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Bono will urge U.S. lawmakers not to cut U.S. foreign assistance programs when the U2 singer and anti-poverty activist visits Washington this week, Reuters reports. Bono will make his case to members of Congress and the Obama administration, who must reach a budget deal to avoid $600 million worth of spending cuts and tax increases, known as the "fiscal cliff," that would take effect early next year.

Bono will make an appeal to spare development assistance, according to a spokeswoman for his ONE Campaign, arguing that U.S. programs that fund treatment for HIV/AIDS patients, nutrition programs for malnourished children and emergency food aid help to save tens of millions of lives in impoverished nations while representing just one percent of the U.S. budget.

The singer will also talk today with students at Georgetown University about the power of social movements, and meet with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim Wednesday for a webcast discussion about the challenges of eradicating poverty.


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TONIGHT: Live webcast - Bono to discuss role of social movements at Georgetown University.

Tonight, ONE Co-founder Bono will be speaking to more than 700 Georgetown students and leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and political sectors at an event hosted by the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business in Washington, D.C. He’ll be discussing the critical role social movements are playing to bring about change.

The event will be aired tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET in a live webcast, which you can watch in the player above. The player will be black until the program starts.

ONE will be live tweeting the event, so follow @ONECampaignMcDonough School of BusinessGSEI and hashtag #BonoatGU on Twitter for updates and quotes from Bono.

And be sure to sign our petition asking Congress to protect our US international affairs budget, which funds life-saving programs in the world’s poorest places:

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