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THE WINNER

Bono

YEAR WON

2005

THE WISH

ONE.org

"I wish for you to help build a social movement of more than 1 MILLION American activists for Africa.

"I wish to tell people ONE BILLION times about ONE, with as much of this as possible before the G8 Africa Summit in July 2005.

"I wish for you to show the power of information — its power to rewrite the rules and to transform lives — by connecting every hospital, health clinic, and school in one African country, Ethiopia, to the Internet."


THE PLAN

Engage millions around the world to take action in the fight against the absurdity of extreme poverty. Because where you live shouldn’t determine whether you live.


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CURRENT STATUS

ONE galvanizes its millions of members to demand smart, effective solutions from their governments in the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease. They click petitions, make phone calls, write letters and attend rallies. ONE doesn’t ask for your money, it asks for your voice.


THREE THINGS YOU CAN DO

  1. Join the fight against poverty and join ONE.
  2. Stay connected and "Like" ONE on Facebook.
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BONO'S BIO

Bono, the lead singer of U2, uses his celebrity to fight for social justice worldwide: to end hunger, poverty and disease, especially in Africa. His nonprofit ONE raises awareness via media, policy and calls to action.
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