PicCell Wireless Will Sponsor Efforts to Pass the Global Poverty Act

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Donation makes PicCell Wireless the primary backer of The Borgen Project's campaign to pass the Global Poverty Act in the U.S. Senate.

develop and implement a strategy for ending global poverty.

PicCell Wireless is now the primary sponsor of The Borgen Project's campaign to pass the Global Poverty Act in the U.S. Senate. The Global Poverty Act requires U.S. leaders to "develop and implement a strategy for ending global poverty."

In September, the landmark bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. PicCell Wireless executives have been closely monitoring The Borgen Project's progress in moving the bill through congress and earlier this month PicCell Wireless unveiled an ambitious strategy to raise funding for The Borgen Project.

"We're going to do everything we can to get the Global Poverty Act passed," said a spokesperson for PicCell Wireless. "It's not everyday a company has the opportunity to help pass a bill that will make it official U.S. policy to end global poverty."

The bill addresses the plight of the one billion people living on less than $1 a day.

"We're all ecstatic," said Clint Borgen, president of The Borgen Project. "PicCell is an impressive company that's run by people who are passionate about the issues, so it's a great partnership."

Borgen added that the large donation by PicCell Wireless allows the organization to focus its attention on moving the bill through the Senate and not be bogged down by fundraising.

Senator Barack Obama recently introduced the Global Poverty Act in the Senate and Clint Borgen will be on Capitol Hill in January mobilizing Senators to co-sponsor it.

To learn more about the efforts of PicCell Wireless to fund organizations combating global poverty visit piccell.org.

About PicCell Wireless
PicCell Wireless is headquartered in Seattle and provides wireless service to Americans traveling overseas. Providing local service in over 26 countries and roaming capabilities in over 180 countries world wide, PicCell Wireless is a resource for students and travelers to meet their communication needs while abroad. PicCell has also developed valuable enhancements to traditional wireless service such as the US Virtual Number call forward. With flexible contract durations, prompt replacement of lost, stolen or broken rental items and global customer care, PicCell Wireless clients can enjoy world traveling with confidence and security.

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