Daily Prompt: Person of the Year
by michelle w. on June 13, 2013
You’re asked to nominate someone for TIME’s Person of the Year. Who would it be, and why?
My nominee is Matt Damon. I admire him for his work as co-founder to water.org. He has worked on and completed several projects with water.org
Matt’s latest project is to Strike against using the toilet.
Matt Damon Claims He’s Giving Up Using the Toilet
In a press conference, co-founder of water.org Matt Damon announced he was going on strike: “Until everyone has access to clear water and sanitation … I will not go to the bathroom.” Alright, so it was a fake news conference — but its message is very much real.
Water.org is a non-profit advocacy group which strives to provide hundreds of communities in Africa, Asia and Central America clean water and sanitation. As Matt Damon states in the very comical fake news conference, 780 million (2 times the population of the USA) lack access to clean water. A whopping 2.5 billion lack access to a toilet — a harrowing fact considering most diseases are caused by fecal matter.
The viral fake news conference video launches the “Strike With Me” campaign; a movement which strives ignite the internet and pressure Washington to increase funding for water projects in Africa, Asia and the Central America.
Support Matt Damon’s Strike against Toilets at: http://strikewithme.org/
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