Alba in Town With 1Goal in Mind

Actress Jessica Alba dropped by the Rayburn Building to promote worldwide education.

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Actress Jessica Alba dropped by the Rayburn House Office Building Wednesday to promote
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Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) introduced the Education for All Act to help achieve universal basic education for every child in the world by 2015 -- a Millennium Development Goal that all 192 U.N. members states agreed to achieve, the Associated Press reported.
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"This is really a chance for us to make sure that every child gets an education," Alba said. "Seventy-two million children in the world don't have access to an education. Sixty percent of them are in Africa, and most of them are girls. And so this campaign is around the World Cup, and this is the one moment where everyone puts aside their differences and unite around this game soccer, and it's, and our one goal is to make sure that every child has access to an education."
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The introduction of the Education for All Act coincided with the U.S. launch of 1Goal, a campaign supported by FIFA to make Education for All the legacy of the 2010 World Cup -- the biggest sporting event in the world.
Part of the legislation provides for the creation of a Global Fund for Education, a goal that President Barack Obama supported during his presidential campaign.
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Events in support of Education for All are taking place throughout Global Action which continues through Sunday.
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