Hey folks so from one campaign to another with huge enthusiasm and same passions…
Live Below the Line to The End of Polio
The thing I love about all this is that the subject is different but for the objective is still the same. For me that is to be a representative to the people I have learnt so much from in developing countries and see them be able to have access and opportunity to basic choices in life – not between hungry or healthy; simple vaccine or nothing; work or education, etc…
So till September when I will be doing the New Zealand Live Below the Line (they run their campaign later in the year) maybe from Tajikistan…
Thank you for reading, following, commenting and hopefully learning a little and please see below what I am doing for The End of Polio across Canada this summer and would be great to see you as I head around! http://www.theendofpolio.com
We have an opportunity for you to engage with the movement to see The End of Polio – for everyone… forever…
I am writing on behalf of the Global Poverty Project and The End of Polio campaign to join us in our Canadian Summer Tour advocating for the global eradication of polio.
From May to September, well-known polio advocate, Ramesh Ferris, and I will be touring Canada in an effort to build public and political support for polio eradication (see below email for tour dates and attached for more info). Throughout the tour, we will be: engaging the public, meeting with government, and giving polio presentations on successes and what is still required for a polio-free world.
While a global partnership – the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) – has succeeded in reducing polio by 99%, a funding shortfall of almost US$1 billion currently threatens efforts to eradicate the final 1%.
So we’re building Canadian public support and asking the Government to lead on action for a polio-free world at the United Nations General Assembly in September.
We could really use your voice and advocacy to maximise our impact during the tour. If you would like to join us in taking action and leading to see The End of Polio you can:
- Sign our global petition and see other calls to action on our website: http://www.theendofpolio.com
- Become a part of the team working towards engaging your province in The End of Polio campaign – please email me email@example.com
- Host a polio presentation at a Rotary club, business, university, school, church, community group, friends or any group interested – see here for more information
- Connect me with Government and community leaders, Rotary / Rotaract members or anyone to help swell the Canadian supporting of a world without polio (forever)!
I hope to hear from you soon and am keen to follow up with any opportunities and actions you might like to take. Please pass this email onto others you think would be interested and I also have a simpler email and call to action on polio if you want.
The End of Polio
Global efforts have delivered incredible progress – a 99% reduction since 1988, immunising more than 2 billion children and preventing more than 5 million children from lifelong paralysis or death. In January, the world reached a milestone in the fight to eradicate polio – 12 months without a case of polio in India.
But progress towards eradication is at risk with a funding gap of almost US$1 billion for 2012/13 – threatening international efforts for a polio-free world.
That’s why The End of Polio campaign is working with partners such as Rotary International, governments and the broader community, to make the end of polio a reality.
The Global Poverty Project
The End of Polio campaign is run by the Global Poverty Project. Launched at the UN in 2008, the Global Poverty Project is an innovative and dynamic public education and campaigning organisation. We are committed to increasing the number and effectiveness of individuals taking action against extreme poverty; and provide everyday people with simple, yet effective ways to learn more and take action.
The End of Polio Canadian Summer Tour
d’Arcy Lunn, one of the Global Poverty Project’s keynote presenters, will be touring Canada from May to July this summer – to be followed by polio survivor and advocate, Ramesh Ferris in August. Along the way, they will be engaging the public, meeting with government, and giving public presentations on the remarkable history of polio and the current global effort to eradicate the first human disease since smallpox – forever! Click here to see more about the presentation and we also have a polio specific presentation.
|May 30-June 3||Montreal|
|June 10-14; July 10-19||Toronto|
|June 17-26||Edmonton / Calgary|
|June 27-July 10||Kamloops / Vancouver / Squamish / Whistler / Victoria|
|July 20-24||Washington DC and New York – End Tour d’Arcy|
|August||Ramesh tour Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa|
|18-25 September||UN General Assembly, New York|
All the detailed information around The End of Polio is on our website: http://www.theendofpolio.com