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Peoples Water Board Coalition
The People’s Water Board advocates for access, protection, and conservation of water. We believe water is a human right and all people should have access to clean and affordable water.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 1-4pm
@Water Board Building
DETROIT WATER AND SEWERAGE DEPARTMENT WATER BOARD BUILDING 735 RANDOLPH, 5TH FLOOR, BOARD ROOM DETROIT, MICHIGAN 48226 1:00 P.M. Announcement: https://detroitmi.gov/events/public-hearing-water-main-replacement Flyer: https://detroitmi.gov/sites/detroitmi.localhost/files/events/2019-03/Notice%20_FLIER_DOOR%20Posting%20of%20Public%20Hearing_WMR_FY20.pdf
Saturday, May 26, 2018 from noon-1:30pm
The City of Detroit plans to shutoff water to more than 17,000 residents resuming a condemned practice of denying water and sanitation service to low income households. Meanwhile, Detroit and surrounding cities are in the middle of an alarming Hepatitis A epidemic! This public health crisis has led to national travel warnings not to go to Michigan. People's Water Board, Moratorium NOW, and the Michigan Poor People's Campaign are organizing a weekly Saturday protest until the Mayor calls a moratorium on the shut offs. Please take a moment to click on the invite button on this event and invite your facebook friends. We will be meeting at the downtown DWSD office and marching a short distance to Campus Martius. Please join us to express your public concern! Please call Valerie Jean (313-704-5150) if you have any questions about this event. Background: The Detroit Water and Sewerage Dept shuts off service to customers who are $150 behind and/or 2 months late on their bill. Low income customers are eligible to sign up for payment plans to catch up on current and past due bills with a starting deposit of 10%. If they default, the deposit goes up to 30% then 50% -- a losing formula if you're already struggling to pay the lowest rate.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 5:30-7:30pm
The People's Water Board monthly meeting is every second Tuesday of the month at 5:30. All water warriors are welcome! Let's come together and get organized in 2018. We can make water a human right for all people. We will be serving a light dinner. If you can; please bring something yummy to share. The PWB is getting ready for a year of resistance! "We get what We are organized to take!" ~ Maureen Taylor
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 8:30am-4:30pm
The People's Water Board is planning a Lobby Day in Lansing on January 31st, targeted at the Michigan House of Representatives Local Government Committee. We are organizing constituents of the Local Government Committee to meet with their representatives to discuss House Bill 4393 (Shut-Off Protections) and 4389/4390 (Decriminalizing Reconnection of Water Service). Our goal is to build relationships with the representatives and to build momentum for hearings on these bills. Above all, it is most important that we recruit constituents of the Local Government Committee to attend (the committee is listed below). PWB attendees are also welcome, and we humbly request that all PWB members who attend commit to a volunteer role to help make these meetings successful. It is possible that not all PWB attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on a meeting with a representative (as the focus is on the representatives hearing from their constituents), but we have many needs behind the scenes that folks can help with. If you would like to join us in Lansing on January 31st, 8:30 - 4:30, please complete this form as soon as possible (Firm deadline of January 28). https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh-w5Byb2IiC49-CmD5Lp0vcz6xHUi41qXy07_Eb8Gh76MnQ/viewform And by all means, we welcome your support in getting folks from the districts below to attend. Here is a little bit of information about the bills. https://www.flipsnack.com/billsummary/bills-1-pager.html Call Eleanor (Faith Committee, Detroit Jews for Justice) with any questions you may have: 248.990.8049 The Local Government Committee: Committee Chair: James Lower (R) - Montcalm County, Gratiot County Julie Alexander (R) - Jackson County Roger Hauck (R) - all of Isabella County and ten townships in Midland County. Ben Frederick (R) - Shiawassee County and townships in Saginaw County. Gary Howell (R) - Lapeer County Jim Runestad (R) - Highland, White Lake, Springfield, Milford, and parts of Waterford Kathy Crawford (R) - Lyon Township, part of Northville, Novi, South Lyon and Walled Lake Terry Sabo (D) - Muskegon Jim Ellison (D) - Royal Oak and Madison Heights Patrick Green (D) - Center Line and the western portion of the city of Warren Jeremy Moss (D) - Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 9:30am
Please join the People's Water Board Coalition and concerned citizens on Tuesday morning to demand the Detroit City Council implement an Income Based Water Affordability Ordinance. Dont forget to grab a comment card when you arrive. They give them out right before the meeting starts. Water is simply not affordable in Detroit and masses are being shut off this month! If you are unable to make the city council meeting, please call your councilperson and demand they make water affordability a priority! http://www.detroitmi.gov/Government/City-Council
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:30-7:30pm
@Cass Corridor Commons
This is our regular monthly meeting held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Cass Corridor Commons. We believe safe, affordable and accessible water is a human right! The People’s Water Board is a coalition of three dozen Southeast Michigan organizations (anti-poverty, social justice, environmental, conservation, faith-based) working together to protect our water from pollution, high water rates, privatization; and the denial of water and sanitation services to people unable to afford it. Founded in 2008, we work collectively with Michigan community-based groups and national coalitions to advocate for policies and programs to ensure clean and affordable water for all residents — regardless of their ability to pay.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 from 5:30-7pm
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm
People's Water Board monthly meeting at Cass Commons.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 12:30-6pm
Detroit to Flint Day of Action Saturday, April 30 Meet at Central United Methodist Church 23 E. Adams at Woodward, Detroit Schedule: Leave Detroit promptly at 12:45 Arrive in Flint at St. Michael’s Church shortly before 2pm 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Canvass training 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. Canvass 5:30 p.m. Debrief at St. Michaels then head back to Detroit Register at peopleswaterboard.org/DetroitToFlint: