Friday, July 2, 2010

Make your electorate aware of poverty

Micah Challenge knows a good reason to get activate in the upcoming election - every minute, 20 children die from preventable causes and another minute passes while the Millennium Development Goals remain unmet.

For this reason they are inviting interested voters to hold a Make Poverty History forum in their local federal electorate.

MPH forums are an effective way to engage the public, federal MPs and candidates in considering how to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and halve global poverty.

'Holding your own electoral forum helps raise awareness in the community on global poverty and reminds our leaders that every minute counts for those people living in extreme poverty,' reports the Micah Challenge website.

Click here to see a map of forums registered so far. If there is none in your electorate, download the information kit and register a forum.

If a forum is already planned in your electorate - plan now to attend. If there is not already a forum in your electorate, register now to run one.

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