European Parliament takeover: 130 Youth Ambassadors take tweets to the streets

Youth Ambassadors outside the European Parliament, Brussels, before a day of lobbying MEPs. Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

Youth Ambassadors outside the European Parliament, Brussels, before a day of lobbying MEPs. Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

Yesterday, there was no escape from ONE in the European Parliament in Brussels. More than 130 ONE Youth Ambassadors in Europe met in Brussels, Belgium to rally for our ONE VOTE 2014 campaign and tell Europe, our biggest bilateral aid donor, that they have an important role to play in the fight against extreme poverty.

Youth Ambassadors marching to the European Parliament, carrying messages from ONE members. Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

Youth Ambassadors marching to the European Parliament, carrying messages from ONE members. Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

After their march to Parliament, they spent the day talking to MEPs about why it’s important to keep their promises to world’s poorest, and help ensure that our laws make it easier for the them to lift themselves out of poverty.

Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

The Youth Ambassadors brought with them messages for MEPs sent in by our ONE members. Here’s some of the messages our members wanted to our Youth Ambassadors to share.

Photo: ONE/ Joris Bulckens

The message couldn’t be clearer; “sign our pledge” they chanted!

Support the ONE VOTE 2014 campaign by signing the petition, calling on all MEPs to prioritise ending extreme poverty.