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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

ONE Campaign, Bono On NBC Tonight

From the ONE Campaign:

Dear Friends,

This Tuesday evening, May 23, for the first time in history, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams will broadcast live from Africa. This special report will follow Bono on his much-anticipated trip through some of the world's poorest nations. All across the country, ONE members are hosting watch parties to view this historic broadcast. If you don't see one in your community, I encourage you to host one yourself.

Please sign up to host or attend a watch party near you.

Tuesday's event is a perfect example of how far we have come. When the ONE Campaign was in its infancy, some said the idea of millions of Americans joining together to fight global poverty was preposterous. Yet, in a little more than a year, over two million of us have formed one of the nation's largest grassroots organizations.

We have come together to send a message - America will not be silent in the face of staggering poverty. Our message has been heard. We have made incredible progress. At last year's G8 summit, we convinced world leaders to commit an unprecedented investment of $50 billion per year in life-saving assistance by 2010. Congress also has increased funding to combat extreme poverty and AIDS. However, our recent success is not the beginning, nor is it the end; it is only one part of the journey.

We may have begun on different paths, but we have joined together to become a powerful force for good. The past year of dedication and hope has produced incredible results. We are the most fortunate generation in history. We are the first to have the means to end extreme poverty. And that is exactly what we'll do.

Please sign up to host or attend a watch party near you.

Thank you.

Paul Dioguardi, ONE Campaign

P.S. - Click here for regular updates on Bono's trip through Africa on the ONE.org Blog.

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