Dear ONE Member, It's The New York Times is In the face of this suffering, we cannot be silent. Last On Monday, we learned that Japanese Thank Why In We can recapture that energy. We've already won a critical victory by getting rising food prices and their impact on global poverty on to the summit agenda. We have the momentum and now it's time to turn that momentum into action to prevent this crisis from turning into a tragedy. Follow the link below to send this petition to friends, and keep the pressure on. The But That's why we're taking your petitions directly to the White House next week. We'll Solving Thank you, David Lane, ONE.org
being called the "Silent Tsunami." In three years, prices for the basic
staples that feed the world—wheat, rice and corn—have risen by a
staggering 83%. For people in the developing world, affording enough
food to eat is becoming a daily struggle for survival.
reporting that in Haiti, people are eating cakes made of mud mixed with
a little sugar and oil to try and beat the hunger pangs. Without
action to stop the upward spiral of food prices, 100 million people
around the world will face deeper poverty and hunger, and hundreds of
thousands will confront famine and starvation.
week, I asked you to send a message to President Bush and urge him to
make solving this hunger crisis a priority on the G8's poverty-fighting
agenda at its summit this July in Japan. Your response matched the
urgency of the moment, and we smashed through our initial goal of
30,000 petition signers.
Prime Minister Fukuda has sent a letter to the other seven leaders of
G8 nations adding the hunger crisis on the agenda for the G8 summit. It's
a critical first step and shows that our concern is being heard. Now we
need to hear from President Bush and work to keep the focus on this
you for signed the petition last week. You can still help us reach our
new goal of 100,000 signers. Click the link below to ask your friends
to sign the petition and join the tens of thousands of ONE members
urging President Bush to go to the G8 summit ready to take emergency
action against hunger and to invest in agricultural productivity in the
are we asking the G8—the leaders of the world's eight wealthiest
nations—to take action? We ask because a global crisis demands a global
response, and recent history shows these leaders are in the best position to take action.
2005, ONE members joined millions of people from around the world in
demanding that the G8 make poverty a priority at its meeting in
Gleneagles, Scotland. The results were historic. A year of grassroots
organizing culminated in the Gleneagles Declaration, in which the G8
committed to double development assistance to Africa by 2010.
G8 can do so much good and we're holding their feet to the fire. We're
asking them to keep their promise to increase development assistance to
poor countries, double aid to Africa, build better health systems,
fight deadly diseases, and support universal education and economic
growth initiatives in agriculture and infrastructure.
rising food prices threatens to roll-back progress in all these areas.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank President Robert
Zoellick are sounding the warning that if immediate action isn't taken,global food shortages could set the world back seven years in the fight against extreme poverty. The developing world can't afford to lose that time.
get your message to the President, but there's only one more week to
make our voice as loud as possible. Send this petition to people you
know who care about fighting poverty and ending this crisis.
this crisis requires increased resources for all types of food
assistance, as well as a comprehensive plan to boost agricultural
productivity in long-neglected parts of the world. When the leaders of
the G8 sit down to meet this July, they'll represent the resources and
technology needed to do just that. Together, we can show them that we
also have the will.
Dear ONE Member,
The New York Times is
In the face of this suffering, we cannot be silent.
On Monday, we learned that Japanese
We can recapture that energy. We've already won a critical victory by getting rising food prices and their impact on global poverty on to the summit agenda. We have the momentum and now it's time to turn that momentum into action to prevent this crisis from turning into a tragedy.
Follow the link below to send this petition to friends, and keep the pressure on.
That's why we're taking your petitions directly to the White House next week. We'll
David Lane, ONE.org