A movement to protect children worldwide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed.
There is a lot of change happening in Washington, D.C. President Obama was sworn in for another four years, and there are over 90 brand new Members of the House and Senate. What does this buzz in Washington mean for you? With a new Congress coming in, it means there is an even greater need to educate policymakers about why global vaccines, polio eradication and child survival should be a priority. We elect the people in Washington, and it’s their job to translate our priorities into action. But it only works if we speak up! Make sure your elected officials know what you want. Email your representatives in Washington right now and ask them to make global vaccines a priority this Congress, so we can help make sure all children around the world have a shot at a healthy life free of deadly and disabling diseases like polio.
Make Global Vaccines a Priority This Congress
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am a supporter of the Shot@Life campaign. We believe that vaccines are one of the most cost-effective ways to save the lives of children in developing countries.As your constituent, I hope you too can join us in the fight to save lives through providing vaccines and immunizations. You can do this by ensuring that as you set your priorities for the 113th Congressional session, you fight to make global vaccines, polio eradication and child survival a priority in this Congress.Despite significant progress, one in five children still lack access to life-saving immunizations, putting them at risk for preventable diseases and death. Additionally, we are in the final stretch of stomping out polio for good. The impact of immunization is powerful. With continued prioritization within the U.S. government, through USAID, the CDC, and our United Nations partners, we can make sure all children in developing countries receive the life-saving vaccines they so desperately need.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]