While the UN is standing up for the world, we’re standing up for the UN.
You may not always see its work up close, but the UN is on the front lines of some of the globe’s biggest challenges and crises. The UN’s efforts to promote peace and security, protect civilians caught in harm’s way, coordinate responses to global pandemics and diseases, establish international business norms, and deliver lifesaving humanitarian aid help make the U.S. stronger and safer – there’s no doubt about it
Help protect U.S. funding for the United Nations! Each year, Congress must pass legislation to fund the activities and obligations of the U.S. government, including funding for the United Nations. On average, funding for our UN dues is only around 8% of the total international affairs budget, which is just over 1% of the overall federal budget. Here's what Americans say about the UN. Call or write your Senators and Representatives to ask them to vote for strong and consistent U.S. engagement with the UN. It is critical to advancing our nation’s foreign policy, national security, economic, and humanitarian priorities on a number of fronts.
Tools for Making a Difference
Effective advocacy means having knowledge about the issues, what is at stake, what position each of our elected officials is taking, and engaging our legislators in a continuing dialogue. Advocacy also means working with the media, and building strong coalitions with partners. Click here for tips, talking points, fact sheets, and much more!
Our main advocacy goal is to support the work of the United Nations. We engage our elected officials in meaningful conversations about issues facing Iowans in their lives locally and globally. We do that as often as is necessary, through in-district meetings, phone calls, petitions, and letter writing campaigns. Once a year, we join other chapters in Washington for a Day on the Hill. We work hard to engage our diverse constituencies to build a better understanding of and support for the work of the United Nations.