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To: U.S. Senators, U.S.Representatives
No Water Shutoffs During the Coronavirus Pandemic!!
Frequent hand-washing is a critical way to reduce the spread of coronavirus. But you can't wash your hands without running water.
In the U.S., millions of people have had their water service shut off because of unaffordable bills. Lack of water is putting their families and communities at risk.
I urge you to support a national moratorium on water shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic -- and require reinstatement of service for those whose service was previously shut off.
Why is this important?
Currently, people across the country are not able to wash their hands, because their water service has been turned off.
That's horrifying, especially during a critical time when the most widely endorsed strategy to prevent or manage the coronavirus (COVID-19) is to wash our hands frequently.
The pandemic is making it all the more clear: water access is critical for public health. We all deserve access to water in order to be able to keep ourselves and our communities safe.
Urge your members of Congress to pass a national moratorium on water shutoffs during the coronavirus pandemic.