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Two Urgent Opportunities for Global Health and Education :)
Two Congressional leaders on global poverty are spearheading urgent efforts to expand our response to education and disease. They need your help. 1. Tell the Senate to fund the fight against TB!
Tuberculosis, a curable disease, still kills 1.7 people each year, and is the leading killer of people with HIV/AIDS. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has initiated a sign-on letter requesting $650 million for global TB programs. $650 million would put the U.S. on track to achieving the Global Plan to Stop TB and meeting funding targets in the Lantos-Hyde Act passed in 2008 ($4 billion over five years). Please call your Senators and ask them to sign the Brown letter to support $650 million for TB funding in fiscal year 2010 (FY10). The deadline for signatures is THIS MONDAY, JULY 6. Ask your senators to join the fight against TB. Click here.
2. Tell the House to support a Global Fund for Education!Each year, the leaders of the G-8 countries gather to discuss pressing global issues, including global poverty. President Obama has the opportunity to help push global leaders to support the creation of a Global Fund for Education - an idea he first proposed during his presidential campaign when he promised $2 billion for a global education fund. A statement by the G8 supporting a Global Fund for Education would be a critical signal of support and serve as a catalyst to help move this initiative forward. Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) has initiated a sign-on letter to President Obama calling on him to lead on the creation of a Global Fund for Education at upcoming G8 meeting in Italy. The deadline for signatures is THIS TUESDAY, JULY 7. Ask your representative to support a Global Fund for Education! Click here.