I just signed an important global letter to the US Presidential candidates. The outcome of the next US election will greatly affect the world and I thought you might want to sign this letter too. Here’s the link:
Yesterday, the final candidates for the next President of the United States became clear. They are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. The winner will decide whether the nightmare of the Bush foreign policy is reversed or continued for another 4 years.
All around the world, including in the US, people want to see the next President change course. Although only US citizens can vote in the election, we can still have a voice. Global public opinion matters to US citizens -- they know that US respect in the world has plummeted under Bush. That’s why the Avaaz global community has sprung into action. In the next few days, we can influence the candidates as they develop their campaign strategy. Click below to read and endorse the letter to the candidates. And, if we get more than 100,000 signatures, Avaaz will publish it in US newspapers and deliver it personally to the Clinton, Obama and McCain campaigns--sign and forward this email to friends right away:
I think this is a great idea on an important issue, and I hope you'll join me by signing up!
Respect for the United States as a global leader has been
devastated by the Bush Presidency. We, hundreds of
thousands of citizens from every nation in the world, are filled
with hope that the next Presidency will bring change: a
recognition that we must tackle the world's enormous
challenges together, and a commitment to serve the common
good of the global community.
To restore the US to responsible global citizenship and
leadership, we urge you to:
Stop Global Warming - Commit to a strong global agreement
on climate change, and urgently join other developed countries
in reducing greenhouse gas emissions over the next decade.
Respect Human Rights - Rededicate the United States to
universal human rights, close all Guantanamo-style prisons
and end the CIA's practices of torture and secret renditions.
Promote Peace - Reject the Bush doctrine of pre-emptive
warfare, and engage diplomatically to resolve and prevent
conflicts between the US and other nations.
Good leaders listen before leading. Good world leaders listen
to the world. We urge you to join hands with the community of
nations in a global partnership to tackle the desperate issues
After all, weʼre in this together.