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Jamie Laubach visited representatives to advocate for the BUILD Act.
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Jamie Laubach met with political leaders in DC in hopes to build support for the BUILD Act. (Photo Courtesy of Jamie Laubach.)

Poverty can be overwhelming to think about, but one TCU student is determined to be an advocate for those who don’t have a voice.

Jamie Laubach is a full-time student at TCU, mother of three-year-old Joel and a member of an organization called One.

One is a global advocacy group that is working to eradicate extreme poverty, particularly in Africa. They have teams in other countries such as Germany, England, South Africa and France just to name a few.

“One pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places in the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption,” according to the One Campaign website.

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March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America
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March for Our Lives calls for gun reform in America

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators flooded the streets of the nation’s capital Saturday in support of the youth-led gun reform movement.

The March for Our Lives called on lawmakers to address gun violence and school shootings. The march was organized by survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 14 students and 3 teachers last month.

Celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Amal and George Clooney and Stephen Spielberg donated to the cause, but it is the Stoneman Douglas students who have championed discussions and pressed for congressional action on gun control.

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