Mayor Duggan’s Juneteenth is Problematic

There are many reasons why Mayor Duggan and his administration laying claim to Juneteenth is so problematic.

He failed to stop water shutoffs during the  COVID-19 pandemic until compelled by State Emergency Order.

He refused to fight for environmental protections for residents on Beniteau and in the FCA Impact Area.

He expanded Project Green Light and racially-biased Facial Recognition Technology throughout the city. 

He fought against the People’s Community Benefits Ordinance (Proposal A). 

and many others.

New Video The Water is NOT Restored in Detroit


Many Detroiters are working hard to bring down the COVID-19 curve and keep their neighborhoods safe.

But in the midst of this pandemic that is hitting black people hard, in the nation’s largest MAJORITY BLACK CITY Shutoff notices continue and the water hasn’t been restored for many in spite of the Governor’s Executive Order.

Don’t let this failure to do what is mandated make us more vulnerable the next wave of COVID-19.

Call the Governor’s Office 517.373.3400 (dial 5)

More: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2… https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-can… http://detroitpeoplesplatform.org

BREAKING: From the Guardian

Detroit families still without clean water despite shutoffs being lifted

“Common sense says it is racism,” said Bouier, noting that most of those who have had their water shut off are black and poor. The fatality rate of Covid-19 in Michigan is 7% of confirmed cases, but while African Americans make up only 14% of the state’s population, they make up 40% of the state’s deaths.

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https://brightmoorconnection.org

New VIDEO Turn The Water On Mayor Duggan

To survive the next wave of COVID-19, EVERYONE must have access to affordable water. In the midst of a pandemic hitting black people hard, in the nation’s largest MAJORITY BLACK CITY

Mayor Duggan is the face of Detroit’s Black Women and Children WITHOUT WATER

Call Mayor Duggan! Tell him to turn the water on so we can ALL wash our hands!

Turn The Water On Mayor Duggan! 313.224.3400 http://detroitpeoplesplatform.org

BREAKING: From the Guardian

Detroit families still without clean water despite shutoffs being lifted

“Common sense says it is racism,” said Bouier, noting that most of those who have had their water shut off are black and poor. The fatality rate of Covid-19 in Michigan is 7% of confirmed cases, but while African Americans make up only 14% of the state’s population, they make up 40% of the state’s deaths.

Brightmoor Connections Food Pantry
https://brightmoorconnection.org

Detroiters need a long-term Water Affordability Policy

Detroit is being hit hard by the coronavirus. The broader and longstanding issue of income and affordability in Detroit makes us more vulnerable. We must pursue strategies to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 and establish strong public health protections.

Right now Detroit has some of the highest water rates in the nation.

The current program to restore water in Detroit is not a long term solution that ensures all households have running water and can pay for that water. In the coming months many of us and many of our neighbors will struggle to pay household bills because of job loss and the slowdown of the economy.

CALL TO ACTION:
Contact your Council Members!

Brenda Jones, Council President, At-Large
313-224-1245 – @DetCouncilPres
bjones_mb@detroitmi.gov

Janeé L Ayers, At-Large
313-224-1027 – @Ayers4Detroit
ayersj@detroitmi.gov

James Tate, District 1
313-224-1027 – @CouncilmanTate
councilmembertate@detroitmi.gov

Roy McCalister Jr., District 2
313-224-4535 – @RoyMcCalisterJr
councilmemberMcCalister@detroitmi.gov

Scott Benson, District 3
313-224-1198 – @Scottinthe3rd
bensons@detroitmi.gov

André Spivey, District 4
313-224-4505 – @AndreLSpivey
councilmanspivey@detroitmi.gov

Mary Sheffield, President Pro Temp, District 5
313-224-4505 – @MsMarySheffield
councilmembersheffield@detroitmi.gov

Raquel Casteñeda-Lopez, District 6
313-224-2450 – @Raquel4Detroit
councilmemberraquel@detroitmi.gov

Gabe Leland, District 7
313-224-2151 – @GabeLeland
lelandg@detroitmi.gov

Tell them: “Detroiters need a long term Water Affordability Policy that ensures water remains on in our homes and protects our health.” Urge City Council to vote for a long term Water Affordability Policy.

Learn More and get involved:
wethepeopleofdetroit.com
brightmoorconnection.org

#TurnWaterOn
#KeepWaterOn
#MakeWaterAffordable