Water is a Human Right petition reaches 1.5 million signatures

15 May 2013
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After reaching 1 million signatures in February, the first European Citizens' Initiative has now reached an astounding 1.5 million signatures. Eight countries have achieved the EU minimum, several of them have exceeded the minimum number by far.

Jan Willem Goudriaan, vice-president of the Citizens' Committee says “Our European Citizens' Initiative has managed to create a truly European debate about water and sanitation and the challenge to ensure that millions of Europeans have access to this basic Human Right. The financial and economic crisis and the pro-privatisation drive have galvanized millions of Europeans to rally to support our effort to keep water and sanitation out of the internal market rules.”

The campaign hopes to collect 2 million signatures by September 2013. Visit http://www.right2water.eu/ today!

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