If Hillary Clinton has her way, there will be a Democratic Debate in the city of Flint in the next couple of months. Obviously that all depends on what Bernie Sanders has to say as well.
Hillary for America Campaign Chair John Podesta released the following statement Saturday calling for a Democratic debate to be held in Flint: "The water crisis in Flint is unconscionable. It's been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government."
As Hillary has said, this would not have happened in a wealthy community. It was only when the crisis was finally brought to national attention that real steps were taken to begin to address the immediate issues like access to clean water and health monitoring, and longer term health and infrastructure challenges.
"We've agreed to an additional debate in NH and are currently in discussions to agree to additional debates - we think one of them should be in Flint. We should use the spotlight of the presidential campaign to keep the focus on Flint, and to lift up the historic underlying issues that Flint and too many other predominantly low-income communities of color across America are struggling with every day. From our schools, courts, prisons, to employment, housing, transit, and yes, even the air we breathe and the water we drink," said Hillary.