Thursday, February 18, 2016

Occupy Wall Street: Rising up with Flint

The people of Flint have been poisoned by their government. For two years, the water coming out of their taps and showerheads has been laced with lead that leeched off of old pipes (see image below) when dirty water ran through it from the polluted Flint River. The state officials in charge of the city, which was under “emergency management” and being starved to the verge of bankruptcy, knew about it and didn’t tell the residents. Instead they quietly trucked their own clean water into state buildings. Straight criminal!
Over the past months, occupiers from Detroit, NYC and beyond have been visiting Flint to provide mutual aid and amplify local demands. Next month, though, we are planning an even bigger response – but we need your help to make it happen.

Pitch in $10 today to support our Flint Solidarity project

The funds raised by local non-profit Detroit Workers & Builders will go towards amplifying Flint residents' demands by hiring local organizers from Detroit and Flint and mobilizing busloads of occupiers from across the country for the March 5-6 weekend Democratic Presidential Debate in Flint. 
We won't leave Flint behind. 
We won't let Michigan's governor get away with this and his many disastrous urban policies that hurt poor and black people. 
Flint and their mayor are in outright revolt against poverty and extremist Tea Party Republican policies. We will rise up with Flint!
In solidarity,
The OccupyWallStNYC Team
PS - Are you in Brooklyn? Come out and join us on Thursday, February 25th from 6-9pm at Sugar Hill Lounge in Bed-Stuy for a Detroit-Flint benefit event.

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