than one percent of the federal budget — something the congressman himself has said publicly time and again. We reiterated that with such a small fraction of our budget, we can do a world of good — including saving 4 million kids’ lives by 2015 with effective vaccines. Speak out now to let our leaders know that you support funding for two new vaccines that will prevent two of the deadliest killers of children, pneumonia and diarrhea.