Monday, April 18, 2005

The ONE Campaign

This weblog is devoted to sailing, but once in a while, it will address other issues. Last week, I saw a TV commercial for a new non-profit organization called The ONE Campaign, whose message is simply this:

"WE BELIEVE that in the best American tradition of helping others help themselves, now is the time to join with other countries in a historic pact for compassion and justice to help the poorest people of the world overcome AIDS and extreme poverty. WE RECOGNIZE that a pact including such measures as fair trade, debt relief, fighting corruption and directing additional resources for basic needs – education, health, clean water, food, and care for orphans – would transform the futures and hopes of an entire generation in the poorest countries, at a cost equal to just one percent more of the US budget. WE COMMIT ourselves - one person, one voice, one vote at a time - to make a better, safer world for all."

If you believe as I do that the time is right for Americans to voice their concern for the welfare of all the world's people, then please click the ONE image in this post to go to the ONE website and sign the ONE declaration. Together we will make a difference!

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