Republican Mike Rogers (R-AL-3). has introduced H.R.193 — The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017, which, if passed, would pull the United States out of the UN and eliminate all funding.
An Ambassador to the UN once said to me, “The UN gets criticized for not stopping wars, but the UN can’t stop a war. Wars are disputes between governments or between governments and its citizens, and only the combatting parties can decide when it is time to stop fighting, and when they reach that point, the negotiations take place under the supervision of the UN. But what the UN can do is help enforce a peace and feed more than 80 million people a year. It is the only neutral forum in the world where all governments can meet and enter into agreements that impact our global society.”
Thanks to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, poverty, infant mortality, and maternal mortality have all been significantly reduced. More than 3500 corporations have agreements with the United Nations Global Compact Foundation to support the Sustainable Development Goals through humanitarian investing and direct funding of projects that support the SDGs.
Whether you are for or against the US pulling out of the UN, if you are a US citizen, I ask that you do your own research, make an informed decision and then share your thoughts with your congressional representative. If you are not a US citizen, I ask that you write all the US congressional representatives and share with them your thoughts about the UN.
CLICK HERE for the link to the bill.
If you are a teacher, I ask that you share this email with your students, and ask them to do the research and send their opinions to the members of congress.
I’ve done my research and I know what I am going to say to all members of congress.
Judith Cunningham and The MMUN Team