A new poll released this week by the Better World Campaign has found that even during this polarizing political time, there is one issue that voters agree on: the U.S. can‚Äôt go it alone to solve the world‚Äôs problems.
In fact, 86 percent of American voters agree that it‚Äôs important for the U.S. to maintain an active role in the United Nations. Additionally, more than seven out of 10 Americans believe that working through the UN to resolve international issues improves America‚Äôs image around the world. I‚Äôm one of them.
The U.S. has fallen behind on its dues to UN peacekeeping, but over two-thirds of voters want the U.S. to both pay what is already owed and meet new commitments in the year to come. The U.S. cannot bear all the burden, and by maintaining an active and strong partnership with the UN, we won‚Äôt have to.
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