LANSING, Michigan - Flint residents will board a bus Wednesday morning bound for Lansing to express their outrage over the end of water distribution directly to lawmakers. The state showed its preference for corporate profits over public safety last week when it practically gave water to Nestle for free while taking it away from people who pay the highest bills for water they don’t trust.
Activists will rally in the rotunda of the Capitol building to chant and cheer within earshot of the lawmakers in session down the hall. Leaders in the event will also be available for comment and to explain the demands they are seeking from legislators that would make the city of Flint whole again.
Follow on: Twitter: #FlintsStillFighting
Rally for safe water at the Capitol rotunda
Anthony Paciorek, Flint resident, Michigan United leader
Jia Ireland, Flint resident, Field coordinator Michigan Voice
Other Flint residents and water rights activists angered by this injustice
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
10:00 a.m. - Bus departs from Flint
11:00 a.m. - Bus arrives in Lansing
1:30 p.m. - Rally in Capitol Rotunda
2:15 p.m. - Bus returns to Flint
Michigan Capitol rotunda
100 N Capitol Ave.
Lansing, MI 48933
# # #
Michigan United is a broad, statewide coalition working to reform our broken immigration system, advance housing justice, protect the rights of low-wage workers and develop leadership. Michigan United is a member organization of People's Action
People’s Action is more than a million people across 30 states working for economic, racial, gender and climate justice.