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					Advocacy
in the ELCA
        Advocacy
        in the ELCA

          ONE Campaign
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America is actively engaged in advocacy
on hunger and justice issues.
        Advocacy
        in the ELCA

          ONE Campaign
Now, at a key point in history, the ELCA
is joining more than 90 human rights
and faith-based organizations in a
coordinated effort to end extreme
poverty.
       Advocacy
       in the ELCA

          What is ONE?
A new effort to rally Americans, ONE by
ONE, to the cause of ending poverty in
our world and achieving the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs).
      Advocacy
      in the ELCA

     What are the MDGs?
In 2000, 189 countries, including the
U.S., endorsed the Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs), eight
interrelated targets toward the
elimination of extreme poverty by
2015.
       Advocacy
       in the ELCA

      What are the Millennium
       Development Goals?
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and
  Hunger
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
3. Promote Gender Equality and
  Empower Women
4. Reduce Child Mortality
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     What are the Millennium
      Development Goals?
5. Improve Maternal Health
6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other
  Diseases
7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability
8. Create a Global Partnership for
  Development
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              Why ONE?
Right now it is possible, through
partnership with the poorest countries
in the world, to provide what is needed
— medicines, education, and
infrastructure — to break the cycle of
poverty. All we’re lacking is the political
will to take the steps necessary to do it.
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       in the ELCA
            Why ONE?
This is a life-saving effort, as over
8 million people die each year because
they lack even the most basic
resources.
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        in the ELCA
              Why ONE?
God calls Lutherans, and we reaffirm
that call in our affirmation of baptism,
―to strive for justice and peace in all the
earth.‖
Raising our voices together by affirming
our support for the MDGs will pressure
those in power to make them a priority.
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            Why ONE?
Nearly 800 million
people do not get
enough food, and
about 500 million
people are chronically
malnourished. A third
of children are
malnourished.
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in the ELCA

     Why ONE?
     Of the world’s 40 million
     people living with
     HIV/AIDS, more than 93%
     live in developing
     countries.
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             Why ONE?
In developing
countries, 160
million pre-school
children are
underweight.
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in the ELCA
     Why ONE?

         More than 840 million
         adults are illiterate -
         538 million of them
         are women.
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in the ELCA

     Why ONE?
              1.2 billion
              people live
              without access
              to safe drinking
              water.
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        in the ELCA

             Why ONE?
700 million
people in Africa
survive on less
than a dollar a
day.
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        in the ELCA

  What are the goals of ONE?
The ONE Campaign seeks to engage
Americans in political advocacy in order
to reach three main objectives related
to U.S. development aid, debt relief,
and trade.
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  What are the goals of ONE?
GOAL 1: Direct an additional ONE
percent of the U.S. budget toward
poverty-focused development
assistance in the poorest countries.
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             Why aid?
• The U.S. currently spends only
0.16 percent of the U.S. budget on
international development assistance
(approximately $11 billion per year)
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              Why aid?
• An additional one percent of the U.S.
budget to fight poverty by 2010 would
account for the U.S.’s proportionate
share of the financing gap needed to
meet the MDGs by 2015.
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       in the ELCA

             Why aid?
• Based on the projected U.S. budget
for 2010, one percent equals
$29 billion.
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  What are the goals of ONE?
Goal 2: 100% debt cancellation for
 countries that otherwise cannot
 achieve the MDGs.
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        in the ELCA

            Why debt?
• For every $1 in aid, more than $13
comes back in debt repayments.
• Each year Africa pays $14.5 billion to
IMF and the World Bank.
• More than 85 percent of the poorest
countries’ debt has yet to be canceled.
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 What are the goals of ONE?
Goal 3: Make the rules of international
trade fair, so that all countries have the
opportunity to benefit from the global
economy.
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           Why trade?
• The poorest 49 countries make up
  10 percent of the world population,
  but only 0.4 percent of world trade.
• The prices of many poor countries’
  key exports are at a 150-year low.
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           Why trade?
• Rich countries spend $100 billion per
  year to protect their markets with
  tariffs, quotas and subsidies: twice as
  much as they provide in aid for
  developing countries.
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       in the ELCA
How do I get involved with ONE?
1. Sign the pledge – www.one.org
2. Tell a friend
3. Wear the bracelet
4. Sign up for the e-Advocacy Network
  – www.elca.org/advocacy
5. Set up a meeting with your
  legislators
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         in the ELCA
     How do I promote ONE?
1. Check with your hunger leaders to see
  if you’re a ONE Lutheran Synod,
  College, or Seminary. (If not, contact the
 ELCA Washington Office to sign up!)
2. Order ONE brochures and ONE cards
  for free from Augsburg Fortress, and
  get a ONE display kit from
  www.elca.org/one .
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       in the ELCA
    How do I promote ONE?
3. Encourage your congregation to
  become a ONE Lutheran
  Congregation. (For details, see
  elca.org/advocacy)
4. Encourage youth groups or campus
  organizations to collect ONE
  Declaration signups in the community.
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       in the ELCA

   How do I promote ONE?
5. Use the ONE Lutheran Campaign and
  Millennium Development Goals
  thematically at your synod assembly,
  pastors’ conference, or campus events.
6. Include a ONE banner on your web
  site, blog, or MySpace page.
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       in the ELCA

    How do I promote ONE?
7. Arrange an adult forum to watch the
  ―For a Time Such as This‖ Hunger
  DVD from Augsburg Fortress.
8. Feature the Millennium Development
  Goals in a sermon.
9. Use ONE resources in adult and
  youth education classes.
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  in the ELCA


For more information,
        visit
 www.elca.org/one/

				
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