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.