|Seriously, this was the igloo we found with a view of the Kennedy Center. We sat in a circle in it and discussed|
our legislative asks for our lobby meetings. Warning: Not every conference has an igloo nearby.
Pick up your phone tomorrow and call your U.S. representative. Urge them to "sign onto the brand new Gavi Replenishment Resolution, which has a resolution number H. Res. 861." You can use an easy patch-through service at 1-844-0368-0294.
H. Res. 861 celebrates and commemorates the work of Gavi and affirms U.S. continued support for the purchase and distribution of vaccines through the Gavi Alliance. MOST IMPORTANTLY, it recognizes the need for multi-year pledges from the U.S. and encourages continued funding commitment for "at least" the current levels.
All you need to do is read the quote in bold, but if you want to say more, you're welcome to use these talking points from Shot@Life to help guide your message.
Why should we keep funding Gavi? Well, in the last 20 years since it was formed...
- over 760 million children have been immunized
- over 13 million deaths have been averted
- 86% of the world's children are reached each year by routine immunization
- 15 countries have now moved OFF of Gavi support...meaning they now have sustainable programs to provide vaccines to their kids by themselves!