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September Advocacy Update

Carrie and Dave Erickson of Puyallup, WA and Deirdre Church of Philadelphia, PA meet with Congressman Adam Smith's Legislative Director Jonathan Pawlow about the Water for the World Act. Photo: ©2014 Garrett Hubbard/Genesis Photos

Carrie and Dave Erickson of Puyallup, WA and Deirdre Church of Philadelphia, PA meet with Congressman Adam Smith’s Legislative Director Jonathan Pawlow about the Water for the World Act.
Photo: ©2014 Garrett Hubbard/Genesis Photos

This week, it was officially the first day of Fall. This also means that we are getting close to election season and the end of the 113th Congress. There is a lot going on in the world right now and a lot of things to pray for. Join us in praying for wisdom for our leaders. We pray that politics and pride are set aside and that leaders work together to make decisions that will help with most in need. Lord, please guide the actions of our government.

After elections, Congress will return for the Lame Duck session. This time in Congress (between the election of the new Congress and the end of the current Congress) earned this name because there is a reputation of nothing happening during this time. However, it does not have to be this way! Congress still can vote! The President can still sign laws! The Water for the World Act and the Girls Count Act can still pass! And even if they do not pass, every action is a step forward. We will push for reintroduction in January and will not start from zero.

For now, continue to advocate!

The Water for the World Act

Congratulations! The Water for the World Act now has over 100 cosponsors! Last week, 7 new Representatives signed on to support the bill. This shows that with everything going on in Washington, your voice still matters.

For the Water for the World Act to pass during this session of Congress, it will have to be approved by the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House, the Senate and then signed by the President. See the infographic below to see the process.

Send an email about the Water for the World Act

Make a phone call about the Water for the World Act

The Girls Count Act

The Girls Count Act has three new cosponsors in the House and one new cosponsor in the Senate!

This bill has passed through the House the House Foreign Affairs Committee and will need to come to the House floor for a vote and then pass through the Senate before it is signed by the President. See the process below.

Send an email about the Girls Count Act

Make a phone call about the Girls Count Act

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  1. […] ask them to CoSponser this Act.  Let’s remind the world that GIRLS COUNT! (Click the link http://womenofvision.org/september-advocacy-update/ for more info on who to call or email and get the word […]

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