U2 rocks Michigan

michigan U2 ONE show
About 30 ONE volunteers approached 70,000 people attending the U2 concert in East Lansing, Michigan, adding 3,257 new members to the existing 2.5 million members of ONE. Each signature also supported the GAVI vaccine petition, which will help save four million premature childhood deaths by 2015. ONE members from as far as South Carolina and Ohio engaged concert attendees alongside Amnesty International and the Aung San Suu Kyi Charity in the summertime heat for nearly five hours on the Michigan State University campus.

Steve Radelet, chief economist at USAID, was also seen at the concert. ONE members had the opportunity to hear from Steve in April at the ONE Summit, which gave volunteers from across the nation the opportunity to engage their state representatives on Capitol Hill.

“This is something we want to look back on, and be proud that we were a part of.” said GVSU volunteer Zac Lantz. U2 shows amplify the message of ONE to the world that together we can work to make a difference for the world’s poorest.

-William Dorn and Aaron Vince, ONE Congressional District Leaders (SC 4, MI 3)