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Date:8/26/2008

Delegates Join World Vision, ONE to Build Hope, Give Help Around the World

DENVER, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delegates to the Democratic Party Convention are sending a message to people suffering from HIV and AIDS around the world: "We want to help."

Doing something unconventional at the party's presidential nominating convention, World Vision, an international humanitarian and development organization, and the ONE Campaign, a global anti-poverty advocacy group, partnered to give delegates an opportunity to ease suffering and help prevent infection from entirely preventable diseases. Thousands of kits are headed from Denver to vulnerable communities in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

"This Caregiver Kit Build is a perfect fit for this historic event, because it demonstrates the power in the individual's hands to effect change and improve lives," said Richard Stearns, President of World Vision. "We're grateful to the ONE Campaign for their partnership and to the delegates for their participation."

"We're all in this together. Ending extreme poverty and preventable global disease requires all of us to come together and do what we can to change the world. That can mean uniting our voices as one to call for change, or rolling up our sleeves as one to help those in need," explained former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, who co-chairs ONE's presidential campaign initiative, ONE Vote '08.

In part because ONE members have raised their voices in hundreds of town hall meetings, community gatherings, and direct meetings with the candidates, both Barack Obama and John McCain have committed to policies that will empower people struggling with global poverty and disease to lift themselves up and gain access to the care they need.

Senator Obama has committed to doubling U.S. foreign assistance -- to $50 billion by 2012. He would build on proven, successful foreign policy programs, such as America's global AIDS stra
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