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Officials: Flint Will Be on Bottled Water Until 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising January 12, 2017 Contact: Nayyirah Shariff, 810-493-5946, nayyirah@flintrising.com Officials: Flint Will Be on Bottled Water Until 2020 Snyder administration continues to hold too much control over rebuilding Flint FLINT — On Wednesday night, state and local officials told Flint residents that it would take until at least 2020 to Read More …

Michigan Legislature Fails to Bring Accountability to Flint Water Crisis Once Again

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising December 13, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Michigan Legislature Fails to Bring Accountability to Flint Water Crisis Once Again Elected officials push through voter and first-amendment suppression laws while failing to address water issues FLINT – Today, Flint Rising responded the failure of representatives in the Michigan Legislature to Read More …

Congressional Leaders Fail to Deliver Immediate Funds to Flint Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising September 29, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Congressional Leaders Fail to Deliver Immediate Funds to Flint Residents  Waiting to approve Flint Water Crisis funds until after the November 8th election will leave Flint residents without any solution FLINT – Flint Rising released the following statement in response to Read More …

Flint Rising Calls on U.S. House to Pass Flint Water Crisis Funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising September 23, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Rising Calls on U.S. House to Pass Flint Water Crisis Funding Funding is a critical step in supporting Flint families who still can’t drink the water FLINT — Flint Rising is calling on the U.S. House Representatives to pass a Read More …

Gov. Snyder Once Again Silences Flint Residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising September 19, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@progressmichigan.org Gov. Snyder Once Again Silences Flint Residents State-appointed board takes away citizens ability to exercise democratic rights FLINT – Following Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s notice that she might file a lawsuit against the State of Michigan over the Flint water crisis, Read More …

New Criminal Charges by Schuette Does Not Address Flint Water Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising July 29, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org New Criminal Charges by Schuette Does Not Address Flint Water Crisis Flint group says criminal charges of low-level employees does not fix Governor Snyder’s undemocratic, austerity polices; corporate interest culture FLINT – Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced criminal charges against Read More …

Snyder appoints former BP executive as MDEQ director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising July 14, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Snyder appoints former BP executive as MDEQ director Flint residents angered over Snyder again siding with corporate polluters FLINT – Today, Governor Rick Snyder appointed Heidi Grether, the former executive of BP America, as the new director of the Michigan Department Read More …

Summer Assignment from Flint, Thousands of Michiganders: There’s More Work To Do

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising June 9, 2016 Contact: Marissa Luna, 989-798-3051, marissa@progressmichigan.org Summer Assignment from Flint, Thousands of Michiganders: There’s More Work To Do Flint residents, faith leaders, and allied Michiganders gathered at the Capitol to make clear that more funds are needed to fix city’s water crisis LANSING – More than Read More …

Flint Group Calls on Mayor to Reverse Water Treatment Plant Decision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News from Flint Rising May 27, 2016 Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574, sam@progressmichigan.org Flint Group Calls on Mayor to Reverse Water Treatment Plant Decision Officials should be working to expand resources for water testing and not engage in petty measures that hurt residents FLINT – In a reactionary attempt to punish Flint residents for Read More …