We the People of Detroit founders Monica Lewis-Patrick and Debra Taylor were profiled by Martina Guzmán in Sojourners this week. Read the full story at sojo.net.

“Long before national outlets covered water shutoffs in Detroit or toxic water in Flint, Monica Lewis-Patrick, Debra Taylor, Nayyirah Shariff, and Claire McClinton were protesting, marching, and going door-to-door to inform citizens of the problem.

Their efforts helped inspire the first investigative reporting on the crisis. Since then, these four women have become de facto leaders in a movement that went on to have massive implications for race, public health, and city governance in America today.”

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