Celebvocate: Christy Turlington Burns on maternal health care
Celebrities -- they've got some stuff to tell us. An occasional look at the many stars bringing their many causes to Washington. Wednesday's guest: Christy Turlington Burns.
Occasion: Panel discussion on CARE's maternal health work in Peru and around the world.
Site: Hearing room at the Capitol Visitor Center.
Bona fides: Supermodel, friend of Bono, student of Eastern philosophy, master's candidate at Columbia -- and now filmmaker, who recently completed a documentary ("No Woman, No Cry").
Backup: Former Laura Bush chief of staff Anita McBride; Mark Dybul, the Bush point-person on global AIDS policy; Rep. Kay Granger (R-Tex.).
What she wants: Funding for maternal health overseas.
How she looked: Casual-dignified. Olive capris, dark jacket, black flats.
How she sounded: Impassioned, maybe nervous? Spoke very fast.
Quote: "We have to be reminded that these are sisters, mothers, brothers, friends. People."
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June 17, 2010; 1:03 AM ET
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