Efforts continue to restore water service for thousands of Detroit residents now facing additional health dangers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Be informed and show your support:
1. Letter from Rep. Rasida Tlaib to Gov. Whitmer in support of a Detroit Water Restoration Task Force
Click here to view Rep. Tlab’s letter to Gov. Whitmer.
2. ACLU letter to Gov. Whitmer urging her to expedite the restoration of water services for Detroit residents.
Click here to view ACLU’s letter to Gov. Whitmer.
3. Proposal for creation of a Detroit Water Restoration Task Force
Click here to view proposal for creation of Detroit Water Restoration Task Force.
4. Write to Gov. Whitmer supporting Clean Water and Sanitation Access for All Michiganders.
Click here to view a sample letter to Gov. Whitmer.
In a recent interview published by legal industry trade journal Legal News, MCHR Chair Cary McGehee discussed a range of topics relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The People’s Water Board has released some important updates, information and things you can do to help in this emergency public health situation.
The growing COVID-19 public health emergency has worsened the water emergency being experienced by 9500 Detroit households who are disconnected from the city’s water services.
The People’s Water Board has requested that Gov. Whitmer take emergency measures and expedite the reconnection of water services, provide water resources for affected residents, develop a statewide water affordability plan and other actions.
MCHR board member Kim Redigan is also a member of the People’s Water Board (PWB).
In a statement at recent PWB news conference, Redigan said, “We demand that water services be restored immediately to all households, and going into the future, plan to make water affordable for all families.”
Click here to view the PWB news conference.
Click here to view PWB letter appealing to Gov. Whitmer.
The Michigan Coalition for Human Rights has postponed its 2020 Annual Dinner (originally set for Sunday, April 5) due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At a later date, the annual dinner will be rescheduled for sometime in September or October.
Be safe and be well.