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Mark Your Calendars — Week of September 17

September 13th, 2012
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Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below. If your organization is hosting an event next week and you don’t see yourself on the list, please email info@modernizeaid.net.

See below for a list of MFAN Partner events:

 

 

Mark Your Calendars — Week of September 10

September 7th, 2012
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Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below. If your organization is hosting an event next week and you don’t see yourself on the list, please email info@modernizeaid.net.

See below for a list of MFAN Partner events:

 

 

Take Action: Learn How You Can Get Involved with MFAN

August 27th, 2012
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Our network of supporters like you is critical to keeping momentum for foreign assistance reform strong, and your voice can help us drive critical progress.

Consider taking the following actions today to keep up with developments on foreign assistance reform and make your voice heard:

  • Sign up for MFAN’s newsletter by entering your email address under “Join the Cause” at the top right of the homepage;
  • Follow us on Twitter @ModernizeAid;
  • “Like” us on Facebook at the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network;
  • Send an email to mfannewsclips@gmail.com to receive daily news clips on foreign assistance reform and broader development issues; and
  • Check out the ModernizeAid blog and visit our Partners page to learn more about how the community is driving reform.

If you want to learn more about becoming an advocate and attending MFAN’s bi-weekly meetings, please email Mary Deering at mdeering@modernizeaid.net. If you have other questions about MFAN, send an email to info@modernizeaid.net.

 

Mark Your Calendars — Week of August 27

August 23rd, 2012
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Every Thursday, MFAN will post a list of upcoming events for the following week. For more information about each event and to RSVP, click on the links below. If your organization is hosting an event next week and you don’t see yourself on the list, please email info@modernizeaid.net.

See below for a list of MFAN Partner events:

 

MFAN Co-Chair Featured in NY Times “Room for Debate”

August 16th, 2012
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Do YOU think we can afford to cut foreign aid?

The New York Times “Room for Debate,” the premier forum that invites experts to debate timely issues, poses that question to four respondents this week in “Can’t Afford Aid, or Can’t Afford to Cut It?” MFAN Co-Chair David Beckmann is one of the featured respondents.

As part of the MFAN network, we want you to leave a comment on Beckmann’s page here in support of his argument and the notion that cutting foreign aid is not the solution to our fiscal problems. Share this link on Facebook and Twitter with your networks to amplify your support. You can also join Room for Debate on Facebook and follow updates on twitter.com/roomfordebate.

Beckmann, President of Bread for the World, writes, “Whether we like it or not, whether we have serious economic problems in our country or not, our fate is inexorably tied to the fate of poor peoples around the world.”

Ambassador Mark Green is also featured, making an articulate case that outlines why foreign assistance is critical to our economic security and opportunity.