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Senator Isakson Cosponsors Water for the World Act

I just heard that Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) has signed on as a cosponsor of the Durbin-Corker bill — the Water for the World Act, S.624. And he said he was aware of our petition!
This is great news in our fight to get the Water for the World Act, which would provide 100 million people with first-time, sustainable access to clean water and adequate sanitation by 2015, moving in the Senate. We now have 7 of the 20 cosponsors we need.
We still need 13 more senators, though. You can help by asking your senator(s) to sign on as cosponsors, here.
Having Sen. Isakson on board is a big deal because he sits on the Foreign Relations Committee, where the S.624 is currently stuck. His support of this bill is going to mean a lot in getting it to the Senate floor for a vote. He’s also the ranking member on the Subcommittee for African Affairs, so his support of water and sanitation initiatives is particularly important to the 328 million people in sub-Saharan Africa who lack access to clean water and 546 million who don’t have access to proper sanitation facilities.
I’m joined by everyone at ONE, and the more than 860 Georgia ONE members who signed the petition so far, in thanking Sen. Isakson for acknowledging this devastating problem and standing up for smart solutions like the Water for the World Act.
Having Sen. Isakson as a cosponsor is an exciting step forward, but we still need to keep the pressure on the rest of the Senate. You can help by signing the petition, sharing it on Facebook, and emailing it to your friends.
-Kristi Wooten, Georgia ONE Member


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