Flint Water Crisis
An entire city of more than 100,000 people has been exposed to toxic lead. The state government is dragging its feet on a solution. Join our call for justice for the residents of Flint.
The NAACP stands with the citizens of Flint to demand a clear timeline, deadline and price tag for fixing this crisis as well as effective remedies for the harms that have already occurred and complete compensation for each and every victim of this unimaginable tragedy. The people of Flint have been harmed through the failure of state officials to provide professional and accountable basic services mandated by federal law and expected by any person living in a major city.
The NAACP’s Flint Branch and Michigan State Conference have diligently worked over the last two years to inform the public about the poisoned water and its potential effects on city children and residents, and called for federal and state action to provide relief.
Gilcreast et al. v. Lockwood, Andrews & Newman, P.C., et al.
On May 18, 2016 attorneys with the NAACP filed a federal class action lawsuit on behalf of the people and businesses affected by the failure to provide safe drinking water to the city of Flint, Michigan.