5 Reasons Why the Water for the World Act Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

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Imagine a world wheregiving birth on the side of the roadwith two cans of dirty water is not an uncommon occurrence: a world where the water you drink inducesnear-perpetual diarrhea, and where girls are left with little choice but todrop out of school, simply because they have begun menstruation.Now, imagine a world where you and I have the power to change this. A world where every woman, man and child has a fair shot at living a healthy, dignified and productive life with the help of ready access to clean water, toilets and simple hygiene practices like hand washing.The good news is that this IS our world, and starting this week, the American public has an incredible opportunity to make sure that the world we imagine becomes the world we live in.Thanks to the model bipartisan leadership of CongressmenJudge Ted Poe(R-TX) andEarl Blumenauer(D-OR), a key piece of legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, called theSenator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 .http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-winder/5-reasons-why-the-water-f_b_3689396.html