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Women of Vision Baltimore attend the UN World Water Day Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

Women of Vision Baltimore attend the UN World Water Day Lobby Day in Washington D.C.

Today is World Water Day, celebrate by voicing your support for the Water for the World Act. Contact your Senators and Representative. This critical legislation would build upon the investments that the United States is making to improve global access to clean water and sanitation.

Script:
Hello, my name is ______ and I am a constituent calling from _______. I would like to urge the Senator/Congressman/woman to support the Water for the World Act when it is introduced. This bipartisan bill will play a vital role in increasing access to clean water and sanitation. The bill will increase both the effectiveness and sustainability of the investments the United States makes in water, sanitation and hygiene projects.

Nearly one billion people lack access to clean drinking water and some 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation. These conditions kill more than 1.8 million children under the age of 5 every year, 5,000 every day.

(Feel free to add any personal experience you have seeing water projects in person or note that lack of water and sanitation access disproportionally impacts women and girls since the time they spend collecting water takes them away from school or activities that can generate income for their families).

I encourage the Senator/Congressman/woman to support this bipartisan act and join the fight for clean water.

The bill has not been introduced yet, but please contact _________
(Representatives Blumenauer and Poe if calling a House office/Senators Durbin and Corker if calling a Senate office) for more information or to cosponsor the legislation.

Could I please receive a written response with the Senator/Congressman/woman’s position on Water for the World?

Thank you.

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