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ONE has the blues… and that’s a good thing!

ONE has the blues… and that’s a good thing!

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival in Portland, Oregon, benefiting the Oregon Food Bank (OFB). The Festival is OFB’s single largest fundraiser and has come to be recognized as one of the premier music festivals in the nation. For just a $10 donation and two cans of food, attendees......
Virginia ONE members visit Rep. Eric Cantor’s office

Virginia ONE members visit Rep. Eric Cantor’s office

Last week, ONE members and concerned constituents met with Michael Lowry, Legislative Director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. We’re grateful that Congressman Cantor has always been willing to listen to those who care deeply about sustainable agriculture and the fight against poverty, HIV/AIDS, and preventable ......
Braving Michigan weather (and nerves) to advocate with Rep. Amash

Braving Michigan weather (and nerves) to advocate with Rep. Amash

It was sprinkling outside when I made my way up out of the parking garage next to the federal building to meet with Jordan Bush, the District Representative of Rep. Justin Amash in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As I’m shaking Mr. Bush’s hand, all I could think about was the fact that here I was, representing…...
Kicking off ONE Vote 2012 in Austin

Kicking off ONE Vote 2012 in Austin

ONE members around the country are hitting the presidential campaign trail, engaging and educating the candidates on the fight against extreme poverty for ONE Vote. Sure, Austin might have the distinguished title of “Live Music Capital of the World,” and with good reason. But in my opinion, it holds another wonder......
A first look at the Museum of AIDS in Africa with founder Stephanie Nolen

A first look at the Museum of AIDS in Africa with founder Stephanie Nolen

While volunteering at the recent International AIDS Conference in Washington DC, I had the opportunity to talk with Stephanie Nolen, a foreign correspondent for The Globe and Mail in Canada and author of “28 Stories of AIDS in Africa,” about her most recent project, the Museum of AIDS in Africa. The Museum is curr......
Your voices, delivered across the country

Your voices, delivered across the country

Written by Charlie Harris When you open that email up from us here at ONE, we ask you to raise your voice in the fight against extreme poverty. You click on the link and sign a petition, usually urging your Member of Congress to take important action to save lives. Well, we’d like to tell…...
The AIDS Memorial Quilt

The AIDS Memorial Quilt

Growing up, I remember learning about the AIDS Memorial Quilt. My mom lost a good friend to AIDS when I was very young and this has always stuck with me. On Sunday, I had my first chance to see this memorial for the AIDS pandemic in person. Over 150 ONE members from across the region,…...
ONE at 4th of July Parade

ONE at 4th of July Parade

On July 4th Americans across the US celebrated their independence in various traditional ways– from backyard barbeques to hometown parades to dazzling fireworks displays. Another great American tradition is helping others to help themselves. New Jersey ONE members had the opportunity to remind folks of that great tradit......
Roger Thurow’s “The Last Hunger Season” event in Chicago

Roger Thurow’s “The Last Hunger Season” event in Chicago

ONE Regional Field Director Tzviatko Chiderov talks about his experience at a recent Chicago Council event with Roger Thurow. As Chicagoans, not only are we fortunate to have the Chicago Council in our backyard, but to also to have author Roger Thurow call our city his home. When these two come together, it’s a guarante......
ONE at the Vans Warped Tour

ONE at the Vans Warped Tour

On Tuesday, ONE members teamed up for the fight against extreme poverty with the Vans Warped Tour at the GEXA Energy Pavilion in Dallas. We got there early to set up our ONE booth, and familiarized ourselves with the (2015)QUILT that we would be sharing with concert goers throughout the day. As the gates opened,…...
Young Malawian entrepreneur shares her story with Sens. Kirk and Durbin

Young Malawian entrepreneur shares her story with Sens. Kirk and Durbin

ONE Regional Field Director Tzviatko Chiderov meets with a fascinating young entrepreneur from Malawi. I met an inspiring African entrepreneur the other day. Rachel Sibande is a true leader from Malawi who is helping her country and her people prosper. Rachel is working on an exciting project that is providing smallholder far......
Young African Leaders visit Chicago

Young African Leaders visit Chicago

ONE Member Diana Kakoma reports on a cool event from Chicago. It was a particularly beautiful Friday morning when I met the seven African business owners visiting Chicago as part of US State Department’s Young African Leaders Program. Like many of their colleagues who had gone to other cities, they came to the US to…...
More than 400 new ONE members at ORION Music + More festival!

More than 400 new ONE members at ORION Music + More festival!

This past weekend, people from around the world descended on Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey for the ORION Music + More festival. Of course, New Jersey ONE members were there to introduce concertgoers to ONE. During the two-day festival, we had the chance to speak with thousands of folks about how they can…...