ONE is hitting the campaign trail to find out where candidates stand on extreme poverty. Stay tuned for more updates like these from our field team and organizers on the road.
As the clock ticks closer to Election Day, ONE member Barb Barrar was out on the trail engaging US Senate candidates all weekend! On Saturday, Barb attended a rally for Pennsylvania Senate candidate Rep. Joe Sestak, featuring President Obama. While she wasn’t able to catch the President, she did speak with the congressman and reminded him of the work ONE is doing to fight extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
Barb has seen Rep. Sestak quite a few times in the last two weeks, so it was no surprise for him to see her yet again raising awareness and advocating for the world’s poorest people.
Barb also spoke with Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter and discussed ONE’s initial launch in Philadelphia in 2004. She also made sure to thank the mayor for declaring the City of Brotherly Love a ONE City.
Barb wasn’t finished after she spoke with Mayor Nutter. She quickly traveled to another rally for Pennsylvania Senate candidate Pat Toomey. In their brief engagement, she emphasized the importance of continued US bipartisan leadership that has now saved more than 5 million lives in some of the poorest places on earth. She also spoke about how in the past few years, our nation has responded to widespread disease and extreme poverty in Africa with historic and heroic life-saving programs that are now showing real results in terms of lives saved on the ground. Mr. Toomey talked with Barb about programs that demonstrate accountability and good governance.
Way to make your voice heard this weekend, Barb!