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May 29, 2018

"It worked really well with everyone concentrating on their area of strength."

Lee-Anne Walters on Green Connections Radio

What would you do if your water came out of the tap brown?

Listen to the courageous and tenacious Lee-Anne Walters, one of the main community organizers in Flint, Michigan's lead water crisis, tell Green Connections Radio host Joan Michelson how she brought the community together to fight for clean water – and collected the scientific support they needed. This interview took place at the Earth Day Network 2018 Climate Leadership Gala, where Lee-Anne was recognized for her work.

She is still leading the effort for clean water in Michigan and nationwide, because the problem persists and all lead pipes have not been removed.

You'll hear:

  • How the community started to organize, from the ground up.
  • How she used her Medical Technician skills to identify why the water was brown and who was to blame.
  • Why having an Emergency Manager for the city in its financial crisis was the exact wrong strategy.
  • How partnering with Virginia Tech University to test the water independently was a key to fixing the crisis - and continues nationwide.

“I’ve always been a very blunt person…and in this it’s been my biggest asset.”

Lee-Anne Walters on Green Connections Radio

If you have a foundation, these tireless heroes need funds to continue their fight for clean water - they are self-funded and in debt!

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