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Obama to Visit Flint, Meet with 8-Year-Old Impacted by Water Crisis

HeadlineMay 04, 2016

President Obama is heading to Flint, Michigan, today. His visit comes weeks after three Michigan officials were criminally charged for their involvement in the Flint water contamination crisis. The lead poisoning began when an unelected emergency manager appointed by Governor Snyder switched the source of the city’s drinking water to the corrosive Flint River. Obama is expected to meet today with Amariyanna Copeny, an eight-year-old Flint girl who wrote to him asking him to come to Flint. She wrote: “I am one of the children that is effected by this water and I’ve been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here in Flint.”

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