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National Call-in Day for Water

Photo: World Vision

Photo: World Vision

Call Congress to advocate for clean water.

Each day, nearly 1600 children around the world die from causes related to unsafe water or inadequate sanitation. Today is the national call-in day for the Water for the World Act. Every time you call your congressional Representative, someone in their office writes it down for the record. As few as ten calls on an issue in a day can make your member of Congress take notice of an issue.

Our goal is to make Congress notice the importance of the Water for the World Act. You can help. Calling is simple and will take less than two minutes. Don’t be nervous, it is easier than it sounds!

Step 1: Find your local representative and their D.C. office number.

Enter your zip code to find your representative.

Step 2: Call their D.C. office.

Call and 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.

In August 2013, 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 nearly 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.

Make your call now.

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