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Speak Up to End Global Poverty

    1. Petition by

      Elena Suazo

      Foster City, CA

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

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    2. CBS Interactive Holds Fundraiser to Help Poor in Manila

      Sondra Suazo
      Petition Organizer

      Employees of CBS Interactive in San Francisco hold a fundraiser to collect donations for needy families living in the Gawad Kalinga Village in Paranaque, Metro Manila. In April 2011 gifts from CBS employees stateside were distributed to 75 poor families in Manila. Gifts collected included bed sheets, pots and pans, towels and other household goods. Cheers, CBS!

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