Bono virtual-reality trailer gives you real experience at Perk Park


CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A virtual-reality trailer camped at Perk Plaza, at East 12th and Chester Avenue, for the Republican National Convention aims to raise awareness about extreme poverty globally.

One was co-founded by Bono, lead singer for U2, about 10 years ago. This is the group's first virtual caravan tour.

When you enter the trailer, you put on virtual reality glasses that take you through a day in the life of a little girl from Africa. She lives in extreme poverty, on the equivalent to $1.25 per day in the United States.

At the end of the video, you are asked to fill out a ballot. On the ballot are issues from HIV prevention to hunger and extreme poverty.  Participants are asked to check the box that is most important to them.  The ballots are then placed in a box to be sent to either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.

"Whether you support Trump or Clinton, we want you to make sure both candidates know that people care about ending extreme poverty and make that known to the candidates," says Kyle Deming of One.

The virtual reality caravans next stop is the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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