Friday, May 11, 2007

Honor Your Mother

Dear Fred,

Every year, 10 million mothers lose a child under the age of 5
to a completely preventable disease. This Mother's Day, you
have an opportunity to give these mothers, and yours,
a special gift.

Just this morning Congress introduced the U.S. Commitment
to Global Child Survival Act. It will provide resources for simple
and cost effective tools to save the lives of the 30,000 children
who die each day from treatable infections, waterborne illness,
malnutrition, and the half a million mothers who die from
complications in childbirth.

1. Today, you can honor mothers around the world by sending
a letter to your members of Congress asking them to support
the Global Child Survival Act.

2. Then send a special ONE Mother's Day greeting to let mothers
know you did this in their honor

Sponsored by Representatives Betty McCollum (D-MN) and
Christopher Shays (R-CT) and Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and
Gordon Smith (R-OR), the act sets realistic and effective guidelines
for child survival programs and quadruples funding for these programs
over the next three years.

This bill doesn't just save lives; it empowers mothers to provide for
their children so they can safely give their children the gift of life.

Write your member of Congress and encourage them to support
the Global Child Survival Act and send a ONE Mother's Day card.

The scale of America's response to this great tragedy has been woefully
inadequate, but we have the power to save lives if we take action
today on behalf of mothers around the world.

Happy Mother's Day,

Susan McCue,


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