Republicans Responsible for Lead Poisoning in Flint Michigan

Flint, MI Contaminated Water

Republican Governor Rick Snyder OK’d switching the water supply from the Detroit system which gets it’s water from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes) to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. The Flint River water being more corrosive, caused high levels of lead in the drinking water. As a result, children who drank this contaminated water will likely suffer life long brain damage from lead poisoning.

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UPDATE: As of 1-5-2016, The US Department of Justice in Michigan has indicated that they will be launching an investigation into the Flint Water issue.

ARTICLES:

In Flint, Mich., there’s so much lead in children’s blood that a state of emergency is declaredhttps://washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/12/15/toxic-water-soaring-lead-levels-in-childrens-blood-create-state-of-emergency-in-flint-mich/

Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Might Be Poisoned But Decided Not to Tell Anyone – Slate, January 11, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/694?t=6&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Michigan’s Failure to Protect Flint – The New York Times, January 15, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/693?t=8&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Michigan Knew Last Year That Flint’s Water Might Be Poisoned But Decided Not to Tell Anyone – Slate, January 11, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/694?t=10&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

Generation of Flint kids with lead in blood may not see effects for years – MLive, January 14, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/695?t=12&akid=161078.26386535.NTDnur

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The reason why Republicans are responsible for this is because Michigan Republicans created a law which allows Gov Rick Snyder to appoint Emergency Managers who he can install in any city he wants. These Emergency Managers can bypass and circumvent the power of elected officials and do practically anything they want.

Since Republican Gov Rick Snyder installed a Emergency Manager in Flint MI and over-rode the elected officials ability to make any decisions, it was ultimately Republican Gov Rick Snyder’s decision to switch the water supply from the Detroit system which gets it water from Lake Huron (the Great Lakes) to the Flint River in April 2014 to save money. Therefore he and his Republican majority is responsible for this outrage.

If you want to tell Gov. Rick Snyder what you think, here’s his phone number; 517-373-3400

This is what you get when you elect Republicans to office. They have proven time and time again that they don’t care about Democracy or the American people.

Most Americans have no idea that anything like this is going on in the United States of American.

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