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The Woman Fighting for Detroit’s Water

Over the last three years, more than 100,000 families in the city of Detroit have had their water shut off. Most of these families couldn’t afford to pay their utility bills. Some have been without water for a few days, while others have lost access for years. The consequences of a water shutoff go well beyond skipping a shower or a load of laundry. That’s why Monica Lewis-Patrick is helping these families regain access to this basic human necessity. As president of the organization We the People of Detroit, Lewis-Patrick delivers donated water to people in need, and says she can’t touch or drink water without thinking about somebody not having it.

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