President Obama: Feed the Hungry Instead of Wall Street
Most of the time, broken promises from politicians barely raise an eyebrow.
But what if a broken promise condemned one sixth of the world's population to chronic hunger?
The world's most powerful leaders, including President Obama, did just that in November when they refused to even show up for the Food Security Summit in Rome.
And just four months after promising $22 billion to fight hunger, the G8 leaders still haven't spelled out how they will fund it.
Don't let world leaders get away with ignoring the problem of global hunger.
Ask President Obama to take the lead and demand world leaders make good on their promise >
The global food system is too big to fail. Right now, 1 in 6 people around the world don't have enough to eat. That number is skyrocketing, up 20% since 2005.
Financial multinationals like AIG and Goldman Sachs were considered too big to fail and were bailed out with $100s of billions last fall. Why can't world leaders follow through on their promise to invest a fraction of that amount on eradicating hunger, one of the most pressing issues of our time?
Tell President Obama that ending world hunger is more important than bailing out irresponsible banks >
We've seen politicians back down on their promises before. But we've also seen the power of grassroots mobilization to change the course of history. And with more than 1 billion already going hungry, there's no time to waste.
Join us in standing up for the world’s hungry today >
Thanks for all that you do,
- The Change.org Team in partnership with ActionAid
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Posted by De Sube at 12/23/2009 05:37:00 PM