Demand the whole truth about the Flint water crisis

Thousands of children and families were poisoned in Flint. Now, Gov. Rick Snyder is attempting a coverup and refusing to release his emails.

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Whether you live in California, New York, or here in Michigan, the people of Flint need your help.

Flint's unelected, state-appointed "emergency manager" switched Flint's water supply to the Flint River, which corroded their pipes and contaminated people's water with lead. And for over two years, children and families were drinking that poisoned water.

Nation-wide outcry has been critical to our efforts here in Michigan to learn how this happened, and who should be held accountable. Now, even more appalling details are coming out, revealing how officials failed to protect the people of Flint:

  • The state repeatedly ignored residents' complaints that their tap water looked, smelled, and tasted different. Instead, the state insisted that the water was safe to drink.

  • Meanwhile, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality threw out water samples that would've revealed a level of contamination requiring the state to warn Flint residents that their water wasn't safe.

  • And the state just appointed a major donor to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to investigate how this massive failure could've happened -- a serious conflict of interest.

There's much more to the story -- but Gov. Snyder is still hiding the truth. Instead of cooperating with the investigation, he's putting his cronies in charge of it and hiding behind "executive privilege" to ignore freedom of information requests.

With a crisis this serious, every voice helps. Over 80,000 Common Cause members and supporters have signed our petition to Gov. Snyder, helping bring the national spotlight down on Flint.

Snyder tried to lay concerns to rest last week by releasing some of his emails -- but they're heavily redacted, and don't even cover the time period when they actually decided to use poisoned water!

That's not nearly good enough. The people of Flint deserve more than just half measures -- sign the petition now to demand full transparency from Gov. Snyder.

The residents of Flint, like all Americans, have a right to expect that public water is safe, clean and healthy -- and leaders have an obligation to make sure it is.

What can happen in Flint could happen anywhere, especially if we don't learn the truth and hold decision-makers accountable. That's why over 80,000 Common Cause supporters across the nation have signed our petition demanding that Governor Snyder tell the people of Flint -- and everyone else -- the whole truth.

Demand that Gov. Snyder release ALL correspondence and documentation about the Flint water crisis.

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