Global Poverty as Important as Paris Climate Accord

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To the editor,

Recently, there has been much talk about global climate change and how Trump ended America’s participation in the Paris Climate Accord. While I do not dispute that climate change is a large problem, what I am not hearing people discuss is global poverty. Yes, the climate is important, but so are people.

The United States is the most powerful nation on earth and it should be preventing 25,000 children from dying each day because it can. I am a strong believer in helping others whenever possible, which is why I am working with The Borgen Project. The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign that is working to make global poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. The Borgen Project contacts members of Congress in order to get them to support poverty-reduction bills.

It is my belief that many people do not donate to organizations such as The Borgen Project because they do not think that their small contribution is helping. From 1990 to 2015, the number of people living in extreme poverty has diminished from 1.9 billion to 836 million. With your support, The Borgen Project will be able to help eliminate global poverty.

Sincerely,

Sabrina Cera

Raleigh, NC 27614