You’ve written letters, made calls, held meetings, tweeted… frankly, you’ve done all we could have ever asked for (and more) for this moment.
We are hearing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is planning to schedule H.R. 2548, the Electrify Africa Act, for a vote by the full House of Representatives as soon as next Tuesday. The House will consider the bill under “suspension of the rules,” which is a special “fast track” procedure reserved for non-controversial legislation.
Debate will be limited to 40 minutes, no amendments will be allowed, and two-thirds of House members must vote AYE for the bill to pass.
Thanks to the hard work of ONE volunteers, we have an amazing group of 108 bipartisan cosponsors!
The last step – in the House at least – is to make sure we ask members of Congress to vote for H.R. 2458, the Electrify Africa Act, next week. It’s that simple.
Vote YES so that we can help countries in Africa deliver electricity to 50 million people by 2020.
Vote YES so that mothers don’t have to give birth in the dark.
Vote YES so that life-saving vaccines can be refrigerated. Vote YES so families don’t have to cook over toxic indoor open fires.
Vote YES so it is safe for women and girls to walk down the street at night.
While we are optimistic the House will pass the Electrify Africa Act, we still have a lot of work to do in the Senate. We hope the Senate version of the Electrify Africa Act will be introduced soon. More on the Senate soon!