The Suburban Outreach Committee of Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management has organized a chalking/tagging/social media action for this Saturday, May 16. Please find instructions on how to participate below, as well as a form letter to share with family and friends and a sample image of chalk artwork:
Thank you for joining us in the fight for water justice in Metro Detroit. The Detroit Water & Sewerage Department will be issuing shutoff notices to residents this week. We have until May 21st to stop the next wave of shutoffs before they begin.
Multiple strategies are needed to raise awareness and to pressure the Great Lakes Water Authority to act. This is an opportunity for you and your friends to add your voices to the growing demand for affordable water in a fun and creative way! Let’s unite across 8 Mile to demand a regional solution, let’s turn Metro Detroit blue!
It’s time to flood social media with images of our demands. All you need to do is get together with your friends to chalk key phrases in blue around your neighborhood. (WATER IS LIFE, TURN THE WATER ON, AFFORDABILITY NOW)
Then, on May 16th, share the images on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, etc with the hashtag “Water is Life.” Don’t forget to tag your favorite elected official. Then join us at the GLWA meeting on May 18th at 11:00 to make sure our voices are heard.
Check out and share the attached flier! Let us know if you have any questions.