In 2019, we launched the ONE Vote campaign across Europe. We set out with great ambition: Getting the majority of European leaders to commit to joining our fight against extreme poverty.
The European Union is one of the world’s biggest aid donors, and this money provides vital, life-saving support for some of the world’s poorest people. This also funds long-term sustainable projects that help lift millions out of poverty for good.
With hundreds of candidates running for the European elections, we called on them to publicly demonstrate their commitment to the fight against extreme poverty and sign the ONE Vote 2019 pledge.
WHAT WE DID
- ONE Youth Ambassadors reached out to their local candidates to talk politics and brought one very simple question to the table: Will you commit to fighting extreme poverty once you are elected?
- 30 Youth Ambassadors travelled to Brussels and took over the European Parliament. Equipped with stats and enthusiasm, they had almost 40 meetings with policymakers and managed to get the vast majority of them on board.
- ONE supporters from all over Europe joined forces digitally. They sent thousands of messages, emails, and tweets to politicians — showing them that people from all walks of life and across the continent demand action in the fight against extreme poverty.