ONE Campaign

Anti-Poverty Campaign Features Candidates' Wives, Or At Least Their Voices

A nonpartisan campaign to fight global poverty and disease has a new TV ad featuring actor Matt Damon speaking with many voices.

The ad by the ONE Campaign shows Damon talking, but substitutes the voices of many others, including the presidential candidates' wives, Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain. Together, the voices urge Americans of all political stripes to come together as, well, "ONE," in order to help save lives.

The ad is set to debut on national television on Aug. 24.

The ONE Campaign is a nonprofit organization that has partnered with a long list of humanitarian groups. The campaign showcases the responses of both major presidential candidates to questions of how to combat AIDS and increase education in developing countries.

One of ONE's projects is called ONE Vote '08, which tries to make international health and poverty an issue in the election. Its national co-chairs are former Senate majority leaders Bill Frist, a Republican, and Tom Daschle, a Democrat.

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