STATEMENT ON FEDERAL COURT WATER SHUTOFF DECISION

The Detroit Water Brigade strongly condemns the decision today by Judge Steven P. Rhodes of U.S. Bankruptcy Court to allow Detroit’s aggressive water shutoff program to continue unimpeded. Each day, hundreds of our neighbors and friends are losing access to life’s most essential ingredient for the simple fact that they are unable to pay. This affront to dignity and human rights will not continue on our watch: today we pledge our voices and our bodies to protect each other when the legal system will not. Over the coming weeks, we will initiate a sustained and escalating campaign of nonviolent direct action with a simple demand: that water be restored to all the people of the City of Detroit.