Sequestration: The Impact on Global Water and Sanitation

Call your member of Congress at 202-224-3121 and say you want to support efforts already underway to solve the global water, sanitation, and hygiene crisis. Here are some talking points. You can also visit their office or write a letter. Here is a template to get you started.

Lost in the trillion-dollar sequestration debates is the life-and-death impact of these spending cuts in developing countries. Sequestration will cut almost $16 million (5%) from safe drinking water and sanitation programs in the world’s poorest countries and communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This would leave 160,000 more people (equal to the population of Huntsville, Alabama) without access to the safe drinking water and sanitation they need to live healthy lives.

Click here to read our factsheet, Sequestration and the Water for the Poor Act

For more information, contact Cecilia Snyder, 202-294-8253, csnyder@WASHadvocates.org

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