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END POVERTY IN ALL ITS FORMS EVERYWHERE

The first goal of the Sustainable Development Goals is to end poverty. By 2030, poverty must be eradicated for all people everywhere. This is measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day. This includes ensuring that all men and women, particularly the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial servicess including microfinance.

By 2030 build the resilience of the poor and those in vulnerable situations, and reduce their exposure and vulnerability to climate-related extreme events and other economic, social and environmental shocks and disasters.

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS NEED FUNDING

Many feel that the United States puts a lot of money into foreign aid. The truth is that we put only half of 1% that helps people around the world who are hungry, poor, or displaced from their homes by war or natural disasters.

We spend so much for the military in our budget. Many of us feel we need less for the military and more for foreign assistance! Foreign assistance makes a huge difference in the lives of tens of millions of people. If we cut this assistance, fewer children will have enough to eat or proper medical care. If this aid is increased, more families can be lifted out of poverty.

Your voice is needed. Please contact your congressional people and tell them you want more funding for U. S. humanitarian and poverty-focused international assistance for fiscal year 2016. Tell them you are a constituent and plan to vote in the next election. They will listen to you!

Please contact them today. Hungry kids overseas are counting on our humanitarian aid. SISTERS ONLINE thanks you!

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--At least 59.5 million refugees had been driven from their homes by war, conflict, and persecution by the end of 2014, according to the United Nations--the largest number since World War II. More than half of the refugees are children. (USNews.com)

--One percent of the world's families now possess 46 percent of the world's wealth.
(Oxfam International)