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Water activists gather in Flint

steve carmody
Michigan Radio
Activists gather at Flint's Woodside Church

A couple hundred Michigan water activists gathered in Flint this weekend.

They represent a variety of different groups, from water rights activists in Detroit and Flint to groups opposed to corporations bottling and selling Michigan water.

Conferences speakers included representatives of the Council of Canadians, Flint Democracy Defense League and the Detroit People’s Water Board

Organizer Peggy Case, president of Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, says the groups share similar concerns.

“We called the conference “Water is Life',” says Case. “It has to be accessible to everybody.”

Case says organizers hope the conference will lead to greater collaboration between different water groups in the future.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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