"Legislation was introduced today by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen that would erode America’s leadership at the United Nations, eliminate funding, and return the U.S. to a period when it failed to meet its global commitments. To the less informed reader, these proposals may seem plausible, but the implementation of this legislation would lead to drastic measures that would undermine reform, accountability and transparency. For the Better World Campaign’s press release in opposition to H.R. 2829, please visit http://www.betterworldcampaign.org/news-room/press-releases/better-world-campaign-opposes-hr-2829.html
Jeff Laurenti, longtime UNA member and officer, has posted a great piece at his blog: http://takingnote.tcf.org/2011/08/suicide-attacks-on-un.html
And here's another summary from DevEx: http://www.devex.com/en/blogs/development-assistance-under-obama/with-new-reform-proposal-republican-senator-pushes-for-voluntary-contributions-to-un
We need to STOP this legislation before it gets any traction. We'll be visiting our congresspeople here in NJ to make sure this bill goes no further. If you'd like to get involved, please contact me. Or email your senators and congress representatives and tell them this bill is a really BAD idea.
President, NNJ Chapter