Sean McBrearty

Michigan Capitol building / photo: Denny Green, Clean Water

Our State of the State

January 26, 2017

Last week Governor Snyder gave his annual State of the State address. Among all the glowing reviews he had about how far our state has come, were a few glaring omissions.

Clean Water Activists and Michigan Faith in Action deliver letters to State House lawmakers and a sign on letter to Gov. Snyder and Speaker Cotter

Michigan Budget Passes Legislature with Flint Supplemental

June 21, 2016

Earlier this month in a legislative session that went until the early hours of the morning, both chambers of the Michigan Legislature passed the budget for 2017. Included in the budget omnibus bill is $114.3 million in emergency supplemental funding for solutions to the Flint water crisis.

Clean Water Action with Flint Rising at the Capitol

Will State House Lawmakers Ever Stand Up for Flint?

May 31, 2016

It was a dark, cold January day, shortly after Michigan officials had finally admitted that the people of Flint had been exposed to poisoned water running through their taps. We drove from Lansing to St Michael’s Church in Flint for an organizing meeting. Local activists, people from the non-profit community, and even experts who had run door-to-door canvasses in response to Hurricane Sandy, were all there to do something about the water crisis that is still being ignored by our state government.