Update 5:30 PST: Earlier today Senator Coburn lifted his hold on the Water for the World Act and the Senate passed the bill! It will now be signed by President Obama and become law!

There is a chance that the Water for the World Act will die in Congress today.

The Water for the World Act will help bring clean water and sanitation to the people who need it most. For the past year and a half, advocate voices around the country have helped make this bill a reality. It has passed the House of Representatives, President Obama is willing to sign the bill into law, but we need Senator Coburn’s support from Oklahoma for this bill to pass through the Senate.

Twitter will be the quickest way to bring attention to this issue. Click below to send this tweet now.

Retweet to join me in asking @TomCoburn to support #Water4World to save moms & babies, for girls education, & more effective US spending.

Continue to remind Senator Coburn why the Water for the World Act is so important:

Reason #5 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- Girls & Women shouldn’t risk their safety looking for a toilet http://ctt.ec/VZ7TU+
Tweet: .@TomCoburn Reason #5 to support #Water4World- Girls & Women shouldn't risk their safety looking for a toilet http://ctt.ec/VZ7TU+

Reason #4 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- keep girls in school when they don’t have to fetch water or have no access to safe sanitation
Tweet: Reason #4 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- keep girls in school when they don't have to fetch water or have no access to safe sanitation

Reason #3 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- will help moms have safe deliveries and healthier babies with better hygiene practices
Tweet: Reason #3 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- will help moms have safe deliveries and healthier babies with better hygiene practices

Reason #2 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- will help stop kids under 5 from dying from preventable diseases like diarrhea & pneumonia.
Tweet: Reason #2 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- will help stop kids under 5 from dying from preventable diseases like diarrhea & pneumonia.

Reason #1 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- US taxpayer money will be spent more efficiently and effectively.
Tweet: Reason #1 to support #Water4World @TomCoburn- US taxpayer money will be spent more efficiently and effectively.

Photo: © 2014 World Vision/ photo by Ani Chitemyan

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