The New Mexican (Santa Fe), Sunday August 23, 2009
Don't drop the global
While our own economic crisis and such things as health-care reform understandably occupy our attention, we must never forget the wider global needs, such as combating hunger, which often have very direct influence on our more local problems.
How we assist those in other countries needs to be as effective as possible in order to address these situations. The Initiating Foreign Assistance Reform Act of 2009 in the House of Representatives (HR2139) and the Foreign Assistance Revitalization and Accountability Act of 2009 (SB1524) in the Senate go a long way to accomplish this.
Please contact our senators and representatives to support these measures. Foreign aid is only a very small part of the U.S. budget, but it has great impact.
Brother Jim Brown, FSC
Here is a link to the web page for that Sunday's letters to the editor.