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For Immediate Release

Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

Flint Families, Supporters Head to Washington D.C. to Share #FlintWaterCrisis Stories

Congress needs to hear from the people affected by Gov. Snyder’s policies


Today at 7 p.m. EST buses from Flint and Detroit full of Flint families and their supporters will head to Washington D.C. to share the stories of those affected by the Flint Water Crisis before members of Congress.

The National Action Network, SEIU Michigan, Flint Democracy Defense League, Progress Michigan, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Center for Popular Democracy, Michigan United, Michigan Faith in Action, and Michigan Nurses Association helped to organize and pay for the buses.

The bus riders will arrive in D.C. on Wednesday morning and will attend a 9 a.m. EST Congressional Oversight Committee meeting where elected officials are expected to hear testimony about the Flint Water Crisis. The bus riders will demand that Gov. Rick Snyder be brought before Congress to testify under oath.

Additionally, the bus riders will participate in a prayer vigil following the hearing at 11:00 a.m. EST outside of the Rayburn Building and a press conference at noon EST inside the Cannon House Office Building.

Flint families will be available to share their stories and comment on the Flint Water Crisis and the hearings that will be taking place in D.C.

Buses will be departing from Flint at 7 p.m. EST from the Old K-Mart parking lot at the corner of Miller Road and Ballenger Highway in Flint.

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