By: Marie Gigliotti, New Britain
To The Editor:
Our representatives have done much to improve foreign aid, including supporting acts that treat preventable diseases in other countries, as well as other legislations of that kind.
With that being said, the state of Connecticut could always do more to help end global poverty.
As a nation with tremendous resources, it is our moral duty to do as much as we can to help those less fortunate.
This is why I want to encourage our Connecticut representatives, including Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty, to support the International Affairs Budget. The International Affairs Budget would fund development and diplomacy programs that will be vital in improving the living circumstances of thousands of impoverished people worldwide. It would also boost the economies in these poverty-stricken countries, allowing them to make more meaningful economic interactions with the United States, and, by extension, promote our own economy.
The International Affairs Budget makes up less than one percent of the overall budget currently, but could make massive positive impacts in other countries as well as our own.
That is why I want to encourage others to reach out to our Connecticut representatives and tell them that the International Affairs Budget deserves their support and could be hugely impactful in the fight to end global poverty and the promotion of our own economy here in the United States.
It is time we give back, and constituents like us can make a huge difference just by one email or call.