Posts Tagged ‘Primary’

Foreign assistance must be part of primary dialogue

January 26, 2016

George Bruno (Ambassador to Belize, 1994-1997) and Dan St. Hilaire 

Cross-posted from the January 17, 2016 opinion column as published in the Concord Monitor.


With the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary just weeks away, our state’s voters have a chance and a responsibility to urge candidates to address a topic that is receiving little attention in the campaign but will make a vast difference in the lives of millions worldwide.

The topic: U.S. foreign assistance, and the use of America’s strength as a global leader to fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease.

This important policy issue is the basis for the ONE Campaign’s newly launched ONE Vote ’16, a national, nonpartisan public affairs campaign to make the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease – particularly in sub-Saharan Africa – a priority in the 2016 presidential election.