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Nancy Reagan Joins 'Candy Diplomacy'

Friday, 13 Jun 2008 10:51 AM

By Jim Meyers

Former first lady Nancy Reagan is lending her support to Move America Forward’s “Candy Diplomacy” campaign aimed at bringing 100,000 bags of “American goodwill” to the children of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nancy said in a statement that her husband Ronald Reagan “would often break the ice in meetings by passing around his jar of Jelly Bellys. It had a way of putting a smile on everyone’s face and putting them in the mood to work cooperatively.

“I know the Iraqi and Afghani people will feel the warmth and goodness of the American people when they get to try these treats.”

The Jelly Belly candy packages are being sent to U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and included with the care packages Move America Forward’s supporters are sponsoring. The troops will distribute them to children.

[Editor's Note: Click here to send care packages.]

“These ‘Candy Diplomacy’ packs are being sent as part of our drive to send the largest shipment of care packages to U.S. troops in history,” said conservative activist Melanie Morgan, a former talk radio host and chairman of MAF.

“We are honored to have Nancy Reagan’s support for this effort.”

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