What if, four days before the inauguration, a national coalition presents President Obama with a request from Brandeis – please, end extreme poverty by 2015.

It’s possible.

The MCN posted an idea on change.org for how Obama should end extreme poverty by 2025.  Change.org will present the 10 most popular ideas to Obama at the national Press Club on January 16th.  This is an immense chance to bring ending extreme poverty to the forefront of the policy arena.

The idea states that Obama should fund the Millennium Development Goals as a way to end extreme poverty.

The MCN = the Millennium Campus Network, a Brandeis-founded network of “university student groups in the Boston area committed to supporting the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to eradicate extreme poverty.”

The idea is that we take the MCN idea – written by Brandeis students Rachel Berman-Vaporis and Allyson Goldsmith – and vote it up on Change.org so that it turns into one of the top 10 ideas, which will then be presented to Obama.

Please take 30 seconds to vote for this idea to elevate the importance of global poverty and show that students are engaged. The voting ends on January 15th.  Thank you for your time and support.


http://www.change.org/ideas/view/end_extreme_poverty_by_2025

Steps to vote:
1. Click on the blue vote box
2. Create an account (they won’t send you tons of e-mails)
3. Click on the link in the confirmation e-mail
4. Click on the blue vote box again to record your idea

Apparently it’s already a big deal that “a Brandeis organization has made it so far in a national non-collegiate contest and could possibly go further,” according to Rachel. Cool!

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