Global Poverty Legislation

global poverty bills

 

Read Act

The Problem: Education is the first step in worldwide economic and democratic expansion, yet 59 million primary school-aged children do not attend school.

The Bill: The Reinforcing Education Accountability in Development (READ) Act is a low-cost bipartisan initiative that promotes universal basic education for millions of children across the globe — especially girls — while protecting U.S. national security interests.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the READ Act.”

reach every mother and child act

The Problem: Every day 800 women die from preventable causes related to childbirth and pregnancy. Over 17,000 kids under the age of 5 die every day from preventable issues.

The Bill: The Reach Every Mother and Child Act will help save the lives of 600,000 women and 15 million children by 2020.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Reach Every Mother and Child Act.”

protecting-access-to-girls-education-in-vulnerable-settings-act

The Problem: Today, 50 percent of the 65 million displaced peoples in the world are under the age of 18 and one in four of said children does not have access to primary or secondary education. Women and girls in these vulnerable settings are often disproportionately denied access to education, which can hinder their ability to find jobs, engage in civil society and access other economic opportunities.

The Bill: The Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act will prioritize efforts to support access to primary and secondary education for displaced children with a specific focus on the inclusion of women and girls in foreign assistance programs.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Protecting Girls’ Access to Education in Vulnerable Settings Act.”

Digital GAP Act

The Problem: today’s technology-driven world, internet access is a major driver of economic and social improvement. However, 4.2 billion people or about 60 percent of the world’s population — most of whom are located in the developing world — remain offline.

The Bill: The Digital Global Access Policy (GAP) Act seeks to promote first-time internet access to mobile or broadband internet for at least 1.5 billion people in both urban and rural areas of developing countries by 2020.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Digital GAP Act.”

global-health-innovation-act

The Problem: Each year, millions of people in the developing world die of infectious diseases, malnutrition, and complications due to pregnancy and childbirth. Innovative developments in affordable and safe health technologies and solutions are a must.

The Bill: The Global Health Innovation Act seeks to require the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development to submit an annual report to Congress on the development and use of global health innovations in the programs, projects, and activities of the Agency.

What to say when calling Congress: “Hello, I’m a Borgen Project supporter and I would like you to support the Global Health Innovation Act.”

 

 

victory stamp

2016 Passed Legislation

The following are bills The Borgen Project worked on that have passed in 2016.

 

electrify africa act

Global Food Security Act

IMG_7044 (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Im-just-a-bill

 

Did you know? If a bill number starts with an “S.” that means the bill is in the Senate. If the bill starts with “H.R.” that means the bill is in the House. For example, in the Senate the Electrify Africa Act is bill number S. 2152, but in the House the Electrify Africa Act is H.R. 2847.

Find the name and phone number of your members of Congress

 

 

 

 

how-does-a-bill-become-a-law_50290b41c9938_w1500