On Wednesday, February 14th at noon, Labor Union, Faith Leaders, Advocacy Groups and City Council members will gather at City Hall to “flush” Trump’s infrastructure plan, and Suez’s privatization attempts for Baltimore. They will join communities speaking out across the country as part of the Millions of Jobs Coalition’s Week of Action against Trump’s infrastructure plan.
The infrastructure plan provides a blueprint for handing over public water to Wall Street and water corporations. Water bills would skyrocket to allow Wall Street to profit, leading to even more unaffordable bills, shutoffs and tax sales. This infrastructure plan comes just as French multinational Suez and Wall Street firm KKR are aggressively pitching Baltimore’s city officials to try to privatize our water through a 50-year lease. Following the rally, advocates will deliver a letter to the Board of Estimates opposing Suez and KKR’s proposed privatization attempt.
What: A rally/press conference condemning Trump’s infrastructure plan and water privatization in Baltimore
When: Wednesday, February 14th at 12:00 pm
- Council President Bernard C “Jack” Young
- Councilwoman Sharon Sneed, 13th District
- Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, 14th District
- Pastor Alvin Gwynn, President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore
- Antoinette Ryan Johnson, President, City Union of Baltimore
- Charly Carter, Executive Director of Maryland Working Families
- Molly Amster, Baltimore Director, Jews United for Justice
- Elder Cortly "C D" Witherspoon Sr., President Emeritus of Southern Christian Leadership Conference and People’s Power Assembly
- Rianna Eckel, Food & Water Watch
Where: War Memorial Plaza, in front of City Hall
100 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Visuals: A gilded toilet with a cutout of Trump, holding his infrastructure plan, being flushed. Dozens of activists with colorful signs.