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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.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 Lori O'Dell
Mar 29, 2015 Sara Boissonnault
Mar 29, 2015 Len Unrau
Mar 29, 2015 Brenda Cox
Mar 29, 2015 Brenda Cox
Mar 29, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 29, 2015 steve fuchs
Mar 29, 2015 anne jacques
Mar 29, 2015 Dana Wong
Mar 28, 2015 Nancy Clayton Please help provide clean, safe water and sanitary waste removal systems for people in other countries.
Mar 28, 2015 Lin Sunseri
Mar 28, 2015 Margaret Rigsby
Mar 28, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 28, 2015 patricia donohue its the responsible thing to do as human beings
Mar 28, 2015 Dwayne Burkett
Mar 27, 2015 gael tryles
Mar 27, 2015 pamela franco
Mar 27, 2015 Cherie Howe Access to clean Water is the right of every living being. Not the right of corporations or individuals.
Mar 27, 2015 stefanie jackson
Mar 27, 2015 Ronald Brown
Mar 27, 2015 Linda Mansfield
Mar 27, 2015 M. (Moo) Prince
Mar 27, 2015 Zixuan He
Mar 27, 2015 Lynn D Gregory Water is a basic need for all living creatures and we have the means to make it safe for all. Please support this bill to help save lives!
Mar 27, 2015 Susan Davis
Mar 27, 2015 Susan Bourrillion
Mar 27, 2015 Dorayne Heyler
Mar 27, 2015 Wayne Brummer
Mar 27, 2015 john todd
Mar 26, 2015 Kim Walsh Please Support The Water For The World Act
Mar 26, 2015 anita avila
Mar 26, 2015 Carol Luevano
Mar 26, 2015 Cathy Burger
Mar 26, 2015 Andrea Stewart
Mar 26, 2015 Karen Burke
Mar 26, 2015 Jody Gibson
Mar 26, 2015 Britney Ferguson
Mar 26, 2015 Katherine Kautz
Mar 26, 2015 Ursula Dorsch
Mar 26, 2015 (Name not displayed)
Mar 26, 2015 Gabriela Moraes
Mar 26, 2015 Diane Gibson
Mar 26, 2015 charlene williams
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Mar 26, 2015 Luis Velez
Mar 26, 2015 Dorothy Brown
Mar 26, 2015 Pat Bernasconi
Mar 26, 2015 vautrin noelle

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