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Last year, President Barack Obama promised to support a UN initiative to cut down the world's poverty by fifty percent. The Millennium Development Goals, or MDGs, were outlined as eight different goals, that, if reached, would help eliminate half of world poverty. Some of these included creating employment, fighting disease, and tackling hunger.

If the MDGs are to be reached by the intended target of 2015, President Obama must act now. Millions of people living in poverty are counting on the UN to succeed in reaching these goals. We can't afford to wait any longer to give the people of the world the resources and assistance they need to live long, healthy, and happy lives. Sign the petition below asking President Obama to keep his promise in working toward eliminating poverty.

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Dear President Obama,

Poverty in the world today is perhaps more serious than ever. And while I completely support your commitment to the Millennium Development Goals as outlined by the United Nations, it's going to take much more than just a verbal commitment to accomplish this hefty ambition..

The efforts to fight joblessness, combat disease, provide maternal care, and eliminate hunger are lofty goals that require full dedication. I am asking that you put together a plan that will outline the ways in which the Millennium Development Goals will be accomplished by the set target of 2015. The poverty-stricken of the world are counting on you.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures


Aug 31, 2014 Larry Branson
Aug 29, 2014 Lorna Davies
Aug 28, 2014 HEBE MARTORELLA
Aug 28, 2014 Rosalinda Rayne
Aug 24, 2014 Deanne Swaringen
Aug 24, 2014 maria manuela lopes
Aug 22, 2014 Esther García de Diego
Aug 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 14, 2014 robin karlsson
Aug 13, 2014 Helen Colfer
Aug 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 12, 2014 Michelle Neeson
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) Let's take CARE of one another!!!
Aug 10, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 9, 2014 John ONeill Thousands of children die of hunger everday while tons of food sits rotting in warehouses all over the world. We won't be civilized (or a functional family) until everyone is guaranteed work, food, shelter, healthcare & education.
Aug 7, 2014 Matt Chaplin
Aug 7, 2014 Tab Buckner THIS effort should be the the main foreign policy of the United States!!
Aug 7, 2014 Kaley Bill
Aug 7, 2014 Nancy Cohen
Aug 7, 2014 Ginger Gagne Please help these hungry Children. There is no need for hunger in this day and age.
Aug 7, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 6, 2014 Marie Kovar
Aug 6, 2014 simon barrett
Aug 6, 2014 kelle rivers
Aug 6, 2014 Juanita L. Carl Please continue your fight against poverty, heaven knows that congress isn't helpng; I hope that the November election will help us get rid of the Greedy Old party "elite"
Aug 5, 2014 maggie b xoxo hope to reach goal
Aug 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 5, 2014 Mandy Hurrell
Aug 4, 2014 Christine Vann
Aug 4, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please, Mr. President Obama: Fight against the poverty
Aug 4, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Aug 3, 2014 victoria davila
Aug 3, 2014 Mac riv
Aug 2, 2014 Abby Archambault
Aug 2, 2014 linda schwarz the most important thing facing the world today......
Aug 2, 2014 Diana Martinez To eliminate poverty would be to eliminate one of the biggest causes of war and terrorism. Don't give up the fight!
Aug 2, 2014 Janice Banks WE HAVE PLENTY OF HUNGER IN THE uNITED sTATES THAT NEEDS TO BE ALLEVIATED!
Aug 2, 2014 Robin Bressler
Aug 2, 2014 EDITH LOBROT
Aug 1, 2014 Melissa Rodriguez
Aug 1, 2014 Ann Umland
Aug 1, 2014 francine gallart
Jul 30, 2014 Ron Miller
Jul 30, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 30, 2014 Sherrie Rozniecki
Jul 30, 2014 Sandra Boylston
Jul 29, 2014 Luci Graham

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