Grateful for way the town safeguards our health

By John and Ann-Mara Lanza, Posted 2/11/16, Wellesley Townsman

By now, we have all heard the news reports from Flint, Michigan, where a contaminated water supply has poisoned a generation of Americans. When we hear these reports, and we look at our children, we cannot help but be grateful for the citizens who volunteer their time to keep our drinking water safe. The residents of Flint were abandoned by an appointed manager who prioritized money over health. The elected city council was sidelined, leaving the citizens with no voice. In the words of NPR’s Jack Beatty, it was “a failure of democracy.”

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