Thirsty For Change: How To Move Forward Regarding The Jackson Water Crisis

"To ensure access to clean water, we need to invest in infrastructure maintenance and repairs."

This article originally appeared in the Mississippi Free Press on August 23, 2023 and was written by Democracy Fellow Worth Wilsey.  

Although I was not born in the Hospitality State, after four years of formative experiences as a college student and registered voter in the capital city, part of my identity is now undeniably Mississippian.

As an ecologically oriented individual, environmental justice has always been an area of curiosity and passion for me, and Jackson, Miss., is a pronounced example of environmental infrastructure gone wrong. This injustice has notably come into fruition as a lack of access to the most basic foundational component of all life on Earth: water!

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