Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Platforms Against Poverty

2008 can be the year that both political parties make the struggle to end global poverty a policy priority. Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist will deliver your petition to the party platform committees when they meet with them, so don't miss the chance to make your voice heard.

Here's the petition text:

As a proud American, I urge you to make ending extreme poverty and global disease in the developing world a core part of your 2008 platform by including commitments to:

  • Fight AIDS, TB and malaria and improve basic health services, particularly for mothers and young children
  • Ensure access to clean water, basic sanitation and sufficient food supplies
  • Spur economic growth through equitable trade and investment policies
  • Modernize and increase development assistance, focusing on partnership, transparency and accountability
  • Achieve universal primary education
Click this link and we’ll add your name to the petition

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