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Rocker Bono teams up to Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton on education legislation

Rocker Bono teams up to Democratic presidential hopeful Clinton on education legislation

Has U2's Bono finally found what he is looking for?
The rocker and global activist will pair up Tuesday with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to back legislation to expand education efforts in impoverished countries.
When Bono's Irish supergroup performed in the nation's capital in 2005, Clinton seized it as a fundraising opportunity, charging $2,500 a seat to rock out with the New York senator in a luxury box.
Then as now, Bono is not endorsing her politically, just her policy stance on the issue of global education.
The two will participate in a conference call with reporters Tuesday to tout the legislation that would add billions in U.S. aid to overseas education programs. The bill would expand education for the estimated 77 million children worldwide who are not enrolled in primary school. The legislation, which has been offered in past years, would spend $10 billion over 5 years.


Updated : 2021-05-11 19:47 GMT+08:00