#ONEonTour with U2:        A shout out from San Jose

#ONEonTour with U2: A shout out from San Jose

This is the second post in a series from our volunteers who are recruiting new members for the ONE Campaign while on the U2 Innocence + Experience tour.

U2 kicked off their first of many US shows in San Jose, California. And ONE was right there with them. General admissions lines began as early as 6am with U2 fans who had travelled from around the country to watch the band perform. Among the eager fans were an awesome group of volunteers, equipped with their ONE shirts and bands to recruit new members.

The friendly volunteer crew in San Jose.

The friendly volunteer crew in San Jose.

The volunteer worked the lines with iPads to encourage fans to sign the Poverty is Sexist petition, directed to world leaders asking them to stand #WithStrongGirls and end extreme poverty by investing in girls and women. When the doors opened, volunteers dispersed across the concourse and continued recruiting new members until show time.

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This petition resonated with many fans, and the response was great. Over two nights in San Jose, volunteers recruited a total of 1256 ONE Members! By the end of the night, almost every U2 fan in San Jose knew what ONE was from the plethora of ONE Bands, volunteers with ONE Shirts, or the on stage presentation on the big screen.

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ONE Campaign volunteers showing their #Strengthies in support of the #PovertyisSexist campaign.

ONE Campaign volunteers showing their #Strengthies in support of the #PovertyisSexist campaign.

ONE gained many valuable new members and volunteers, both young and old, who will be strong voices in the fight against extreme poverty. At the end of the show ONE volunteers packed up the materials and sent them to Phoenix, where more ONE members are surely waiting!

New members signing the petition.

New members signing the petition.

At the end of the show ONE volunteers packed up the materials and sent them to Phoenix, where more ONE members are surely waiting!

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