Bono To Plea For Aid Packages In Washington

U2 rocker Bono has added his voice to the legions of citizens urging law makers in the U.S. not to get rid of funding for various aid packages currently on the cutting block.

The rocker will make a special visit to Washington, D.C. this week to encourage Congress and the Obama administration to keep funding for relief efforts in poverty stricken countries.

There are $600 million of projected budgetary cuts, part of the looming funding crisis known as the "fiscal cliff," currently on the table, many of which include aid packages for foreign poverty campaigns.

Speaking on behalf of his own ONE Campaign, Bono will specifically urge the government to spare funding for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs as well as nutrition and emergency food projects across the world.

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