Recently, the House voted to make huge cuts in this year's budget. Poverty-fighting, cost-effective programs – which make up less than one percent of the US budget – were sharply cut.
We know Congress faces tough choices on the budget, but these cuts fall hardest on the people who can least afford them. In fact, House cuts would mean:
* 3.7 million people won't get tested for HIV this year,
* 10.4 million bed nets won't get to families to fight malaria, and
* 58,000 moms-to-be won't receive the medicine to make sure their babies are born HIV-free.
Now it's the Senate's turn to weigh in on the budget – and we've got to let them know that they must preserve this funding. Please sign our petition to tell your senators that cuts to these life-saving programs will have a real, immediate and devastating impact on the world's poor.
Please do not cut cost-effective, proven programs that fight HIV/AIDS, hunger and preventable disease in this year's budget. These programs -- which make up less than one percent of the budget -- save millions of lives, strengthen our national security, and help lift people out of poverty for the long-term.
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