Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The ONE Campaign Makes Progress in Bringing Relief, Hope to Africa!

Like many of you, I hope, I received this joyous email today:

Dear Friend,

Together as ONE, we have helped do something incredible!

This past Saturday, the U.S. joined together with other wealthy nations to free millions of people in some of the poorest countries from crushing debts. The finance ministers from the 'Group of Eight' or 'G8' nations agreed to write off billions of dollars of debt, and in return for cancellation, the qualifying countries will invest these savings in their own people -- to help with more schools, health clinics and wells.

Debt cancellation will quite literally save millions of lives -- but this deal was struck by only eight men huddling around a table. Eight men and the millions of us watching them, asking them to do the right thing. You called for this, with one voice, and they got it done.

The finance ministers' meeting was just a warm-up act, a down payment on an overall historic breakthrough. Let's keep up the positive pressure for the main event, when President Bush, Prime Minister Blair and the other G8 leaders meet on July 6:

Sign a letter to President Bush

Ask for his support at the upcoming G8 meeting for a comprehensive debt-aid-trade deal for the people in the poorest countries.

If you've already signed, please take a minute to ask 3 friends and family members to sign on.

Whenever we add more voices we get louder and more powerful! With your help, we will be the generation that looked extreme poverty in the eye -- and said no more.

Thank you,

The ONE Team

Please do contact three friends and family members right now--send them a link to this post. Let's keep fighting for lives through our support and prayers for The ONE Campaign!

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