So last Monday I was honored to be able to speak at the International Women's Luncheon in Chicago. The keynote speaker was Secretary Hillary Clinton. Each of the honorees were allowed a photo op with her. I don't get star struck so I used my couple of minutes to ask questions such as "You made Flint a lot of promises, where have you been?" She asked me how things were and what Snyder was doing and I said "He's doing nothing. The water is worse, people are sick and dying, where are you?" I made statements such as "We're not just a campaign stop. We're dying and we need help. When are you coming back to help like you promised?" I don't care who you are, if you promised Flint help and got people's hopes up, you need to follow through. I think I made her uncomfortable and I doubt I'll be asked back, but we need real help. Yesterday.
Contributed to Purple Walrus Press by Flint Water Crisis Activist Melissa Mays.
|Downtown Flint, Mi. 2016. Saginaw Street. Photo by Purple Walrus Press.|