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Letter: Reducing world poverty should be one of our goals

Reducing world poverty should be one of our goals

There is no better time than now for young citizens to understand how connected the world is and how easy it is to make an impact. Reaching out and helping those in need can seem unachievable, yet it is simpler than ever.

The Borgen Project, a national nonprofit campaign, is advocating and working for the extreme poor in the world. The goal of this campaign is to reach out to the leaders of the most powerful nation on earth to address poverty on a global scale by making it a focus of U.S. foreign policy.

As a young, concerned citizen, I want to reach out to mobilize others to advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves. I believe the first step is being informed. For instance, less than 1 percent of foreign aid goes to assisting the world’s poor.

This campaign brings awareness to how ending global poverty can benefit the entire world, such as boosting the economy and improving national security.

Helping those in need is as easy as going to and reading about the issues. If you feel particularly moved by one, you can email your state senators and representatives right from website.

Maggie Carrig

East Aurora

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