If you’ve been reading the U.S. Fund for UNICEF website, or followed the TAP Project, you know about the importance of water to everything UNICEF does. Access to clean water and sanitation is fundamental to every aspect of a child’s life”from survival, to good health, to education, to dignity. We Believe in Zero, and that means no child should suffer from the lack of access to safe water and adequate sanitation.
Individual Americans like you, through your support for UNICEF, help bring safe water to children every day. But our government needs to play a stronger role as well. In order to strengthen the U.S. Government’s response, Senators Richard Durbin and Bob Corker introduced S. 624, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009, a bipartisan bill to make clean water a reality.
Unfortunately, with everybody’s attention focused elsewhere, the bill isn’t getting the attention it needs for a hearing and further action by Senate leaders. It needs more Senators to show their support”and that means we need you to let them know you care about this!
The ONE Campaign set up an online petition to show American support for this legislation. YOU CAN HELP by clicking on the link to go to the ONE website and helping ONE reach its goal of 50,000 signers.