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Sponsored by: U.S. Fund for UNICEF

As Americans, we take for granted that every house has a faucet with safe water and a toilet that keeps our personal waste from human contact.

Yet an estimated 768 million people around the world rely on unsafe water sources, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. This is a big deal for kids: diarrheal diseases and respiratory infections (pneumonia) are the two top child killers, and kids who lack access to drinkable water and proper sanitation are at much greater risk of dying.

Clean water and good sanitation do more than just save lives, they help children succeed. When children no longer struggle with stomach problems, they can go to school and get an education. When parents don't have to care for sick children, they can tend to their fields and earn an income. Girls can attend school instead of spending hours every day fetching water from distant sources. Schools with good, clean latrines help keep children, especially girls, in school.

Americans like you who Believe in ZERO, through your support for UNICEF, help bring safe water and better hygiene to children every day. But UNICEF needs donor governments, including the U.S. Government, to help out.

That is the purpose of the bipartisan Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act (H.R. 2901). Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Ted Poe (R-TX) want to strengthen America's ability to help improve access to clean water and sanitation for the most vulnerable people in the world. They build on the landmark Water for the Poor Act of 2005, which at long last made safe drinking water and sanitation a priority of U.S. foreign development assistance, helping children around the world survive and thrive.

Please contact your legislators and ask them to cosponsor and support this important piece of legislation!

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Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to urge you to cosponsor H.R. 2901, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act, sponsored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX).

As Americans, most of us take clean water and basic sanitary facilities for granted. Yet an estimated 768 million people do not have access to safe water, and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. Diarrhea and disease caused by lack of safe water and poor sanitation kill thousands of children a day worldwide.

Having clean water and good sanitation does more than save lives, it builds futures. When children no longer struggle with recurring illness, they can go to school and get an education. Girls, especially, often miss out on school because they spend hours every day collecting water from distant sources. When schools lack appropriate sanitation facilities, girls are more likely to drop out. UNICEF reports that over half of the world's schools lack safe water and sanitation.

I believe that ZERO children should die or miss school due to unclean water or poor sanitation. H.R. 2901 reinforces U.S. investment in water and sanitation worldwide. It does not propose a new and expensive program; it would help make current programs more efficient, better targeted and more transparent. Please help save the lives of children around the world by cosponsoring the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act. I look forward to your response. Thank you for your consideration.


Petition Signatures

Jan 27, 2015 Rosie Adams Dear Decision Maker, It is my firm belief that when those who are deprived of such as the benefits of pure, clean water, for themselves and for the animals they depend on, those politically inclined amongst them may agitate resentments against the West.
Jan 26, 2015 Bronte Dahms
Jan 26, 2015 Catherine Rauscher
Jan 26, 2015 Kim Doughty
Jan 26, 2015 Sophie Boivin
Jan 26, 2015 Liliana S Rodriguez
Jan 25, 2015 Anne Upton
Jan 25, 2015 Nancy Link
Jan 25, 2015 sandrine marchesi
Jan 25, 2015 Rebeca Rauda
Jan 25, 2015 Mary Luketich
Jan 24, 2015 Brett Canavan Clean water should be available to all - let's work together to make that a reality in the 21st century
Jan 24, 2015 Christina Malm
Jan 24, 2015 Cindy Prezioso
Jan 23, 2015 Dave Wilson
Jan 23, 2015 marta pinheiro
Jan 23, 2015 Filomena Marques
Jan 22, 2015 toni Danielson
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Jan 22, 2015 Janet Pickering
Jan 22, 2015 Bill Millican
Jan 22, 2015 David Davis
Jan 22, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 22, 2015 Mary Ann Gilkey
Jan 22, 2015 Fabienne Morgana
Jan 21, 2015 Kimberley Green
Jan 21, 2015 Lynne Lukas Water is Life. It sustains growth in all living things. All creatures are endowed to clean fresh drinking water. Pollutants and polluters are killing us all. We are pushing ourselves towards extinction. Let's stop this needless massacre!
Jan 21, 2015 Louise We we
Jan 21, 2015 Angélique Hertig
Jan 21, 2015 Gwenan Williams
Jan 21, 2015 carina bergdahl
Jan 21, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 Alicia Vargas
Jan 20, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Jan 20, 2015 Carol Ann Hiller Everyone deserves access to clean healthy water
Jan 20, 2015 Danielle Kornova
Jan 20, 2015 Lisa Tretheway
Jan 20, 2015 Lee Wright
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Jan 20, 2015 Peter Lenihan
Jan 20, 2015 melissa grotto
Jan 20, 2015 Sara Seitelman
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Jan 20, 2015 Pennye Johnson
Jan 20, 2015 shannon cancello
Jan 20, 2015 Melodie Meissner
Jan 19, 2015 Virgil Pauls
Jan 19, 2015 Bev DeSomber
Jan 19, 2015 Debbie Robinson

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