Participate in the Brooklyn Chapter of the United Nations Association’s Advocacy Program in advance of
“United Nations Day”October 24th, 2010
The UNA Brooklyn Chapter has declared the week prior to October 24th 2010 aka “United Nations Day” as the week to advocate to our congressional representatives. Caring and thinking about, discussing and debating, the importance of the United Nations and global solutions to our world’s most vexing problems, is important. Pushing our congressional representatives to do so as well is even more important. In that light, we invite you to mark your calendars and join us in visiting our congressional representative’s Brooklyn office on a workday during the week preceding Sunday October 24th 2010 - United Nations Day and lending your weight in numbers.
Want to take it to the next step and become one of our Advocacy Leaders? We will be hosting an invaluable opportunity to participate in an advocacy training session on September 15th from 6:30-8:30pm to prepare participants to become Advocacy Leaders who will have in depth knowledge of the advocacy positions and get a chance to engage their representatives directly!
UNA Brooklyn Chapter Advocacy Positions – subject to further refinement:
1. Urge congressional representative to join the American Engagement Caucus.
2. Urge congressional representative to appropriate full funding for the UN regular and peacekeeping budgets; and create the necessary administrative funding procedures to not fall behind on future payments.
3. Urge congressional representative to support US actions that will lead to joining the International Criminal Court and to repeal the American Service Members’ Protection Act of 2002.
4. Urge congressional representative to support UN actions to tackle the emergency that is climate change.
5. Urge congressional representative to voice support for international treaties that the US has yet to sign and/or ratify:
6. Urge congressional representatives to support the Millennium Development Goals.