CARE Launches Global Leaders Network, Honors Congressional Leaders on Capitol Hill

CARE Launches Global Leaders Network, Honors Congressional Leaders on Capitol Hill

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9/26/17

WASHINGTON (Sept. 26, 2017) — The global poverty-fighting organization CARE today is launching its first-ever Global Leaders Network, an active community of national security, business and military veteran leaders who support CARE’s work to enhance global security and continue America’s longstanding tradition of leadership toward peace, stability and improved lives.  

“For more than seven decades, the United States has been a leader in promoting peace, prosperity and global stability,” said Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE. “At a time when the U.S. foreign assistance budget is facing extreme cuts, CARE is pleased to recognize and partner with distinguished champions of humanitarian and development assistance and continue our important work together. CARE’s experience working in 94 countries around the world to eradicate global poverty has demonstrated the success of U.S. foreign assistance programs in saving lives, combating poverty and protecting our own national security.”

This evening, CARE will host the Global Leaders’ Congressional Awards in the nation’s capital to honor leaders in Congress who champion America’s 70-year tradition of promoting global stability through humanitarian and development assistance. The event will bring together more than 100 current and former members of Congress, Congressional staff, foreign dignitaries, international development experts, corporate partners, philanthropists, media and members of the national security, business and military veterans’ communities.

The 2017 awardees are:

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - Ranking Member, State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee
  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) - Vice Chair, Senate Appropriations Committee, Ranking Member, State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee
  • Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) - Ranking member, House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations
  • Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY) - Chairman, House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations

In addition to the honorees, the reception will feature remarks from Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE); Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense and co-founder of the Center for a New American Security; David Cooper, CARE Global Leaders Network Advisory Board member; and Michelle Nunn, as well as our featured speaker of the evening, Gen. Philip Breedlove, U.S. Air Force (Ret.).

Also, as part of the launch of the Global Leaders Network, CARE is premiering a new foreign assistance video, featuring Adm. James Stavridis, U.S. Navy (Ret.); Gen. Carter Ham, former USAFRICOM Commander; and Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

 

About CARE

Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. Last year, CARE worked in 94 countries and reached more than 80 million people around the world. Learn more at care.org.

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Nicole Ellis, +1-202-560-1791, nicole.ellis@care.org

Men in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia, unload bags of wheat, food aid provided by U.S. Agency for International Development and distributed by CARE. U.S. foreign assistance saves lives, fights poverty abroad and protects national security at home. Josh Estey/CARE

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