She met with Members of Congress on Tuesday for a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill. The events focused on raising awareness of the global water crisis and encouraging greater action by the U.S. government to ensure access to safe, clean water and improved sanitation in the developing world.
One of Mandy Moore’s Web sites, MandyMoore.org, includes some things she spoke about on World Water Day:
“Last year, my eyes were opened to the problems caused by a lack of safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene,” said Moore, who traveled to Southern Sudan last May with the global health organization PSI (Population Services International).
“Here on Capitol Hill, it’s hard for us to imagine what it’s like to face illness every time we’re thirsty but it’s a reality in Southern Sudan. It is an overwhelmingly tragic situation but the good news is we can do something about it.”