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Congress passes bipartisan bill to expand access to electricity across sub-Saharan Africa

Electrify Africa Act could have a transformative impact on global fight against extreme poverty  WASHINGTON – The ONE Campaign today celebrated the House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Electrify Africa Act, a bill that will help sub-Saharan African countries modernize their power infrastructure and increase their access to electricity — saving lives, strengthening education, alleviating…

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New nationwide poll: Majority of Liberals, New Democrats want leaders to commit to reversing cuts to foreign aid

A new Innovative Research Group telephone poll for ONE, a global advocacy organization of 7 million members working to end extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa and around the world, showed that while voters remain predictably split on the 19-percent reduction in foreign aid during leaner economic times, 54 percent of Liberals and 59 percent of New Democrats would be more likely to support a party that commits to reversing recent foreign aid cuts.

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ONE Action applauds Mulcair for committing to reverse trend in foreign aid cuts

“ONE Action agrees with Mr. Mulcair that Canada can and should increase its foreign assistance spending, and appreciates his interest in putting Canada on a track for getting Canada’s foreign aid investment to 0.7 percent. After years of cuts to the foreign assistance budget, getting up to even half of that would be welcome progress.”

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