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Demand Mayor Duggan #KeepTheWaterOn for Detroit’s Children

Demand Mayor Duggan #KeepTheWaterOn for Detroit’s Children

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? 

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@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 Click To 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 Click To Tweet

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.

Demand that @MayorMikeDuggan take real action to protect our children from water shutoffs instead using them as a talking point. #KeepTheWaterOn #Detroit Click To Tweet

Read more:
Controversial water shutoffs could hit 17,461 Detroit households
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/03/26/more-than-17-000-detroit-households-risk-water-shutoffs/452801002/

Mayor Mike Duggan to Detroit children: ‘We want you to stay’
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/03/06/mayor-mike-duggan-detroit-children-state-city/400824002/

What you can do right now?

Sign the petition: Keep the water on in Brightmoor
https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/keep-the-water-on-in-brightmoor?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1522097001

Contact Mayor Duggan
(313) 224-3400 – @MayorMikeDuggan – emailmike@detroitmi.gov

Are you facing water shutoff?
Do you want to support Detroit water activists and get involved?

We the People of Detroit
http://wethepeopleofdetroit.com

People’s Water Board Coalition
https://www.peopleswaterboard.org