Clean Water for Flint

 

If you have read the description in our About section you know that the Daily Grab Back is a nonpartisan, progressive organization. So you might find today’s DGB to be surprising. However, whether you affiliate with a party or not we all have a clear mandate to do what we can to stop, slow and derail the Trump Administration whenever possible. That being the case, we think that it is an excellent time for our first endorsement of a candidate, Democrat Foster Campbell.

Foster Campbell is a Democrat running for Senate in the State of Louisiana against Republican nominee John Kennedy. The election is December 10th, a runoff election due to no one candidate receiving enough votes on November 8. If he wins it would be the one final chance to help block Trump’s conservative agenda, bringing the Senate from a split of 52/48 to 51/49.  Campbell will need all the help he can get to get out the vote. (full text report)

New York Times - The Racism at the Heart of Flint's Crisis

Earlier this month, a federal court order directed the state to deliver bottled water to Flint residents unless officials can regularly prove the installation and proper operation of water filters in homes. A week later, the administration of Governor Snyder moved to block that order, seeking a temporary restraining order pending appeal of the court’s ruling.

Send a letter to the governor holding him accountable to his pledge that he will work to fix Flint’s water crisis. Out-of-state letters will let him know he is being watched.

Suggested text: (or click here for the editable letter)

Dear Governor Snyder,

I am writing to express my deep concern for the residents of Flint, Michigan, who have now been living without potable tap water for over 400 days.  This is completely unacceptable. Your state’s absolute failure to act appropriately to prevent it can now only be mitigated by how it responds to the crisis. Begin the delivery of bottled water to residents without further appeal. The basic need of clean drinking water is not being met, and your administration is not only able to fix that, but was ordered to do so. Every day that you fight against that order, you are putting the health of your citizens at further peril.  The nation is watching you.

 

Sincerely,

__________________

Your Name

 

Mail to:

Governor Rick Snyder

P.O. Box 30013

Lansing, Michigan 48909

 

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