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  •  Nicely done, E., thanks. (10+ / 0-)

    Big news also re: DC action planned for tomorrow. I'll supply the PR here:

    MEDIA ADVISORY
    July 29, 2014

    Contact: Neil Sroka, Democracy for America, 847.219.8491
     Katherine Cirullo, Food & Water Watch, 202-683-4914
     Kate Fried, Food & Water Watch, 202.683.4905

    Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, National Advocates to Demand Intervention from President Obama and the Dept. of Health and Human Services in Detroit Water Crisis

    Washington, D.C. -- Representative John Conyers will join progressive leaders from Food & Water Watch, Daily Kos, Democracy for America, People's Water Board, RH Reality Check and Working Families Organization to deliver petition signatures demanding that President Barack Obama and the Department of Health and Human Services declare a public health emergency in Detroit. Thousands of families have had their water service cut off by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, in violation of the internationally recognized human right to water.

    What: Press conference to call for federal intervention in Detroit water crisis, deliver petitions from concerned Americans.

    Who:
    Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
    Food & Water Watch Exec. Director Wenonah Hauter
    RH Reality Check Editor-in-Chief Jodi Jacobson

    When: Wednesday, July 30, 11 a.m.

    Where: House Triangle, outside the U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.

    Petition signers call on the federal government to declare a public health emergency in Detroit, and to end the shutoffs, restoring service to thousands of families that have been denied safe, clean, affordable water. The petition follows on a letter Rep. Conyers wrote to President Obama in June calling for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency, urging the federal government to step in to provide support for residents who have had their water shut off.

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    by peregrine kate on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:10:56 AM PDT

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