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The past few months I've been rallying with the Peoples Water Board Coalition, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and the Detroit Water Brigade. I've been digging into information posted by the various groups, published news, and government agencies. Last week I also attended a session to learn more about filing Human Rights Complaints with the United Nations. I can see there are a number of complaints needed and one of the issues is "has the United States endorsed" the article(s) of concern. This is one reason I blog... I just hope people see the posts.

I posted to my website "Freedom Fridays - Detroit Water Shutoffs" two days ago. Each day a little changes in the situation. The news isn't reporting each nuance. Today I saw a post on Facebook about the Detroit Water Resident Accessibility Program (DWRAP). The groups have been pushing forward the Water Affordability Program published by Michigan Welfare Rights Organization in 2006.

Originally posted to Fuzzytek on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 07:40 PM PDT.

Also republished by Motor City Kossacks, Michigan, My Michigan, and Bending the Buzz.

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  •  Hey there! (6+ / 0-)

    Glad to see a post from someone directly involved in the struggle.
    I might make it to the D-REM meeting tomorrow night, but I'm not positive. Please keep the reports coming!
    And I hope to make contact with you at NN too.

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    by peregrine kate on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 08:03:40 PM PDT

    •  Michigan needs to awaken to the stealing (0+ / 0-)

      Of it's protected Great Lakes.  When I moved to Michigan twenty years ago I was amazed at how everyone watered their lawns twice a day.  And I mean everyone, asking how it's possible to afford to do this I quickly understood when I received my first water bill for 3 months.  It was $35.00.  Prices have gone up over the years, now it's a whopping $75.00 for 3 months.  This has produced the "I've got mine" mentality.  Sure water infrastructure is old and outdated, so the water department set aside hundreds of millions to update.  Then the EM came in.  He used half, gave it to the banks during the bankruptcy.  Since this debacle the suburbs and Detroit have been arguing over water rights.  It's a joke really.  The water comes from Lake Huron and is pumped through Detroit into the suburbs, what's to argue about??  Water is the new commodity, and Michiganders are too busy watering their lawns to notice.  Thank you for reporting and fighting for the city residents of Detroit.  I am one Michigander who understands the fight is for rights not for the right of watering my lawn.  

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