This week we continue the discussion of the water crisis in Detroit, focusing on Michigan's Public Act 436 and the Emergency Financial Managers it established in Detroit and other cities in Michigan. We will be talking with guests Claire McClinton from the Michigan Poverty Roundtable and Maureen Taylor of Michigan Welfare Rights Organization.
Claire McClinton is a retired autoworker from Flint, Michigan. A UAW member, she is currently active with local and statewide community activities centered around exposing the dangers of the Emergency Manager law. Organization affiliations include the Democracy Defense League, and Poverty Roundtable. Activism includes public protest, educating the public and writing for such publications such as the Peoples Tribune newspaper. Currently, she is involved in fighting the charges against Reverend Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, MI.
Maureen Taylor is a lifelong soldier in the war against the poor, having served as Chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization since 1993. Ms. Taylor is a professional Social Worker able to apply her skills to assist low income families to secure food, utilities, housing, healthcare, job training, and educational advancement throughout the State.