SCENARIO A: IF YOU ARE CONNECTED LIVE TO A STAFFER
Hi, my name is [Name], and I’m a constituent and voter from [Town/County/City/State] How are you?
I’m a member of the United Nations Association of the USA, a grassroots movement of Americans supporting the U.N.’s work. Today, I’m calling in honor of Human Rights Day and to discuss the importance of full funding for the United Nations (UN).
You may already know the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs released their bill text for FY’23. I support funding levels that include the positive proposals I care about, like lifting the peacekeeping cap and money to pay down our peacekeeping arrears.
I am asking [Your Member of Congress’ Name] to vote in support of a FY’23 appropriations bill that properly invests in multilateral diplomacy, including full UN funding and paying back our peacekeeping arrears.
[INSERT SHORT PERSONAL REASONS FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE UN, OR SAY: “The United Nations established mechanisms to promote and protect human rights in 1948 through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and to this day, it continues to assist states in carrying out their responsibilities.
[WAIT FOR RESPONSE, IF ANY]
Thanks for the opportunity to share my opinion. I hope you have a chance to look at the House and Senate funding levels for State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs.