#Human Rights
President Obama and members of Congress
United States of America

1.4 billion people live on less than $1 a day. Each year, there are between 190 million and 330 million cases of malaria worldwide and kills nearly one million people annually. More than half a million mothers in developing countries die in childbirth or from pregnancy complications every year.

These are just a few of the issues that are addressed by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. In 2000, 181 world leaders gathered and committed themselves to the most comprehensive set of objectives ever set to address extreme poverty in its many forms. The commitment has been made, we just need them to live up to it. This September, world leaders are meeting again to discuss the progress and future steps of the Millennium Development Goals. In the past 10 years, not enough has changed.

Let President Obama know you support his commitment to these goals when he addresses the United Nations in September.

Learn more at www.commitinseptember.com

We, the undersigned, ask President Obama and members of Congress to make tangible policy changes towards ending extreme global poverty.

We are asking that these leaders uphold their commitment to achieving the Millennium Development Goals at the 2010 United Nations Summit in September.

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The President Obama: uphold your commitment to address extreme poverty! petition to President Obama and members of Congress was written by Kim Selwitz and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.