ONE & POLITICO to Co-Host Evening Events At 2012 Presidential Conventions


WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ONE, the global anti-poverty organization co-founded by Bono, and POLITICO, the nation's leading source for political news, announced today that the two organizations will co-host evening events at the Republican National Convention during the week of Aug. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla., and at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., the week of Sept. 3, 2012.

The events will be held the Wednesday night of each convention week and feature performances by well-known musicians, bringing together some of the conventions' most high-profile attendees.

"The conventions are great opportunities for people to connect – or reconnect – around some of the most important issues confronting our nation and the world," said Sheila Nix, U.S. executive director of ONE. "Our national convention activities are an extension of our nonpartisan ONE VOTE 2012 activities that engage all of the presidential candidates on issues of importance to ONE. Many of the people attending make the decisions that make the news – and we are delighted to partner with such a dynamic news organization as POLITICO."

Boasting one of the largest teams of political reporters, POLITICO will have a prominent presence at both conventions, offering several events and complete coverage online, in print and via mobile devices.

"We're thrilled to partner with ONE on what will undoubtedly be the most exciting set of events at the conventions," said Roy Schwartz, Vice President of POLITICO. "With the combined power of ONE and POLITICO, these events will be the ideal setting for politicos, artists and convention-goers to come together."

The events are by invitation only.

About ONE:

ONE is an advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease around the world, particularly in Africa. Backed by more than 2.5 million members, we work with government leaders to support proven, cost-effective solutions to save lives and build sustainable futures.


POLITICO is a nonpartisan, Washington-based political journalism organization that serves as the one-stop shop for the fastest, deepest coverage of the president, Congress and the 2012 presidential race. POLITICO's journalists break news and drive conversation about the White House, Capitol Hill and Washington lobbying, plus the intersection of politics with Wall Street, the media and personalities.

Disclaimer: ONE and POLITICO are delighted to partner on great events at the DNC and RNC 2012 conventions. This partnership does not constitute an endorsement of the other or its activities. No proceeds from these events will be used to support any lobbying.


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