Growing up, we lived out in the country. Our house was all electric, so if the power went out, which it did at least a few times a year, we had nothing. Couldn’t cook, only flashlights or candles at night, and no water!! Yes, even the pump for the well was electric. Fortunately, we never had to wait more than a few hours for the power to come back on.
But what if you had to live your whole life with little or no electricity? What if, in this modern age, you had to do your homework in the dark? What if the only way you could cook dinner for your family was over an open fire – indoors? What if you gave birth in a hospital with no electricity and there was no way to give your child the life-saving vaccines every baby needs – because there was no way to keep the vaccines refrigerated?
This is what life is like for 70% of people living in sub-Saharan Africa. One.org has a vision for these people, called The Power Project.
The United States Senate is considering a bill (the Energize Africa Act) that will help African countries provide electricity to millions of people – and at no expense to US taxpayers. So the purpose of The Power Project is to show our senators that there’s a LOT of support for this bill. So they’ve set a goal – 50,000 messages to the Senate – and we need your help to reach it. We know it can be done – ONE members helped get a similar bill passed in the House of Representatives. Now it’s time to focus on the Senate!
Won’t You Help?
No donation is required. All you have to do is click through my link, sign your own letter to the Senate, and that’s it!! And if I get enough people to send messages, I can win a trip to Washington, DC to help deliver our messages in person. Thanks for your support!