October 2007 

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Local Mayors Join In Campaign To Fight Against Global Extreme Poverty And Preventable Disease

On Monday, Oct. 15, Mayor Oscar B. Goodman celebrated the naming of Las Vegas as the newest “ONE” city. Las Vegas is the 125th city to join in  “ONE – the Campaign To Make Poverty History.” Other local officials will join the mayor as their respective municipalities also join in the campaign. They include Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly and Henderson Mayor Jim Gibson.

During the week of Oct. 14 – 21, people around the world are taking part in a global week of action as part of the Make Poverty History movement’s annual Global Call to Action Against Poverty. Nevada’s 17,000 members of ONE will be commemorating the week by hosting several events statewide.

The ONE campaign stresses awareness on a number of different issues such as clean water, universal basic education for 77 million children and preventable disease. The ONE campaign partners with leading nonprofit, advocacy and humanitarian organizations to help get their messages out to the public.

The ONE campaign Web site, http://www.one.org/ , provides information on what steps can be taken to help with the global fight against poverty and preventable diseases. These steps include lobbying congress to support certain legislation, volunteering with a number of different organizations, wearing ONE gear such as a wristband or T-shirt, getting others involved in the fight and joining the ONE’s online community. The city is also urging residents to sign the ONE online declaration, which can be found at http://www.one.org/declare/index.html .

The ONE news conference can be seen on KCLV Channel 2 or on the Internet at http://www.kclv.tv/ at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 16; 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17; 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18; and 4 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19.

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