April 28, 2016 (Flint, Mich) White House staff contacted Mayor Karen Weaver this week to say on Wednesday, May 4th, the President will travel to Flint to hear first-hand from residents about the public health crisis, receive an in-person briefing on the federal efforts in place to help respond to the needs of the people of Flint, and deliver remarks to members of the community.
Mayor Karen Weaver was very excited to hear about the President’s plans to visit the City of Flint.
“It’s encouraging to know that the President of the United States is still concerned about what’s happened here in Flint and what we’re still going through due to this man-made water disaster,” said Mayor Weaver. “I’m glad he’s taking time out of his busy schedule to come here and talk to residents himself. I also plan to speak with him about what’s happened here and what hasn’t happened to help us recover from this water crisis. I hope that his visit will show our leaders at the state and federal level how important this issue is. People are still suffering in Flint, families and children, like the little girl who wrote to our Commander in Chief. Maybe by the President showing he hasn’t forgotten about Flint, our leaders will finally step up and give the City the funding needed to replace the lead-tainted pipes and fix this problem as well as provide the health services necessary to help those impacted by this water crisis.”