(Manchester, NH) - Senator John Edwards today congratulated ONEVote08 on its office opening in Concord and praised its work to make global poverty a bigger issue in the 2008 presidential campaign.
"Every day, billions of people around the world struggle to survive on less than $2 per day,” said Edwards. “This sad fact is unacceptable. Fighting poverty is the cause of my life, and I hope every person will join me in working to end poverty here at home and around the world. ONEVote08 is bringing much needed attention to this issue and I look forward to working with its advocates in New Hampshire throughout their campaign.
“Fighting global poverty is the moral thing to do - and it's also the smart thing to do for America, because it will make us safer and more secure. By taking bold steps to reduce global poverty, like those in the plan I laid out in March, we can help to replace hopelessness and radicalism with education, opportunity, and democracy," Edwards said.
The Edwards campaign encourages and welcomes the ONEVote08's attendance at Edwards events in New Hampshire, where its staff and volunteers distribute literature and raise awareness about global poverty.
To read about John Edwards' plan for restoring America's moral leadership by fighting poverty worldwide and at home, go to: http://johnedwards.com/about/issues/poverty, and http://johnedwards.com/about/issues/poverty/worldwide-poverty.