In January, we released the third installment of our “Republican Cuts…” campaign: Republican Cuts Poison. This online ad came in wake of a state of public health emergency being declared in Flint, Michigan over the city’s ongoing water crisis. This crisis was directly caused by the budget cuts implemented by Republican Governor Rick Snyder and resulted in thousands of cases of lead poisoning and an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease which killed at least 10 innocent people.
Today, two state workers and one city employee were charged with a litany of crimes related to the crisis. In a press conference, Governor Snyder called the charges "troubling" and said that they "raise what happened to a whole new level" -- the Agenda Project Action Fund agrees with this assessment, but think it needs to be raised to yet ANOTHER level: charges against the Governor himself.
While these initial charges are a start in ensuring the residents of Flint see that justice is served, those who are truly responsible have yet to be held accountable. We will not stop fighting until Governor Snyder is removed from office. His actions are a perfect portrayal of Republican priorities: they let diseases spread, they let crucial infrastructure deteriorate, and they forced the residents of Flint to watch their children suffer and neighbors died, all in the name of the almighty dollar.
Join us in demanding justice for Flint and that Governor Snyder be held accountable for what he has done.