River Voices April 2017: Water Equity And Civic Engagement

Table of Contents

  • Building Power for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley by Jenny Rempel and Susana De Anda
  • Detroiters’ Fight for Affordable Water Access Has Lessons for America’s Future by Monica Lewis-Patrick
  • Green Leaders Step Into Electoral Politics by Diana Toledo
  • Uniting a Rural Community Against a Pipeline by Nancy Sorrells
  • Additional Resources for Civic Engagement

In this Issue

We believe that access to affordable clean water and healthy rivers is a fundamental human right. Like other human rights, we must be prepared to assert and defend this right. By listening, we can hear the concerns of the communities we are part of; and by working together, we can influence elected officials and resource managers to address these disparities. The articles in this issue of River Voices provide examples of places where access to affordable clean water is not equal, and how civic engagement is making a difference. These articles underscore the variety of ways to become involved, including seeking public office. We hope that this issue sparks your curiosity and encourages you to continue exploring. Water is life.

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