Tuesday night I was at the U2 concert in New York’s Madison Square
Garden with ONE volunteers from Viewpoint who have helped the ONE
campaign immensely in getting our message out to the America people –
such as getting the ONE Spot on America Online! The photo below
is of the team that helped put it there. That’s me in the blue
with George, Luca, Rebecca, Tom, Kelly, Joe Joe and Ryan.
During the concert and after the song “Where the Streets Have No Name”
and before “One”, Bono makes a powerful ask of the audience to join the
ONE Campaign. He speaks of his own time in Africa, the incredible
suffering there and the new hope and how we can help change the world.
He then asks people to take out their cell phones and light the arena –
all the lights go out except the massive amount of blue lights
emanating from cell phones then he asks for people to join ONE through
text messaging! You too can text in your name to the short code UNITE
(86483) and sign up to the campaign to help fight AIDS and global
poverty. Together as ONE we can make a difference.