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link to FREE Quicktime download, make SURE to UNCHECK THE EMAIL NOTICE BOXES BELOW unless you want them. you can upgrade for approx $30 and make your own and edit, on LINKS TO OTHER ORGS. INVOLVED IN "MAKE PROVERTY HISTORY- from around the world search on put in MAKE PROVERTY HISTORY in the search/address par and click GO and there are pages of them from around the world. BY A WHITE BAND  [ send green star]
Thanks sunshine May 11, 2005 3:54 PM

Looks like you beat me to the punch  [ send green star]
 May 11, 2005 3:55 PM US site main site, scroll down and click what country you are in, each country involved has it's own site so that letters go to the leaders of that country, as well buying the white wrist band helps to end poverty, hunger and some other very important world wide issues.  [ send green star]
 May 11, 2005 3:59 PM

yeah I spent half the day while able posting all over Care2 sites. W8ill send out invites and you send out message in the networking here MAKE PROVERTY HISTORY CARE2 SITE, don't say NEW GROUP, alot of people will just delete. Not up to it today, I will add you as friend so your network is bigger and reaches more people on Care2 networking, be patient, it's pretty crappy, lol, it will log you out, log back in check your SENT MESSAGES and see if IT GOT SENT AND TO HOW MANY. Can you also turn the Tool Bar on in Posts here, more options, easier for links and can just copy from other sites, and and, yadda yadda, and easier for those disabled. Thanks. truth, love, light and laughter Sunshine  [ send green star]
 May 11, 2005 4:04 PM don't have to write out the whole addresss with the tool bar turned on much easier for me and others. thanks again, great to see Bono's pic he just gave our PM Paul Martin hell for not supporting the cause and to get with it, it includes eliminating world debt, especially 3rd I believe.  [ send green star]
Hi May 11, 2005 4:22 PM

Sunshine thanks for the invitation. I went to the link , but I cannot find the Dominican Republic.  [ send green star]
 May 11, 2005 4:41 PM US site, are you still living in the US Libertad, if so use this link. love you muches woman Sunshine  [ send green star]
campaign links May 13, 2005 6:28 AM

Sunshine, You rock! Thanks for the info...Annmarie  [ send green star]
Share May 13, 2005 7:56 AM

There was information on a new magazine called SHARE that was addressing the issues of poverty and disproportionate distribution of resources. I haven't heard much lately, but it sure sounded like a good idea! God bless, J  [ send green star]
 June 06, 2005 11:50 PM

Dear Friend,

ONE month from today, on July 6th, President Bush will join the leaders of the world's eight richest nations for a three-day Group of 8, or "G8" summit in Scotland. At this historic meeting, these eight men will have the power to save the lives of millions of people who live in extreme poverty. And YOU can help make this happen.

President Bush needs to hear that Americans strongly support bold leadership on this issue. And thanks to you, the nearly one million people who've signed the ONE Declaration, we have the numbers to show our leaders where America stands.

Today we're asking you to sign a letter to President Bush, asking him to deliver an essential and historic plan for thethe world's poor at the G8 summit this year.Take a few moments now, and sign the letter today.

The letter asks President Bush to support the following at the G8:

1.America will allocate an additional 1% of the federal budget to fight global poverty and AIDS (Currently we spend far less than one percent);
2.America will support canceling the overwhelming debts of the world's poorest countries;
3.America will reform trade rules that make it impossible for the poorest countries to help themselves.

Read the full text and sign the letter today!

We, the people who have signed the ONE Declaration, are both left and right, conservative and liberal. We represent every state, different ages, many religions and all walks of life. Together as ONE, we all believe that no child deserves to starve in a world of plenty, that AIDS can and must be stopped, and that America should reach out to help the poorest people on Earth.

Please, Add Your Voiceand sign on to the letter to President Bush today!

Thank you,

The ONE Team

P.S.- Please help us build momentum leading up the G8 by asking your friends, family and co-workers to sign theONE Declaration AND add their voice to the letter to President Bush. Click here and ask your friends to join ONE.

