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You can change the world!

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Hearts & Minds is building a Global Survival Campaign on Poverty, Terrorism, and the Environment.

It starts with an inspiring, powerful message:

             You can change the world

The more you know, the more you'll realize: Together we can change the world. And  we need to do it now - more than ever:

Billions of lives - including ours - and all future generations are at stake.

Proven solutions exist. But not enough is being done to get to the root of the pressing issues that affect us all.

The challenges are great. We need to work together for:

  • Security: The most long-lasting defenses against terrorism and weapons of mass destruction include poverty alleviation that really works and better communication between people and nations.

  • Social Justice: Over 1 billion people are hungry and all the resources and proven methods to end extreme poverty already exist. How you can help.

  • Sustainability: Global warming threatens to melt massive ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica. If they melt, sea levels could rise 20 feet or more, flooding hundreds of millions of people and much of the world's most fertile farmland. Pollution, urban sprawl, and rainforest destruction are also serious.

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Every child looks forward to the future

Solutions are possible. Private charity plays an important role, but with trillions of dollars at their disposal, our national governments have far greater power to make a difference. Here's the problem:

“The politicians do not lead, they follow. It’s the people who lead.”
Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York City

Curbing politicians' wasteful, pork barrel spending and redirecting those funds can greatly reduce world poverty. Less than two cents on the dollar of our GDP (total national income) may be all that's needed.

Often the media only reports what they think people are already interested in. We can urge them to fully cover pressing issues. We the people have to show the way.

South African Children play with a home-made rubber jump-rope

No one can do this for us. We have to do it. Once people understand, they'll support programs that are in everyone's best interest. But who will come forward with the necessary vision?

At Hearts & Minds we say, "We will. Join us!"

We endorse these words by Martin Luther King, Jr.:

Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?"
Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?"
Vanity asks the question, "Is it popular?"
But conscience asks the question, "Is it right?"

And there comes a point when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but one must take it because one's conscience tells one that it is right.

When it comes down to it, that's all any of us truly needs to do, what is right. And that's something all of us can do.

What you can do
These problems are big. They're serious. They can seem overwhelming. But here's some good news:

You can do something powerful, right here, right now!

A good start: Easy, effective actions

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