Email from the Millenium Campaign:
Dear Stand Up Supporters,
It has been an exciting weekend so far. Millions of people across the world have stood up to take action against poverty. We want to remind you there is still time for you to join the cause before the weekend is up. We invite you to take action online right here, right now.
HOW CAN I TAKE ACTION AS AN INDIVIDUAL ONLINE?
Simple. Just go to http://standagainstpoverty.org Scroll down to the lower right hand corner of the page. You will see an image of two people sitting and text that says, “Today. Stand up and be counted.” Just click the “Stand Up Now!” button and follow the steps. That’s it!
HOW CAN I TAKE ACTION AS AN EVENT ORGANIZER ONLINE?
Just add the widget to your website, blog, or various social networks sites that allow HTML embeds. Go to: http://standagainstpoverty.org/online-actions You will see an area that says, “Get embed code” Just hit the button, and Copy code. Add this html to your website, and you are done.
1.5 million Stand Up in Nepal
GCAP Nepal has registered 1.5million people taking part in Stand Up and Take Action so far and they have sent in some pictures of the mobilisation. They expect to mobilise 2 million people by the end of the weekend! Congratulations, Nepal. See more >
Rome-based Agencies and UN MIllennium Campaign Europe organise joint SUTA event at FAO’s
Rome-based Agencies and UN MIllennium Campaign Europe organize joint SUTA event in FAO headquarters. Eveline Herfkens, Founder of the UN Millennium Campaign and famous American athlete Carl Lewis warn about hunger and poverty in the South of the world. 600 staff members attend the event; fifty of them surprise the audience with a flash mob on the rhythms of famous Stand Up songs. See more >
Representatives from regions most affected by climate change will be presenting testimonies on how their lives have been affected by what the UN has now declared the greatest security threat facing the world climate change. See more >
Once you’ve added the widget to your site, it’s now time to spread the word and encourage your friends, family, and like-minded individuals to sign the widget action October 17-18.
1) Add this line to your status message on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networking sites Oct 16 -18: Help! I’m standing up to end poverty today. Come join me @ [enter your website]
2) Use this email signature at the bottom of all your emails: Join my online campaign to end poverty on October 17-18 @[enter your website]
3) Email all your friends, let them know about your personal Stand Up event and direct them to your website on October 17-18
4) Use your blog for good.
Make a posting about the Stand Up cause and encourage everyone you know to take action on your website Oct 17-18.
UN Secretary General Stand UP!
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited to the United Nations International School (UNIS) in New York today to address students about the Millennium development Goals and the fight against poverty and to lead the school in a Stand Up Action. Read more >
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