About the One Campaign
ONE is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.
Cofounded by Bono, Bobby Shriver and other campaigners, and supported by Bob Geldof and other high profile activists, ONE is nonpartisan and works with activists from the left, right and center to mobilize public opinion in support of effective, proven initiatives that are delivering results: protecting families from preventable diseases like AIDS and malaria, putting kids in school, providing economic opportunity and stabilizing communities. To help ensure the policies we advocate are effective, they seek advice from leading African anti-poverty campaigners and policy experts.
At ONE, they believe the fight against poverty is not about charity, but about justice and equality.
The ONE Declaration - Please go to http://one.org/declare/index.html and sign if you agree to the following:
"WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty.
WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs - education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans - would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget.
WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all."
One Wrist bands
Wear the white band and show your support for the ONE Campaign. The white bands are part of a global effort to make poverty history. Bands are sold in packs of 10 and 100 - buy a pack and share with others. You may purchase them at the One.org Store - http://one.shop.musictoday.com.
Photo/Logo credit - One.org
Monday, June 8, 2009
The BONO STREET TEAM are FANS of BONO who are dedicated to and support the work that Bono does for Africa. Bono does NOT run this blog. U2JesusGirl is the owner and coordinator at the Bono Street Team.
We are here to help raise awareness about Poverty, AIDS/HIV, Malaria, Debt, and Trade in Africa. We want to help bring exposure and ignite social influence the the causes close to his heart and our own as individuals as well.
We are here to help supply you with the most current websites, so you can not only learn about the issues facing Africa but help as well.
We would like to extend an invitation to everyone who visits with the Bono Street Team to please visit WWW.ONE.ORG and read the declaration. Please sign the declaration if you agree with it. You may also use the widget below to sign up as well. You will then be instrumental in helping the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty.
The Bono Street Team was first established as the Hearts4Africa Myspace in 2007 and changed to the Bono Street Team in August 2008. It can be found on MySpace and Facebook.