As mentioned on the blog last night, the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act (S. 624) has passed the Senate by unanimous consent! This piece of legislation, introduced by Senators Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Corker (R-TN), seeks to reach 100 million people around the world with sustainable access to clean water and sanitation over the next six years. The Act would demonstrate the United States’ continued leadership on this issue and build on progress already made. Last year, the U.S.
This is very big– and very exciting– news. The Water for the World Act just passed the Senate by unanimous consent. This important legislation can make a tremendous impact for the world’s poorest people by helping to improve water and sanitation in developing countries.
We’ve been big advocates for the Water for the World Act here at ONE. You may recall we ran a campaign in support of it recently. We’ll have more analysis of this development shortly. Stay tuned!
The Water for the World Act passed through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this afternoon.
That’s thanks in large part to the more than 108,000 other ONE members who signed our petition supporting this bill — S. 624, which will bring first-time, sustainable access to clean water and sanitation to 100 million people by 2015.
Today at an event at the National Press Club hosted by The Atlantic, participants gathered to discuss domestic and international water and sanitation issues.
While speaking about the Water for the World Act, which Senator Durbin introduced, ONE members got a nice shout-out.
Senator Edward Kennedy, the “Lion of the Senate,” was a stalwart champion for ending extreme poverty in the poorest parts of the world. He lent his powerful voice for human rights, for an end to child poverty, and for freedom. From Bangladesh to South Africa to Ireland, Sen.
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