I absolutely love seeing celebrities use their status for driving awareness of what is going on in the world around us. Bono from U2 is a great example of a celebrity using his status to push the fight to end poverty. Did you know that a child dies every 3 seconds as a result of extreme poverty? Bono is helping drive awareness of this fact — and people are listening. Bono is the most notable spokeman of ONE.org, but certainly not the only one. There roughly 2.5 million people who support the ONE campaign, including movie stars such as Brad Pitt and George Clooney. ONE’s goal is to make poverty history by giving everyone a voice.

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I’ve been browsing around YouTube this morning and found the following videos that you might want to watch for some more inspiration.

Bono’s acceptance speech at the 2007 NAACP Image Awards

Tribute to Bono

There are lots of other videos worth watching here.

I’m an active member of SeattleONE, which has undergone two lobbying efforts in the past couple weeks. Several members of SeattleONE met with Congressman Jim McDermott. I was part of a conference call with one of Senator Murray’s aides in Washington DC two weeks ago. For those in the Seattle area, there is a meeting with Congressman Adam Smith scheduled for June 4th — if you’re interesting in getting involved, sign-up for the SeattleOne Yahoo group and reply to this thread.

I’d encourage you to sign the ONE declaration if you haven’t already.