Two weeks ago, in Mayor Duggan’s State of the City address (SOTC, March 6, 2018), he emphasized his intention to make Detroit a more kid-friendly city. Yesterday, the Free Press reported that 17,461 Detroit households were at risk for water shutoffs.
In his SOTC Mayor Duggan stated “We are going to make sure our kids not only go to school but they succeed at school,” but can kids succeed at school without water at home?
[bctt tweet=”In his SOTC @MayorMikeDuggan stated “We are going to make sure our kids not only go to school but they succeed at school,” but can kids succeed at school without water at home? #KeepTheWaterOn #Detroit” username=””]
[bctt tweet=”@MayorMikeDuggan also talked about the future and how #Detroit children have been forgotten, but how many of these children will be left without water? #KeepTheWaterOn” via=”no”]
[bctt tweet=”Local water activist worked for more than a year to urge public health officials and @MayorMikeDuggan to protect households with children from water shutoffs. Their request was rejected. #Keepthewateron #Detroit” via=”no”]
Color of Change is supporting a local petition to address the water shut offs in Brightmoor and throughout the city. We encourage Detroit People’s Platform members and supporters to sign the petition and to contact the Mayor directly or through social media.
[bctt tweet=”Demand that @MayorMikeDuggan take real action to protect our children from water shutoffs instead using them as a talking point. #KeepTheWaterOn #Detroit” via=”no”]
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What you can do right now?
Sign the petition: Keep the water on in Brightmoor
Contact Mayor Duggan
(313) 224-3400 – @MayorMikeDuggan – firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you facing water shutoff?
Do you want to support Detroit water activists and get involved?
We the People of Detroit
People’s Water Board Coalition