Reverend Jesse Jackson Comes To Flint

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. 

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