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Goal: 20,000 Progress: 9,169
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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

Jul 23, 2014 Stefanie Keyser
Jul 23, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jul 22, 2014 Brian Reynolds
Jul 22, 2014 JoAnne Rotach
Jul 20, 2014 Franck Gauthier
Jul 20, 2014 Roberto Angarita
Jul 19, 2014 Chase Ricciardi
Jul 19, 2014 Jennifer McCabe
Jul 19, 2014 Shirley Lim
Jul 19, 2014 Barbara Harpe
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Jul 19, 2014 Matthew Leveillee
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Jul 19, 2014 Hayane Santiago
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Jul 19, 2014 chris mccormick
Jul 19, 2014 Rich Phillips`
Jul 19, 2014 Grace Padelford
Jul 19, 2014 Joy Mills
Jul 19, 2014 Angela Black
Jul 19, 2014 Dawn Creighton
Jul 19, 2014 Vanessa Kloepfer
Jul 19, 2014 C. L. Parsons
Jul 19, 2014 Mikail Barron
Jul 19, 2014 Edith Glass
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Jul 19, 2014 Arlene DeManche He ALWAYS lies so why should this be any different!! What an evil, American hating person he is. Our Country is no longer what our Founding Fathers expected it to be. We allow a person who is NOT a natural born citizen to run our beloved country.
Jul 19, 2014 Ann Umland
Jul 19, 2014 Laurie Babicki
Jul 19, 2014 Heidi Hubins
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Jul 19, 2014 nancy coffey
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Jul 19, 2014 Jimmie Lynne Berry
Jul 19, 2014 Bob Brucker
Jul 19, 2014 katharine Kehr
Jul 19, 2014 Niall Marshall
Jul 19, 2014 Sivan Wolfe
Jul 19, 2014 Rob Dexter
Jul 19, 2014 Lisa Hurst Bouffard Children are the future, please continue to give them a good start in this world. Thank you.
Jul 19, 2014 Dave Mattozzi
Jul 19, 2014 Pawel Wysocki It's our prime objective, so many of us are Christians.
Jul 19, 2014 m Beauchamp
Jul 19, 2014 Angella Dugdale
Jul 19, 2014 Kishiko Winstanley
Jul 18, 2014 Patricia Bode
Jul 18, 2014 Misty Crary
Jul 18, 2014 Tania Pogiatzoglou

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