In this day and age, electricity is a necessity, not a luxury.
The Electrify Africa Act can bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa.
We’ve got some really big news: the House of Representatives is going to vote on the Electrify Africa Act very, very soon (it’s the bill that will bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the first time) – maybe as early as next week.
Send a message to your Representative right now and ask him/her to vote YES on the Electrify Africa Act.
ONE members like you have been working towards this moment for months. You’ve signed petitions. You’ve delivered petitions. You’ve made phone calls. You’ve sent letters. You’ve tweeted. You’ve held meetings. You’ve helped gather huge support to help make sure moms don’t have to give birth in the dark. Farmers don’t lose their harvest to spoilage. Kids can get refrigerated vaccines.
Now let’s flood members of Congress’ office with messages and let them know we want them to VOTE YES and help bring electricity to 50 million people in Africa for the very first time. The more constituents your representative hears from, the easier it will be for him/her to show his support.
I’m writing to ask you to VOTE YES for H.R. 2548, the bipartisan Electrify Africa Act of 2013.
Introduced by House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and Congressman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the bill seeks to reduce poverty, improve health and education and bolster economic growth in Africa by ramping up U.S. involvement in promoting first-time access to electricity for at least 50 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. This bill, according to the CBO, comes at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer, and could even generate revenue. It also represents a new approach to development aid that leverages the private sector to assist the world’s poorest.