A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats

True to the expression, “a rising tide lifts all boats,” many of ONE’s partner organizations have helped galvanize action behind ONE’s petition, which encourages cosponsors for the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009. Special thanks go to charity: water for allowing us to feature their PSA with Jennifer Connelly and for the following organizations for sharing the campaign with their networks: Global Water Challenge, InterAction, Lifewater International, PATH, US Coalition for Child Survival, US Fund for UNICEF, Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group and Water Advocates. The energy and momentum of these and other organizations has already contributed to the campaign’s success and will help us meet our goal of 100,000 signatures.
The Water for the World Act of 2009, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Durbin and Corker, will help provide 100 million people with first-time, sustainable access to clean water and sanitation, helping to meet the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The bill currently only has 6 cosponsors and isn’t getting the attention that it deserves. This campaign will put positive pressure on senators to become a cosponsor of the Act and take leadership on this critical issue.
Learn more about the lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation and how the Water for the World Act helps to address the problem.
-Margaret McDonnell, ONE’s US NGO Partnerships & Faith Relations Team