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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.

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Bill Frist talks preventable diseases on Morning Joe

Former Senator Bill Frist was on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning and spoke at length about deadly and preventable diseases in Africa. He also spoke about the need for clean water and what a long way that goes in saving children’s lives.
Senator Frist also has an op-ed in today’s Washington Times on the state of Africa’s children which you can read here.
You can check out the clip here, partial transcript below:

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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!

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Water for the World: Senate hurdles, global challenge

A shortage of co-sponsors, and political will, is blocking Senate action on the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009, a bill named for the late Illinois senator that sets a goal, with funding, of providing an additional 100 million people with access to clean water and sanitation. It’s a classic Washington impasse, politicians jostling over competing priorities and limited resources.

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Matt Damon on the Water for the World Act

On my trip with ONE to Zambia, I walked two miles with a 14-year-old girl to a well—the closest water source to her village. I asked if she wanted to stay in her village when she grew up, and her face exploded into a huge smile. The translator said, “she is being very shy…she says that she wants to move to big city, Lusaka, and that she wants to be a nurse.”

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Global progress on water and sanitation

By now you’ve hopefully had a chance to sign ONE’s petition asking your senators to cosponsor the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2009, which would provide 100 million people with first-time, sustainable access to clean water and sanitation. The fact is that while global access to clean water and sanitation is on the rise, progress is slow and uneven, leaving millions of people without access to these basic necessities.

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