Posted by: beyond5 September 2013

Recently, the Water for the World Act was introduced as a bill in the House of Representatives. We want to make this bill a law and you can help!

The biggest need right now is for people to contact their Members of Congress and ask for them to cosponsor the bill.

What does it mean to cosponsor? When a Senator or Representative becomes a cosponsor, it means that they are showing their public support for a bill. Having many cosponsors increases the likelihood that a bill will pass when it comes to the floor for a vote.

I’m still not sure how the whole process works. Don’t worry, we have laid everything out for you below. Currently, the Water for the World Act is in the first box under ‘House.’

 
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Making the Water for the World Act a law will help to direct funds to the countries and communities most in need, recognizing evidence that the poorest people benefit most from receiving water, sanitation and hygiene services, while increasing best practices.

 

Photo: Women from Women of Vision chapters across the country gather on Capitol Hill to meet with their senators and congressional representatives as advocates for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and other development legislation they hope to see passed. Here they meet with Washington Senator, Maria Cantwell. A little less than a year later, their bill became a law! ©2011 Abby Metty/World Vision