“I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.”
1 Corinthians 1:10
Do you ever feel like we live in an increasingly divided world? It seems our lives are defined not by what brings us together, but what tears us apart. So much of what we hear every day – on the news and through social media - drives us toward conflict and strife.
But there is one thing we can all agree on. We must put children first in the decisions we make, and in the priorities we set. This is true in our home lives, and it is true for Congress too! Children must be prioritized in the policies we set. Our own futures depend on it!
Right now, there are several bills which are languishing in the legislative pipeline and are in danger of failing when the 117th Session of Congress ends in December. We are calling on people to stand – united and together – to make the voice of children heard in the halls of Congress before the end of this year. Children need your voice now more than ever.
The Advocacy Team at World Vision is working hard to get several pieces of legislation across the finish line in 2022:
- Keeping Girls in School Act (KGISA)
- Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings Act (MINDS)
- Resolution Condemning the Use of Hunger as a Weapon of War (HR 922)
These pieces of legislation are CRITICAL to ensuring that children, especially girls, and especially in fragile contexts such as war zones, are protected and have what they need to not just survive, but to grow up strong and healthy – physically and mentally.
In places like Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, East Africa, and many other countries, World Vision is working in partnership with the US Government and local partners to provide urgently needed food, health and psychosocial services to children on the front lines.
Through these legislative initiatives, the U.S. government can lead with a sustainable, integrated approach to tackle the most urgent challenges, ultimately building a more stable future for children.
Will you join us? It takes less than a minute to send a pre-filled email to your representatives! Use the form on this page to tell your members of Congress that we are all UNITED for Children.