Flint’s Poisoned Kids Deserve Justice

By Beatrice Murch via Flickr

By Beatrice Murch via Flickr

From the ACLU:

Flint’s poisoned children deserve the truth. They deserve to know exactly why their government failed them. And they deserve to know who is behind the Flint water crisis, one of our nation’s most severe, man-made public health disasters.

But a Michigan law that exempts the governor’s office from Freedom of Information Act investigations keeps that truth hidden.

FOIA laws guarantee our access to public records of government bodies. This is one of few tools citizens have to hold their elected leaders accountable and to ensure government transparency. Unfortunately, Michigan is one of only two states in the country that shields its governor from FOIA requests. And without crucial information, Flint residents will remain in the dark.

Tell the Michigan state legislature to amend its laws to compel the governor to release crucial information. We need to send a strong message: No one is above the law – especially when it comes to harming our children’s health.

Sign the petition! Thanks!

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