In conjunction with MACED’s Appalachia’s New Day campaign, they have recently published an article about the water crisis in Martin County, Kentucky.
Martin County Concerned Citizens is working on it. Nina McCoy, chair of the group, said they have found greater success in organizing since Facebook has become popular. Residents use the “Martin County Water Warriors” group (more than 1,900 members) to share photos and videos of what was going on at their houses across the county.
McCoy said the biggest strides have been made since linking up with Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center, a non-profit law firm based in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
“Our community has been trying to say this has been a problem for years, and until Mary Cromer [a lawyer with the center] came in to actually explain to us what our rights were and we could do, we didn’t have any traction,” McCoy said.
Read the full article here.