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Congress is already facing pressure to impose signficant spending cuts on foreign aid in next year’s budget. Calling your Senators is one of the best ways to show them you care and ensure they use their power to protect funds that will end slavery for good.

Led by Senator Blumenthal (CT), a Dear Colleague letter is now live and circulating the Senate. In this letter, Senator Bluementhal gives his colleagues the opportunity to sign on and join him in supporting full funding of anti-slavery programs in 2019. There's still time for your Senator to add his/her name to this important letter.

Taking action is simple.

1.  Who are your Senators? Use this quick resource to find out.

2. Dial 1 866 720 FREE (3733) and ask to speak with your Senator's office.

3. Say the following, inserting your name and where you live. 

“Hi, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I’m calling from [YOUR HOMETOWN, STATE]. I’m very concerned about the proposed cuts to foreign aid in 2019 and specifically how this would impact anti-slavery efforts internationally. Senator Blumenthal is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter right now that asks appropriations leaders to protect this critical funding. Would you ask the Senator to join this letter? Thank you!”

4. Repeat for your other Senator.