Why do advocacy?
— Women of Vision (@wvwomenofvision) March 13, 2014
“Yesterday 5,000 children died, today 5,000 children died, tomorrow 5,000 children will die – want to do something?”
When we heard that statistic at World Vision’s H2O:DC conference last week, the reality of water problems and the urgency to pass the Water for the World Act took a new meaning. We’re honored to have participated in the conference, and have Women of Vision as part of the 165 advocates who attended over 150 meetings on Capitol Hill to lobby for the Water for the World Act becoming a law.
And Reverend Alexia Salvatierra, author of Faith-Rooted Organizing, inspired us to remember that ultimately, advocacy matters because it is about people and our risen Jesus cares about people.
One outcome of the H2O:DC conference? 5 new cosponsors for the Water for the World Act! Let’s keep our advocacy going, knowing that by raising our voice together we can do something for 5,000 children each day.