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 June 10, 2005 3:39 PM

Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 5:19 PM
Subject: Urgent: E-mail Ralph Goodale today/Envoyez un message à Ralph Goodale aujourd'hui

le français suit)

Dear ,

There is no time to lose. On the June 10th and 11th G8 Finance Ministers will have their last meeting before the G8 leaders meet in July in Scotland.

It is vital that they take crucial steps to enable the G8 leaders to commit to 100% debt cancellation, more and better aid and trade justice.

Right now across the world people are e-mailing G8 Finance Ministers to tell them to seize the opportunities of 2005.

Please send your message to Canada's Finance Minister Ralph Goodale today. Go to: and follow the three easy steps under "Click into Action".

Thanks very much for being part of this global action,

Liz Bernstein
Make Poverty History Campaigner and
the Make Poverty History Campaign Team

English above)

Dear ,

Il n'y a pas de temps à perdre! Les 10 et 11 juin, les ministres des Finances du G8 se rencontreront pour la dernière fois avant la rencontre des dirigeants du G8 en juillet en Écosse.

Il est essentiel qu’ils entreprennent des démarches décisives pour faire en sorte que les dirigeants du G8 s’engagent à annuler 100 p. 100 de la dette des pays les plus pauvres, à accroître et optimiser l’aide et à rendre le commerce équitable.

En ce moment, des gens des quatre coins du monde envoient des courriels aux ministres des Finances du G8 dans le but de les inciter à saisir les occasions d’abolir la pauvreté qui se présenteront en 2005.

Dès aujourd’hui, faites parvenir votre message au ministre des Finances du Canada, Monsieur Ralph Goodale. Visitez le et suivez les trois étapes de la section « Cliquez dans l’action! ».

Je vous remercie de votre participation à cette action mondiale.

Liz Bernstein
responsable de la campagne Abolissons la pauvreté et de l’équipe de la campagne

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 June 10, 2005 5:02 PM  [ send green star]
 June 16, 2005 9:53 AM

Dear Friend:

It looks like a simple white band. 

Maybe it is simple:  We are going to make poverty history. 

Will you join me today and wear the white band to show you support the ONE campaign and the fight against global AIDS and poverty?

You might be a teacher, doctor or mother. You might wear it to school, church or a concert. Whenever and wherever you wear a ONE white band, you say, without even saying a word, that you want more and better international assistance, debt cancellation and trade reform.

Half a million Americans are wearing the white band. I believe we can make that one million by the upcoming G8 summit on July 6th.

Let's do it together: wear your white band today.

From Dr. King to Nelson Mandela, history shows us that big changes can start with small actions.  Wearing a white band is something YOU can do, today, in your neighborhood.  When you wear a white band you join millions of people in America and around the world calling for change. If you've always wanted to be a part of something that can change our world, in our time, this is your chance. 

I hope you will join us: get your white band today! 


Salma Hayek

P.S. Click here to check out photos of other ONE supporters like Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx, Tom Hanks and Kate Hudson wearing the white band, appearing in national magazines this week.

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 June 17, 2005 6:03 AM

(le français suit)

Last week more than 15,000 Canadians sent messages to Finance Minister Ralph Goodale prior to the G8 Finance Ministers Meeting on June 11th. Your efforts, along with those of people around the world, had an impact:

* The G8 Finance Ministers agreed on immediate 100% cancellation of debts for 18 of the poorest countries. It's a big step, but even more is needed to include more than 40 other impoverished countries.

* On June 13 a major committee of Parliament (Foreign Affairs) unanimously called on the government to achieve the internationally accepted aid target of 0.7% of GNI by 2015. The MPs also called for legislation ensuring Canada's aid is focused on ending poverty.

Please help NOW by contacting Prime Minister Paul Martin - before the G8 leaders meeting July 6 - to ensure that he hears tens of thousands of ordinary Canadians, MPs from all parties, and citizens worldwide calling for Canadian leadership. Progress has been made, but the Prime Minister needs to know that MORE MUST BE DONE!

Please send your message to Prime Minister Paul Martin today. Go to and follow the three easy steps under "Click into Action".

Our next Action Alert will include ideas for July 1, the first global white band action day. Start planning white band events for your Canada Day activities!

