The boil-water notice for Jackson, Mississippi has been lifted after six weeks. But the deeper crisis and neglect continues, says Danyelle Holmes, national organizer with the Poor People’s Campaign and Jackson, MS resident. To repair the hundred-year-old pipe system would cost more than a billion dollars, and this is the situation of infrastructure in working-class towns just like Jackson all around the country.
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