Thursday, March 31, 2016

Should MoveOn support this petition?

Dear MoveOn member,

A MoveOn member named UU Service Committee recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled "No More Flints"–and we'd like to know what you think of it.

The petition is addressed to GIna McCarthy, EPA Administrator, and reads:

Everyone deserves safe, affordable water. And the EPA has the power to help prevent future disasters like Flint. Tell the EPA: ensure access to safe, affordable drinking water and adequate sanitation.

Sign UU's petition.

Here's what UU wrote about it:

Right now, in this country, parents are facing a decision between paying for safe drinking water or putting food on the table.

In the wake of the Flint lead poisoning disaster, we need to ask ourselves and our elected officials: how can we let this happen? Today, one in five U.S. families are forced to spend more than they can afford on water. Black and Latino communities are often hit hardest by these staggering expenses — and even at these outrageous prices, that water isn't necessarily safe.

The Obama Administration has an opportunity to change that, making access to safe, affordable drinking water and adequate sanitation a key part of its Climate Action Plan. A climate action plan without that is simply not comprehensive or just. But they won't do it unless they hear from us.

Can you click to let us know what you think?

I want to sign this petition.

I don't think MoveOn should support this petition.

We'll decide whether to send this petition out to additional MoveOn members in your area based on your feedback.

In case you haven't heard about it, MoveOn's petition site allows anyone to start an online petition and share it with friends and neighbors to build support for their cause.

Thanks for all you do.

—Milan, Maria, Manny, Bobby, and the rest of the team

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