UN rapporteurs took a bus tour so they could see first hand the devastation the water shut offs have caused whole communities in Detroit.

 

Citizens telling the UN Rapporteur about water issues they are faced with.

 

INFO: Water Rights Hotline  844-42-WATER

 

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Friday, October 24, 2014 9:45 PM

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!Canvassing Volunteers Saturday October 25, 2014

JOIN US!! Canvassing volunteers will meet at W. Chicago Rd. and Lauder (on the corner/ Front Page Deli) @ 12:30 PM. We will canvass from 1-4:30 PM. All are welcome to join us!!

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Friday, October 24, 2014 11:33 AM

OFFICIAL STATEMENT : MI WELFARE RIGHTS ORG.

On Oct. 20th, 2014, United Nations representatives met with the Mayor, and part of his staff to discuss the recent mass water shutoff’s plaguing Detroit. The meeting was very frank and at times contentious with the Special Rapporteurs asking questions based on citizen/resident reports they had received from what they refer to as “civil society” organizations and direct visits to residential homes.

The premise of the meeting was itself historic in that this was a session to discuss best practices shared by the S.R.’s relative to how decreasing revenues might impact water access, distribution and sanitation specifically in low-income households.  The two special investigators have amassed a myriad of expertise over the years after visiting many countries who have faced dwindling economies and transient populations.

Read entire statement here


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:12 PM

Canvassing Volunteers Wednesday October 22!

Canvassing Volunteers Wednesday, October 22, 2014

JOIN US!! Canvassing volunteers will meet at W. Chicago Rd. and Lauder (on the corner/ Front Page Deli) @ 12:30 PM. We will canvass from 1-4:30 PM. 

All are welcome to join us!!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:16 PM

WATER & DTE Assistance Available

Wayne Metro Detroit     Call 313-388-9799

1.Give them your name & bill and/or shut off notice with account # and ask for assistance.

You will be assessed over the phone and given an appointment if you qualify. 

2.If you get an appointment you will need to show up at the location given to them and have: your lease, license or official ID, bills, shut off notice and social security card.

If you call, please email us at wethepeopleofdetroit@gmail.com    to report  whatever the outcome of your call. Use H2O Assist in the subject line.

OR call the Water Rights Hotline at 1-844-42WATER. Please speak slowly and clearly!


Monday, October 20, 2014 9:41 PM

Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Visit to city of Detroit (United States of America) 18-20 October 2014 - S

Joint Press Statement by Special Rapporteur on adequate housing as a component of the right to an adequate standard of living and to right to non-discrimination in this context, and Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation Visit to city of Detroit (United States of America) 18-20 October 2014 - See more at:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=15188&LangID=E


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