FLINT, MICH. – The ACLU of Michigan, joined by community leaders, will announce a class-action lawsuit on behalf of families from Flint, Mich. on Tuesday, October 18.
Who: Rev. Juanita Crump, education chair, Concerned Pastors for Social Action
Kary Moss, Executive Director, ACLU of Michigan
Jeree Brown, Flint parent
Angy Keelin, Flint parent
What: Announcement of Lawsuit on Behalf of Flint Families
Where: Saints of God Church, 2200 Forest Hill Ave, Flint, Michigan
When: 10:00 am, Tuesday, October 18
“All children can learn—but the ongoing water crisis in Flint creates urgent problems for Flint students, parents and teachers,” said Kary Moss, executive director of the ACLU of Michigan. “Tens of thousands of families in Flint have been exposed to toxic lead in their drinking water. Given the permanent damage that lead can do to children, the water crisis can only exacerbate educational woes in Flint—where children are already being denied their right to a quality public education. That’s why this legal action is necessary.”
Details of the class action lawsuit will be announced on Tuesday, October 18.
In addition to attorneys from the ACLU of Michigan, the legal team representing Flint families includes White & Case, one of the nation’s leading litigation firms, and the Education Law Center, a New Jersey-based public interest law firm which advocates for equity for all students and families.
The ACLU of Michigan helped expose the Flint Water Crisis in July 2015, publishing a previously undisclosed internal memo from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that documented toxic levels of lead in the homes of Flint residents.
The ACLU of Michigan is a statewide organization that protects the civil rights and civil liberties of all Michigan citizens, with offices in Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids.