These Girl Scouts want Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to work harder to fix Flint’s water crisis.
We’ve all watched in horror as the Flint, Michigan, water crisis unfolds, but a troop of Girl Scouts decided to make their voices heard. Brownie Girl Scout Troop 71729 has been writing letters to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, asking him to help the people of Flint — especially little kids like them.
The letters were shared by independent citizen science organization Flint Water Study, who’ve been working to bring people up to date information on the crisis. In case you need a refresher, President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint on Saturday after a 2014 switch to the Flint River as the city’s main water source led to corroded pipes and unknown number of people were poisoned by lead. We’ve all been stewing in our collective outrage, but somehow these Girl Scouts found a way to express it the most frank and heartbreaking way possible.
“I’m so mad,” one wrote. “Flint’s water is not good for kids to drink and eat. It is lead.”