Press Releases

  • Christian Artists, Pastors Unite to Advocate with Members of Congress for Foreign Assistance

    WASHINGTON – Hope Through Healing Hands and the ONE Campaign will host 10 Christian artists, pastors, and other faith leaders in Washington, D.C., on May 17 to conduct meetings with members of Congress and their staff and share their concerns about the devastating effects that could result from President Trump’s severe proposed budget cuts to foreign…

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  • Statement on the nomination of Mark Green for USAID administrator

    ONE enthusiastically welcomes President Trump’s nomination of Mark Green for USAID administrator. Ambassador Green has a long history of thoughtful leadership on America’s development assistance strategy and would make a strong USAID administrator.

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  • Hadley and Albright to Congress: protect State and USAID from “arbitrary and senseless cuts”

    “it would be a mistake to increase defense spending at the expense of other critical investments in national security – especially those in diplomacy, development, democracy, and peacebuilding” WASHINGTON — In joint written testimony submitted ahead of their appearance before the House Armed Services Committee today, the national security advisor to President George W. Bush,…

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  • Proposed cuts to State and AID would be “shortsighted and devastating”

    President Trump’s proposed cuts to State and USAID would make the United States less safe WASHINGTON — The White House Office of Management and Budget released the toplines of President Trump’s budget request for 2018 today, proposing a cut of more than one-third to the budgets of the State Department and USAID. In reaction, Tom…

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  • 100+ Christian leaders tell Congressional leadership: Protect foreign assistance

    More than 100 Christian leaders from across the United States are calling on Congress to avoid disproportionate cuts to America’s foreign assistance programs that make up less than 1% of the federal budget. In a letter to the House and Senate leadership, the signers write: “It is our moral responsibility to urge you to support and protect the International Affairs Budget” noting “we cannot turn our back on those in desperate need.”

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  • Activists mark International Women’s Day with bold push for girls’ education

    Today ONE activists took part in the largest ever lobby for girls’ rights. In 107 cities in 12 countries, including every U.S. state, Washington, D.C., and at the United Nations, activists organized 284 separate ‘walk-ins’ to meet with politicians and put girls’ education on the agenda. And ONE led a stunning global digital campaign that brought support from 130 countries.

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  • ONE condemns White House’s ‘devastating’ development budget proposal

    “A 61 percent cut to development assistance would be devastating to America’s life-saving programs overseas and squander decades of progress in the fight against extreme poverty. It would also make the United States and our allies fundamentally less safe.”

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  • Bipartisan Congressional opposition to President Trump’s foreign aid proposal grows

    NEW -> Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee: “I think foreign aid is pretty important myself, so I’d like to see what the president has to say. There are some pretty important programs that keep America open for business and that are vital to our national security.” [http://politi.co/2mao8Da] “#NJ11th reps of…

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  • Congress stands up to President Trump’s foreign aid proposal

    Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations: “It’s dead on arrival, it’s not going to happen, it would be a disaster. This budget destroys soft power, it puts our diplomats at risk and it’s going nowhere. When I hear if we cut foreign aid we can balance…

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  • White House’s focus on cuts to foreign assistance budget is alarming

    WASHINGTON — Speaking on a background briefing call this morning, a senior administration official told reporters to expect a “large reduction in foreign aid” in President Trump’s first budget proposal. In reaction, Tom Hart, ONE’s executive director for North America, said: “While we certainly expected the Administration to include cuts to State and USAID in…

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