With a new administration and a new Congress, start off 2021 by speaking up in support of the United Nations.
I am writing today to express my support of the United Nations.
As you know, for more than 75 years the UN has brought together countries to confront the world’s most pressing challenges that the U.S. can’t – and shouldn’t – tackle alone. This work has never been more important.
That is why I was encouraged to see that the administration has taken steps to reengage with the World Health Organization, rejoin the Paris Agreement, make inroads to reclaiming our voice on the UN Human Rights Council and restore funding for the UN Population Fund. But there is much more work to be done.
Chief among my concerns is the $1 billion the U.S. owes to UN peacekeeping. The U.S. cannot expect to lead if we are stiffing allies and short-changing troops who are putting their lives on the line to defend U.S. and global interests.
I am not alone in these beliefs. A new poll found that 74 percent of Americans support the U.S.’ continued membership in the United Nations, with 3 in 5 voters wanting Congress to take action to pay America’s dues to the UN on time and in full.
At this critical time in our nation and the world, the U.S. has a golden opportunity to reassert ourselves on the global stage. I hope I can count on you to take up this call.
Thank you for ongoing your support.