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 because 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 brokered the Black Sea Grain initiative, which unlocked millions of tons of needed grain and other foods that would otherwise be stuck in Ukraine. The work of the UN is needed now more than ever as the deal could be forced to expire next month .”
[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.