It's probably pretty hard nowadays to find a group of 200 Americans who
can agree on anything, much less two million Americans. But that's the
number of us who are signed up to the ONE Campaign to Make Poverty
Earlier this week I got on a conference call with Senators Frist and
Daschle and we were joined by nearly 10,000 ONE members as a part of the
ONE VOTE '08 launch. These people come from all over the country, from
all sorts of backgrounds, jobs and political persuasions. And they are
actively engaged in ONE's efforts to make extreme poverty and global
disease priorities in the 2008 presidential election. They are our
ONE Vote '08 has a thorough policy agenda that if adopted by the next
president could save millions of lives every year by fighting HIV/AIDS,
tuberculosis and malaria, provide 77 million children with access to
primary education, provide clean water to 400 million people and reduce
by half the number who suffer from hunger.
These issues are matters of life and death and they don't belong to one
candidate or one party. Saving mothers and fathers from preventable,
treatable diseases, sending children to school and helping others help
themselves are issues that cross party lines and have strong support
from both Democratic and Republican leaders. We are the greatest country
in the world. Let's prove it once more.
No matter what your political beliefs may be, you can join this party
too. Start by visiting onevote08.org.
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