Our busy week at ONE continued today with a stop at the White House to deliver ONE members’ Valentine to President Obama. Packed with 10,000 signatures, the clever card reads “I like a man who can commit” and asks the president to follow through on his commitment to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
So far, American leadership has ensured that 8 million people worldwide are on life-saving AIDS medicine. For the first time in history, we are at a point where we could see the end of AIDS in our lifetime. Not only that, but in the last 10 years we have seen malaria deaths cut in half in eight African countries, and tuberculosis deaths are on the decline as well.
In order to bring an end to these preventable diseases once and for all, the United States must finish what we started. Sadly though, the White House has considered making cuts to these vital programs. That puts all of this progress in serious jeopardy. We know an AIDS free generation is possible, but it will take YOU to make it happen. You can still go to our “Take Action” page and add your voice to the millions asking the United States to prioritize these programs and quit risking the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Let’s end this!