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(CNN)—The ONE campaign released a star-studded pre-convention ad Thursday, featuring Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain, the wives of both presumptive presidential nominees.
The 30-second spot, ‘'Voices,’ stars actor Matt Damon, who has traveled with the ONE campaign to Africa two times. As the ad progresses, Damon remains on camera, but his voice is replaced by those of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Michelle Obama, Cindy McCain, as well as average Americans.
"“Thanks to everyday Americans who chose to make a difference millions of lives have been saved in the world’s poorest countries,” Damon says. “But there’s still more to do,” Cindy McCain adds. “Please join the millions of Americans from every party,” Damon continues. “Who are coming together as ONE,” says Michelle Obama.
The nearly $2 million ad campaign emphasizes the need for the United States to be educated and involved in helping some of the world's most deprived countries.
Michelle Obama and Cindy McCain have been active supporters of the campaign's mission. In July, Mrs. McCain joined the ONE Campaign on a trip to Rwanda, visiting health clinics, and an orphanage.
The ad will hit the airwaves Sunday, August 24 on cable and entertainment channels.
Full script after the jump
ONE “VOICES” Script
MATT DAMON: Thanks to everyday Americans who chose to make a difference…
MATT DAMON (Matt Damon as Voice #1):
...millions of lives have been saved in the world’s poorest countries…
MATT DAMON (Voice #2):
41 million more children have been able to go school.
MATT DAMON (Voice #3):
3 million more people living with AIDS...
MATT DAMON (Voice #4):
...have access to lifesaving medication.
MATT DAMON (Voice #5):
3 million fewer children die each year from preventable diseases...
MATT DAMON (Cindy McCain as Voice #6):
But there’s still more to do.
MATT DAMON (Voice #7):
In this election year,
MATT DAMON (Voice #8):
...please join the millions of Americans from every party…
MATT DAMON (Mayor Bloomberg as Voice #9):
…Democrats, Republicans, Independents….
MATT DAMON: (Michelle Obama as Voice #10)
….who are coming together as ONE…
MATT DAMON: (Matt Damon as Voice #11)
We welcome your voice. Thank you.