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h. Head Start and Early Head Start These programs help 1.1 million disadvantaged children get an improved chance to do well in school.

2. International Assistance Foreign aid is less than 1% of the total federal budget although according to national polls Americans wrongly say that foreign aid is 25%! When asked what would be an “appropriate� percent, they typically say 10%. In the last several decades, effective American foreign assistance has saved tens of millions of lives and helped improve the educational and economic opportunities for millions more. President George Bush’s PEPFAR program alone has saved millions of lives. On Sept. 30, 2010, 3.2 million people worldwide were being kept alive because the US directly funded life-saving anti-retroviral treatment. Since 2006, 19 million people in 15 countries have received insecticide treated bed nets and 40 million people have received anti-malarial treatment. (US cost: $500 million). We do not face a debt crisis because the U.S. spends $500 million on mosquito nets and treatment that helps save the lives of tens of millions of people.

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Concrete Proposal for Intergenerational Justice  

proposal for IGJ campaign