Today, nearly 500 UNICEF supporters are on Capitol Hill to ask Congress to #UNITE4Children. But you don’t have to be in DC to be an advocate for the world’s children. Take 5 minutes to stand with vulnerable children everywhere: Send a note to your Members of Congress with just a few clicks.
This is a critical moment for UNICEF, as Congress is about to decide its budget priorities for the coming fiscal year. Today, UNICEF supporters plan to meet with close to 250 Congressional Offices to ensure they put children first, but we need to reach every elected official. That’s why your voice is so important. Speak out today to let Congress know why it should support UNICEF to improve the lives of kids around the world — especially the 350 million children living in countries affected by conflict and crisis.
Since its founding in 1946, UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any humanitarian organization. Thanks to strong, bipartisan House and Senate support for UNICEF and for child survival, we have seen great progress: the annual number of children dying before age five from preventable causes dropped by more than half since 1990.
Continued support from Congress also allows UNICEF to respond quickly to help children impacted by humanitarian crises. From tsunamis in Indonesia to ongoing conflict in Syria, and Ebola outbreaks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UNICEF works to reach every single vulnerable child.