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It’s official: President Trump wants to cut the State and USAID budget by 32 percent

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The White House has finally made it official: President Trump wants to cut the budget for State and USAID by 32 percent next year. It gets worse. If the President’s proposal were to pass: Funding for food to be sent to people who are starving would be completely eliminated Funding for global health programs would…

Noses on, pass it on — May 25 is Red Nose Day!

Red Nose Day is a fundraising campaign run by the non-profit organization Comic Relief Inc. that has raised over $1 BILLION for children and communities in need over the last 25 years. In the UK, it’s become a cultural phenomenon where people across the country come together to have fun, raise money, and change lives. It launched here in…

225 top business leaders to Sec. Tillerson: Don’t cut foreign aid

Today, 225 business leaders from across the U.S. — including executives from Nike, Coca Cola, 3M, Land O’Lakes, GE, Marriott, Walmart, Kellogg, UPS, and more — joined together in a letter urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to support a strong budget for the State Department and USAID. Reminding Sec. Tillerson that the budget is…

How education is helping James achieve his dreams

This is a guest post from Flying Kites. JAMES’ STORY from Flying Kites on Vimeo. There was a time in James’ life where he had to choose between school and working to help support himself and his younger brothers. But then James became the first student at Flying Kites, a Kenya school that tries to…

Bill Gates: “Foreign aid keeps Americans safe”

This week on GatesNotes, Bill Gates published the first of a multi-part series on the importance of foreign aid. In this initial post, Gates specifically focused on how foreign aid makes Americans safer and the world more stable in three ways: by preparing for the next epidemic, stabilizing vulnerable countries, and shoring up national security.…

Female leaders take steps to end the gender digital divide

Without basic internet skills, most people in the world’s richest countries would be unable to participate in an economy that’s increasingly digital. But right now, women living in the poorest countries are 31% less likely than their male counterparts to have access to the Internet. If current trends continue, the gender gap in these countries…

Why this Kentucky teacher supports foreign aid

Set in the heart of Appalachia, Kentucky’s 5th congressional district is one of the most impoverished in the nation. A resident of this rural area in the southeast part of the state, teacher Jonathan Barnes knows how hard life can be for the struggling families around him. And yet, Jonathan is speaking out about the…

NEW VIDEO: Meet Jonathan from Kentucky

Jonathan and his wife, Michelle, live in Oneida, Kentucky. Their congressional district is one of the most impoverished in the nation — and yet, Jonathan is speaking up in favor of foreign aid. Watch the video to see why: Jonathan’ll be the first to tell you that Oneida has its own share of problems and…

Photo essay: A day with women and children in Chad

Recently I was in Chad, documenting the work of an NGO that provides food and education for impoverished areas during difficult times. While there, I had the opportunity to talk with and photograph a number of women working to provide for their families. Many of the younger girls were charged with the responsibility of finding…

How to take action with ONE on U2’s The Joshua Tree Tour

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of U2’s 1987 album, The Joshua Tree, the band is going on tour! ONE co-founder Bono and the rest of the group —  the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. — start the North American leg of the tour on Friday, May 12, in Vancouver. (See the full list…

QUIZ: How much do you know about foreign aid?

The president’s proposed cuts to foreign aid – nearly a third – would be disastrous for those living in extreme poverty. Millions suffering from famine would be denied life-saving food aid. Girls wouldn’t be able to go to school. Kids wouldn’t be able to receive vaccines. Before you make up your mind about this issue:…

Ambassador Mark Green nominated as administrator for USAID

President Trump has nominated Ambassador Mark Green as administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development — and ONE enthusiastically welcomes that nomination. “Ambassador Green has a long history of thoughtful leadership...Show More Summary

5 easy ways to contact your elected officials

President Trump’s budget request for 2018 proposes cutting the foreign aid budget by more than a third! Those cuts would be disastrous for those living in extreme poverty. That’s why we’ve urged ONE members to contact elected officials from their states to urge them to oppose these proposed cuts. But aside from calling, there are…

Will you sign this petition?

To many, our compassion and generosity for the world’s most vulnerable people are part of the fabric of what it means to be American. Living out these American values means helping those less fortunate at home and abroad. Our foreign assistance programs reflect that. But President Trump wants to cut America’s support for life-saving programs.…

6 ethically made gifts for Mother’s Day

It’s almost Mother’s Day, which means it’s time to treat your mom to gifts that she’s sure to wear all year. Check out some of our favorite items below; we love that they’re all ethically made and have their own unique stories – and we’re sure your mom will love them, too! 1. ONE Campaign…

How a female scientist collective is empowering girls in Sierra Leone

Story and photos by Cooper Inveen. It’s a sunny afternoon on Freetown’s sandy beachfront, and 11-year-old Fatima Morenike is eating ice cream with Agnes Mimi Bengali, a Sierra Leonean biologist. Over the last year, Fatima and Agnes have met twice a month to touch base and talk science. Fatima is one of two girls put…

These journalists are making a difference in the world

Many journalists educate and inform the public, but some go above and beyond the call of duty.

The good, the bad, and the exhausted: My year of volunteering with ONE

By Jennifer Jones-Wood, ONE Congressional District Leader In March 2016, Scoggins Berg, a ONE Regional Field Director for the Southeast U.S., had us sitting on the stage at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. at our annual Power Summit. He handed all the volunteers — the Congressional District Leaders — a sheet of paper. It was…

How my daughter taught me to dream

This is a guest blog post by (RED) Ambassador Constance Mudenda. It’s a milestone like no other: your child’s first day of school. It’s a dream most moms and dads around the world have for their children – that one day, they’ll watch their little ones head off to school. But not for me. It’s something…

This is amazing – Eva got the clean water she demanded!

Eva Tolage, a young activist from Tanzania, launched Stand With Eva back in February 2015 and since then has been campaigning locally and nationally to get a clean supply of water for her community and school. Now, just over a year since Eva launched her campaign, a new water point has been installed at her school!…

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