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Action Alert - join our Twitter campaign #FundSafeH20

Great news! Last week the Assembly Budget Sub-Committee voted to include $41 million in the 2016-2017 California budget to fund the following:

  • $10 million to provide for permanent, interim and emergency solutions to deliver safe drinking water to small, disadvantaged communities and low-income households
  • $10 million to address the lack of drinking water access and water quality issues in schools
  • $20 million for water efficiency investments/technologies in disadvantaged communities and low-income households to reduce energy and water use and promote water affordability and system sustainability
  • $1.3 million for data collection and management to track access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation (wastewater) in California

But we’re not finished yet! Both houses of the Legislature must come together to agree on the budget’s contents by the June 15 deadline and we have more work to do to make sure these vital investments are included!

Tweet with us!

Today we’ll start a Twitter campaign to engage legislators whose support we need during the budget process. Here’s how you can help – simply log into your Twitter account, copy, paste and send the following tweets today:

@JerryBrownGov's #MayRevise falls short of addressing CA H20 crisis @MarkLeno support Asm’s #CAbudget drinking water proposal

@JerryBrownGov's #MayRevise falls short of addressing CA H20 crisis @PhilTing support Asm’s #CAbudget drinking water proposal

@JerryBrownGov's #MayRevise falls short of addressing CA H20 crisis Senator Nielson support Asm’s #CAbudget drinking water proposal

@JerryBrownGov's #MayRevise falls short of addressing CA H20 crisis @JayObernolte support Asm’s #CAbudget drinking water proposal

Our coalition will retweet your tweets and tag the Assembly members leading this budget proposal (@AsmEGarciaAD56, @AsmRichardBloom) so they know you support their proposal!

We’ll continue this campaign right up until the June 15 deadline so stay tuned for more tweets! Thank you again for your support. We’ll keep you posted as budget negotiations continue.

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