The name Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny should be familiar to you. Perhaps you know the incredible, change-making 9-year-old activist a bit better as “Little Miss Flint.”
Mari, or Little Miss Flint, came to national attention after she penned a letter to President Obama, alerting him to the actions she is taking in her hometown of Flint, Michigan to combat the horrific public health crisis. As you absolutely should already know, the water supply in Flint, Michigan was contaminated by lead in 2014 — and the government tried to sweep it under the rug.
Queen Mari wrote to Obama, telling him:
And when she asked the President to come meet with the community in Flint, that’s exactly what Obama did — and she could not contain her excitement.