Today, our U.S. Policy Director Larry Nowels and Policy Manager Nora Coghlan are attending the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s (USGLC) annual conference here in Washington, D.C. The coalition, a network of more than 400 organizations from the private, public and nonprofit sector, comes together each year to discuss ways to elevate diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better and safer world.
This is our first post from our new fall intern Veronica Weis. She’ll be working from ONE’s new media department, so everyone give her a warm welcome!
One of the notable messages from the U.N. Summit on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) this week came from President Obama’s unprecedented Presidential Policy Directive on Global Development, which announced the Administration’s latest stance: “Development is vital to the U.S. national security.”
Late in May, ONE put out an urgent call to all our members to call their Senators and urge them to vote in favor of including the Cardin-Lugar Transparency amendment to the Senate Financial Regulation bill. Our members generated over 1,000 calls to the senate and helped secure enough support for its sponsors Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Richard Lugar (R-ID) to be confident of winning the vote. However, due to a procedural motion in the Senate, we were denied the opportunity to have the vote.