Monday, the Financial Times reported that the G8 leaders may be planning to backtrack on their promises to the world’s poor. Yesterday, Reuters reported tensions are building between African and G8 leaders as the G8 fail to deliver on their aid commitments.
This news is disappointing, and shows that our efforts are desperately needed.
I just signed a petition asking the G8 take urgent action against extreme poverty, and I'm hoping that you'll join me.
Sign the petition now at: http://www.one.org/2008g8
There has been a lot of progress against extreme poverty in recent years, but, as recent headlines about the global food crisis will tell you, there is still much to be done.
When we unite with one voice and call upon our leaders to take action, we can and will solve these problems.
[Though the canned text sounds a little, well, canned, I appreciate whoever writes it so I left it alone but if you haven't signed the original ONE declaration, you can do so on the right column of this blog, if you're already a ONE member please sign the petition.]