Written by Eagle Forum
The Global Poverty Act of 2007 (S. 2433), which currently has 23 Senate cosponsors, would commit the United States to spending 0.7 percent of its gross national product (GNP) on foreign aid, over and above what we already spend. The bill references the United Nations' Millennium Declaration (from 2000) which calls for countries to dramatically increase aid and sign onto many dangerous treaties, including the International Criminal Court, the Kyoto Protocol, CEDAW, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Three Reasons your Senators Should Oppose the Global Poverty Act:
Fellow conservative leader, Cliff Kincaid, president of the watchdog group called Accuracy in Media, recently revealed a letter he received from a concerned parent of a child enrolled at a Christian preschool in New York. This can be taken as an indication that the lobbying effort for Obama's bill is spawning a nationwide campaign of deception:
"Dear Parents, We would like to join efforts with the congregation of St. David's to stop world hunger. You and your child can help by coloring and signing the enclosed sheet. This sheet will be sent along with many others to our representatives in Washington..." [The enclosed sheet reads] "Dear Senator: At Preschool, I learned to thank God for the food I eat. I also collect coins to help those who don't have enough. Today, I ask you to help, too, with more and better aid for the world's poorest countries. We want Congress to pass the Global Poverty Act. Please cosponsor S. 2433. Thank you."
If Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) places this bill on the Senate calendar, a vote will be quickly upon us! Call your Senators' offices today and let them know that you expect them to oppose the Global Poverty Act, S. 2433