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Detroit Activists Call on 2020 Dems to Tackle Pollution, Implement Green New Deal

HeadlineJul 31, 2019

Meanwhile, Detroit activists rallied ahead of last night’s debate, calling on presidential candidates to visit 48217, which refers to the ZIP code for Southwest Detroit—a low-income area that is one of the hardest hit by fossil fuel pollution. Detroit Congressmember Rashida Tlaib joined labor unions and community activists as they marched to demand a Green New Deal. This is Pamela Owens-Moore, a member of SEIU Local 1, which represents janitors and other service workers.

Pamela Owens-Moore: “We can’t win a better future for working people if our neighborhoods are struggling with pollution, if our water is undrinkable, if our families are unhealthy and our homes are disastered by extreme weather events. I always say I’m a janitor. And most of these in purple are janitors here. But I want the city to know this about me: I take out your garbage, but I ain’t none of your trash!”

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