Prominent pastor leads water rally outside of governor’s mansion

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-09-26 22:15:43

A national figure came to Jackson on Monday to hold the first rally of what he hopes will be a growing movement that pushes elected officials to address the various water problems that have plagued residents of Jackson for generations.

William Barber, a pastor and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, spoke on a stage set up on the street outside the governor’s mansion, voicing his support for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and his opposition to privatizing the city’s water system, which the Gov. Tate Reeves has said is a possibility.

Shannon Easter of Ridgeland, Miss., joins a crowd marching east along Capitol Street in Jackson Monday, en route to a rally in front of the Governor’s Mansion to bring attention to the city’s ongoing water crisis. Easter says she operates a business in Jackson and has a number of family members who live in the capital city.

The rally, which at its largest size reached over…

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