Flint Water Crisis

Please bookmark this page and check it regularly for entries and updates regarding the Flint Water Crisis.  If you have questions or feedback regarding this page or wish to help us manage entries on this page please contact Mike Henry, mikesoffice AT gmail DOT com or 917-690-0179.  Thank you.

 

Jan. 20, 2016 – 2:30 PM entry by Mike Henry:  The Ann Arbor Democratic Party, Washtenaw County Democratic Party and members of the Washtenaw county state house and senate delegation are organizing water drop-off centers throughout the county for Flint residents.  Additionally, we will contribute to the Flint Water Crisis GoFundMe effort to purchase filters and water at a 75% discount.  Let’s work together to show our neighbors in Flint that we stand with them.  Stay tuned to this page for a press release and updates late on Jan. 20th and on Jan. 21st.

MLive story – Protesters demonstrate outside Snyder’s downtown Ann Arbor home
http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2016/01/arrest_gov_snyder_protesters_c.html?ath=4b9b4aa9e41b4147

MLive story – Flint sending out past due water bills for residents to pay for toxic water service
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2015/11/flint_sending_out_first_discon.html

MLive story – U.S. Attorney confirms investigation of wrong-doing in Flint water crisis
http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/01/us_attorneys_office_investigat.html

MLive story – Susan J. Demas: The whole world is watching Flint
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/index.ssf/2016/01/flint_detroit_schools_snyder.html#incart_story_package

MLive story – Flint Water Crisis: How we got here
http://www.mlive.com/flintwater/

From: “Progress Michigan” <progress@progressmichigan.org>
Date: January 15, 2016 at 4:38:58 PM EST
To: “Friends & Activists throughout Washtenaw County”
Subject: ADVISORY: Rally in Response to #FlintWaterCrisis During Snyder’s State of the State
Reply-To: sam@progressmichigan.org
Progress Michigan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2016Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.orgRally in Response to #FlintWaterCrisis During Snyder’s State of the StateEvent will feature press conference and rally to demand justice and answers for FlintLANSING, Mich. — On Tuesday, January 19th, Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan will be giving his State of the State address and people from across the state, including Flint residents and their fellow Michiganders, labor groups, watchdog organizations, environmental and public health organizations, and community advocates will hold a rally to demand accountability and answers to the Flint Water Crisis.A press conference featuring Flint residents and their supporters will kick off the rally at 5 p.m. outside of Lansing City Hall, which is directly across the street from the Michigan Capitol Building where Gov. Snyder will be giving his State of the State address.WHO: Flint families and advocates. Current speakers include:- Melissa Mays, Flint resident, founder of Water You Fighting For- Nayyirah Shariff, Flint resident, Flint Democracy Defense League- Cindy Estrada, Vice President of the UAW

– Mark Schauer, former MI Congressman and Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate

– Curt Guyette, Investigative Reporter with the ACLU of Michigan

– Cheryl Weston, RN at McLaren Lapeer and Board Member of the Michigan Nurses Association

More information regarding additional speakers will be forthcoming.

WHAT: Press conference and rally. Facebook event here.

WHEN: January 19th from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. — The Governor’s speech begins at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Lansing City Hall Courtyard, 124 W. Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933

A warming center will be located at the Central United Methodist Church near the Capitol Building, 215 North Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

WHY: The Flint Water Crisis has raged across state and national headlines while Flint residents continue to seek answers as to how Gov. Snyder’s emergency management of the city resulted in the poisoning of their water supply. Flint families and Michiganders demand answers and accountability into this man-made public health crisis.

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