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Damon Goes on 'Toilet Strike' for Clean Water

10:39 AM, Feb 13, 2013   |    comments
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Actor Matt Damon says he is 'striking' from using the toilet to raise awareness for clean water.

Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, held a press conference where he announced that to protest the fact that 2.5 billion people lack access to a toilet or basic sanitation, he will be going on a "toilet strike*." Damon remained afterward to make appearances in videos by top talent on the YouTube platform designed to bring awareness and activism to the global water and sanitation crisis.

At the news conference, Damon pointed out that "780 Million people, that's twice the population of the United States, lack access to clean water." He then announced his "toilet strike," declaring: "In protest of this global tragedy, until this issue is resolved, until everyone has access to clean water and sanitation... I will not go to the bathroom."

Water.org invites viewers to http://strikewithme.org where they can "Support the Strike," subscribe to upcoming videos, and donate to the cause.

Gannett

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