May 18 2010

“Michael Jackson was the major inspiration and motivator for my involvement in the issue of safe blood for Africa”

Category: Humanitarian,Photos,Quotes About MJSeven @ 12:00 pm

Michael Jackson sits in the Capitol Hill Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah as the two work on the safe blood for Africa campaign. Photo credit: Congressman Chaka Fattah Staff

Michael Jackson sits in the Capitol Hill Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah as the two work on the safe blood for Africa campaign. Photo credit: Congressman Chaka Fattah Staff

On March 31, 2004, Michael Jackson visited the Capitol Hill office of Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) where he conferred with the Congressman and staff promoting the ongoing fight against AIDS in Africa.

Michael Jackson was the major inspiration and motivator for my involvement in the issue of safe blood for Africa,” Congressman Fattah said today. “I’m proud of the fact that since I began advocating for the safe blood initiative, we have gone from zero to 35 Safe Blood Centers across Africa, with American funding.

-Congressman Chaka Fattah

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{ Thanks once again to my friend Bozeanne for finding this information. -Seven }

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6 Responses to ““Michael Jackson was the major inspiration and motivator for my involvement in the issue of safe blood for Africa””

  1. Bonnie Cox says:

    I love him. I was still in Pennsylvania in 2004. Had no idea he was there. This is what the press did not report and this is what Michael felt no need to promote. He didn’t do it for self-glorification, he did it because it was the right thing to do.

  2. Katharina says:

    Dear Seven,
    I´m always surprised where you get all this information from; and I ´m happy that there are at least a few people who care about this wonderful part of Michael.
    What I´m wondering sometimes…. who was or are the people assisting him in this field of his charity work? He must have had assistances… and probably more than one. I know- according to the book of Aphrodite Jones- that he had had a longtime personal assistant…why do these people not come out in public and talk about these wonderful things that he did??
    Have a great day….and best regards,
    Katharina

  3. June says:

    Dear Seven,
    I’m a newcomer to this site, but just love it; finally a forum for the Truth. There was a bill introduced by (I believe) Congresswoman Maxine Waters honoring Michael immediately after his death; however, there was not enough congressional support and the bill was sent back to committee. Seems that Congressman Fattah could take the initiative with Maxine Waters and resurrect that bill, now that so many wonderful Michael activities are revealed to have occurred. As to why his closest associates do not come out and speak, there are unfortunately the never-ending court proceedings vs. Murray to deal with, and many of them will/should be called to testify.

  4. Katharina says:

    June, thanks for answering my question; and welcome to this wonderful page! to me it is amazing what Seven is doing here; sometimes I have to keep myself away from here so I can finish my work. 🙂

  5. Bruce says:

    June, thanks for answering my question; and welcome to this wonderful page! to me it is amazing what Seven is doing here; sometimes I have to keep myself away from here so I can finish my work. 🙂

  6. june says:

    Since reading this article, I wrote a letter to Congressman Fattah, his addresses are on his website, regarding his statement concerning MJ being his “inspiration” for Fattah’s involvement in Safe Blood for Africa, which Fattah claims credit for on his website. Of course I am unsure if he will actually read it, particularly as I do not reside in his state. However I do feel because he, Fattah, publicly stated this in 2004, and received the benefit of Michael’s charitable heart, not to mention a nice photoshoot with MJ, that he should be more than willing, now, to assist in bringing this aspect of Michael’s humanitarian gestures to the maintstream media. All he has to do is hold a press conference and speak up; he has the required media access. It is never to late to spread the word of MJ’s humanitarianism.

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