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ONE's mission is to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease in the poorest places on the planet, particularly in Africa. We hold world leaders to account for the commitments they've made to fight extreme poverty, and we campaign for better policies, increased and more effective aid, and trade reform. We also work closely with leaders in Africa to support greater democracy, accountability and transparency in how these resources are deployed.
ONE is a broad movement of more than two million people from around the world and every walk of life who have lent their voices to call for a more effective, focused and determined response to help those struggling against extreme poverty and preventable diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis. ONE's members are from left, right and center. They're pop stars and politicians, faith leaders and soccer moms, college students and grassroots activists all working together. To learn more, visit www.one.org/about.
By joining ONE, you have the opportunity to take action to support effective, proven initiatives delivering results in the poorest places on the planet: protecting families from preventable diseases such as AIDS and malaria, putting kids in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilizing communities. When you join ONE you are joining with millions of people from the left, right and center who believe that where you live shouldn't determine whether you live. ONE is asking for your voice to help in the movement of people and organizations working to end poverty throughout the world.
ONE works to harness the strength and energy of its membership to press government officials and policy makers to deliver results in the fight against extreme poverty and disease. ONE members mobilize at key moments -- when a critical global meeting takes place, when a piece of legislation is up for a vote in Congress or when an emergency occurs, such as the global food crisis. Online at ONE.org and working on the ground in local communities, ONE members take action to draw attention to the plight of millions of people living in extreme poverty and dying of preventable, treatable diseases. While ONE's membership presses from the outside, ONE's policy and government relations shops work on the inside, sharing ideas and on-the-ground intelligence from Africa and across the G8 with policymakers and providing their staffs with the in-depth research necessary to buttress our arguments. We also work with leaders of developed countries to ensure the fight against poverty is on the agenda at key international summits, including the G8, G20 and other international gatherings. In anticipation of the 2005 G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, for example, ONE and DATA (now part of ONE) worked with other leading organizations to push the G8 to approve a concrete proposal to attack extreme poverty in Africa. ONE employed online actions, ad campaigns and the Live 8 concerts as part of a multi-faceted campaign. At that Summit, participating countries pledged to direct an additional $25 billion in effective assistance to Africa by 2010.
Adopted as part of the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), and used by many organizations, the white band is a symbol recognized around the world. By wearing a ONE white band, individuals demonstrate their support for the global movement to end extreme poverty and for ONE.
ONE is a grassroots campaign that, along with many other partners, supports the international effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. The eight Millennium Development Goals, agreed to in September 2000 by 189 nations, set a framework for how nations can work together to dramatically reduce extreme poverty while improving health, education, gender equality and other important living standards.
ONE is working in communities across the country and around the world to raise awareness and create a global constituency to address the issues of extreme poverty and preventable disease. Visit Act Now to find out how you can engage your community and declare your region a ONE City and/or ONE State.
Get involved! Take Action. Ask your friends to join ONE, talk to your elected representatives about the importance of global poverty issues, wear a white band as a sign of your support or tell others at your place of worship how they can get involved. Visiting Act Now is the best way to get plugged in.