Asked and Answered: President Obama Responds to an Eight-Year-Old Girl from Flint
At eight years old, Mari Copeny — known around town as “Little Miss Flint” — wrote to President Obama last month from her home in Flint, Michigan to share how she is working to bring attention to the public health crisis in her community. She also noted that she’s headed the President’s way, and asked if she could meet him during her trip to Washington, D.C.
This week, President Obama wrote back to “Little Miss Flint” with some big news: He’s coming to town. On Wednesday, May 4th, the President will travel to Flint, Michigan where he will hear first-hand from Flint residents like Mari about the public health crisis, receive an in-person briefing on the federal efforts in place to help respond to the needs of the people of Flint, and speak directly with members of the Flint community.
- 1/19/16 On the Ground This Week: HHS to Lead Federal Response in Flint
- 3/22/16 FACT SHEET: Working Together to Build a Sustainable Water Future
- 5/4/16 FACT SHEET: Federal Support for the Flint Water Crisis Response and Recovery
President Obama gets a briefing from officials on the Federal response to the water crisis
Food bank of Eastern Michigan, Flint, Michigan
President Obama participates in a roundtable discussion with Flint residents
President Obama delivers remarks
Flint Northwestern High School, Flint, Michigan
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
President Obama Meets with Flint Citizens