2017: Water Rights Activists Rally at State Capitol

March 22, 2018 all-day

Dozens of self-described “water warriors” rallied Wednesday at the Michigan Capitol, asking legislators to address large bills, shutoffs, quality control and more in a demonstration marking World Water Day.

Activists who traveled from Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and other parts of the state brought unique issues to the table but shared a common mantra: “Water is a human right.”

“We have a toxic water problem in Flint,” said Claire McClinton. “We have a bills-too-high-to-pay-for-this-poison-water problem in Flint. And last but not least, we have a democracy problem in Flint.”

For the full article, see Jonathan Oosting, “Michigan activists seek to make water a human right“, Detroit News, March 22, 2017.

For another, see Emily Lawler, “Michigan House votes to send $100M in federal funding to Flint“, MLive, March 22, 2017.

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