Philadelphia, PA –(ENEWSPF)–July 28, 2016. Under pressure to cut costs in April 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River—a move that contaminated the city’s drinking water with lead, costing residents’ health and quality of life.
Tonight, the Democratic National Convention Committee is releasing a new video, “Voices of Flint,” highlighting the ongoing water crisis and its devastating impact on families.
In addition to featuring testimonies from local clergy, parents and children, the video also features commentary from Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, who is also speaking tonight.
Republican Governor Rick Snyder allowed families, children, and members of the community to drink polluted, toxic water. Hillary Clinton listened to the people of Flint, stood up, and spoke out, saying, “This is not merely unacceptable or wrong, though it is both. What happened in Flint is immoral.”
A resident stated, “When you have somebody like that fighting for you and supporting you and saying ‘I’ve got your back’, you can’t ask for much more.” Hillary Clinton has their backs, and she will continue to address issues that go unheard in our country.
As Senator, Clinton worked to address the issues of lead poisoning in communities across the country, and as President, Clinton will fight for the residents of Flint and other communities facing environmental justice crises across the country.
About the Democratic National Convention
The 2016 Democratic Convention will be held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016. Working in partnership with the Philadelphia Host Committee, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, our goal is to make this the most engaging, innovative and forward looking Convention in history. The 2016 Democratic National Convention will leverage technology to take the Convention experience well beyond the hall in an effort to engage more Americans than ever before in the event. With the birthplace of American Democracy as a backdrop, the 2016 convention in Philadelphia will highlight our shared Democratic values and help put the Democratic nominee on a path to victory.
The Democratic Convention is the formal nominating event for the Democratic candidates for President and Vice President. At the Convention, the Democratic Party also adopts the official Democratic Party platform as well as the rules and procedures governing party activities including the nomination process for presidential candidates in the next election cycle.
The CEO for the 2016 Democratic National Convention is Reverend Leah D. Daughtry. The official website of the 2016 Democratic National Convention is www.demconvention.com.
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