UW-La Crosse students chosen for summit in Washingon

WASHINGTON, (WKBT) - Students from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse were chosen to participate in an exclusive summit in Washington, D.C. 

Douglas Krouth and Kamryn Ronca, ONE Campus Leaders at UW La Crosse, will focus on fighting extreme poverty and disease during the three-day, invite-only summit, according to a press release.

Participants will receive training on advocating for the fight against global poverty and preventable diseases and share their own ideas.

"I'm incredibly grateful to be chosen to attend this year’s ONE Power Summit,” said Kamryn. “Service is a core value here at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, and my experience inside and outside of the classroom has challenged me to think critically about what I can do to help solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.” Douglas added that, “One of the most challenging problems facing our world today is the number of people living in extreme poverty, and one of the best ways we can help is by fully funding the international affairs budget, which saves innocent lives, creates American jobs, and makes our country safer. I’m excited to travel to Washington to meet with leaders, like Sen. Johnson, urge them to support the international affairs budget, and return home to Wisconsin to apply what I’ve learned to the work I’m doing on my campus and in my community.”

The three-day summit, which will take place February 24-26, 2018 at Gallaudet University in Washington, will offer students the opportunity to hear from some of the top political and policy figures who've led the fight against extreme poverty and disease.

"At the ONE Power Summit, the top ONE chapter leaders will have the opportunity to meet each other and share their enthusiasm about what ONE is doing across the country. The take-away from this conference, in addition to friendships and restored enthusiasm, will be a lasting passion for activism," said Jen Fraser, Director of College Organizing at ONE. "These students are among the nine million members of ONE who believe that we can end extreme poverty and stop the spread of preventable disease. College campuses are a laboratory for effective activism and ONE provides students with the lifelong leadership skills and tools necessary to tackle difficult problems and make the world a better place.”

ONE is a policy and advocacy organization of more than 9 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Not politically partisan, ONE was co-founded by U2 lead singer Bono to raise public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and other preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs.

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