Forwarded in support of Food & Water Watch December 16, 2009
We all know that the economic crisis has cost millions of people their jobs. And, while economists say the stimulus helped a little, it didn't go far enough. We also know that our water infrastructure is crumbling. Many of the pipes carrying our wastewater and drinking water are 60 years old or more. We lose 1.7 trillion gallons of water a year because of faulty infrastructure.
Today, we have a chance to do something about both. In a few hours the House of Representatives will vote on the Jobs for Main Street Act.
This bill will provide $2 billion for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure repairs. That means about 50,000 people will be put to work repairing pipes and treatment works. Email your Representative now and ask them to vote for the Jobs for Main Street Act.
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