Friday, December 9, 2022
Dec. 9, 2022

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Letter: U.S. makes positive difference


President Obama’s last speech to the United Nations is a great opportunity to make a difference (“Obama aims to define his global leadership in last U.N. speech,” Associated Press, Sept. 17).

He certainly could mention his pledge to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, inspiring other donors and continuing to save millions of lives in over 150 countries. He could also mention the Education for All Act that just passed the House, which would help give educational opportunities to over 300 million children.

Perhaps he would mention the Reach Every Mother and Child Act that would work to end the preventable deaths of 5.9 million children and 289,000 mothers every year in our world. This bipartisan legislation is co-sponsored by over 200 members of the House and the Senate. America makes a positive difference in our world and can do even more if we ask our legislators to pass these pieces of legislation that will save lives and provide educational opportunities.