Mixolydian (rangoon) wrote in w_a_i_l,
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Help Improve Conditions in Africa

AIDS is a very serious problem in many countries in Africa. Recently I saw a performance given by the Watoto Children's choir of Uganda. It was made up of orphans, ages 6-13, who had lost their parents to AIDS and other tragedies. Their show was very touching, and it reinforced the message to me that we need to do something to reach out to them, and make conditions better. Here is something you can do from the comfort of your own home. I urge you to sign the petition and do whatever you can to get involved at a time when we, as a country, have pledged to help these people.

- Rangoon

If new aid to Africa is to translate into genuine improvements in the everyday lives of Africans, we must insist that aid promises are kept and resources allocated.

Please join us as we urge President Bush to turn this historic G-8 pledge into meaningful, livesaving programs.

Take Action!
Take Action!

The G-8 summit meeting in Gleneagles, Scotland came to a close last Friday, with leaders of the world's richest nations pledging to increase development aid for Africa by $25 billion over the next five years. But now, we must turn promises into action.

The G-8's promise of substantial new aid to Africa will focus on increasing public access to essential HIV/AIDS treatments, and could mean that 9 million more people in Africa's poorest countries will soon have access to lifesaving drugs.

It was an awesome display of what ordinary citizens can accomplish when we speak with ONE voice. But this is only the beginning - and serious work remains to be done. If new aid is to translate into genuine improvements in the everyday lives of Africans, we must insist that promises are kept and resources allocated.

By following through on our commitments, we can advance the cause of peace by enhancing our security. AIDS has devastated African economies and caused enormous political instability. And as we've seen elsewhere, societies plagued by poverty and epidemics can descend into chaos and become a hotbed of recruitment for terrorists. Acting decisively now is not just the moral thing to do, it's practical too.

Join us as we urge President Bush to turn this historic pledge into meaningful, lifesaving programs:

http://www.care2.com/go/z/25900

Thank you for taking action today!

- Dawn S
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team
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