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Speak Up to End Global Poverty

The U.S. Census reports that 43.6 million people were living in poverty in America in 2009.  This is the largest number in the 51 years for which poverty estimates have been published. 

According to the World Bank, in 2005 roughly 1.4 billion people were living below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. This is equivalent to more than one-fourth of the developing world's population. 

Global poverty is tremendous problem that the world needs to address.  Millions of human beings all over the world are suffering, living without enough food, without medical care, without shelter or educational opportunities.  This problem is not going away.  Each and every one of us needs to become involved in some way in the fight against global poverty. 

The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the 1990 poverty rate by 2015 would bring poverty incidence down to 15% of the global population (920 million people).

Sources:
http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:20040961~menuPK:34480~pagePK:64257043~piPK:437376~theSitePK:4607,00.html


Letter to
President of the United States
Global poverty is a great concern to me. I am writing to ask you to please make ending global poverty a priority for your administration. Too many of our fellow human beings are suffering all over the world.

The U.S. Census reports that 43.6 million people were living in poverty in America in 2009. This is the largest number in the 51 years for which poverty estimates have been published.

According to the World Bank, in 2005 roughly 1.4 billion people were living below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day. This is equivalent to more than one-fourth of the developing world's population.

Global poverty is tremendous problem that the world needs to address. Millions of human beings all over the world are suffering, living without enough food, without medical care, without shelter or educational opportunities. This problem is not going away. Each and every one of us needs to become involved in some way in the fight against global poverty.

The first Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the 1990 poverty rate by 2015 would bring poverty incidence down to 15% of the global population (920 million people). This is a wonderful goal. However, more needs to be done because after this goal is met in 2015, 920 million people will still be living in extreme poverty.

Thank you for your time and support.

Respectfully yours,