Matt Damon plans to pitch his fight for clean water to Trump

2017-01-24 22:01
 

Utah — Matt Damon took the cause of clean water to the Sundance Film Festival, where he said he's hoping to pitch Donald Trump on the issue.

Damon told The Associated Press that clean water accessibility isn't a partisan issue and demands "an all-hands-on-deck approach to solve this." The actor has publicaly supported Democrats, including Hillary Clinton.

When asked his response to the election, Damon demurred and said he hopes Trump will be open to back clean water programs like his nonprofit Water.org. He said, "Hopefully we'll get our turn."

Damon founded Water.org with civil engineer Gary White in 2009. It uses micro-finance loans to bring hygienic connections to water and toilets to impoverished communities.

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The Martian actor got emotional when describing how being a father affects his fight for clean water. He said, "It's a massive issue for men, women and girls. I've traveled all around the world interacting with these little girls, and as a father of four girls, it's deeply affecting.

"These are real human beings and it's impossible not to see the faces of your own children in the faces of these children."

Damon also spoke about the issue at the Davos Forum last week.

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