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Ending Statelessness

I often hear people around me complain about our government.

In doing so, they take for granted the things it does and especially things it does very well.

Entirely leaving aside the politics, The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis gives the smallest glimpse of the well-run services that most of us don’t realize we are getting. It should be required civics reading. It is an aid toward developing gratitude.

While we complain about our government or country, we don’t stop to consider the people who have no country at all. The Stateless. Children who were born in the wrong time, place, or circumstances. Children who did badly in the parent lottery. Children who can’t access schools or medical care.

The United Nations Refugee Agency had set a goal of ending statelessness by 2024. That time is rapidly approaching. This is a basic human right we can call support. Join me in speaking up. And if you do, there’s my gratitude and a baby animal picture in your future.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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