barbara (barbrocks) wrote in u2,

Only 24 hours: Act now to save AIDS programs

At the Live 8 concert in Philadelphia and G8 summit in Scotland, you called on eight powerful men to do more to help the world's poorest people, and they heard your call.

Today, in Washington, are you ready call on 100 U.S. Senators to do the same?

Two U.S. Senators have reached across political divides to ask the Senate to add $100 million to keep critical AIDS, TB and malaria programs running around the world. This amendment, proposed by Senators Rick Santorum, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, would bring total U.S. funding for an important program calle d the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to $600 million - a one third share of what's needed to keep existing programs on the ground running.

The fund might have a long name, but what it does is simple: it saves lives. Without our help, the Global Fund may have to cut programs that have already begun to have a real impact, delivering prevention, care and treatment to millions of people around the world. Remember, AIDS kills 8,500 people every day, TB kills 5,000 and malaria kills over 3,000 in Africa alone - every day. Together, we can help fight back against these killer diseases.

Please call the two Senators from your state TODAY, let them know where you're calling from and ask them to support the Santorum-Durbin Amendment for global AIDS funding.

To make sure your voice is heard, ONE has set up a toll-free number that will connect you directly to your Senators' offices in Washington, DC. After talking to one Senate office, be sure to call the number again to connect to your OTHER Senator.

Call 1-800-786-2ONE (1-800-786-2663) to be connected directly to your Senators.

We've seen the difference we can make when we act as ONE - and we've only just begun.

Thank you!
The ONE Team

P.S. You can learn more about how to talk to your Senators and the important work of the Global Fund.

  • *waves*

    If anybody out there is looking for somewhere to chat about U2 now the @U2 forum is gone... this place still exists. :p

  • U2 albums survey

    Posted on Zootopia a few months ago, posting again here in case anyone wants to steal it! - List U2's studio albums in whatever order you want and…

  • Doctor WhU2

    LOL... remember that time I realised Edge is a Time Lord? (And volare illustrated it?) It turns out someone else realised it too, and…

  • Post a new comment


    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded