Michael Fazzino

Michael Fazzino is U.S. Campaigns and Special Projects Manager. He is responsible for project managing ONE’s energy, global health, and budget campaigns. Since joining in 2010, Mike has served in two other roles: first as campus challenge coordinator and then as special assistant to the U.S. executive director. Mike studied human rights law at the London School of Economics and earned dual degrees in political science and business administration from Sacred Heart University.

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4 Thanksgiving electricity facts that will boggle your mind

4 Thanksgiving electricity facts that will boggle your mind

This Thanksgiving, I know my family will be using a lot of electricity – something that 7 in 10 sub-Saharan Africans don’t have access to. My household needs it for everything: cooking, making the house cozy and warm, and giving us enough power to sit back and watch some football. But many families around the…...
Busting the myths surrounding foreign aid

Busting the myths surrounding foreign aid

If you ask ONE members what the United States spends on foreign aid, I’m confident they would give you an emphatic answer: less than 1% of the total budget. Yet a new Kaiser Family Foundation survey makes me less confident about how the majority of Americans would respond to the same question. This year’s survey found tha...

The Next Budget Battle: 3 dates to keep in mind

As you may have read, the House of Representatives passed legislation on New Year’s Eve to address the “fiscal cliff,” clearing the way for the President to sign it into law. While the economy was spared the worst through this deal, Congress and the President have set the stage for an epic budget battle in…...
ONE members help protect lifesaving development programs

ONE members help protect lifesaving development programs

With all eyes on the vitally important fiscal cliff debate, it’s no surprise that an amendment introduced by Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky last week was largely overlooked. Hidden from view just two days after Christmas was an amendment to the Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding bill, which would cut 16% ($9 billion) of th......
There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home

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. I’m proud to be from Connecticut. Almost too proud. Who doesn’t love a state that gave us the hamburger, Wiffle ball and some of Mark Twain’s finest wri......
ONE Campus Challenge, Part 2: Take a picture for the world’s poor

ONE Campus Challenge, Part 2: Take a picture for the world’s poor

Are you ready to kick-off part two of the ONE Campus Challenge? We’re back and bigger than ever -– and your first challenge (and chance to win a spot on this year’s grand prize trip to the Bonnaroo Music Festival) starts now! Click here to get started on your first task of the year. February…...
2011 Highlights: 700 colleges take part in the ONE Campus Challenge

2011 Highlights: 700 colleges take part in the ONE Campus Challenge

Each day this week, we’ll highlight a major accomplishment in the fight against poverty that ONE members helped achieve in 2011. Today, ONE’s OCC coordinator Mike Fazzino discusses our ONE Campus Challenge. For our fifth year of the ONE Campus Challenge, students around the nation didn’t disappoint. More than 70......
Congrats University of Florida for winning the ONE Campus Challenge!

Congrats University of Florida for winning the ONE Campus Challenge!

What a semester we’ve had! In the past two weeks, ONE Campus students attended our World AIDS Day event in DC, stormed Capitol Hill to lobby their members of Congress to support lifesaving programs, and attended a White House Community Leaders Briefing to boot. University of Florida winners. From left to right, Nick Vinson,......
ONE Campus Challenge 4: Create an event for World AIDS Day

ONE Campus Challenge 4: Create an event for World AIDS Day

On December 1, World AIDS Day, we’ll be marking a critical point in our fight against HIV/AIDS. Currently, 6.6 million people are receiving treatment (up from just 100,000 in 2002), but we’re a long way from declaring victory. So this year, let’s be a part of the solution. It’s time to spread the word abou......
ONE Campus Challenge 3: Tell your member of Congress to protect foreign aid

ONE Campus Challenge 3: Tell your member of Congress to protect foreign aid

This blog post was originally published on the ONE Campus Tumblr. Up for another challenge? The third leg of the ONE Campus Challenge is here, and we’re asking our students to take it to the streets. Programs that fight HIV/AIDS, malaria and chronic hunger could be drastically cut by the Senate this month. Between now&helli......
Announcing the winners of the OCC Summer Photo Challenge

Announcing the winners of the OCC Summer Photo Challenge

It definitely feels like fall, a clear indication that our Summer Photo Challenge has come to an end! Over the summer, ONE Campus students took photos all around the world, and we got some pretty amazing results. We had fun sorting through all the incredible submissions, but after much deliberation we picked our top three&hel......
ONE Campus Challenge No. 2: Eat on $1.50 a day

ONE Campus Challenge No. 2: Eat on $1.50 a day

As you may know, the ONE Campus Challenge launched at the end of September, and we’ve got some pretty incredible results. Hundreds of campuses recruited thousands of new ONE members across the nation –- but Michigan State University grabbed the top spot by recruiting 165 new ONE members, took over their campus with chalk,......
Introducing the 2011-2012 ONE Campus Challenge!

Introducing the 2011-2012 ONE Campus Challenge!

The grand prize for this year? A trip to Bonnaroo!Recently, we launched our new ONE Campus website. Whether you’re a current student, parent, alumni, professor, or friend of a college campus, now is your chance to help your school win this season of the ONE Campus Challenge. Your advocacy actions — from signing a petition......

Are you a college student? Enter our Summer Photo Challenge

Summer is nearly here –- the weather is getting warmer, exams are almost over, and our ONE Campus students certainly deserve a change of pace after a long yet rewarding year of advocating for the world’s poorest people. Students from around the country have a lot planned for their summers -– they’re going to volunteer......