Action: 41. Time: 15 minutes. Level of difficulty: Moderate.
It’s infuriating when great poverty-fighting bills are stuck in Congress. But that’s exactly what’s happening to the Water for the World Act. The Act has the ability to direct US efforts to help provide 100,000,000 people with first-time access to safe drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis within six years, but it’s not doing much good sitting where it is right now.
There’s not much time left in Congress to move it — we need to move the Act this year, or it will be game over for this program.
Help ONE put pressure on the Senate to pass the Water for the World Act now. Find your senator on Facebook or Twitter, then send them this Facebook message or tweet:
[SENATOR'S TWITTER HANDLE] Tell the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to MOVE the Water for the World Act NOW! @ONECampaign
Dear Senator [NAME],
My name is [NAME] and I am a ONE member. Please tell the Foreign Relations Committee to move the Water for the World Act now. The US can help to provide 100,000,000 people with first-time access to safe drinking water and sanitation on a sustainable basis within six years. But only if Congress passes the bill.
[NAME], [CITY], [STATE]
Then, record your action in the comments below. We’d love to see how many of our ONE members participated in this action.