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Why I Cannot Stop Thinking about Flint, and Neither Should You

March 18, 2016
I had to have a plumber fix a few leaky faucets at my house today and he needed to shut off the water for two hours. I had time to prepare and made sure I wouldn’t need to use any water. The crisis in Flint, Michigan has been on my mind for months. But today, during the meager two hours when I used...
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Congress: Take action for Flint families NOW!

March 11, 2016
Congress has been dragging its feet to pass emergency funding that could help Flint families suffering with poisoned water. We need you to stand up and speak out TODAY! Write Congress and tell them to support Flint families ASAP!
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Zika's coming. Are we ready?

March 11, 2016
With the arrival of warm weather, health officials in the U.S. say it is not a matter of if but when we will see a widespread outbreak of the mosquito-borne Zika virus. Are we ready for it? No, we are not. Stateline , an initiative of Pew Charitable Trusts, recently reported that budget cuts at the...
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Slow Response to the Flint, MI Lead Poisoning Emergency

March 8, 2016
Negotiations in the Senate over funding to help Flint, MI have produced a bill with a bipartisan list of 10 cosponsors, and it contains a cut to pay for the Flint relief. Yet its prospects are still uncertain.
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Will We Remember Flint?

March 7, 2016
Rachel Mingo has 11 reasons to be concerned about the lead poisoning scandal in Flint, Michigan.
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SENATE MUST ACT TO HELP FLINT RESIDENTS

March 4, 2016
Flint is experiencing a disaster and needs relief urgently. Senators should act now to stop the suffering and speed the process of repair.
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Firefighters, doctors, and moms agree: Toxic chemicals don't belong in kids' beds!

March 4, 2016
Snuggling up with my kids for a bedtime story and tucking them in bed at night are some of the very best parts of my day. They are treasured routines for many families. Our children’s beds are places where they should feel safe and protected. But unfortunately many types of bedding, including...
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How One NBA All-Star is Helping Teens Drink Water, Not Soda

February 22, 2016
Last December , the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, made an impressive move. But it wasn’t a dramatic three-pointer on the basketball court. Curry signed a three-year endorsement deal with Brita, the water filtration system, instead of Coke or Pepsi. "Drinking water is essential to a...
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When a Student Asks: Am I Going to Die?

February 13, 2016
This blog post originally appeared in Lily's Blackboard . I sat with our brave colleagues and cried with them. Karen Christian is a math teacher, but after school she’s president of United Teachers of Flint. That’s how it is with most of our union activists; they volunteer to be the union voice of...
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Flint Crisis is Michigan’s Crisis

February 11, 2016
Whether you’re Governor Rick Snyder or Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow or Jimmy Fallon, Madonna or Ziggy Ansah, it’s all about Flint right now . The same is true for us here at the League. This man-made disaster has drawn the national spotlight to Michigan for all the wrong reasons. Every day...
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