Miss Michigan sheds light on Flint water crisis during Miss America Competition

Miss Michigan sheds light on Flint water crisis during Miss America Competition
(Source: CNN)

A statement made from a contestant during the 2019 Miss America Competition has grabbed the attention of many.

Miss Michigan used the platform to shed light on her state's water crisis.

"From the state with 84 percent of the US fresh water but none for its residents to drink, I am Miss Michigan, Emily Sioma."

Last week, thousands of Detroit public schools students were to drink from district-supplied water coolers or bottled water on the first day of classes, after the drinking fountains were shut off because of contaminants in some water fixtures.

The discovery of contaminated water in Detroit's schools of course follows a lead-tainted water crisis in Flint.

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