Thursday, June 30, 2005

Make poverty history

This weekend musicians around the globe will be collaborating in Live 8, an effort to increase global awareness of the plight of people in the world's poorest countries and the difference that leaders in the 8 most powerful nations - the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Russia - can make at the G8 Summit July 6 - 9.

You can make your voice heard and send the following e-mail to President Bush, by visiting this website:

Dear President Bush,


ONE billion people around the world live on less than ONE dollar a day;

The US government spends less than ONE percent on overcoming global AIDS and poverty;

Citizens are uniting as ONE across political and religious divides to support action to overcome the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.

At the G8 leaders meeting on July 6th we urge you to:

Help the poorest people of the world fight poverty, AIDS and hunger at a cost equal to just ONE percent more of the US budget on a clear timetable;

Cancel 100% of the debts owed by the poorest countries;

Reform trade rules so poor countries can earn sustainable incomes.

We urge you to lead an historic deal with other nations to help Africa and the poorest nations overcome global AIDS and extreme poverty. Together as ONE, we can Make Poverty History this July.


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1 comment:

Gwuinifer said...

oh yeah. you lit the fire under me, darlin'! i've been soapboxing about this one all day now!