Thank you for taking action!

Liz Bernstein, Campaign Coordinator and the Make Poverty History team

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 June 25, 2005 6:17 AM US site main site, scroll down and click what country you are in, each country involved has it's own site so that letters go to the leaders of that country, as well buying the white wrist band helps to end poverty, hunger and some other very important world wide issues  [ send green star]
 August 21, 2005 10:08 AM

About the Rx for Child Survival Campaign

As you join us in exploring global health — through the Rx for Survival television series, this Web site, or our community activities — we believe the stories you hear will move you to respond on three levels. First, as citizens of a global community, in which disease recognizes no geopolitical boundaries, you'll be more aware of the reasons that good health is in Americans' and all world citizens' self-interest. Second, you'll want to learn more and tell others what's important to you about global health issues. Third, you'll want to reach out to improve health both at home and for people around the world. To give you a quick and easy way to respond on all three levels we've created Rx for Child Survival, a campaign to raise awareness and give kids a fighting chance at life.

Why Focus on Child Survival?

As the Rx for Survival television series and stories here on the Web site make clear, there is a growing crisis in global health. And while we think it's important that you learn about the range of health issues the world faces, tackling all of these problems would be a daunting challenge. Child survival, though, is one global health challenge about which every American can quickly and easily make a dramatic difference. Millions of children die between birth and age 5 each year who would have a good chance at life if they had access to five basic and inexpensive health interventions:

  • Vaccinations to fight childhood diseases, including measles and tetanus
  • Insecticide-treated netting to stop mosquitoes that carry malaria
  • Vitamin A and other micronutrients to help fight infection and prevent nutritional deficiencies
  • Oral rehydration packets to help reduce diarrhea-related illness and deaths
  • Antibiotics to fight pneumonia and antimalarial drugs

Additionally, where it is appropriate, there are significant health values in mothers breastfeeding their infants.

Get Involved

From e-mobilization to local town meetings, from bake sales to scouting projects, from college campus forums to international festivals, Rx for Child Survival challenges Americans not only to get informed about global health, but also to get involved. Here are some ways you can take action:


One of the most direct ways you can help is through a donation. CARE and Save the Children have partnered to establish a special fund for Rx for Child Survival to ensure that the five critical interventions noted above are delivered to millions of children through programs they have in place in Afghanistan, Mali, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone and Vietnam. Many other worthy organizations also welcome your contributions.

Speak Out

Neither Rx for Survival nor Rx for Child Survival advocates any particular point of view on any piece of legislation. If, however, you understand the impact global health has on all of us, and understand the way public policy affects global health, you'll be able to engage in thoughtful public dialogue, and can respond to your local and national leaders about the course our nation takes in shaping global public health.

Give Time

While your individual action can and will make a difference, imagine the possibilities if your friends and neighbors join you in the actions you take. Host a screening and discussion with some of your friends, help organize an international festival, hold a raffle, volunteer your time. These are just some of the ideas you'll find here.

Spread the Word

Let your friends, relatives and others know that you care about these issues by sending an E-postcard and linking to us from your web sites.

Our fervent hope is that by offering you the tools to get involved, we can shift the world's understanding and leave a legacy that reminds us all that through the power of many voices, we can make our shared planet a stronger and healthier place.

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 October 09, 2005 8:14 AM

Gosh, thanks Sunshine!  I really look forward to checking all of those links out! 



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 October 09, 2005 2:43 PM

wow!! hahaha.thanks for all this links Sunshine Is really a good information  [ send green star]
 December 08, 2005 7:53 PM

(((sunshine))) thank-you for the links.  [ send green star]
please check out this site for giving December 20, 2005 7:04 PM

it seems like a great organization for giving to help end poverty. haven't checked any creditionals so if anyone knows anything not good or good about this foundation please let me know.
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anonymous  June 05, 2006 6:15 AM

Hi! I am new here and had been hoping i would find something to contribute to this group, this came in my email today 

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anonymous campaign June 05, 2006 11:04 AM

is anyone interested to write a short article about the make poverty history? (this is for my web blog

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anonymous  June 05, 2006 11:40 AM

ONE campaign
gDear ONE Member:

On May 23rd, thousands of us came together at over 540 Watch
Parties across 50 states in 33 countries on 6 continents... we'll get Antarctica
next time!

