ONE

181,022 supporters

ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of nearly 4 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Not politically partisan, we raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs. ONE is not a grant-making organization and does not solicit funding from the public or receive government funding. ONE is funded almost entirely by foundations, individual philanthropists and corporations. We achieve change through advocacy. Our teams in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Johannesburg, Brussels, Berlin, and Paris educate and lobby governments to shape policy solutions that save and improve millions of lives. To learn more, go to ONE.org.

Started 6 petitions

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Petitioning European Leaders

Protect aid. Save lives.

Thanks to European development aid, 20 million children were immunised against measles and more than 74 million people were connected to safe drinking water in the last 10 years. But next year’s European aid budget is under attack. Some countries want to cut it, even though it would cost only 5 euro cents a day per EU citizen. Tell European leaders to step in and make sure lifesaving aid is protected.

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7,926 supporters
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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

SIGN THE PETITION: Support the Electrify Africa Act!

Right now, we have the opportunity to help 50 million Africans get access to electricity for the very first time. The Electrify Africa Act outlines how we can do it, but first, the bill must be passed by Congress.  Think about what happens when this bill is passed by Congress and signed by the President: millions of African citizens get electricity. Life-saving medicines get refrigerated. Hospitals have light. Kids don't have to walk  at night to study under the lights. Moms don't have to give birth in the dark. This is a life-changing opportunity. Tell your member of Congress that you support the Electrify Africa Act!

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77,340 supporters
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Petitioning Joe Oliver

Protect foreign aid funding in the budget

Right now, the Government is making final budget decisions - what to fund, where to cut, where to spend a bit more. And here’s the thing: Canada could be - SHOULD be - spending more when it comes to foreign aid. The amount we spend has gone down by millions over the last several years. We can’t cut any more. And we need to restore more life-saving funding - but we don't have much time. Sign the petition and urge Finance Minister Joe Oliver to protect foreign aid funding today.

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12,125 supporters
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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives

Congress: It's Time to Electrify Africa

A bill was just introduced in the House by Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Senior Democratic Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY) that will bring electricity to 50 million Africans for the first time. Why is this such a big deal? Because in sub-Saharan Africa, 7 out of 10 people don’t have access to electricity. Moms give birth in the dark. Families can’t refrigerate their food. Kids are forced to do their homework at night with just a candle or a flashlight. Add your name and let our representatives know that it’s time to electrify Africa today.

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31,535 supporters
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Petitioning The President of the United States

Urge Obama to Fund Proven Vaccines that Will Save 4 Million Children

Vaccines are often called the best buy in public health. Now, for the very first time, we have two new vaccines that will help stop pneumonia and diarrhea--two of the biggest killers of kids under 5 around the world. Let's ask President Obama today to help fund these two proven vaccines and save 4 million children's lives in 5 years. Roughly one of every three child deaths—a total of nearly 3 million each year—is caused by pneumonia or diarrhea; that’s more children’s lives lost than to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. Vaccines can prevent two diseases that are not typically fatal in the West from becoming a death sentence to children in the developing world. Not only do vaccines help protect against preventable death from disease, they also help significantly reduce the likelihood of future illness and disability. Vaccines help generate savings by reducing clinic visits and hospitalizations and allowing children and adults to participate in school and work as productive members of society. Vaccines are called the “best buy in public health” because they have proven again and again to be cheap, easy to administer and effective.   Supporting vaccines can help dramatically reduce child deaths and give children a healthy start in life. Urge President Obama to fund these new, proven vaccines that will save 4 million children. 

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38,889 supporters
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Petitioning The U.S. Senate

Stop Harsh Cuts to Life-Saving Programs in Developing Nations

Even though less than 1% of the US budget is devoted to programs that help fight extreme poverty in developing countries, these poverty-fighting priorities were sharply cut by the House of Representatives. That's right, just 1% of the federal budget goes to life-saving programs in the developing world. Yet poll after poll shows that most Americans think this percentage is much higher. Right now the Senate is seriously weighing significant cuts to these programs that make up such a small percent of our federal budget. We’ve got to tell the Senate to preserve this funding. Cuts to these programs will have a real, immediate, and devastating impact on millions of the world’s poor. Take action and contact your senators right now and let them know the cuts they're considering will not solve America's fiscal crisis, and they will cost lives.

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13,207 supporters