Poverty Hurts - Join the Fight Against Poverty
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Poverty Hurts - Join the Fight Against Poverty

    1. Elena D. Suazo
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      Elena D. Suazo

      Foster City, CA

Poverty Hurts - Join the Fight Against Poverty

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that in 2010 - 46.2 Million people in the U.S. were living in poverty. This is an increase from 43.6 million in 2009 and it is the 4th consecutive annual increase.

Source: http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/poverty/about/overview/index.html

The World Bank reports that in 2005 – 1.374 Billion people were living in poverty globally. It defines poverty as living on less than U.S. $1.25 a day.

Source: http://povertydata.worldbank.org/poverty/home

All over the world people like you and I are surviving without sufficient food, shelter, medical care or education. If each and every one of us does one little thing to help fight poverty, it will snowball into a whole movement that will make a big impact on the poverty statistics. Get involved.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jeremy Hatti AUSTRALIA
      • 12 months ago

      I am saddened by the amount of people in this world who don't have enough food and water and lack education and shelter :'( I want to make a change! I can't really do much to fight poverty right now because I can't really cook and I am still at school and my mum told me that I don't have to do all these things but when I am older, I will consider volunteering my time to help the homeless either by going to a homeless shelter or tutoring struggling kids :) For now, I will fight poverty in my own way through signing petitions and donating to charities I can trust. :) We must do whatever we can to fight poverty and end it once and for all. Every little thing we do counts :D

      • about 1 year ago

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      We have to afford to eat healthy food!

      • about 1 year ago

      Please go to site:


      We have to eat and afford to eat healthy food! Stop rising food prices!

    • amiel perez RIZAL, PHILIPPINES
      • over 1 year ago

      signing this petition is my little way to show support to stop poverty.

      • almost 2 years ago

      Don't forget the story (in the New Testament of the Bible; Luke chapter 16, verses 19-31) of the rich who didn't help the poor ("There was a rich man who used to dress in purple and fine linen and feast magnificently every day. And at his gate there used to lie a poor man called Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to fill himself with what fell from the rich man's table. Even dogs came and licked his sores.

      Now it happened that the poor man died and was carried away by the angels into Abraham's embrace. The rich man also died and was buried.

      In his torment in Hades he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off with Lazarus in his embrace.

      So he cried out, "Father Abraham, pity me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in agony in these flames."

      Abraham said, "My son, remember that during your life you had your fill of good things, just as Lazarus his fill of bad. Now he is being comforted here while you are in agony.

      But that is not all: between us and you a great gulf has been fixed, to prevent those who want to cross from our side to yours or from your side to ours."

      So he said, "Father, I beg you then to send Lazarus to my father's house, since I have five brothers, to give them warning so that they do not come to this place of torment too."

      Abraham said, "They have Moses and the prophets, let them listen to them."

      The rich man replied, "Ah no, father Abraham, but if someone comes to them from the dead, they will repent."

      Then Abraham said to him, "If they will not listen either to Moses or to the prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone should rise from the dead").


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