FLINT, Mich (WLNS) – Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was here today galvanizing the crowd at the House of Worship church and urging Congress to approve the $600 million amendment to help Flint.
“I’m here because for nearly two years mothers and fathers were voicing concerns about the water’s color, about the smell,” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said.
Flint resident Ernestine Lee knows the horrors of lead poisoning firsthand.
“I’m so stressed out with this,” Lee said. “It’s more than people could know or understand what we are dealing with.”
What they’re dealing is why Clinton was here today.
“This has to be a national priority not just for today or tomorrow,” Clinton said. “Clean water is not optional, my friends.”
Gerald Matthews said Clinton gave him hope for the future today.
“She has made this a beautiful, beautiful day for the hope that we would hope that we would have had from our government here in the state of Michigan,” Matthews said.
And Clinton knows that trust is a key issue.
“Repairing trust is as important as repairing pipes,” Clinton said.
Ernestine Lee is just glad to finally have a national spotlight.
“I am so glad that folks are bringing attention to the city of Flint and we are getting help from all over the world,” Lee said.
“Flint people are resilient,” Matthews said. “They’re not, we’re not gonna give up.”
Community members have hope, and so does Clinton.
“We can do this,” Clinton said. “Let’s make sure we take care of the people of Flint and give every child a chance to live up to his or her God-given potential.”