Detroit Water and Sewerage Department

Location

735 Randolph
Detroit
,
Michigan
48226
,
US

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Past Events

Wednesday
May
18
2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Demand an Immediate Moratorium on All Tax Foreclosures and Water Shutoffs! Demand NO Dumping of Poisonous Fracking Waste into Detroit’s Sewer System and Neighborhoods! The federal government announced this week that Michigan will be receiving an additional $188 million in Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds, on top of the $74 million the state received earlier this year. The purpose for these funds is supposed to be to help families stay in their homes. But they are being illegally diverted to “blight removal.” We must demand that these funds be used to pay overdue property tax bills, so no families face eviction as a result of tax foreclosure. We must demand that these funds also be used to pay overdue water bills, so no families face water shut-offs, which are really an eviction. We must demand that US Ecology not be allowed to dump poisonous and radioactive industrial waste into Detroit’s sewer system and into Detroit neighborhoods. We must say no to environmental racism. The government intends on turning the Helping Hardest Hit Homeowner funds over to Gilbert's "blight task force" to tear down homes rather than keep families in their homes as these funds are intended to do. Gilbert, the banks and the financial institutions caused the blight through their fraudulent and predatory mortgage practices. And the banks extorted $537 million from the water department to pay off interest rate swindles. Then the mass water shutoffs began. Demand the banks pay to remove the blight they caused! Demand the financial institutions repay the DWSD for their swap swindle, using the funds to set up an affordable rate plan! Called by: Moratorium Now! Coalition moratorium-MI.org 313-680-5508 facebook.com/MoratoriumNowCoalition/ http://www.facebook.com/events/108659349550755/
Wednesday
Jun
24
2015
Monday
Jun
15
2015
Wednesday
Jun
10
2015
Wednesday
Jun
3
2015
Wednesday
May
27
2015
Monday
May
18
2015
Wednesday
May
6
2015
Friday
Aug
8
2014
Friday, August 8, 2014 from 4-5:30pm
4-5:30pm
Gather: DWSD Headquarters at 735 Randolph at 4:00pm March: Through Financial District at 4:30pm This Friday, Aug. 8, will represent the 13th week of demonstrations in downtown Detroit in opposition to emergency management and the role of the banks and corporations in the ongoing dismantling and destruction of the city. The participants are calling on everyone to gather outside the Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept. for picketing and a rally at 4:00pm and march to the financial district at 4:30 to oppose privatization, emergency management, the illegal bankruptcy and pension thefts. Three weeks ago thousands of delegates to the Net Roots Conference at Cobo Center joined us for the demonstration through the financial district. Attendees included the National Nurses United which declared a public health emergency in the city. Other labor, political and community organizations marched alongside us in solidarity with the people of Detroit. Lasst week we were joined by Detroit-area activists who are working in solidarity with the injured GM employees in Colombia. Also delegates from the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) in town for a national conference marched in solidarity with Detroit. At present thousands of households have been subjected to illegal water shutoffs at the aegis of the bank-imposed EM Kevyn Orr who is seeking to drive even more people from the city as part of the "Grand Theft Bargain" they are implementing on behalf of the criminal corporations and financial institutions. Now in a cynical move to deflect attention from the gross human rights violations taking place in the city, the EM has turned ostensible "control" of the DWSD to Mike Duggan. Nonetheless, our demands remain the same: no shut-offs, turn everyone's water back on, clawback the swap fees and crush all efforts aimed at privatization. The water belongs to the people of Detroit! These water shutoffs are being carried out by a private firm hired by the outlaw EM utilizing the tax dollars of residents. The aim is to illegally seize the water department from the people of Detroit and turn it over to private interests. On Mon. July 21, federal bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes heard the DWSD declare a 15-day suspension of the shut-offs. This announcement in federal court was prompted by the testimony delivered at the objections' hearing on July 15 as well as the mass demonstrations since then. The moratorium has been extended to Aug. 25. In addition to the announcement by