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Women's convention will include workshop on Flint and Detroit water issues

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Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio
"As fewer people are able to pay for their water, it’s going to create an increase in cost for those that can pay," said Monica Lewis-Patrick, president of We the People of Detroit.";

More than 3,000 progressive activists are expected to be in Detroit later this month for the Women’s Convention.

Many of them will receive an education on Flint’s and Detroit’s water issues.

Groups from Flint and Detroit plan to host a workshop for  conventioneers on the eve of the weekend-long event.

“We’re going to be educating these young women that are coming from all over the country, that are concerned about the direction of the nation, to educate them on the water issue that we believe is key to where the country is going,” said Monica Lewis-Patrick, the president of  the group We the People of Detroit.

The workshop will focus on water safety, holding governments accountable, and ensuring people have access to water they can afford.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is among the featured speakers during the three-day convention in Detroit. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio 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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