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Cindy McCain and Ben Affleck set out to help the Congo - See video

03/08/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Cindy McCain, wife of Arizona Senator John McCain, and actor Ben Affleck are crossing political aisles to team up for a cause.

McCain and Affleck travelled to the Congo together, according to ABC News, and testified Wenesday on Capitol Hill before the House Africa, Global Health and Human Rights Subcommittee about the horrible conditions in the country.

"Politics doesn't have anything to do with this. This is about human lives," McCain said in an interview. During their trip to Congo in February, McCain and Affleck visited local organizations and women who were victims of the wide spread sexual abuse in the country. McCain has been involved in charity work in Congo since 1994.

"People are dying, really dying and have been for a long time," Affleck said in an interview with ABC News. "Fifteen years, three-plus million people have died. I don't know that I can make any more argument about why you should pay attention to this."

McCain had nothing but praise about her experience in working with Affleck. The actor first travelled to Congo five years ago and helped develop the non-profit organization The Eastern Congo Initiative.

"This has been not only a wonderful opportunity but a wonderful treat," she said. "Ben has a working knowledge of this region. He not only understands the issues, but he understands what we need to be doing."

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