Celebrate the 76th Anniversary of the UN by calling in to support a Peacekeeping Act Oct 25

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On Monday, October 25, 2021, UNA-USA is celebrating the 76th anniversary of the United Nations with a  national Call-In  The  UNA USA Dane County chapter asks that you contact your U.S. Representative and ask them to sponsor an important piece of legislation that will considerably strengthen the U.S.-UN partnership. This Call-In Challenge will focus only on the House of Representatives, since the legislation (H.R. 4420) has not yet been introduced in the Senate.

On Monday, October 25, please contact your US to ask for their support of the Commitment to Peacekeeping Act (H.R. 4420), which was introduced by Rep. Sara Jacobs (D-CA-53) to ensure that we pay our share for UN Peacekeeping missions and to foster a stronger relationship between the U.S. and the UN. 

How to Call:
Dial 1-855-466-4862 to be connected to the Capitol Switchboard. You will first hear a brief message from a UNA-USA staff member and will then be connected to a staff person or  prompted to select ‘2’ to reach the House of Representatives. ‚óŹ Make your selection, and you’ll be automatically patched through to the front desk of the correct office.  

Scripts: You can keep it simple, but here are some ideas from UNA, USA.

Hi, my name is xxxx , and I'm a constituent and voter from [your town/county/city/state]. How are you? I’m part of a grassroots movement here in Wisconsin that supports the work of the UN. Today I’m calling to ask for [INSERT REPRESENTATIVE’S NAME] to cosponsor H.R. 4420, the United States Commitment to Peacekeeping Act. The bill would lift an arbitrary and harmful 25% cap on U.S. contributions to UN peacekeeping operations. [INSERT PERSONAL REASON FOR PEACEKEEPING OR INCLUDE REPRESENTATIVE’S ISSUES RELATED TO PEACEKEEPING]

Thanks for the opportunity to share my opinion. I hope you have a chance to take a look at the bill and that [REPRESENTATIVE’S NAME] considers cosponsors. Thank you for your time and consideration. 

If you have questions, you are welcome to contact unausadanecounty@gmail.com or Erin Thornley at erinthornley@gmail.com.