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Election 2012 and
Extreme Global Poverty
Life and Death
This November 6, U.S. voters won’t just be deciding on
a President. Races to elect 33 Senators and all 435 Representatives will
also be decided. Whoever is elected will have huge power over billions of
dollars of foreign aid.
A lot at stake
Our elected representatives can reform current foreign aid policies and help
millions more people - or they can continue wasteful programs serving
wealthy special interests. Many candidates want to sharply cut or even end
all foreign aid.
Unfortunately, almost a billion people going hungry
every day doesn’t seem to be a top priority of either party.
That’s where you come in!
As Jeffery Sachs said:
“The politicians do not lead - they
follow. It’s the people who lead.”
When citizens voice their concerns, politicians listen
- and act. When we’re silent, politicians use our taxes to serve their
wealthy donors instead.
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