There’s a lot in the news this morning on utility disconnections that I want to share, and we hope you can help us amplify on social media and within your networks. Also! Join us today in taking action for long term water-justice solutions! We’re mobilizing to show Congress that they must address our water crisis in the upcoming infrastructure package.
Congress and the Biden administration are working on a huge infrastructure package right now that must include The WATER Act – to fix broken water mains, keep our drinking water safe and bills affordable. This is a very popular idea – our allies at the Water Hub just published new polling that shows 93% of voters believe fixing America’s outdated and unsafe drinking water systems should be a top priority for President Biden’s economic recovery plan.
|Food and Water Watch and Cornell University released a report showing a nationwide water shutoff moratorium might have saved more than 9,000 lives and prevented nearly half a million people from being infected with COVID-19 through the end of 2020. And here’s a Guardian article about it.|
Here’s a Washington Post article that came out today highlighting the work of the #NoShutOffs coalition and our demand of President Biden to enact a nationwide moratorium on utility shutoffs!
Join us in taking action today! Here are three easy steps:
- Call your Representative!
” Hi my name is ____ and I live at ______. I am calling to urge Rep ____ to cosponsor the WATER Act (HR 1352) and include these policies in the infrastructure package. We need more federal investment in our water systems to keep our water safe, affordable, and publicly managed.“
- Call your Senators!
Dial: 202-609-9043 (call twice to get connected to each Senator’s office)
“Hi my name is ____ and I live at ______. I am calling to urge Sen. ____ to cosponsor the WATER Act (S 916) and include these policies in the infrastructure package. We need more federal investment in our water systems to keep our water safe, affordable, and publicly managed.”