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Blog Action Day 2008

October 15, 2008

Today is Blog Action Day, and I am happy to support such a monumental outreach effort. Last year the viral campaign, Blog Action Day, launched, empowering literally thousands of bloggers all over the world to step up and talk about global issues. Last year it was the environment, today it is poverty.

Unfortunately, this is not a topic that lends to light reading. Each year, almost 50% of the world’s population lives on the equivalent of less than $2.50 per day, and the divide between the rich and poor is exponentially growing in the wrong direction. In 1960, the 20% of the world’s people in the richest countries had 30 times the income of the poorest 20% — in 1997, 74 times as much (Global Issues).

The issue of poverty is a world issue. It is not something that is just occurring in third world countries. It is prevalent in every city of every country in the world. What better time than now to reach out and make a difference. We believe that is all begins with education. Learn about the issues, and share that knowledge with others. Do a simple Google search for “poverty” and a wealth of information is at your fingertips.

From there you can begin making a difference. It is true, all of us can make a difference on an individual level, but think of the difference we can make when we come together!

For more information on Blog Action Day and 88 ways you can help visit: http://site.blogactionday.org/

A modified version of this post can also be seen at MGH WOM

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