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    Mon, 03 Oct 2011 18:27:07

    Dionne Warwick Asks Bill Clinton to Focus on Domestic AIDS Cases - She wants him to take care of the homeland before going abroad

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    Veteran singer Dionne Warwick has issued a challenge to former President Bill Clinton, asking him to do more to tackle AIDS on the domestic front, as opposed to focusing on those afflicted with the disease abroad. Warwick has been a vocal AIDS activist for years. She took up the cause when one of her employees died of AIDS in the 1980s, and she appeared at an AIDS panel discussion in New York on Monday night to raise awareness for local AIDS issues, reports WENN.

    Warwick insisted more needs to be done to tackle the illness in local American neighborhoods in cities such as New York, where former leader Clinton has an office.

    Warwick would like to arrange a meeting with Clinton, who founded the Clinton Health Access Initiative to tackle diseases such as AIDS across the world, and urge him to turn his attention to the crisis at home. She told the New York Daily News, "He has done an enormous amount of work outside the country… I will confront President Clinton and ask why (he doesn't focus on America)… It's as dire (in the US) as anywhere. (Clinton) can look out of his office window… I want to get an appointment with him… I also want to make it clear that he is concerned about his next-door."

    Do you agree with Dionne Warwick's assessment that Bill Clinton refocus his efforts on domestic AIDS issues?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    09.30.11



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