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Rally Today! 12:30-1:30 CITY HALL- Milwaukee June 15, 2009

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Why not privatize?

Stockton, CA privatized: Prices soared.
Stockton, CA privatized: Voters Thwart City Council
Stockton, CA privatized: Citizens Sued and Won.
Gary, IN privatized: Infrastructure failed.
Cranston, RI privatized: Pollutants increased.
Atlanta, GA privatized: Costs soared.
Atlanta, GA privatized: Fire Hydrants Fail
Atlanta, GA privatized: Faucets Spew Dirty Water.
Atlanta, GA privatized: New Mayor Voted In, Cancels Contract
Atlanta, GA privatized: Basic Repairs Neglected
Atlanta, GA privatized: Federal Drinking Water Standards Violated
Milwaukee, WI privatized Sewer: Illegal Sewage Dumping
Cleveland, OH privatized: Public Scandal
Hingham, MA privatized: Rate Hike
Tom’s River, NJ privatized: Radium in Drinking Water
Pekin IL privatized: 204% Rate Hike
Peoria IL privatized: Highest Water Rate Bracket


RALLY- Monday, JUNE 15- City Hall-12:30- Be There June 9, 2009

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The Milwaukee Common Council’s Steering and Rules Committee is having a meeting on Monday, June 15th at 1:30pm at City Hall in Room 301-B to discuss water privatization.  Public testimony will not be taken, but Milwaukee Riverkeeper and KPOW will be holding a  RALLY before hand at 12:30pm outside of city hall.  Please join us at either the rally and/or the meeting to help us advocate for our right to clean, affordable water.

Milwaukee water is vital for families, businesses and community safety. It is also a major resource for jobs and economic development in the coming years.  But, there is an effort underway to privatize the Milwaukee waterworks by leasing it to a multi-national corporation for 99 years.  The reason that city leaders are planning this is to raise money for the city which is losing state aid.

This plan will hurt the people of Milwaukee.  If the city privatizes the drinking water system, costs will go up and water quality will go down. It has already happened in other cities.  We can find other ways to support city services. 

Call your alderperson and let them know how you feel! Call 414 286-2221

Please Sign the Keep Public Our Waters Petition June 4, 2009

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Please sign this Petition to the Common Council of Milwaukee, WI to tell them we never want to privatize our water.


please pass the petition on!

Milwaukee aldermen halt study of privatizing water utility June 1, 2009

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Milwaukee Common Council leaders are slamming the brakes on a study of leasing the city’s Water Works to a private operator.

Four aldermen said Friday that the review by Comptroller W. Martin “Wally” Morics will be put on hold while officials seek ways to channel more Water Works revenue into the city’s general coffers. See Link http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/46510077.html