More Americans than ever before met in living rooms across
the country to fight extreme global poverty. Now, we are building on this
outpouring of community-based support by asking Mayors to make an official
proclamation in support of ONE. Add
your name to our City of ONE
petition, and help make your hometown part of the campaign to make poverty

Sign a petition asking your Mayor to make an official
proclamation in support of the ONE Campaign

this month, thanks in part to the over 200,000 letters sent by ONE members, a
majority of the Senate signed a letter in support of critical funding to fight
poverty. Then, just two weeks later, ONE
members hosted over 500 parties across the country. Allison Fell who hosted a watch party last
week in Wayne, Pennsylvania said, "I feel that I've helped spread awareness to
some of my friends...but I could do much more...this is only the beginning!
You can help us keep up the momentum. Just a
handful of signatures in a city can make a proclamation happen.
the petition
to make your city a City of ONE, then tell your friends and your
neighbors to do the same. You might be surprised how quickly your
community will come together to change the world. As cities across the
country join us, the end of extreme poverty and AIDS will no longer seem a
distant goal, but rather a national priority.
Sign a petition asking your Mayor to make an official
proclamation in support of the ONE Campaign

Paul Dioguardi, ONE Campaign
P.S. - Whether you live in Chicago
or the Shenandoah Valley, you can make your community
part of the ONE Campaign. We'll be recognizing
the biggest, smallest and most unusual Cities of ONE!

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anonymous  June 19, 2006 11:20 AM

Keep the Live 8 Promise Sign a petition asking America's leaders to keep the G8 promises

One year ago, 1 million people stood up at Live 8 in Philadelphia to change the world. 5 days later, America and the world's richest countries, the "G8", made historic promises on debt, aid and trade for Africa and the world's poorest countries.

On July 15th, 2006, the G8 meets again in Russia. Sign the petition today to make sure America's life-saving G8 commitments are kept, both at this year's G8 and back at home where it's up to Congress to keep those promises.

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anonymous  July 05, 2006 7:18 AM

Jubilee USA Network
Action Alert:
Urge Your Representative to Cancel Haiti’s Debt!

Contact your representative in the House about co-sponsoring a Haiti debt cancellation resolution (H.Res. 888) urging the World Bank, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Inter-American Development Bank (ID, and other international financial institutions to completely cancel Haiti’s debt without delays!

In April, Haiti was added to the World Bank and IMF’s list of heavily indebted poor countries (HIPC) eligible for debt cancellation, just after new president Rene Preval was elected in February. But under the harmful economic conditions of the World Bank and IMF’s debt relief program, Haiti will not see this relief until December 2009 at the earliest—by which time the country will have paid $220 million in debt service that could have gone towards education, health care, or other social sector spending. The existing program also excludes cancellation of Inter-American Development Bank (ID debt which accounts for $470 million, nearly half the country’s debt to international financial institutions. H.Res. 888, which was introduced June 22nd by Representative Maxine Waters along with Mark Foley, Barney Frank, Spencer Bachus, and Barbara Lee, among others, will urge the World Bank, IMF, and IDB to immediately cancel Haiti’s debt.

Haiti’s debt is both unpayable and unjust. 45% of the country’s $1.4 billion debt was accrued under the Duvalier family dictatorship and used to finance the Duvalier’s lavish lifestyle and support their 29-year rule, notorious for human rights abuses. The Haitian people continue to pay interest on these loans of a clearly odious nature. This is money that could be used to invest in health care or education in a country where 23% of children under five are chronically malnourished and only 35% of students are able to complete primary school. From 2005-2009, Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is projected to pay $220 million in debt service. To put this number in perspective, this is more than double the amount Haiti spent in FY2001 on education, health, roads, the environment, and water and urban infrastructure combined. Immediate cancellation of Haiti’s debt would allow the country to stop paying interest on odious debts and free up much needed resources for the country to invest in health and education.

Contact Your Representative Today!

