In a special election spurred by a citizen-led petition campaign, Edison, New Jersey voters turned out in force to vote yes on a measure to bring the township’s sewer system and part of its drinking water system under public control.
The campaign was launched in response to news of a possible 40-year, $800 million deal to lease those systems to corporate water giant Suez and the Wall Street equity firm KKR.
Food & Water Watch organizer Junior Romero released the following statement:
Wins like this happen because of a strong strategy on the ground like Junior's, the dedication and hard work of community members, and because of supporters like you.
Will you chip in to help the next city that defends its water from corporate takeover?