April 22, 2020

Detroiters need a long-term Water Affordability Policy

By detroitpeoplesplatform_wl7deq

Detroit is being hit hard by the coronavirus. The broader and longstanding issue of income and affordability in Detroit makes us more vulnerable. We must pursue strategies to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19 and establish strong public health protections.

Right now Detroit has some of the highest water rates in the nation.

The current program to restore water in Detroit is not a long term solution that ensures all households have running water and can pay for that water. In the coming months many of us and many of our neighbors will struggle to pay household bills because of job loss and the slowdown of the economy.

CALL TO ACTION:
Contact your Council Members!

Brenda Jones, Council President, At-Large
313-224-1245 – @DetCouncilPres
bjones_mb@detroitmi.gov

Janeé L Ayers, At-Large
313-224-1027 – @Ayers4Detroit
ayersj@detroitmi.gov

James Tate, District 1
313-224-1027 – @CouncilmanTate
councilmembertate@detroitmi.gov

Roy McCalister Jr., District 2
313-224-4535 – @RoyMcCalisterJr
councilmemberMcCalister@detroitmi.gov

Scott Benson, District 3
313-224-1198 – @Scottinthe3rd
bensons@detroitmi.gov

André Spivey, District 4
313-224-4505 – @AndreLSpivey
councilmanspivey@detroitmi.gov

Mary Sheffield, President Pro Temp, District 5
313-224-4505 – @MsMarySheffield
councilmembersheffield@detroitmi.gov

Raquel Casteñeda-Lopez, District 6
313-224-2450 – @Raquel4Detroit
councilmemberraquel@detroitmi.gov

Gabe Leland, District 7
313-224-2151 – @GabeLeland
lelandg@detroitmi.gov

Tell them: “Detroiters need a long term Water Affordability Policy that ensures water remains on in our homes and protects our health.” Urge City Council to vote for a long term Water Affordability Policy.

Learn More and get involved:
wethepeopleofdetroit.com
brightmoorconnection.org

#TurnWaterOn
#KeepWaterOn
#MakeWaterAffordable