The David Wax Museum was generous enough to let us be at their concert last week at Higher Ground. The band has been a great supporter of Oxfam since David Wax interned with Oxfam several years ago. Needless to say, he is dedicated to the organization. He was also a very friendly guy, who was open and kind to the many fans who showed up for the concert.
We were there to see a great show, but also to gain signatures for a petition to reform US food aid. Thanks to the insight and outstanding new policies suggested in the President’s budget proposal for FY14, we have the exciting opportunity to overhaul the out-dated foreign aid delivery systems that have been in place since 1955. This is a giant leap to bring poverty and food aid policies into the 21st century.
Federal politicians from both sides of the aisle have committed to keep an open mind to these policies, that will greatly increase efficiencies in foreign aid. However, to take politicians from considering to voting in favor of these programs require your help. We were able to gain almost fifty signatures at the show, but lobbying groups are drowning our voice, and we need all of the support that we can get. You can help by sending a note to Congress here.
In the meantime if you would like to get information on the revolutionary aid policies from other organizations that from across the ideological spectrum, check out these informative links:
- InterAction: an alliance of over 180 U.S. based international non-governmental organizations (NGOs): http://www.interaction.org/work/foreign-assistance-reform
- Devex: a membership organization that delivers business information and recruitment services to the international development community. https://www.devex.com/en/blogs/400/blogs_entries/80681
- The Hill: a daily congressional newspaper: http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/274151-overhaul-of-us-foreign-aid-is-overdue
- MFAN: Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network: http://www.modernizeaid.net/tag/conservatives/