Americans Demand that President Obama Intervene in Detroit Water Crisis

WASHINGTON – Representatives John Conyers and Shelia Jackson Lee joined progressive leaders from Daily Kos, Democracy for America, Food & Water Watch, People’s Water Board, RH Reality Check and Working Families Organization to deliver more than 150,000 petition signatures demanding that President Barack Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services intervene in the Detroit water crisis. Thousands of families have had their water service cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, in violation of the internationally recognized human right to water. Petition signers are calling on the federal government to declare a public health emergency in Detroit, and end the shutoffs, restoring service to thousands of families that have been denied safe, clean, affordable water by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

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P VICTORY!! BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Or…

P VICTORY!! BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income. Read more: Thanks to groups like the Detroit Water Brigade for the weeks of ongoing pressure to stop the shutoffs! Direct action gets the goods.

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One final event nearby in #solidarity with Detroit and all those without water <…

One final event nearby in #solidarity with Detroit and all those without water ♥ TODAY!!! Post on the event page if you need a ride :)

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Join Ann Arbor and Detroit this Friday in Solidarity with GM Hunger Strikers!…

Join Ann Arbor and Detroit this Friday in Solidarity with GM Hunger Strikers !

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Good news for Detroit

Good news for Detroit VICTORY! Detroit’s water is for all Detroiters. us3.campaign-archive2.com We did it! Thanks to pressure from activists across the city and around the world, today the Emergency Manager of Detroit relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department and handed it back to the city’s democratically elected mayor.

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Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control…

Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income Timeline Photos BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income

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BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquishe…

BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income. Read more: Thanks to groups like the Detroit Water Brigade for the weeks of ongoing pressure to stop the shutoffs! Direct action gets the goods.

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This is what Democracy looks like! This is what activism is about.

This is what Democracy looks like! This is what activism is about. Timeline Photos BREAKING: Detroit’s unelected emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, has just relinquished control of the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, which is now back in the hands of the people. It’s expected the mayor and city council will approve a water affordability plan that caps a household’s water bill at no more than 3 percent of their income

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A victory in Detroit today.

A victory in Detroit today. Timeline Photos “Control of Detroit’s massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor’s office. The move comes a week after the department said it would temporarily suspend shutoffs for customers who were 60 days or more behind on bills for 15 days, and a few months ahead of the expected handoff of financial control of the bankrupt city from a state-appointed manager back to Detroit’s elected leaders.” @[1417775498509538:274:Detroit Water Brigade] — in Detroit, MI

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A victory for water rights in Detroit today!

A victory for water rights in Detroit today! Timeline Photos “Control of Detroit’s massive municipal water department, which has been widely criticized by the United Nations and others for widespread service shutoffs to thousands of customers, has been returned to the mayor’s office. The move comes a week after the department said it would temporarily suspend shutoffs for customers who were 60 days or more behind on bills for 15 days, and a few months ahead of the expected handoff of financial control of the bankrupt city from a state-appointed manager back to Detroit’s elected leaders.” @[1417775498509538:274:Detroit Water Brigade] — in Detroit, MI .

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