Maureen Taylor

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Maureen Taylor is a Michigan activist. She is state chair of the Michigan Welfare Rights Union. She fights daily for food, clothing, and shelter, and for heat, water and electricity for those in need. She is a leader of the struggle against privitazation and for the return of water to 45,000 Detroit homes. She was a Detroit City Council grassroots candidate in 2006.

League of Rolutionaries for a New America MLK luncheon, Detroit


With Rev. Edward Pinkney and Maureen Taylor.


  • A grassroots candidate for Detroit City Council on a program of water, healthcare, education, for all. Her campaign was stolen by powerful forces who could not allow her to have a legal platform to expose the treachery that goes on in City Hall. A candidate with a similar name (Morino Taylor, who no one ever saw) was placed on the ballot to siphon votes. A suit was filed challenging the outcome .
  • A leader in the fight for a Water Affordability Plan for families who cannot afford the skyrocketing cost of water and against the privitizaton of water.
  • Michigan Welfare Rights Organization hosted a “People's Meet and Greet Celebration” for the Venezuelan Ambassador. This meeting with Detroiters and Venezuelans was the beginning of a new dialogue between communities to eradicate poverty.

Poor People’s Campaign

Valerie Jean December 13, 2018 ·

I am so grateful for the #PoorPeoplesCampaign It gives me so much hope for the future.

These are just a few of my fav moments from the first part of 2018.


The Poor People's Campaign:... See More — with Kim Redigan, Elise Bryant, Claire McClinton, Luci Murphy, Carolyn Baker, Erica Williams, Maureen Taylor, Marian Kramer, Tommy Tackett, Darryl E. Jordan, Charon Hribar, Nia Eubanks-Dixon, Jennifer Teed and Nicole Hill.

Michigan Poor People's Campaign

Carolyn Baker June 6, 2018 ·

  1. PoorPeoplesCampaign — with Sylvia Orduno, Kim Redigan, Claire McClinton, Alana Alpert, Edwin Rowe, Maureen Taylor, Nayyirah Shariff, Carlos Santacruz and Denise Griebler.

Welfare Rights Movement 50th Anniversary

Welfare Rights Movement 50th Anniversary June 25, 2016


When Bill Clinton signed the 1996 welfare reform it was genocide. The law said we no longer have a right to survive! In Flint, we are struggling to survive with the poisoning of our families: seizures, miscarriages, children diagnosed with lead poisoning --babies asking: Momma, does this mean I can't go to college? Does it mean we're going to die? We told Pres Obama: We want clean water now. If we don't get it, shut it down! We want not just water but "water rights" taken away by emergency mgrs. -- Claire McClinton, Flint Democracy Defense League — with Claire McClinton, Maureen Taylor and Mary Bricker-Jenkins.

US Social Forum National Planning Committee

Contact Sheet for the National Planning Committee of the U.S. Social Forum, Detroit 2010. Original April 09, 2009, Updated February 23, 2010.

Speakers for a New America

Circa 2014 Maureen Taylor was part of Speakers for a New America, the speakers bureau for League of Revolutionaries for a New America.