A Green New Deal - Flint

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Flint must be made whole.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Citizens need full pipe-replacement city-wide and in homesteads if necessary, replacement of damaged water-use appliances such as hot water heaters, dishwashers, and laundry machines. 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Until all pipes are replaced, there should be a full water-pod setup throughout the city by the National Guard.  This will remove the need for water bottle delivery/pods, reduce the waste from water bottles and the need for citizens to carry or transport heavy cases.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  All children in Flint should be considered lead-exposed and treated as such.  Additional funds must be supplied by the state for social workers, counselors, and teachers.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Elderly citizens should be given additional supports due to illnesses, psychological needs or other complications.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  All citizens of Flint from April 2014 on must be given state-wide universal health coverage including psychological care immediately.  This should also include the re-payment of any medical bills from April 2014 and onward.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  All residents of Flint should receive water bill credits from the state for a period of 10 years.

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  The Emergency Manager law that was signed by Rick Snyder, overturned by the citizens of Michigan, and then reinstated by a lame duck legislature must be repealed.

 

 

Why Flint?

In October 2015, the Flint Water Crisis broke at the same time the Michigan Jaycees were having a state conference in Flint.  Concerned initially about water quality available at the conference, Jennifer continued following the story via her radio show, The Offensive Feminist with Jenny K on Cave Radio Broadcasting.  

She researched and developed a documentary on the Flint Water Crisis after declaring to a friend that it was our state’s version of 9/11.  Discovering through research that both state and local officials knew that Flint’s water treatment plant couldn’t properly treat water as early as 2009, Jennifer pushed it out on social media.  After months dragged on with no attention to the matter, she decided to take action.  Jennifer printed out 4 key documents from 2009 – 2014 that showed this knowledge, and created a 28-page annotated timeline of the crisis. 

In February of this year, she hand-delivered that information in identical packets to all 110 State Representatives and 38 State Senators.  

Other recipients of the information include:  Attorney General Bill Schuette, The Young Turk’s Jordan Chariton, and the following media outlets. 

In Metro Detroit:  The Detroit News, The Free Press, The Jewish News, Channels Fox 2, Local 4, and ABC 7. 

In Flint:  mLive Flint, Channels ABC 12 WJRT, and WSMH Fox. 

In Lansing:  Fox 47, Newscenter 6, and mLive Lansing.  

After receiving responses back from only 2 members of the legislature and none from the media, she again hand-delivered the preliminary costs to make Flint whole along with an offer to help create the legislation in June.  This time asking for answers to 4 specific questions with a deadline, she heard back from 6 State Representatives and 5 State Senators, with 4 legislators (Morris Hood III, David Knezek, Ian Conyers, Jim Ananich) willing to work with her. 

Jennifer is continuing her advocacy and following up with those who agreed to work with her to start writing the legislation now, as the people of Flint have waited for far too long for a resolution to this crisis.

Keep checking back on this page for the links and resources to the above information.  All information is currently available on the Facebook page of The Offensive Feminist with Jenny K

 

Watch the documentary here

 

Click the Photo below to be taken to the sub-site with all the information on the Flint Water Crisis

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