Girl Power Via Ginger Spice

Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls will tell members of Congress what she really wants.

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The British are coming! The British are coming! Well, at least one famous Brit is coming to Capitol Hill Thursday to use a little "Girl Power" of persuasion on the members of Congress. Geri Halliwell aka Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls is visiting as a goodwill ambassador for the UNFPA—the United Nations Population Fund—a development agency that focuses on women's reproductive health worldwide. Halliwell's in town with the whole set of Spices to perform at Washington's Verizon Center.

As a spokesSpice for UNFPA, Halliwell will most likely be encouraging members of Congress to allocate funds to the organization, which had its funding rescinded by the Bush administration for its work with China's one-child policy. It's up to the next occupant of the White House to decide if the organization gets U.S. money the next budget go-round. The only problem is that Congress isn't in session. Ginger Spice is scheduled to have lunch with Reps. Jim Moran and Jim McGovern. And if she has to talk to staffers, that's fine, too, a source tells Whispers. Unfortunately, this advocate of "Girl Power" won't be talking to the most powerful girl on Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, since she is in California while Congress is in recess.