Libby Crimmings

Libby is currently the Regional Field Director for the Midwest at The ONE Campaign and an artist at Libby Anne Designs. She was previously the State Director Iowa- ONE Vote 08 at ONE.

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World Food Week in Des Moines

World Food Week in Des Moines

Photo caption: Libby, Claude the Sweet Potato, and World Food Prize President Ken Quinn Last Tuesday was World Food Day but here in Des Moines, Iowa, it felt like World Food Week! While global leaders like UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon were gathering in Des Moines for the annual World Food Prize, ONE members,…...
ONE Nebraska has their (cup)cake and eats it, too

ONE Nebraska has their (cup)cake and eats it, too

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. A cupcake shop might seem like a weird location to host an event about extreme poverty in the poorest parts of the world, but the truth is, we have so…...
Iowans Thank the President

Iowans Thank the President

Yesterday 20 ONE volunteers and I had the opportunity to attend a grassroots campaign event for President Barack Obama at the State Fairground in Des Moines, IA. We were there to wear our ONE shirts and represent the world’s poorest people, but we were also there to say thank you Mr. President. For months, ONE…...
Sowing the ‘seeds of change’ at Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers Market

Sowing the ‘seeds of change’ at Des Moines’ Downtown Farmers Market

Des Moines ONE members were in full bloom this past Saturday as they hosted a booth to promote our new agriculture campaign, THRIVE, during opening weekend of the Downtown Farmers Market. The booth was full all morning with people learning about the importance of investing in sustainable agriculture programs as one of the bes......

ONE members answer: Why I caucused for ONE in Iowa

As New Hampshire voters head to the ballot boxes today, I am reflecting with Iowa volunteers about their experience caucusing for ONE last week. We asked members to stand up on caucus night, while the whole country was watching, to show support for life-saving programs in the poorest parts of the world. Watch our slideshow&he......
Iowans host the 2011 World Food Prize with ONE

Iowans host the 2011 World Food Prize with ONE

Photo credit: Joe CrimmingsAs I’m sure most of my regular readers already know, I am a very proud Iowan. This week, I was especially proud that ONE had such a strong presence at the World Food Prize, hosted in my hometown of Des Moines. It was especially good timing as we just launched our new…...
World Food Prize kicks off today!

World Food Prize kicks off today!

This morning officially kicks off the 2011 World Food Prize here in my hometown, Des Moines, Iowa. This year is themed “The Next Generation” and is especially exciting because it not only marks the 25th anniversary of the prize and the revealing of their newly remodeled historic building, The Hall of Laureates, but also b......
ONE at the Iowa Straw Poll 2011

ONE at the Iowa Straw Poll 2011

Photos courtesy of Jason Donnelly Last weekend, more than 17,000 Iowans came from across the state to Ames for the 2011 Iowa GOP Straw Poll, and ONE was there as well! The Straw Poll is an event that happens every four years, where a mock election gives candidates the early opportunity to determine their level…...
Looking back at the U2 Minneapolis show

Looking back at the U2 Minneapolis show

Recently ONE members in Minnesota gathered at the Gophers stadium to walk around at talk to U2 concertgoers about fighting extreme poverty through advocacy with ONE. Some members were seasoned and some were brand new. All worked hard and had a good experience knowing they were recruiting new members to a campaign we are all&h......
ONE at the Iowa Straw Poll

ONE at the Iowa Straw Poll

Whether or not you know what a Straw Poll is, you probably know it’s a big deal in Iowa politics, and you’re right. This Saturday, ONE will be hosting a booth at the Iowa Straw Poll so volunteers can talk with attendees about extreme global poverty and discuss how ONE members are using their voices…...

T-Paw in Iowa

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty is traveling around the country on his new book tour for “Courage to Stand,” which included a couple stops in Iowa during the weekend. I got a chance to talk to him this morning while he was signing books in West Des Moines. I thanked Gov. Pawlenty for his ongoing…...

Signing up new members at Switchfoot concerts in Kansas City and Omaha

In Kansas City… Last week, several ONE members, led by ONE congressional district leader Leslie Scott, volunteered at Switchfoot’s concert in Kansas City. Despite the fact that it was homecoming weekend at my university and I had a literature review to work on, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to volunteer ......

Governor Rendell in Iowa

Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell was in Iowa this weekend as the keynote speakers at the annual Jefferson Jackson dinner in Des Moines. I wanted to talk to him about ONE and our Global Fund campaign, knowing he has probably seen the many awesome ONE members in Pennsylvania. I wanted to tell him that as a…...

A thumbs up from President Obama

Our signs at the event President Barack Obama was talking with Iowans in my neighborhood this morning. Although I was able to get inside the event, three ONE members were lucky enough to be invited to the backyard town hall. They all wore their ONE bands and pins, but unfortunately, they didn’t get a chance…...

A response to our new video from an OB/GYN’s perspective

In response to ONE’s latest video, “No Child Born With HIV By 2015,” Dr. Neil Mandsager — a ONE member, an OB/GYN and board member for ChildVoice International — shares his experience with helping expecting HIV-positive women prevent the spread of the virus to their babies: “We can stop thi......

Babies advocating for babies

If my son could talk, or knew anything about the subject, he would want to make sure that babies around the world are born happy, healthy and HIV free. So, I took him to Sen. Tom Harkin’s, (D-Iowa), annual Steak Fry event yesterday in Indianola, Iowa to do his first advocacy work along with a…...