People’s Water Board Coalition
Water Ceremony and Press Conference Monday…
For Immediate Release
Friday, March 18, 2022
Contact: Sylvia Orduño, 734.846.9465, firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith Leaders Call for Water Bills Based on Ability to Pay to End Shutoffs
Spirit of Detroit Press Conference highlights moral crisis of water insecurity on eve of World Water Day
DETROIT – Monday morning, a variety of faith leaders from Metro Detroit will gather at the Spirit of Detroit to call on mayors, and other elected leaders to adopt income based water bills and use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to keep water affordable for low income households. Members of the People’s Water Board Coalition Interfaith Justice Committee (IJC) will speak out the day before World Water Day, a global observation of water as a basic and crucial human need.
Leaders of many faiths will focus on the moral crisis evident when people are denied water because the bills are too expensive. The pandemic and the ensuing economic downturn made the need for water more obvious and urgent, but even before the pandemic, low income families and individuals needed income based water bills.
What: Press Conference on the Moral Crisis of Water Insecurity
Who: People’s Water Board Coalition Interfaith Justice Committee
Rev. Kenita Harris
Sister Mary Ellen Howard
Imam Mikail Steward-Saadiq
Rev. Bill Wylie Kellermann
Elder Mary Lloyd
Rabbi Nate DeGroot
Sylvia Orduño – People’s Water Board Coalition
When: Monday, March, March 21, 11:30 a.m.
Where: Spirit of Detroit