By Sam Hofer
Over 1.2 billion people are living in extreme poverty. One-seventh of the world is living in circumstances where their basic needs are not met and their opportunity to succeed to the fullest of their ability is absent. To be a Global Citizen is to desire to end this horrifying trend. To be a Global Citizen, you have to have a problem with the fact that people are not getting an adequate chance at life. To be a Global Citizen, you must not apathetically observe others starve from the circumstances they have no control over.
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I know that everyone is a Global Citizen.
The mission of the Global Citizen organization is to end extreme global poverty by the year 2030. They have several ways of doing this including summits in which people of all walks of life gather together to think of new, innovative ways to end the terrible plague of hunger and death from lack of funds. But the most popular way that the organization raises awareness and funds is the music festivals they put on.
On Earth Day 2015 on the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington, D.C; Global Citizen, in partnership with Earth Day Network, The Global Poverty Project and many other for profit businesses such as Google and Toyota, are putting on a huge music festival with amazing musical talent including: No Doubt, Usher, Fall Out Boy, Mary J. Blige, Train, and My Morning Jacket. With these amazing acts, they will bring in hundreds of thousands of people and boost awareness for the causes of global poverty and environmental conservation.
There are many other music festivals hosted by Global Citizen throughout the year so stay tuned to their website for more information and ways you can help the cause. Become a Global Citizen and help the ones who need it the most.
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Sam is a musician, writer, and intent on helping others! Follow him on Instagram @GoodSignSam
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