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Join World Vision’s Water Advocacy Call August 15th

Children and community members in the village of Samaila, Maradi area manifest their joy as clean water springs from the first time from the water point drilled by World Vision Niger team. Photo: ©2009 Dana Palade/World Vision

Children and community members in the village of Samaila, Maradi area manifest their joy as clean water springs from the first time from the water point drilled by World Vision Niger team.
Photo: ©2009 Dana Palade/World Vision

by Amanda Mootz, Advocacy Mobilization Specialist, World Vision US

The 748 million people who walk miles each day to access to clean water know that the last mile is always the hardest. And as their advocates, we know that too. Before the 113th session of Congress comes to a close, join World Vision advocates around the country in our “last mile” of advocacy for the Water for the World Act this year.

If your representative is not yet a cosponsor, we urge you (and a few other women from your chapter) to stop by their district office this August while they are on recess, introduce your chapter, and deliver a small packet of information about the bill, asking for their support. Or, schedule a longer meeting with your representative or their staff to share more about why your chapter thinks this bill is so important. It’s not as scary as it sounds – they welcome visits from their constituents just like you to discover what issues you care about and how they can best represent you in Congress.

We’re also holding a special conference call to prepare all advocates for this in-district advocacy:

Friday, August 15th
9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST
USA Toll-Free: 888-669-2803
Access Code: 8152973

You can sign-up for in-district advocacy and the conference call at www.beyond5.org/in-district. You can also email questions to advocate@worldvision.org.

Let’s make this last mile count!

Impact to date:
435 members of the House of Representatives (100%) contacted at least once
Influenced 82 of the 96 cosponsors (find out if your representative is one, here)

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