For months now, we’ve been asking our ONE members to give it all they have on our vaccine campaign. We asked our members to use every advocacy tool and skill they had to make sure that we won this important fight to save 4 million children in five years. Thanks to this hard work we generated more than 300,000 signatures on our petition.
ONE members sent hundreds of letters to members of parliament in the UK, and in the USA we swamped the Whitehouse with tweets. In South America our volunteers recruited thousands of new members who have added to the weight of our international voice. In Australia ONE members called and emailed the foreign minister’s office, and in Germany the outstanding youth messengers were hard at work gathering support.
Because of your skill at advocacy, your hard work and a ton of determination, it worked. We won!
On Monday in London, world leaders and private donors promised a remarkable $4.3 Billion over the next 5 years – this exceeded the $3.7billion that we hoped for. When Bill Gates announced he was contributing a billion dollars to the fund, he mentioned our campaigning work in his speech.
This really has been a historic week and our Executive Director Jamie Drummond made this video to thank you.
As a campaigner for ONE, I can’t tell you how proud I am of each and every one of you and you all should be very proud of yourselves.
It just goes to show that when we use our voices and work together, we can make amazing, lasting change in the world. So, give yourselves a well-deserved pat on the back and tell us how you feel in the comments below. Thanks to you, millions of kids around the world have a brighter future.
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