Press Releases

  • House Foreign Affairs Committee advances bipartisan bill to prevent violent conflicts in fragile countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign welcomed the House Foreign Affairs Committee markup of the Global Fragility Act of 2019 (H.R.2116) which would create a comprehensive strategy to reduce poverty, conflict, violence and corruption in fragile states. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “It’s impossible to tackle extreme poverty without focusing on…

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  • Debunking Pompeo’s budget testimony on AIDS cuts

    There’s a clear divide between the White House’s proposed budget cuts to global AIDS programs and the White House’s rhetoric. Testifying today before the House Appropriations Committee on President Trump’s FY20 budget request, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, “we’re going to succeed” in the fight against AIDS. While Secretary Pompeo’s rhetoric is consistent with President…

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  • ONE CEO urges full funding for the Global Fund in FY20 budget testimony

    WASHINGTON — Today, former USAID Administrator and current CEO of The ONE Campaign, Gayle Smith, testified before the House Appropriations Committee on the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs FY20 Budget. Gayle’s testimony focused on the importance of fully funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria at $1.56 billion for FY20. President…

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  • ONE reacts to massive global AIDS cuts in President’s FY20 budget proposal

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today following the release of President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2020, which contains massive cuts to global AIDS programs just weeks after he promised to “defeat AIDS in America and beyond” at the State of the Union. Tom Hart, North America executive director for…

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  • ONE welcomes new bipartisan bills to help reduce fragility in unstable countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today welcomed the introduction of companion measures in the House and Senate, called the Global Fragility Act of 2019 that recognizes the importance of reducing poverty in fragile or conflict-affected countries. The bills would direct the State Department, USAID, and the Pentagon to work together to develop a coherent strategy…

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  • Letter to World Leaders Calls for Action on Gender Equality, Fight Against AIDS

    WASHINGTON — Ahead of International Women’s Day, 45 female activists from Africa co-signed an open letter to world leaders calling for concrete action on gender equality. In the letter, these advocates warn, at our current rate of progress, gender equality will take 108 years to achieve. The co-signers, all women on frontlines of the gender equality fight…

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  • Tomorrow: 150 ONE advocates urge lawmakers to “Go on the Record” to fight AIDS

    WASHINGTON —  Tomorrow on Capitol Hill, over 150 global poverty and health advocates from The ONE Campaign will meet with lawmakers and urge them to “Go on the Record” in support of maintaining America’s commitment to fight HIV/AIDS. Later this year, the United States will need to make a pledge to the Global Fund to…

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  • ONE applauds new women’s economic empowerment initiative

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign applauded a new effort, the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (WGDP) initiative, aimed at improving and strengthening economic outcomes for women living in developing countries. The initiative, which was led by Assistant to the President, Ivanka Trump, focuses on three key areas: workforce development, entrepreneurship and improving legal, social and…

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  • ONE reacts to HIV/AIDS in the State of the Union

    WASHINGTON —  In his remarks, President Trump announced a commitment to end AIDS in the United States by 2030. In response, Tom Hart, the North America executive director for The ONE Campaign, said: “The decision by the president to highlight AIDS at the State of the Union puts a needed spotlight on the fact that…

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  • ONE hires Sarah Swinehart as Communications Director for North America

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and preventable diseases, has appointed Sarah Swinehart as its new communications director for North America. Swinehart will manage ONE’s messaging, communications strategy and media engagement for the U.S. and Canada. She previously worked as a vice…

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