Jackson is the capital city of Mississippi. The population is 82% Black and, for decades, politicians have kicked the “water” can down the road in terms of financial investment to upgrade the crumbling infrastructure. On August 28, heavy rainfall caused the Pearl River to overflow its banks. The water treatment facility failed and 150,000 people are now without water.
No drinking water.
No cooking water.
No bathing water.
No water to flush toilets.
No water to put out fires.
This is a classic example of environmental racism. This type of precarious water situation is happening around the country and will continue to happen to frontline communities in the climate crisis. We need an immediate energy transition that is just and equitable!
Right now, we can all pitch in to help the people of Jackson.
Thank you in advance for standing in solidarity with the people of Jackson. ✊🏽