Earlier this month, we honored Martin Luther King, Jr. on the anniversary of what would have been his 91st birthday.
King was a tireless activist. It ultimately cost him his life.
We’re reminded this month of many of King’s actions and words. But these words in particularly resonate today:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
Here at OCA, a lot of things matter to us. One of those is water. Specifically, the quality of the water that everyone—not just those privileged enough to live far, far away from the impact of industrial agriculture and the chemical industry on water quality (if indeed any such place still exists).
That’s why we were so discouraged—not surprised, but discouraged—to learn of Trump’s latest assault on our environment—his plan to roll back decades’ worth of regulations aimed at protecting your right to clean water.
If you hadn’t heard about Trump's plan to gut clean water regulations, you'll want to read up.
If you did hear about this corporate-friendly, human-health-be-damned plan, and it made you feel powerless, we want you to feel empowered. Because while it’s true that individually, the situation seems hopeless, together, we can fight back.
Access to clean water—for every single person—matters. Together, we must raise our voices.
Together, we shall overcome.