2021 Call-In Challenge

Participate in our National Call-in Challenge!

Monday, October 25, 2021

In conjunction with our virtual UN Day program, we’re hosting a national Call-In Challenge and encouraging you, our members, to contact your elected officials and advocate for a strong U.S.-UN partnership and full funding for the UN and its agencies.

The Ask

For over 25 years, the U.S. has imposed an arbitrary cap on our payments to UN Peacekeeping. As a result, the U.S. is currently $1 billion in arrears to UN Peacekeeping.

Rep. Sara Jacobs recently introduced a bill to permanently repeal the cap so that the U.S. can pay its treaty-obligated dues in full, a crucial step in restoring our credibility at the UN.

When you call your elected officials, please ask them to support the United States Commitment to Peacekeeping Act of 2021 so the U.S. can fulfill its financial obligations to the UN. When you reach your Representative, ask them to co-sponsor this important bill. It’s time for the U.S. to pay what it promised.


Instructions for calling your lawmakers:

1. First, review the sample scripts to make sure you’re ready to get your main points across. Scripts will be available in early October!

2. Visit house.gov to find your Representative. Visit senate.gov to find your Senator.

3. Dial (855) 466-4862 to call in to your Members of Congress.

4. Once you call, you will hear a recording from a UNA-USA staff member that will explain how you’ll connect to the Capitol Switchboard. Stay on the line during this message, and wait to be connected.

5. You will be prompted to press 1 to speak with your Senators, or 2 to speak with your Representative. (Note: Sometimes, you might reach a live operator. Simply tell them the name of the Senator or Representative you are trying to reach and they will connect you directly.)

6. Make your selection, and you’ll be automatically patched through to the front desk of the correct office.

7. Make the case for full funding our UN dues.

8. Dial up to three times to call both your Senators and your Representatives – we want to reach all Members of Congress!