Major poverty initiative
June 11, 2007 § Leave a comment
linking security and world povery.
Today, the ONE Campaign launched ONE Vote ‘08, which will push presidential candidates to “make the fight against global poverty a key foreign policy and security issue.” ONE Vote ‘08 plans to spend at least $30 million to educate voters on the fight against global poverty. Watch the campaign video featuring U2’s Bono, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, actor Matt Damon, and others:
Today, ThinkProgress attended a briefing with the ONE Vote ‘08 co-chairs, former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle (D-SD) and Bill Frist (R-TN), along with advisers Michael Gerson and John Podesta. All participants stressed that the fight against global poverty is necessary to ensure America’s national security. Daschle stated that the “new paradigm” of national security extends beyond military power:
[W]e really can’t simply respond to suicide bombers and think somehow that alone will be the investment in national security that we need for the future. That a new paradigm with a realization that there is a direct impact between our success on the ground in Uganda and our safety and security in the United States can be drawn.