You can help Haiti achieve immediate debt cancellation without delays or strings attached by calling your representative today and asking them to co-sponsor the Haiti debt cancellation resolution in the House (H.Res. 888). To co-sponsor the resolution, the Member’s staff should call Kathleen Sengstock in Representative Maxine Waters’ office at (202) 225-2201. If your Representative has already co-sponsored the resolution, please call to thank them. To find contact information for your representative, visit To find out whether your Representative has co-sponsored this resolution, see

To learn more about Haiti’s debt, see Jubilee’s front page at and click on “Break the Chains of Haiti’s Debt.”
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Children & Poverty Campaign From CARE March 26, 2007 1:06 AM

Childhood should be a happy time spent playing with friends, enjoying a favorite toy — even planning for the first day of school. But children in the developing world spend most of their childhood struggling to survive, without much hope for a secure, productive life.

And they face incredible odds. Of the 57 million people worldwide who died last year, 10.5 million of them were children less than five years old. The majority of these children — some 98 percent — were in developing nations. Won't you please help children and their families today?

Take a closer look at how CARE is improving the lives of individual children.

For those who survive childhood, the path to a secure and happy future is still filled with obstacles. Children in developing nations have limited access to education, which limits opportunity and reduces potential.

Click photo to view an enlarged version

(© 2001 CARE/Jason Sangster)

Economic, social and cultural factors keep some 121 million children, especially girls, from attending school. Faced with difficult choices, parents often take girls out of school to care for younger siblings, help with household chores or work outside the home to contribute to family income. In the world's least developed countries, only 14 percent of secondary school enrollment is female.

CARE's Response
Despite grim statistics, children represent one of the best opportunities for defeating poverty. CARE strives to attack the underlying causes of poverty through health and education projects in poor communities.

CARE takes a well-rounded approach to improving children's health through:

  • Water, sanitation and hygiene education projects that enable healthier households
  • Farming innovations that result in better nutrition
  • Family planning projects that promote healthier mothers and infants
  • Emergency response programs that meet basic needs for food and health
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 March 26, 2007 1:07 AM

In children's health specifically, CARE emphasizes disease prevention through immunization programs and health training.

CARE's education programs emphasize equal access, especially for girls, and we focus on the quality of teaching and the learning environment.

You Can Help!
Over the past year, some 313,000 students in 28 countries received basic education while CARE reached nearly 9.5 million children in 31 countries through programs in child health. But there is still more to do, and you can help.
To support CARE's efforts wherever the need is greatest, click here.

If you would like to support CARE's work through monthly donations, click here to become a contributor to CARE For the Child.

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"poverty" A SUBJECT November 12, 2007 4:46 AM

Growth of poverty level is largely due to misunderstanding poverty. Measures controlling poverty should be linked to the suitability of the country, as reasons of poverty changes due to social conditions of the country. For example, countries like India and other who has thick population and dominated by illiterates and semi- literates (semi-literate means with less literacy level which deprives them from employment in high tech or medium industries). This category does not fit into high tech industries. For them agricultural, small and cottage industries are most suitable. Poverty A SUBJECT that is enjoyed by poets/ writers and politicians. Is curse for who experience, and boon as a subject for politicians to promise for vote! And subject of appreciation by public to writers and poets! Many books have been written and many promises made, nevertheless, poverty level has dominated the world. Governments and International Organizations who study and spend exorbitant amount in their research on poverty and things end up in racks with full of files and books on poverty.  [ send green star]
anonymous Make poverty History December 16, 2007 4:08 PM

I have been thinking about this issue for some time. I myself grew up 'poor'. I am caucasian, of italian and polish descent and I live in the Unites States of America. (My great-great grandfather immigrated here from Italy.) It seems that Americans have forgotten about their own people. There are a lot of people living in poverty here in the United States that need this help. Other countries also need help, but I don't really see how it's ok to forget about helping the ones in your own backyard. It's going to take a LOT to get those 3rd world countries off the 3rd world countries list, don't you think? Why can't you put some effort into something with a little more hope for a while and see some more effects of that assistance in cases that just need some organization and effort. Thank you for taking the time to 'hear' me.  [report anonymous abuse]
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