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Water & Sanitation

Meet Congressman Schock - a young Republican advocate for the world’s poor

As the first Member of Congress born in the 1980s, Schock has raised the profile of young leaders in the Republican Party and has built a record of working on a bipartisan basis with young elected officials at the local, state and federal level.

(And if you're anything like me, you probably saw him featured on the front of Men’s Health as “America’s Fittest Congressman.”as well.)

Congressman Schock’s story is refreshing because it shows that you’re never too young to make a difference.

In just 6 years of service to 18th District of Illinois, Congressman Schock has already proven himself to be an advocate for the world’s poor; he is a cosponsor of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013 and recently signed onto a resolution to support increasing access to vaccines around the world.

A few months ago, Congressman Schock’s team created this video about his passion for increasing access to water and sanitation.

In July, Congressman Schock spoke on the House floor about the vital role that nonprofits play in our democracy. We're thrilled that the Congressman mentioned the work that we have done as global citizens. Check out the video above!

Global Citizen is excited to continue working with Congressman Schock over the coming months.