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We're calling for Water for the World!

Photo: World Vision

Photo: World Vision

Each day, nearly 1600 children die from causes related to unsafe water.

On February 11, Women of Vision will be a part of a National Call-in day for the Water for the World Act. Every time you call your senator or representative, someone in their office has to write it down. As few as ten calls on an issue in one day is enough to have your member of Congress take notice of an issue. We want Congress to notice the Water for the World Act.

Calling is simple and will take less than two minutes. You can find your representative by going to www.house.gov and entering your zip code. When you call their DC office, simply say:

Hello, my name is ____________ and I am a constituent from ________________ . I would like to ask the Representative to cosponsor the Water for the World Act H.R. 2901. Thank you.

If you would like, you can ask the office to follow up with you about your request.

This past August, the Water for the World Act was introduced in Congress. This is a bipartisan bill that will not require any additional money, but has the potential to bring big change to the estimated 768 million people who live without access to clean water and the 2.5 billion without access to proper sanitation facilities.

The Water for the World Act (H.R. 2901) will:

– Help to direct funds for clean water, sanitation and hygiene to the countries and communities most in need, recognizing evidence that the biggest benefit comes from helping the people living in greatest poverty.
– Advance best practices in bringing clean water and sanitation to communities, including better monitoring and evaluation.
– Improve the United States’ approach to safe water, sanitation and hygiene by building upon the current strategy and requiring transparency in how and why focus countries are selected, the results and challenges of each program and conducting regular reviews of progress.

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