with the World to End Poverty!
On September 17, 2010 San Francisco Bay Area citizens and groups joined the annual global Stand Up and Take Action for the Millennium Development Goals event, along with over 100 million people at over 1,000 cities and locations worldwide. This action was organized by RESULTS, ONE and a network of other local activists that take actions all year long to advance global public health and international development goals.
The 2010 Stand Up action on the steps of San Francisco's City Hall had a special focus on supporting and replenishing the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria (the Global Fund). Bay Area advocates stood with blow-ups of a letter to President Obama circulated by Oakland's Congresswoman Barbara Lee that had 101 other congressional signers, and a San Francisco Chronicle editorial. Both the sign-on letter and the editorial asked the President to commit to a large increase in US support for the Global Fund. The end result of this was that at the Global Fund conference October 4th in New York, President Obama boosted the US pledge to the Global Fund by 38 percent to $4 billion for three years.
Join us to Stand Up And Take Action Sept. 17 - 19, 2010 at events in the San Francisco Bay Area. A Friday noon Stand Up in front of San Francisco's City Hall will kick off three days of Stand Up gatherings at homes, schools, colleges, community centers and places of worship. Working together we really can make poverty history!
2010 is our year to access
progress and take action leading up to the 2010 MDG Review Summit
on September 20th - 23rd at the UN General Assembly in New York,
City Hall San Francisco
Friday, September 17, 2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Steps of San Francisco City Hall, SF Civic Center Plaza
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room,
3543 18th St. #8, San Francisco, CA
Oxfam Action Corps and other allied organizations
Part of Annual UNA-East Bay Run for Peace
Sunday, September 19, 2010 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Stand Up at 8:45am
Berkeley Marina Cesar Chavez Park. Berkeley, CA
Download Stand Up 2010 SF Bay Area Outreach Card
Some Past San Francisco Bay Area Stand Ups:
On October 16-19 2009, we joined 173,045,325 citizens gathered at over 3,000 events in more than 120 countries, demanding that their governments eradicate extreme poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals.
"Stand Up, Take Action,
End Poverty ", has been certified by Guinness World Records
as the a new world record and remains the largest mobilization
of human beings in recorded history. Thank you for Standing with
Friday, October 16, Saturday October 18, & Sunday October 19, 2009
You Tube Video SF 2007