Friday, November 09, 2012

ONE Campaign Urges Candidates to Invest in Agriculture

In the recent Congressional election, advocates involved with The ONE Campaign urged Senate candidates to invest in agriculture as  a means to protect global poverty. Here is the message on post cards that were delivered to the candidates:  
Investing in agriculture has proven to be twice as effective at fighting poverty as investments in other sectors. 
We can break the cycle of poverty and hunger by tackling their root causes. 
Please commit to protecting programs that can help ensure 15 million children are chronically malnourished and 50 million people are lifted out of extreme poverty.
The election is over, but that has not changed the message.   You don't have to have a post card to contact your newly elected or re-elected senator (and member of the House), and also the senators who were not on the ballot this year.  Drop them a note by e-mail or snail mail.   

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