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REDUCE CHILD MORTALITY

FAMINE DECLARED IN SOUTH SUDAN IN FEBRUARY, 2017

Over one million children in South Sudan are suffering from malnutrition. Many will die if we can't reach them with urgent aid. You can help children survive this deadly situation by contacting your elected officials in Washington and urging them to give more money to Sudan relief funds.

We're told that 1.4 million toddlers and children are facing imminent death. Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen are also at risk. The United States must do more to help in this dire situation. Our elected officials can help!

Man-made conflict and civil war are great contributors to this travesty. Please get involved by contacting your elected officials.

Thanks for your actions!

CONGRESS: PASS THE LEAD-SAFE HOUSING FOR KIDS ACT

We've all heard about the lead in the Flint, Michigan, water, but what about lead in the homes of our children? Millions of children who live in public housing and federally-assisted housing are subject to lead regulations that set an allowable blood level that is three to four times what is currently recommmended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is simply not acceptable and we must take action to correct the situation. This requires contacting members of Congress.

Please contact your elected members of Congress and urge them to pass the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act introduced by Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN). Passing this bill would align the lead limits with current science. A companion bill in the Senate is also in the works. If passed, the House and Senate, could effect the lives of millions of children. But they need to hear from us! The bill numbers are as follows: HR 4694 and S 2631.

Please contact your elected members in Congress and help save the lives of these at risk children.

Thanks for taking action.

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--The number of children aged 5 to 17 who were engaged in child labor globally fell by nearly 78 million--to 168 million--between 2000 and 2012, according to a study by the International Labor Organization. The number of those doing hazardous work, including tasks involving toxic substances or dangerous machinery, fell by about half over the same period. The trend reflects improving living standards in most developing countries. (Slate.com)