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Tell Congress to restore our UNESCO membership

Because of outdated and misguided laws that were passed in the 1990s, the U.S. lost its vote at UNESCO in 2013 – the UN agency that works to promote education, science, and culture worldwide.

Thanks to these flawed laws, we were also forced to withdraw all of our funding -- 22 percent of UNESCO's total budget -- in 2011 after the Palestinians were granted full UNESCO membership. As a result, the U.S. is now $240 million in arrears, and we're causing serious damage to an organization working to create stability in some of the world's most volatile regions.

Congress has the power to grant President Obama a waiver to get us out of this unfortunate situation – ask your representatives to allow us to maintain our membership in UNESCO by sending the message below.

Recipients

  • Your Senators
  • Your Representative

Message

Help restore our vote at UNESCO

Dear  

In 2013, the U.S. lost its vote in UNESCO, the UN agency charged with promoting education, science, and culture worldwide, because of two misguided and outdated laws.



As your constituent, I'm asking you to give President Obama the flexibility he needs to keep our seat at the global decision-making table by granting him waiver authority to maintain our UNESCO membership.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]

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