Election caravan will bring White House bounce house to Ole Miss
A caravan that includes an adult-size bounce house in the shape of the White House is coming to Oxford to engage voters on issues of extreme poverty ahead of November’s election. The caravan is sponsored by ONE, a non-partisan organization of 2.5 million Americans working to ensure that the next president has a strategy for fighting extreme poverty, especially in Africa.
The caravan will be at Ole Miss from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday at the Student Union Plaza.
The caravan will visit key Congressional districts and battleground states to engage voters with a virtual reality experience depicting a day in the life of Doris, a woman living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. Because ONE Vote ’16 believes that it’s crucial that the next president has a plan for fighting extreme poverty around the world before they get into the White House, participants will be invited to cast their “vote” to end extreme poverty before entering an adult-sized White House bounce house. Their “ballots” will then be shared with the Clinton and Trump campaigns.
Cofounded by U2 lead singer Bono, ONE is a global nonprofit organization of nearly 7.5 million people taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Not politically partisan, it raises public awareness and press political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, increase investments in agriculture and nutrition, and demand greater transparency in poverty-fighting programs.
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