Sunday, June 14, 2009


Women and girls bear most of the burden of lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation. Women are more than twice as likely as men to be responsible for water collection, and on average, women in the developing world walk three and a half miles each day to collect water. Right now, there's a bill -- the Durbin-Corker Water Act of 2009 -- that will enable 100 million people to gain access to clean water and sanitation by 2015. The bill needs about 15 more cosponsors to move forward. To help make this happen, please ask your senators to cosponsor the Water for the World Act. Clicking this link will take you to the website, where you can sign a petition asking your senators to co-sponsor the bill. While you are visiting this site, be sure to view the charity: water video (only 1 minute in length), which brings the message home quite uniquely and creatively. I'll embed the video here, but e-mail subscribers may have to go to the site to view it.

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