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Water Distribution - Jackson MS

Jackson Water Crisis

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Clean Water for All.

For too long Jackson and countless other majority-Black communities around the country have lived with inadequate, unreliable, and unhealthy water. Swift, decisive action can begin to make this right.

Sign up to demand that the State of Mississippi end its decades of racially discriminatory neglect and underfunding of Jackson's water systems and return decision-making power to residents and local officials.

NAACP Water Distribution - Jackson, MS

The Issue

For the last two months, Jackson residents have boiled their tap water in order for them to drink, clean, or bathe, and just weeks ago, many had their access to tap water completely shut off - while delivering water full of dirt and sediment into the homes of this majority-Black city.

 

Now, instead of focusing on fixing Jackson's aging, neglected water system and delegating the federal funds needed, Governor Tate Reeves is eyeing a state takeover of the water system.

The state should stop all efforts to sabotage the local management of Jackson's water system. We have seen this pattern before – leading to the privatization of public resources - and we will not stand for it.

 

 

NAACP Water Distribution - Jackson, MS

Take Your Advocacy Further

This crisis is manmade — and preventable. The state of Mississippi has not stepped up to ensure the basic needs of its residents are met. It's time for us to take matters in our own hands and advocate for the residents of Jackson, MS.

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Advocacy in Action - Jackson, MS

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When children in a predominantly Black city are without in-person schooling & Black folks are without a plan for drinking water in a state capital, this is why environmental justice is a racial justice issue. Infrastructure funding needs to be prioritized in places like Jackson.

- Abre Conner, Director, Environmental and Climate Justice
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