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July 18th, 2005

Only 24 hours: Act now to save AIDS programs @ 12:32 pm

barbrocks:
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.
 
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:July 18th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
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gee bono, i wish you'd ask them to consider spening 100 million on the young men and women going to college who can barely afford it.
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From:volare
Date:July 18th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)

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..yeah. I got this email this morning, and I'm still trying not to gag when I try to say "support" and "Santorum" in sequence....
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From:barbrocks
Date:July 18th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
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It's really not that hard, just practice it a few times and be confident! :-)
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From:lovedstrangely
Date:July 18th, 2005 07:59 pm (UTC)
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google the word 'santorum' and you'll find dan savage's unique definition :P
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From:volare
Date:July 18th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
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BWAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.... thanks!!!
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From:typewriterking
Date:July 18th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC)

In need of Godwin’s Law

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Santorum (R) and Durbin (D). Couldn’t anyone find bill sponsors that won’t call me a nazi? Almost any bipartisan sponsor match-up would be better than this.


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