ICYMI: August

What happened at ONE Campus this August? Catch up on all of it right here in the latest ICYMI!

BUILD Act petition deliveries

Throughout the summer, ONE volunteers and ONE Campus members campaigned in support of the BUILD Act (H.R. 5105 and S. 2463). This legislation will increase American private sector investment in entrepreneurs and businesses in developing countries. It also modernizes the United States’ current development finance agency, therefore helping African entrepreneurs and businesses to succeed, creating jobs, and helping to end extreme poverty.

During the month of August, volunteers delivered petitions to congressional district offices across the country to showcase our support for the bill.  Check out some of the best moments from petition deliveries below!

Summer Advocates

Another August highlight was the ONE Campus Summer Advocates Program, an 8-week training program for students to gain organizing skills and learn the ins and outs of advocacy. Over the course of the program, students participated in training webinars, organized small events in their communities, generated actions surrounding the BUILD Act, and learned from ONE employees about the keys to advocating for ONE’s mission.  

International Youth Day

When you use your voice, you can change the world and ONE Campus is the perfect example of the power of youth activism.  Due to the hard work of ONE Campus members around the country, ONE Youth Ambassadors around Europe and the ONE Champions in Nigeria, ONE has made tremendous strides in ending extreme poverty. After making hundreds of calls, writing letters, petition deliveries, and lobbying meetings, lawmakers know the faces of ONE because of your hard work on each campaign.

Back to School

Now that you’ve all returned to campus, we bet that you’re excited to start advocating on campus again this fall to end extreme poverty. Your Campus Managers can’t wait to come visit and hit the ground running with involvement fairs, campus recruitment, and the World’s Largest Lesson campaign.  

The latest ONE Campus toolkit is out now. Check the toolkit out now and starting planning for the World’s Largest Lesson.