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“You’ve Got to Resign”: #FlintHearing Recap

Miss Gov. Snyder’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee last week? We live-tweeted the four-hour hearing so you wouldn’t have to. Catch up here on Snyder’s evasive answers (“To my knowledge I had no awareness of that email”) and smack-downs from Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). Highlights below: House Oversight Committee on #FlintWaterCrisis starting now…

This Week in Flint News

This week, the U.S. House Oversight & Government Reform Committee will hold two hearings to examine the Flint water crisis. The first hearing, on March 15 at 10:00 a.m., will feature testimony from Flint’s former unelected Emergency Manager, Darnell Earley. Earley was appointed by Gov. Snyder and authorized switching Flint from Detroit’s water source to…

Sheroes of Flint

Today is International Women’s Day and the Michigan Presidential Primary. What could possibly be better than celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women and voting? Not much. My coworkers and I have been traveling to Flint at least three days out of the week since the beginning of 2016 – helping distribute…

A Damning Declaration

Proof emerged over the weekend that Gov. Rick Snyder dragged his feet for months in declaring the Flint Water Crisis a disaster and lied to the public about why he chose to delay. Choosing to not declare a state of emergency in Flint further delayed critical resources to people who continue to struggle to get…

Another Snyder Spin

On February 16, Gov. Snyder posted a minute-long video of himself volunteering at Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in Flint. The video shows him touring the food bank, prepping food for distribution, and shaking hands and having conversations with other volunteers while the president of the food bank talks about how the food bank is…

Private Profit for Public Misery

In case the Flint water crisis and dismantling of Detroit’s public school system didn’t convince you, Gov. Snyder has yet again proven that he will always value profits over peoples’ lives. In the new state budget, he is calling for privatizing mental health care – turning over mental health services for people who truly need…