Press Releases

  • ONE applauds the FY 2018 budget, urges Congress to support full funding for SFOPS in FY 2019

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement applauding the FY 2018 budget, which protects life-saving assistance accounts, including many of ONE’s core priorities, for the remainder of the fiscal year. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “In the face of unprecedented proposed cuts from the White House to America’s…

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  • ONE welcomes new bipartisan bill to increase stability and prevent violent conflicts in fragile countries

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today welcomed the introduction of the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act (HR 5273), which would direct USAID, the State Department, and the Pentagon to work together to develop a coherent strategy for reducing fragility and violence, by addressing their root causes in fragile and conflict-affected countries. The number of…

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  • ONE endorses new bipartisan bill to bring private-sector funds into global poverty fight

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign today applauded the bipartisan, bicameral introduction of the Better Utilization of Investments Leading to Development Act (BUILD) Act (HR 5105 and S 2463), which would bring tens of billions of dollars in new private-sector investment into the fight against extreme global poverty by helping innovative American entrepreneurs build infrastructure projects,…

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  • Wisconsin residents head to Washington, urge Speaker Ryan to protect foreign aid

    WASHINGTON —  Released last week, President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 includes a roughly 30 percent cut to the international affairs budget from the FY17 enacted level. Later this month, two Wisconsin residents, Lynn Otto and Scott Petersen, will travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Speaker Paul Ryan to protect funding for the nation’s diplomacy…

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  • White House backs bipartisan idea for bringing private-sector funds into global poverty fight

    WASHINGTON — Released today, President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 calls for the better leveraging of America’s private sector to help catalyze economic growth in developing countries. The ONE Campaign released the below statement reacting to this bipartisan idea. Tom Hart, North America executive director for The ONE Campaign: “Buried in the President’s FY19…

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  • ONE reacts to President’s FY19 budget proposal

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today following the introduction of President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019. Tom Hart, North America executive director for The ONE Campaign: “This is not a serious proposal and Congress should do as it did last year: ignore it.”

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  • Leading Humanitarian, Development, And Global Health Organizations Again Join Forces Again Join Forces Against Cuts To Foreign Assistance

    Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations call upon Congress to reject the Administration’s inadequate and dangerous Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) and to instead sustain and protect the International Affairs Budget in FY 2019 at a minimum of current FY 2017 levels. Congressional leadership remains critical to ensuring strong U.S. global…

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  • With spending caps lifted, SFOPS funding should be restored

    WASHINGTON — Now that Congress has lifted the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act for 2018 and 2019, The ONE Campaign is urging Congress to invest some of the new non-defense discretionary spending in State and Foreign Operations accounts. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “Now that Congress has…

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  • ONE reacts to the State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address. In his remarks last night, the President called for legislation that would, “ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests.” Tom Hart, the North America executive director for The ONE Campaign, said: “American foreign assistance already serves American…

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  • The ONE Campaign hires Suzy George as Chief Operating Officer

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases, has appointed Suzy George as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ms. George served as Deputy Assistant to the President, and Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National…

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