Water in Flint is Poisoned With Lead – Sign This Petition to Get Them Some Help

Water in Flint is poisoned with lead and the Gov. knew – Sign the petition to get Flint help!

To be delivered to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services and President Barack Obama

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder allowed the people of Flint, Michigan, to drink water laced with lead for months, which can cause permanent brain damage in children.

The water is still laced with lead and there is no end in sight. The federal government must step in to help provide support for Flint residents.

There are currently 23,493 signatures. NEW goal – We need 25,000 signatures!
Sign Petition HERE

PETITION BACKGROUND

In 2014, Flint’s un-elected emergency manager switched the city from safe drinking water from Lake Huron provided through the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to the polluted Flint River — all in an effort to cut costs.

But the city failed to put in place the proper corrosion controls when it made the switch. The Flint River runs through a very industrial part of Michigan, home to a General Motors facility and DuPont chemical factories. The chemicals used to make the water “safe” made the water corrosive and it began eating away at the city’s lead pipes. Flint’s water is so corrosive that General Motors won’t even use it to make car parts.

Almost immediately after the switch, residents noticed changes in the smell, color and taste of the water coming out of their taps; tests showed high levels of bacteria that forced the city to issue boil advisories.

Samples show off the chart lead levels in Flint’s drinking water. Lead poisoning is incredibly serious. Once lead enters your body, there is no way to get it out. It is especially harmful to the developing brains of children, and can cause permanent brain damage.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality were aware of the high levels in Flint’s drinking water for months and yet they kept telling residents that the water was safe to drink.

Food & Water Watch organizer Lynna Kaucheck has been working with the residents of Flint to ensure that their water is safe and affordable and to hold those that are responsible for this man-made public health emergency accountable. More than 27,000 Food & Water Watch supporters helped bring national attention to this issue by signing a petition calling on city and state officials to switch the city’s water back to the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s drinking water system.

On October 16, 2015, Flint’s drinking water source was finally switched back to Detroit’s drinking water. The problem: Flint’s pipes are permanently damaged and continue to leach lead into Flint’s drinking water.

At the beginning of January 2016 the U.S. Department of Justice opened an investigation into how Michigan has handled the crisis in Flint. Then, Governor Rick Snyder finally issued a state of emergency to begin to give Flint residents the help they deserve, but this is too little too late for many of Flint’s children.

State relief may only provide the city with a small portion of the potentially $1.5 billion it will need to fix its broken water system and give Flint children the healthcare they need. The federal government must step in to help provide support for Flint residents.

Stand with the residents of Flint and ask the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare a public health emergency to get the city federal aid.

Sign Petition HERE

9 thoughts on “Water in Flint is Poisoned With Lead – Sign This Petition to Get Them Some Help

  • January 15, 2016 at 9:12 pm
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    I just know there better be charges happening real FUCKING soon. You cannot go that long without anything being said to anyone UNTIL this week. People that are behind this, BIG MONEY PEOPLE, need to be arrested and charges brought. Charges need to be brought right now as is. Good god.

  • January 15, 2016 at 11:22 pm
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    ???

  • January 15, 2016 at 11:24 pm
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    Flint NEEDS help …… NOW !! thanks Bernie !

  • January 16, 2016 at 2:59 am
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    This is a tragedy that should have never happened nor continued to happen for so long. Assistance to the residences should be a primary goal as quickly as possible. Holding people accountable next. Otherwise politicians will continue to make decisions that hurt lives just to make money.

  • January 16, 2016 at 11:07 am
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    I hardly leave a response, however i did some searching and wound up here Water in Flint is Poisoned With Lead – Sign This Petition to Get Them Some Help

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    • January 17, 2016 at 9:46 am
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      Will regular people win this or will deep pocketed assholes that caused this mess win? Is America for the people of its nation or the corporation that bought them?

  • January 16, 2016 at 7:13 pm
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    This is unbelievable!!

  • January 17, 2016 at 1:39 am
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