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  • ONE reacts: Leaders set out to tackle the global education emergency

    Today must be the day that the world turns a corner and tackles the global education emergency. Over 130 million girls are out of school — that’s over 130 million potential engineers, entrepreneurs, and politicians whose leadership the world is missing out on. It’s a resource-waste of epic proportions, and a global crisis that perpetuates poverty.

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Latest Releases

  • Wisconsin residents head to Washington, urge Speaker Ryan to protect foreign aid

    WASHINGTON —  Released last week, President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 includes a roughly 30 percent cut to the international affairs budget from the FY17 enacted level. Later this month, two Wisconsin residents, Lynn Otto and Scott Petersen, will travel to Washington, D.C. to urge Speaker Paul Ryan to protect funding for the nation’s diplomacy…

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  • White House backs bipartisan idea for bringing private-sector funds into global poverty fight

    WASHINGTON — Released today, President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019 calls for the better leveraging of America’s private sector to help catalyze economic growth in developing countries. The ONE Campaign released the below statement reacting to this bipartisan idea. Tom Hart, North America executive director for The ONE Campaign: “Buried in the President’s FY19…

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  • ONE reacts to President’s FY19 budget proposal

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement today following the introduction of President Trump’s budget request for Fiscal Year 2019. Tom Hart, North America executive director for The ONE Campaign: “This is not a serious proposal and Congress should do as it did last year: ignore it.”

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  • Leading Humanitarian, Development, And Global Health Organizations Again Join Forces Again Join Forces Against Cuts To Foreign Assistance

    Leading humanitarian, development, and global health organizations call upon Congress to reject the Administration’s inadequate and dangerous Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY 2019) and to instead sustain and protect the International Affairs Budget in FY 2019 at a minimum of current FY 2017 levels. Congressional leadership remains critical to ensuring strong U.S. global…

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  • With spending caps lifted, SFOPS funding should be restored

    WASHINGTON — Now that Congress has lifted the spending caps imposed by the Budget Control Act for 2018 and 2019, The ONE Campaign is urging Congress to invest some of the new non-defense discretionary spending in State and Foreign Operations accounts. Tom Hart, North America executive director at The ONE Campaign: “Now that Congress has…

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  • ONE reacts to the State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign released the below statement reacting to President Trump’s State of the Union address. In his remarks last night, the President called for legislation that would, “ensure American foreign-assistance dollars always serve American interests.” Tom Hart, the North America executive director for The ONE Campaign, said: “American foreign assistance already serves American…

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  • The ONE Campaign hires Suzy George as Chief Operating Officer

    WASHINGTON — The ONE Campaign, the global advocacy organization co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to fight extreme poverty and the spread of preventable diseases, has appointed Suzy George as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ms. George served as Deputy Assistant to the President, and Executive Secretary and Chief of Staff of the National…

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  • Global aid reached all-time high in 2016 – but poorest still lost out

    WASHINGTON — Confirmation that global aid reached record levels in 2016 was marred by affirmation of a worrying trend showing the world’s poorest countries are receiving a smaller share each year. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee (OECD DAC), of which the United States is a member, released its final findings from…

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  • ONE welcomes and urges ambition on Trudeau’s planned focus on women’s empowerment in G7 presidency

    OTTAWA — Today, The ONE Campaign responded to the Trudeau government’s announcement of the 2018 G7 themes, which include “growth that works for everyone” and women’s empowerment. Stuart Hickox, Canada Director at The ONE Campaign: “Prime Minister Trudeau is absolutely right to make gender equality, including women’s empowerment in the economic sphere, a pillar of…

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  • ONE applauds Rep. Ed Royce for upholding important anti-corruption rule

    Today, The ONE Campaign applauded Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) for voting to uphold an important anti-corruption rule (Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010) that requires all U.S.-listed oil, gas, and mining companies to report the payments they make to governments for the extraction of natural resources. Rep.…

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