Events, Flint — May 18, 2016 at 2:49 pm

TOMORROW (5/19/16) – #FlintRising Lobby Day and Rally for Pipes & Justice in Lansing


Tomorrow, Thursday, May 19th, our friends at Clean Water Action are holding a Lobby Day and rally in Lansing demanding that state legislators FIX FLINT!

Here’s their plans for the day:

In the next few weeks, legislators in Lansing will decide how much money will be allocated to Flint to address the water crisis, deciding whether or not to move emergency supplemental funds to Flint now. They will decide how much money our children deserve for education and nutrition. They will decide whether the State of Michigan will help Flint residents have a healthy and safe future. But far too many of them think the “Flint issue” has blown over.

Flint residents still have had tainted water flowing through our taps—with no clear timeline for when they’ll be able to safely use the water. They’re still reporting skin rashes and hair loss when they clean with it . . . waking up every day having to figure out how they’re going to drink, cook, and bathe—often with bottled water. No one should have to go through this simply to have safe water.

Our elected leaders must step up to fix this problem. So join Flint residents in Lansing on Thursday, May 19th to make our voices heard.

People across the state are joining us to tell the legislature to FIX FLINT! We’ve received over 5,000 support letters from voters in over 40 districts in Michigan telling their representative to pay up to FIX FLINT!

This is our opportunity to have our voices heard before they decide on the State budget. We must act NOW!

AGENDA – Thursday May 19th:

7:45am: Flint car pool from the old K-Mart on Miller Rd and S. Ballenger Hwy in Flint

9:00am: Meet at Clean Water Action offices (2722 E Michigan Ave Suite 201, Lansing MI 48912) for breakfast and lobby visit preparation

10:00am: Visit legislators’ offices to deliver support letters from voters in their district and tell them the real story of what the water crisis is like in Flint

Noon: Press conference and rally on the Capitol lawn with Flint residents

1:00pm: Prayer vigil for Flint in the Capitol Rotunda

2:00pm: Head back to Flint

We need solidarity from across the state, so please join Flint residents in Lansing on May 19th—and tell our elected officials to pay to FIX FLINT!

To RSVP for the Lobby Day, call Sean at 517-203-0754 or visit the Facebook event page HERE. You can download a printable flyer HERE.