The People’s Water Board has released some important updates, information and things you can do to help in this emergency public health situation.
Kim Redigan (an MCHR board member) recently addressed the difficulties for school-aged children who are sheltering in place due to COVID-19 in a home that does not have running water.
She talked about the problems for these kids and their families — and the critical need for water service to be re-connected immediately.
Click here to read Kim’s statement.
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.
The op-ed was authored by MCHR’s Barbara Harvey.
Click here to see Barbara Harvey’s op-ed “Stop the Palestinian Apartheid.”