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Press Advisories and Statements

Facebook Tele-Press Conference on COVID-19 and Detroit inaction to stop water shutoffs (3/20/20)

PWB Press Release on Tele-Press Conference (3/20/20)

Appeal to Gov. Whitmer in light of COVID-19 Water and Sanitation Needs (3/16/20)

Statement on Gov Whitmer Inaction on Water Shutoffs, Public Health Safety (2/28/19)

PWBC In The News

The beverage giants were allowed to keep bottling in Detroit, despite substantial uncollected water bills (Consumer Reports 7/10/20) “We believe the city of Detroit is vastly exaggerating their progress and underreporting the number of people without water,” Shea Howell—a member of the People’s Water Board, an advocacy group based in Detroit—said during a recent teleconference with reporters.

Opinion: Water access urgent in Detroit during outbreak (Detroit News 3/25/20)

Detroit water activists urge Gov. Whitmer to provide free water stations during the coronavirus pandemic (Metro Times 3/23/20)

Whitmer urged to ensure sanitation for all (Public News Service 3/23/20)

The Detroit organizers long demanding water justice (Common Dreams 3/17/20)

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