In the upcoming presidential election, we each have issues that are important to us. By and large these issues are discussed, ad nauseum, during campaign speeches and at the debates. Among issues that are important to me relate to global (includes U.S.) poverty, hunger, and dis-ease such as HIV/AIDS. As a member of The ONE Campaign (http://www.one.org/), I support their efforts to keep these important topics a part of the election dialoge. Unfortunately, these topics are not a part of the presidential debates. As stated in a recent update from ONE.org, "Only two questions about global poverty have been asked in the history of modern presidential debates."
ONE.org is making an effort to ensure at least ONE question regarding global poverty be asked at the first presidential debate, which is coming up in just over a week. Here is what they are doing, "It's a shocking figure and in 2008, we need debate moderator Jim Lehrer to ask John McCain and Barack Obama "Just ONE question" on their plans to fight global poverty."
I just took action with the ONE Campaign and you can too, here:http://www.one.org/debates/?rc=debatestaf.
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