Sunday, October 23, 2005

34 Million Friends

From the website:

Jane Roberts and Lois Abraham established 34 Million Friends of UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) in 2002 when the Bush Administration announced they would withhold the $34 million that Congress allocated to UNFPA. Today the total amount of blocked funds stands at over $125 million.

The idea behind this project is to ask 34 million Americans to donate at least $1 and in turn, send a message to our government. As Jane often says, "When the world takes care of women, women take care of the world."

UNFPA helps the most vulnerable women in the world plan their families, give birth safely, and protect themselves from HIV/AIDS. It promotes the rights of women by encouraging equal access to food, education, and healthcare. UNFPA works worldwide to eliminate gender-based violence including female genital mutilation and rape used as weapons of war. Show American support by becoming one of the 34 Million Friends and getting involved. Jane and Lois urge you to find out more about Americans for UNFPA and 34 Million Friends at

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