I've got some big news to share: The G8 has just announced a bold commitment to food security that tackles the root causes of hunger and extreme poverty.
This means that today - thanks to the help of ONE members like you - we're one step closer to ending poverty for 50 million men, women & children.
But more still needs to be done. Click here to send a tweet to British Prime Minister David Cameron and urge him as next year's G8 Summit host to push for more action on hunger and nutrition. He's flying back to London tonight - let's get this to the top of his agenda tomorrow morning.
It's been a remarkable few weeks. More than 300,000 ONE members from across the globe added their name to our Thrive petition. Thousands more quite literally took their tweets to the streets of Washington, DC and the road to Camp David to make sure G8 leaders couldn't ignore us. And our voices were heard. As President Obama's chief negotiator said yesterday, "I'm regularly reminded by my friends from the ONE Campaign that great promises are one thing, but keeping them and proving they are kept is equally important." But more work needs to be done in the months ahead. In order to lift 50 million people out of poverty, the G8 and their partners must rally behind 30 countries with plans that are ready right now. And action on agriculture needs to be matched with action to stop the devastating impacts of chronic malnutrition on children's development. This is how we will break the cycle of hunger and extreme poverty for good.
So thanks for your help so far, but we can't give up now. Send this one tweet, and then give yourself a big pat on the back. http://act.one.org/go/512?t=4&akid=3125.1915118.kikr0o
Proud as always to be a ONE Member,
Michael Elliott President and CEO, ONE.org