Oct 05 2010
October 5, 2010
Thank You, Lamar Advertising!
The Water=Hope Campaign on Billboards across the United States!
We want to thank the Lamar Advertising Company for creating and posting the billboard below in small and medium size markets across the nation beginning this week! They are helping us spread the word across the country that YOU can help bring safe, clean water to people around the world.
We are excited to be working with them and to be spreading the word about this very important global health issue.
From the Senate to the House...
On Monday, September 20, the Senate passed by unanimous consent the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act (S. 624). The Water for the World Act would enable the United States to help provide sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation for up to 100 million of the world's poorest people over the next six years.
After the Senate passed the bill, the bill went to the House of Representatives. The Water=Hope Campaign sent a letter to 185 Congressional Representatives in 20 states to let them know that over 14,000 people among their states support the Water for the World Act. If the Congressional Representative already was co-sponsoring the bill, we sent them a Thank You letter. If they were not, we asked them to co-sponsor and support the bill.
It appears the bill will come up for vote after the election. We would encourage you to personally contact your Member in the House of Representatives and urge that s/he support the Water for the World Act's passage in the House.
Click Here for a TEMPLATE LETTER to write your Congressional Representative to support the Water for the World Act.
Help Us Build Wells
We need your donation. We are working with charity:water to build wells in Ethiopia, Liberia, and Uganda, and we are supporting water purification systems in Appalachia through Living Waters for the World. Help us bring clean, safe water to villages in Africa and homes in Appalachia. Help us help others promote health as a currency for peace. We appreciate your support.
Bill Frist, M.D.