Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Oprah Show On South Asia Earth Quake

There is a petition on www.ipetitions.com requesting oprah to do a show on the earthquake. Seeing her viewership and the amount of money shes has been able to collect for other causes in her show I think that signing the petition might help in some way. Whatever can make a differnce in this time of need must be tried and done.
The purpose of this petition is to request Oprah to do a show on the recent earthquake in South Asia and the havoc that it has caused to millions of people left without enough shelter to survive through the severe winter season. This event has not gotten nearly the kind of media coverage it deserves, especially since a lot can still be done to save the 3.3 million lives that could be lost over the next few months. We think an Oprah show on the earthquake aftermath and how people can contribute could help turn the situation around... "Oxfam also said the United States... had given less than one fifth of their fare share - calculated according to the relative size of their economy as a proportion of the total from major industrialized countries" -- Associated Press "It is not right to sit with the money for reconstruction for one year from now if it is a question of whether people will still be alive" -- Jan Egeland, head of U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs "We are racing against time to shield the victims from cold weather in the mountainous region" -- Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan

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