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 History.
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 front line.
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.