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On Election Day, like every other day, there will be over 1 billion people around the world living on less than $1 a day. But unlike every other day, my vote can set in motion something that will change that.

As a voter and one of the 2.4 million members of One: The Campaign to Make Poverty History, I have been working to make the fight against global AIDS and extreme poverty a part of the election conversation.

For the first time in history we have the resources and know-how to end extreme poverty. All we need now is the political will to make it happen and that means voting and holding our leaders accountable.

I encourage my fellow voters to contact our candidates and ask them what actions they'll take to help fight global AIDS and extreme poverty.

Beyond the attack ads and partisan sparring filling the airways are the life and death decisions that our newly elected leaders will make on our behalf.

Fighting global AIDS and extreme poverty is something we can reach across party lines to do together, and it can make a better, safer world for us all.

Courtney Mammenga






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