Dear Water Activist, Advocates and Humanist,
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” A Day Without Water” Highlights ways to get Safe, Affordable Water to All
Detroit and Flint activists connected to the upcoming National Women’s March Convention will hold a press conference Thursday, October 12 for “A Day Without Water.” The event aims to draw attention to the need for safe, affordable water throughout Michigan. Organizers will call on everyone who wants to end Michigan’s water crises to join a social media campaign urging elected officials to implement plans such as the Water Affordability Plan.
Participants will also announce “Making Waves,” a training and informational session for attendees of the National Women’s March Convention on how families in Detroit, Flint, Highland Park and elsewhere in Michigan are being deprived of water.
From the gastrointestinal illnesses associated with the Detroit water shutoffs to the Legionnaires disease associated with the Flint water crises, families have been suffering from the lack of access to safe, affordable water. “A Day Without Water” will highlight the need to take stock of what many of us take for granted: that water will flow when we turn on the tap. That is not the case for far too many Michigan families.
Angela Stamps, Program Coordinator – Kentakee Athletic and Social Club
Juani Olivares,President & CEO – Genesee County Hispanic and Latino Collective
Whitney Frierson, Youth Leader – RAISE IT UP!
Kayla Shannon, Youth Leader – RAISE IT UP!
Claire McClinton- Flint Democracy Defense League
Melissa Mays – Water You Fighting for Flint
Monica Lewis-Patrick, President & CEO – We the People of Detroit
Press Conference: “A Day Without Water,” a Pre-Women’s Convention launch of campaign for water justice
When: Thursday, October 12 at 11:00am
Where: Berston Field House, 3300 Saginaw St, Flint, MI 48505