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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 7,756
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Experts believe that we have the knowledge and technology to end preventable child deaths in a generation. Specifically, that means hitting "20 by 2035": reducing the under-five child mortality rate to 20 or fewer child deaths per 1,000 live births in every country and community by 2035.

To make it happen, the world needs to "bend the curve" and accelerate global progress in cutting child deaths, especially for the most vulnerable populations.

At a forum last June, representatives from governments, civil society organizations, and faith-based organizations joined a pledge to help reach that incredible goal. On behalf of the U.S. Government, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius signed the pledge.

President Obama noted his commitment to end preventable child deaths last year. We need you to remind him of that commitment. Show him that Americans expect him to make good on his pledge by investing NOW in programs that lead to ZERO children denied the chance to lead a healthy, productive life.

Join us, in urging the President to back up his promises with the resources needed to achieve them.

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Ending preventable child deaths

Dear Mr. President,

I am asking you to act on the commitment the United States made last year to help wipe out preventable deaths of children under the age of five within a generation. The United States and over 175 countries have signed the "Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed" Pledge to help every country in the world reach a child mortality rate of 20 deaths or fewer per 1,000 live births by the year 2035.

American-led resources and innovations already helped to cut those deaths by 40% since 1990. Health experts confirm we definitely can get to the 2035 goal, but we need your leadership and your commitment of the necessary funding.

As you plan your Budget Request to Congress for Fiscal Year 2015, we encourage you to increase funding for the programs and organizations that directly impact global child survival, especially USAID's maternal and child health account and the U.S. contribution to UNICEF.

We committed to thinking big when we signed the Pledge last year. Now we need a bold budget from you to make it happen.

Thank you for joining us in our relentless fight for child survival.


Petition Signatures

Apr 16, 2014 Suzi Sauers
Apr 16, 2014 karmen schaumleffel
Apr 16, 2014 MIREILLE FABIANO Ending preventable child deaths
Apr 16, 2014 P Sztelcer
Apr 16, 2014 Terry Smith
Apr 16, 2014 judi donahue
Apr 16, 2014 yolanda fernandez
Apr 16, 2014 Donna Barrett
Apr 16, 2014 Livia Varju
Apr 16, 2014 Laura Ashcroft
Apr 15, 2014 Frédérique Hauselmann
Apr 15, 2014 edwin swanson
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed) children are the future. They all deserve a chance.
Apr 15, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 15, 2014 Victor Pouw The way we care for our children will teach them how to take care of theirs.
Apr 14, 2014 ashley budd
Apr 14, 2014 Karen Berry
Apr 14, 2014 Doris Volmar
Apr 13, 2014 Kevin Kenger
Apr 11, 2014 Iolanthe Warburton
Apr 11, 2014 Leah Brooks
Apr 11, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 11, 2014 Helen Mann
Apr 11, 2014 Brett Mann
Apr 10, 2014 Niechele Gambill Please remember your commitment to fight for the survival of all of our children, they are the future and we are here to protect them. Thank you for your time and consideration on this very important matter it is greatly appreciated.
Apr 10, 2014 Brian Gottejman
Apr 10, 2014 (Name not displayed) CHILDREN NEED HELP AND PROTECTION
Apr 10, 2014 Rhonda Petersen
Apr 8, 2014 Francisca Castellanos
Apr 8, 2014 David Heatherly
Apr 8, 2014 Adrienne Kohut
Apr 7, 2014 Therese Bui
Apr 7, 2014 Felipe Menossi
Apr 7, 2014 vicky powell
Apr 7, 2014 Andreea Gherman
Apr 6, 2014 Carol Lowery
Apr 5, 2014 Nancy Shires
Apr 5, 2014 John Gallaspy
Apr 5, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Apr 5, 2014 Leona Donado
Apr 5, 2014 Shannon Warner Please remember your promise and help children around the world to live.
Apr 5, 2014 Dana DeTrizio
Apr 5, 2014 nanci steeb PLEASE Mr President! HELP the Children!!
Apr 5, 2014 Lourdes Martinez
Apr 5, 2014 Rachel Cirone
Apr 5, 2014 Gretchen Hanger
Apr 5, 2014 Jane Rigney
Apr 5, 2014 tina kim
Apr 5, 2014 Ellen Hibdon

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