For California Residents Only: Tell Governor Schwarzenegger Water is a Human Right

Make it Crystal Clear: Water is a Human Right

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(This Action is for California residents only)

Nearly 9 million Californians rely on water suppliers that have faced five or more violations of state drinking water standards. This water crisis disproportionately affects low-income populations, people of color and those who are ill and vulnerable.

The Human Right to Water Act of 2009 (AB 1242) will assure access to safe, affordable water. AB 1242 establishes water as a basic human right as a policy of the state. AB 1242 has passed both houses of the state Legislature and shortly will be on the Governor's desk for him to sign into law or veto.

There is no time to waste.

Please take action today and call Governor Schwarzenegger or fax the WILPF letter to his office, asking that he sign this bill into law. AB 1242 will move the state toward a day when everyone can safely fill a glass of water from their tap and drink it without fear.

To call the Governor's office try one of these numbers: at his Sacramento office: 916-445-2841. If this number is busy, call the district office nearest you: in LA: 213-897-0322, San Diego: 619-525-4641, Fresno, 559-477-1804, and San Francisco: 415-703-2218.

Take Action
Fax a letter to Governor Schwarzenegger!

WILPF's "Save the Water" issue group in California has joined with the California Water Summit in pushing for passage of this bill, and U.S. WILPF signed on as an official supporter.

This precedent-setting bill, the first in the country, mirrors the effort to establish water as a human right at the United Nations. Isn't it time?

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