Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pearl Jam in Philly

Wow, Philadelphian's really take their tailgating seriously! There was no shortage of partying going on in the parking lots at Tweeter Center this past weekend, but thankfully it didn't stop Pearl Jam fans from also supporting the ONE Campaign!

We met a lot of very cool ONE supporters this past weekend - it's so great to see how the message of ONE has really started to take root. And Philly holds a special place for the Campaign itself - this is where ONE was kicked off in 2004 and where Live 8 happened last summer. I met a lot of PJ fans that told me they were at the Live 8 show, and the Tweeter Center even has a display of photos from the event. It was pretty easy to explain what ONE is to fans when you could just point at the big Live 8 display across the lobby!

We also got to work with some great volunteers this weekend - in particular a big thanks to Rick Young and Adrienne Lehner. These guys have probably been at more shows with us than any other volunteers in the country, they come out with super short notice, aways rock out when they work and they always help us recruit more volunteers when we are in need! Thanks again to all of our volunteers from this past weekend - we really couldn't make this happen without you, and don't forget, if you are interested in volunteering with us for ONE, click here for more info.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

ONE now on tour with Pearl Jam!

We are very excited and honored to be on the road with Pearl Jam this summer - we just joined the band in Boston on Thursday night with much success! PJ fans are very supportive of the campaign, and we can't wait to get to work with more of them this summer. Keep checking back for more updates as we hit the road full force in the upcoming weeks!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Follow the ONE team in Africa

Tanzania Bono
Originally uploaded by mybono.
In case you haven't seen it, the ONE Campaign blog is documenting the travels of member's of the ONE Campaign team and Bono as they take a six nation tour of Africa. Updates have been coming in daily, and offer a great insight into what is happening in Tansania, Lesotho, Rawanda and other nations that are working their way out of extreme poverty. Be sure to check it out!

Not nearly as exciting as traveling Africa is driving cross country to Boston, which is what me and Arron will be up to for the next few days. We're about to kick off our many summer tours - watch for updates and volunteer opportunities and your chance to join us in making poverty history.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Lokahi recruiting for this summer!

ONE volutneers at NASCAR
Originally uploaded by Brande Jackson.
Lokahi is gearing up for this summer in a big way! We'll be continuing our collaboration with ONE, and will also be doing work with environmental campaigns and voter outreach on a whole bunch of summer tours.

We'll be needing lots of volunteers, have spots for interns and even a few opportunities for experienced campaigners to join us. Please click on any of the links for more info.