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Stand Up for One Billion People Around the World Campaign: Advocating with Habitat for Humanity

Monday, April 8
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Busch Student Center, Table in the North Lobby


Habitat for Humanity emphasizes that advocacy is the key to ending substandard housing. Although advocacy seems like a hefty, time consuming task, it does not have to be. Engaging those within the SLU community, anyone passing by in the BSC can come by the "Stand Up for 1 Billion People Around the World Campaign" to learn about the Shelter, Land, and Urban Management (SLUM) Act of 2011, and respond to the rapid development of cities. It does not take much time to send an email to your local representative encouraging them to "stand up for 1 billion people around the world." How can this be accomplished at a table in the BSC? Habitat for Humanity provides a simple electronic form for you to fill out that makes this process possible. By supporting the SLUM Assistance Act we, as the SLU community, can take control and "play a key role in making sure U.S. aid policy addresses this issue head-on".

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