Six Pixels of Separation - The Blog
July 2, 200511:24 AM

Live 8 - Make Poverty History

I am watching CFCF's staggering coverage of the Live 8 concert. This is not a political Blog. This is personal.

I went to the Make Poverty History website and signed the letters. They're not asking for money. They're asking for your name.

This is the email I got back. Please take action now. Let's end this now.

"Dear Friend,

Today, I became part of an unprecedented global call to action to end poverty: Make Poverty History

Right now, there is active campaigning in over 50 countries around the three core demands: More and Better Aid, Make Trade Fair, and Cancel the Debt. In Canada, we're also campaigning to End Child Poverty in Canada.

You've just got to be a part of this campaign.

Go to http://www.makepovertyhistory.ca and sign on to the campaign yourself.

There is no time to lose. It doesn't matter who or where you are, your voice is critical to the success of this campaign. This is a rare chance to join me and thousands of others across the planet to once and for all make poverty history.

What are you waiting for? Join me and click in!

What you can do right now:

Sign on to the campaign
- Tell Paul Martin to commit to a timeline for 0.7%
- Click others into action - forward this message to your networks

'If everyone who wants to see an end to poverty, hunger and suffering speaks out, then the noise will be deafening. Politicians will have to listen.' - Archbishop Desmond Tutu."

They're making it very easy to do something WOW and remarkable with one simple action.

Make Poverty History today.

By Mitch Joel

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