The Reverend Jesse Jackson is visiting the city of Flint this weekend. Jackson, who is also President and Founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, says he’s leading a rally and visiting residents at a local hospital who are suffering from exposure to the city’s lead-contaminated water.
“We deserve drinkable water. This is a result of a lax commitment to environmental standards.”
Jackson says that although Flint is the current epicenter of an environmental and humanitarian crisis, it’s just one part of a larger problematic pattern that must be challenged.