Population Matters

Day 12: From Mother Earth to Mothers 17 Days of Action

May 3rd, 2011

Day 12 – Thank President Obama and Secretary Clinton

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Dear President Obama:

As Mother’s Day approaches, I want to extend a special thanks to you for the creation of the Global Health Initiative and your strong commitment to family planning and maternal health.  Investing in women and girls may be the single most important thing that we can do to fight poverty, reduce mortality, promote gender equity, and expand opportunity.    On behalf of women and mothers everywhere, please accept our appreciation for all that you have done. Your continued leadership is desperately needed.


Dear Secretary Clinton:

Please accept our profound thanks for everything that you have done on behalf of women and girls around the globe.  Under your inspirational leadership, the U.S. has become, once again, a strong advocate for family planning, reproductive health, and the rights of women.  As you so eloquently put it, “Investing in the health of women and girls is not only the right thing to do; it’s the smart thing to do.”  When women receive access to the care and services they need, they flourish and the world flourishes with them.   Now more than ever, we need your continued leadership.

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