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Bono’s One Action Ramps Up Lobbying


The second 2014 quarterly disclosure report for Bono’s
 lobbying efforts  has confirmed a major jump in direct advocacy efforts in 2014.  

Bono co-founded One Action , a 501c4 non-profit organization that engages in grassroots and direct advocacy with policymakers and key influential persons around the world in support of smart and effective policies and programs, which are saving the lives of millions of people in the world’s poorest countries.  

One Action reported it had spent $668,460 on lobbying the federal government in the second quarter of 2014. In the first quarter of 2014 it reported spending $694,623. These two 2014 quarters –  of spending more than $650,000 during each, are a substantial jump from the $425,000 to $500,000 spending per quarter in 2013. During the last twelve months, One Action has spent $2,255,801 on lobbying. View multi-year lobbying profile .  

One Action lobbied on budget and appropriations issues, such as FY15 appropriations for State-For Ops, including HIV/AIDS, agriculture, GAFSP, vaccines, MCC, Feed the Future, and OPIC.  

One Action also lobbied on financial institutions and investment issues  such as implementation of the Cardin-Lugar amendment to the Dodd-Frank law; Section 1504; and extractive transparency.  

One Action also lobbied on foreign relation issues, such as Aid reform, including Food Aid Reform, HR 2638 and S 1271 – The Foreign Aid Transparency and Accountability Act; Global nutrition issues, including S 2421; Energy Poverty alleviation HR 2548; the Electrify Africa Act S 2508; the Energize Africa Water for the World HR 2901.  

Their lobbyists are Jay Heimbach, Thomas Hart , Patrick Brennan, and Jennifer Olson.  

One Action’s sister organization, One Campaign , is a 501c3 non-profit organization that seeks to rise public awareness and educate people to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, as well as increase transparency and accountability on these issues.