One.org, which was founded by a wide-ranging group of aid organizations (Bread for the World, CARE, DATA, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, Mercy Corps, Oxfam America, Plan USA, Save the Children US, World Concern, and World Vision) and has mounted a large and sustained effort to reduce extreme poverty and health crises around the world, is focusing on the coming US presidential election. In an effort to ensure that everyONE is on the same side regarding health and poverty, One has established a Web site that allows folks to examine candidates’ views, track their actions, and so forth.
ONE Vote ’08 is an unprecedented, non-partisan campaign to make global health and extreme poverty foreign policy priorities in the 2008 presidential election.
The next president will take office in a time of great hope: there are effective and affordable solutions that save lives. AIDS drugs can now cost as little as $1 a day. A $5 bed net can keep a child from dying from a mosquito bite. With the force of more than millions of members from all 50 states and a coalition of more than 100 non-profit, religious and charitable groups, ONE Vote ’08 will educate and mobilize voters to ensure that the next American president is committed to using “strategic” power to end global poverty and keep America strong.
ONE Vote ’08 is part of ONE, a broad and growing movement of Americans from every state and walk of life. More than millions of people have added their voices to ONE by visiting ONE.org.