World Water Day (March 22) is an international day that focuses the world’s attention and advocacy on clean water. You can join in the action by supporting “Hill Day” on March 20, 2013, a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. This event is designed to bring supporters and advocates for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) into meetings with key members of Congress and then to encourage them to support the Water for the World Act.
The Water for the World Act seeks to provide safe drinking water, as well as sanitation and hygiene, for millions of people. It improves upon the Water for the Poor Act (2005) and makes the way that we provide aid for water and WASH projects more efficient. The Water for the World Act is currently in need of bipartisan co-sponsorship. Learn more about the Act!
YOU can call Congress to act on this important issue, along with other concerned citizens, like the WASH Advocates. Here’s an Advocacy Action Plan:
- Get together with friends and write letters to your Senator or Representative. You can mail or email them to WASH Advocates (at email@example.com) or to your elected official. Click to download our template here).
- Host a Walk4Wells event in your community, of course! Visit walk4wells.org to get started.
- Spread the word by tweeting (#WorldWaterDay), blogging, and posting about World Water Day. Check out this Advocacy Guide for ideas!
- Contact the WASH Advocates to get involved in more important advocacy initiatives.