Wednesday, August 29, 2007

ONE campaign

Join the ONE campaign today...
Join the fight to stop AIDS and global poverty

My friend Megan is the Nevada State Director for the ONE campaign. Her most recent project is to bring awareness of this campaign to the high schools in Nevada. I truly believe in this organization and the help it can do. After my sister went to Africa, after I heard the heart-wrenching stories, I wanted to do something. Let's all do something. Sign the declaration today and help to increase awareness of AIDS and global poverty. Or even better, sign up to be a
volunteer... what's the worst thing that can happen?... Your life will be enriched, your children will be more grateful, and you will be a part of changing history...


Here is an excerpt from the ONE website:
ONE is Americans of all beliefs and every walk of life - united as ONE - to help make poverty history. We are a campaign of over 2.4 million people and growing from all 50 states and over 100 of America's most well-known and respected non-profit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations. As ONE, we are raising public awareness about the issues of global poverty, hunger, disease and efforts to fight such problems in the world's poorest countries. As ONE, we are asking our leaders to do more to fight the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty. ONE believes that allocating more of the U.S. budget toward providing basic needs like health, education, clean water and food would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the world's poorest countries.

ONE is nonpartisan; there's only one side in the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty. Working on the ground in communities, colleges and churches across the United States, ONE members both educate and ask America's leaders to increase efforts to fight global AIDS and extreme poverty, from the U.S. budget and presidential elections to specific legislation on debt cancellation, increasing effective international assistance, making trade fair, and fighting corruption. Everyone can join the fight. The goal of ending poverty may seem lofty, but it is within our reach if we take action together as one. You can start now by joining the ONE Campaign and pledging your voice to the fight against extreme poverty and global AIDS.

For more information on what you can do, email mjones(at)one.org

1 comment:

Gail!!! said...

I would love to volunteer! Let me know if you do anything with them Jennie and maybe I can tag along.