Kitchen sink with running water. Photo by: kaboompics.com
Kitchen sink with running water. Photo by: kaboompics.com

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The Flint Water Crisis has put the environment, and people in the center of the 2016 Presidential Election. Hillary Clinton recently visited with the people in Flint during her time on the campaign trail.

The New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton spoke at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan, on Sunday, February 7. She gave a brief speech during the service with the residents of Flint.

“I am here because for nearly two years, Flint’s water was poisoned,” Mrs. Clinton said at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church. “I am here because for nearly two years, mothers and fathers were voicing concerns about the water’s color, about the smell, about the rashes it gave to those who were bathing in it.”

“Congress needs to pass that bill immediately,” Mrs. Clinton said Sunday. “This is no time for politics as usual.”

In addition, Flint is not the only community that is facing a water crisis. St. Joseph, Louisiana is also showing signs of support for their infrastructure. Areas in undeveloped communities such as Sebring, Ohio have also been displaying unhealthy drinking water.

Internationally, the United States provides some of the cleanest water in comparison to other developed countries.

As a progressive country, it will be a strong platform for candidates to deliver on after becoming elected. Our country will be focusing on these undeveloped stories leading up to the election to show the need for support across the country.

Listen in to a story by NPR Weekend Edition on the water crisis in St. Joseph, Louisiana.


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NPR on Water Contamination

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A National Water Crisis

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Environmental News

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