ONE Vote 2012 Deputy Campaign Manager Roscoe Mapps reports on his experience at the Democratic National Convention.
Every morning during the Democratic National Convention last week, delegates met by state for breakfast and invited great speakers to talk about top issues for the upcoming election. This year our bipartisan ONE Vote 2012 team was a part of that excitement.
Photo caption: ONE Vote 2012 Co-Chair Senator Blanche Lincoln talking to ONE members at the DNC
ONE Vote 2012 Co-Chair Senator Blanche Lincoln, National Advisory members Karen Finney, Carol Browner, Jen Pihlaja, Susan Sher, ONE CEO Michael Elliot, and ONE US Executive Director Tom Hart took our message to delegates from North Dakota, Connecticut, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Florida, Hawaii, Maine and Virginia. They shared their stories of how:
- Smart US investments in cost-effective vaccines will help save nearly 4 million children’s lives from pneumonia and diarrhea by 2015;
- Eight million HIV/AIDS patients around the world are receiving treatment, up from 300,000 in 2002;
- Further advances in research and clinical studies are making it possible to nearly eliminate all vertical HIV transmission from mother to child by 2015;
- Effective agriculture programs are feeding millions and fueling economic growth and helping communities become self-sufficient.
These results are not just supported by Democrats and Republican leaders, but by US military, political and business leaders and all our extraordinary ONE members across the country who are helping to educate voters and candidates every day. Our campaign successes wouldn’t be possible without the voices of our members, and we all send a huge thanks to all our ONE Vote 2012 co-chairs, advisory board members, and supporters for adding their voice to the 3 million others making extreme poverty a campaign issue this election cycle.
You can lend your voice right now by taking a few seconds to sign our online petition asking candidates to tell us -– in their own words — how they would help continue America’s legacy of fighting worldwide issues of extreme poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDS and access to childhood vaccinations.