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The Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is proud to co-sponsor the US Global Leadership Coalition’s Virtual Town Hall with Congresswoman Cheri Bustos on Wednesday April 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CT.

In the backdrop of COVID-19, join us for a virtual town hall with Rep. Bustos on the positive impact of global affairs in Illinois.

Cheryl Lea Bustos is a journalist, healthcare executive and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 17th congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the first woman elected to Congress from her district in the northwestern part of the state, anchored by the Illinois side of the Quad Cities and partially including Peoria and Rockford.

Rep. Bustos will discuss the importance of America’s global leadership and the need for strong and effective development and diplomacy programs to address global threats both at home and abroad, including COVID-19.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Details on how to join the video conference will be provided after registration.

The USGLC works in our nation’s capital and across the country to strengthen America’s civilian-led tools — development and diplomacy — alongside defense.

By advocating for a strong International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make America’s international affairs programs a keystone of U.S. foreign policy.

The USGLC brings together more than 500 businesses and non-profits from across the country. They believe that investing in America’s tools of development and diplomacy isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s also the smart thing to do.

This organization works across the country in partnership with State Advisory Committees and supporters to educate community leaders and members of Congress on the positive impact that U.S. international affairs programs have on a local, state, and nationwide level.

Why is what USGLC does important?

Keeps Us Safe: From ISIS to global pandemics to weak and fragile states, America faces an unprecedented number of complex global threats that cannot be solved by military power alone.  Addressing the root causes of violent conflict overseas through development and diplomacy helps protect Americans and helps reduce the need to send our servicemen and women into harm’s way.

Strengthens Our Economy: America’s diplomats and development workers help put the building blocks in place so that U.S. companies can expand their exports, reach new markets, and create more jobs here at home. With 95% of the world’s consumers outside of our borders and the fastest-growing markets in developing countries, it’s vital that we stay competitive in the global marketplace, ensure a level playing field for American businesses, and reach more customers.

Saves Lives: American development and relief programs save lives, cure disease, and promote our nation’s highest values. From combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic to helping cut extreme poverty in half in the last 25 years, America can be proud of its leadership in helping those in need around the world.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Details on how to join the video conference will be provided after registration.

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