DWSD, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the DWSD against the shut-offs. Plaintiffs include victims of the draconian policy and four community organizations. We are by no means satisfied with this supposed "suspension of shut-offs to Aug. 25." We demand that all households that have had their water services terminated be immediately TURNED BACK ON! There must be an indefinite MORATORIUM ON ALL WATER SHUT-OFFS IN DETROIT! It is the banks which have swindled the taxpayers out of $537 million in fraudulent interest-rate swaps tied to the DWSD, funds that should be used to repair water main breaks and other infrastructural improvements along with lowering rates which have skyrocketed over 125 percent. All workers, retirees, community activists, youth who are committed to progressive change are inviting to attend and speak. We are calling for the total rejection of the bogus "Plan of Adjustment" and the immediate ejecting of the EM Orr. Pensions, healthcare, public assets, the DIA, DWSD, Belle Isle, Detroit Public Schools and all other properties of the city must be protected from the corporate looters who have taken control of the state and local governments in Michigan. Local control must be restored and the capitulationist program of the City Council and the mayor should be resisted by the workers, seniors and youth of Detroit. Sponsored by: Moratorium NOW! Coalition Stop the Theft of Our Pensions Committee (STOPC) Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice In addition to a host of local and national organizations Contact: 313-671-3715 http://moratorium-mi.org/ --Stop the Water Shutoffs and Restore Service! --Restore Healthcare and Protect Full Pension Rights! --Hold Gilbert and the Banks Responsible for the Blight! --Make the Banks and Auto Companies Pay for the Destruction of Detroit! --Overturn the EM Law and the Illegal Forced Bankruptcy! --Organize for Popular Power! http://www.facebook.com/events/480958222039796/
Friday
Jul
11
2014
Friday, July 11, 2014 from 4-5pm
4-5pm
Gather: 4:00pm at the DWSD, 735 Randolph March: Thru Downtown at 4:30 This Friday, July 11, will represent the ninth straight week of demonstrations in downtown Detroit in opposition to emergency management and the role of the banks and corporations in the ongoing dismantling and destruction of the city. The participants are calling on everyone to gather at the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department located at 735 Randolph beginning 4:00 p.m. At present thousands of households are being subjected to illegal water shutoffs at the aegis of the bank-imposed EM Kevyn Orr who is seeking to drive even more people from the city as part of the "Grand Theft Bargain" they are implementing on behalf of the criminal corporations and financial institutions. These water shutoffs are being carried out by a private firm hired by the outlaw EM utilizing the tax dollars of residents. The aim is to illegally seize the water department from the people of Detroit and turn it over to private interests. It is the banks which have swindled the taxpayers out of $500 million in fraudulent interest-rate swaps tied to the DWSD, funds that should be used to repair water main breaks and other infrastructural improvements. At 4:30 a march through downtown's financial district will begin to protest the role of Chase Bank, Bank of America, Quicken Loans, EM Kevyn Orr, Gov. Rick Snyder, the illegal Land Bank Authority and other entities which are responsible for the wholesale dis-empowerment and exploitation of the people of the city and the region. All workers, retirees, community activists, youth who are committed to progressive change are inviting to attend and speak. We are calling for the total rejection of the bogus "Plan of Adjustment" and the immediate ejecting of the EM Orr. Pensions, healthcare, public assets, the DIA, DWSD, Belle Isle, Detroit Public Schools and all other properties of the city must be protected from the corporate looters who have taken control of the state and local governments in Michigan. Local control must be restored and the capitulationist program of the City Council and the mayor should be resisted by the workers, seniors and youth of Detroit. Sponsored by: Moratorium NOW! Coalition Stop the Theft of Our Pensions Committee (STOPC) Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice Contact: 313-671-3715 http://moratorium-mi.org/ --Stop the Water Shutoffs and Restore Service! --Hold Gilbert and the Banks Responsible for the Blight! --Vote No on the Plan of Adjustment! --Make the Banks and Auto Companies Pay for the Destruction of Detroit! --Overturn the EM Law and the Illegal Forced Bankruptcy! --Organize for the Seizure of Popular Power http://www.facebook.com/events/274260842757272/