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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,

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Jul 31, 2014 Stan Janzick
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Jul 31, 2014 silvia dacunha
Jul 31, 2014 Barbara Ramirez Every human being and all animals have the right to clean water.
Jul 31, 2014 E. Gail Zermeno
Jul 31, 2014 Yvonne Davis
Jul 31, 2014 Raven Haber
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Jul 30, 2014 Robert New
Jul 30, 2014 Terri Miller
Jul 30, 2014 Michael Ladd
Jul 30, 2014 joshua perske
Jul 30, 2014 S. Antonia Adamson-Springett Clean water and sanitation is the true mark of civilization. Please help those who need you. Thank you.
Jul 30, 2014 Ame' Mccormick
Jul 30, 2014 Mark Aziz
Jul 29, 2014 Karolina Tesarek
Jul 29, 2014 Evie Montgomery
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Jul 29, 2014 Carla Banks-Williams We have a moral responsibility! Everyone deserves clean water and safe hygiene.
Jul 28, 2014 Marjatta Hartzell Oforji
Jul 27, 2014 Laurel Schenkoske These are our children. Without an educated population, the entire culture suffers.
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Jul 26, 2014 Kenneth Davies
Jul 26, 2014 gina mazzocca
Jul 25, 2014 Val Laurent obvious water is life
Jul 24, 2014 Linda Lowry Chaplain, Major USAF Retired
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