#NN14: Turn on the Water! Tax Wall Street! March & Rally

One of the most pressing issues locals in Detroit are currently facing is water shutoffs. In lieu of a lunch keynote on Friday, July 18th, we are urging all Netroots Nation 2014 attendees to support local organizing efforts and join the rally asserting that access to water is a basic human right.

If you’d like to read more about Detroit’s water crisis, please read this excellent piece by John Nichols, Against Austerity in Detroit: ‘Water is a Human Right’, on The Nation.

 

Join National Nurses United as they declare a public health emergency and demand a moratorium be put on the unprecedented water shutoffs in the Motor City.

  Photo credit: Progressive.org

Turn on the Water! Tax Wall Street! March & Rally

When: July 18; 12:30 p.m. (assemble), 1 p.m. (march begins), 1:45 p.m. (rally at 1 Hart Plaza)

Where: Assemble outside the Cobo Center on the Southwest corner of Washington Blvd. and W. Congress St.  Click this link to open the mapped location.

Who: National Nurses United and you!

Special thanks to the following organizations for turning local members out for the event: Communication Workers of America, Democratic Socialists of America, Democracy for America and Progressive Voices.

Desiree Kane

Desiree Kane


Desiree Kane (@dbirdy) is a proud Miwok American Indian and trans-media storyteller who currently serves as development associate. She's a published journalist working with with various media orgs on stories, investigative documentaries, and more. She's served on a number of boards, the most prestigious being The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has received a TED scholarship to travel to Doha, Qatar where she spoke to organizers from around the world on building digital media internships in the NGO environment, and is a founder of The PPL, the home for independent media during the 2012 DNC.

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