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If you are one of the 150,000+ petition signers for ONE.org’s recent petition to protect funding for poverty-fighting programs around the world (or similar petitions with other groups), THANK YOU! Below is a copy of the message they just sent. You are changing the world. Lives have been saved. Keep it up!

-Dillon

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Dear ONE Member,Great news today. The 2011 US budget that passed Congress last night preserves nearly all funding for key programs fighting poverty in the developing world.

The threat of Congress severely cutting these programs was very real. In fact, the budget that’s currently on its way to the President’s desk for his signature makes some of the most significant cuts to the federal government in American history. But we campaigned hard to make sure Congress prioritized programs that save lives, and now programs that fight HIV/AIDS, malaria, and hunger will maintain full funding.

Check out the ONE Blog for more details about what this means. And give yourself a pat on the back. Because of hundreds of thousands of ONE members working together, our voices were heard loud and clear on Capitol Hill and cuts that could have been devastating for the world’s poorest people were avoided.

Thank you!

Sheila Nix and the entire ONE US staff


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DILLON BURROUGHS is an author, activist, and co-founder of Activist Faith. Dillon served in Haiti following the epic 2010 earthquake and has investigated modern slavery in the US and internationally. His books include Undefending Christianity, Not in My Town (with Charles J. Powell), and Thirst No More (October). Discover more at ActivistFaith.org.

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