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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.


President Trump's 2019 budget leaves millions of people's lives on the line, and we can't let it happen. Please get involved and contact your elected officials in Washington and tell them not to cut crucial U.S. foreign aid funding. So many areas in our world are on the verge of famine. Millions are forced to flee their countries due to conflict, drought, and persecution in many forms. Now is not the time to cut funding for foreign aid. We need a robust international affairs budget in 2019.

Foreign aid is just 1% of the federal budget. How can we find money to build a wall or have a military parade and not fund the well-being of so many people worldwide?

The President's proposed 2019 budget would reverse the United States long history as a humanitarian leader. We simply can't allow this to happen. Please contact your officials in Washington and say NO to cutting foreign assistance.

Thanks for getting involved.


Farm workers are hard workers, and they need a living wage. Rep. Goodlatte's guestworker bill, that would allow employers to pay farm workers less than the minimum wage, recently passed the senate Judiciary committee by a vote of 17-16. This bill would also replace any farm worker not willing to work for $8.34 per hour or their state minimum wage. NOW is our chance to end Rep. Goodlatte's bill.

The bill now moves to the full house. Please contact your Representative and tell him/her to vote against the bill and to provide farm workers already laboring in the U.S. with a path to lawful permanent residency and eventual citizenship by supporting the Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017. The Agricultural Worker Program Act of 2017 is authored by Senator Feinstein and Representative Gutierrez. SISTERS ONLINE supports this bill.

Please make your contact with your Representative as soon as possible. Thank you!

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

SENDING MONEY BACK HOME--An estimated $574 billion was sent by immigrants to relatives in their home countries worldwide in 2016, according to a Pew study. Here's how much remittances from the U.S. brought in to a sample of countries:

--Mexico--$28.1 billion
--China--$15.4 billion
--India--$10.66 billion
--Germany--$2.77 billion
--United Kingdom--$687 million
--Syria--$37 million