The One Campaign
In case you've been hiding under a rock lately, Live 8 concerts are being held around the world today! These concerts are being held to encourage the leaders of the G-8 countries to take a stand and make a commitment to fight AIDS and extreme poverty at the upcoming Summit.
Here's exactly what The One Campaign is urging President Bush to do:
Dear President Bush,
Because: ONE billion people around the world live on less than ONE dollar a day; The US government spends less than ONE percent on overcoming global AIDS and poverty; Citizens are uniting as ONE across political and religious divides to support action to overcome the emergency of global AIDS and extreme poverty.
At the G8 leaders meeting on July 6th we urge you to: Help the poorest people of the world fight poverty, AIDS and hunger at a cost equal to just ONE percent more of the US budget on a clear timetable; Cancel 100% of the debts owed by the poorest countries; Reform trade rules so poor countries can earn sustainable incomes. We urge you to lead an historic deal with other nations to help Africa and the poorest nations overcome global AIDS and extreme poverty.
Help Make Poverty History and check out this site.
While you're at it, buy one of one of their nifty bracelets. Everyone from Angelina Jolie to good ole Pat Robertson is wearing them.