In a world struggling with global hunger, severe poverty, species extinction, and climate change, the case for expanding voluntary family planning services is stronger than ever. But policymakers in Washington and elsewhere are not getting the message. Believe it or not, the United States House of Representatives is debating a proposed amendment that would actually wipe out U.S. support for international family planning assistance.
We can’t let that happen. That’s why the Population Institute is launching, in partnership with other family planning advocates, a new global petition campaign aimed at boosting donor nation support for family planning. It’s called the “Million for a Billion” campaign and it has two parts. U.S. petition signers (www.millionforabillion.us) will be asking Congress to appropriate $1 billion for family planning and reproductive health. Non-U.S. petition signers (www.millionforabillion.com) will be asking world leaders to boost the total level of international support by at least $1 billion.
I urgently need you to sign the petition today and then begin circulating it to your friends. Many thanks.
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