Bob is Back: 2011 Common Cause Delegation to Vietnam

 
 
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Bob Edgar with disabled children at Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City

Last year Bob Edgar, former congressman and current president of Common Cause, led a delegation of faith leaders to Vietnam to learn about the continuing impact of Agent Orange.

This year, Bob is back. Between March 5th and March 11th, Edgar will lead a new delegation of leaders from a broad spectrum of disciplines including philanthropy, business, environmentalism, disabilities, public health, politics and religion. The hope is that each of these leaders will bring new perspectives on how to best address Agent Orange and will join the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group in calling for a shared investment of 300 million dollars over 10 years to implement the Plan of Action.

The delegation arrives in Ho Chi Minh City tomorrow and will travel to Hanoi and Da Nang during their week in Vietnam. They will visit hotspots, hospitals, universities and schools and they will meet with a range of people from advocates and scientists to members of the US-Vietnam Dialogue Group and government officials.

The 2011 Delegates:

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