Today is International Women’s Day, and we here at Make Us Strong are celebrating.
As part of Oxfam’s Sisters on the Planet Summit, four Truman Project military veterans – Erica Jeffries, Jan Donatelli, Gail Harris, and Robin Eckstein – are carrying the message to Congress today that investing in women in developing countries is crucial to [...]Continue Reading →
It’s been a busy week on Capitol Hill for those of us who followed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimonies on the President’s FY13 International Affairs budget to the House Foreign Affairs and the Senate Foreign Relations Committees. While Secretary Clinton once again declared her steadfast support for strong development and diplomacy funding, the debate happening off the Hill–and [...]Continue Reading →
Truman Fellow and Director of Aid Effectiveness at Oxfam America Director, Greg Adams, has a great piece up about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifying on Capitol Hill about the importance of international development funding:
“The Obama administration has been forcefully arguing why our investment in fighting global poverty is so important to [...]Continue Reading →
Today, the U.S. Department of State confirmed that, after years of posturing and belligerence on the development of its nuclear weapons, North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear development and long-range missile launches, nuclear tests and nuclear activities. What brought about this change of heart? Certainly the threat of military response helped keep North [...]Continue Reading →
On Sunday, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) addressed an issue that we at the Make US Strong campaign think needs as much attention as it can get: the connection between global food security and keeping America safe. At a hearing on global agriculture, Senator Roberts said:
“You know why [food security] is important? In [...]Continue Reading →
Make US Strong’s spokeswoman Janessa Goldbeck recently made a pit stop in Silver City, New Mexico on her cross-country cycling tour talking about how international development keeps America safe. Janessa’s tour has been highlighted by meetings with elected officials to deliver the message of the Make US Strong campaign. In Arizona, Janessa met with [...]Continue Reading →
Last Friday was a big night for the Make US Strong campaign: We won two Reed Awards! The Grammy’s of politics, Campaigns and Elections Magazine’s Reed awards recognize the very best of political advocacy and communications, so it’s a huge honor.
It was a tense night at the awards ceremony – we were up against some of the [...]Continue Reading →
Though the Fiscal Year 2012 budget negotiations are behind us and the foreign operations budget fared far better than many anticipated, critical parts of our international development efforts took some rather large hits, including foreign assistance spending not related to wars which saw $2.2 billion in cuts. These cuts limit our ability to use development [...]Continue Reading →
by Chris Miller
Chris Miller is a decorated combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient, having served nine years in the U.S. Army as an expert in chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense. Chris is currently running for Congress in the 12th congressional district in Illinois. Chris is a Fellow with [...]
Jonathan Morgenstein served twenty years in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, currently holding the rank of Captain. In addition to his distinguished military career, Jonathan has worked for the Department of Defense, Third Way, and the U.S. Institute of Peace, focusing on international humanitarian policy and conflict [...]Continue Reading →