On Tuesday, June 11th at 11 am, the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition (whose members include the Baltimore City branch of the NAACP, Food & Water Watch, Jews United for Justice, Public Justice Center, and others) will join Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott and Vice President Sharon Green Middleton, to welcome Coty Montag of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), as she presents her new study-- Water/Color: A Study of Race and the Water Affordability Crisis in America’s Cities.
The groundbreaking LDF report reveals alarming data that indicates hyper-segregation of water affordability, water access, and homeownership. It also suggests constitutional violations in Baltimore’s water billing dispute process with recommendations for litigation.
Council President Scott, advocates, and the report author will call for more robust water affordability programs and the creation of effective water bill dispute hearings through the passage of the Water Accountability & Equity Act.
What: Press Conference for release of a comprehensive new NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund report on water rights and race
When: Tuesday, June 11th at 11 am
Where: In front of Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday St, Baltimore, 21202
- City Council President Brandon Scott
- City Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton
- Coty Montag, Senior Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Author of Water/Color: A Study of Race and the Water Affordability Crisis in America’s Cities
- Charly Carter, Political Action Chair, NAACP Baltimore City Branch
- Reverend Alvin Gwynn, President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of Baltimore City
- Zafar Shah, Staff Attorney, Public Justice Center