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Snyder should give from his heart – and his pocket, Flint resident says

Courtesy of Chia Morgan


Chia Morgan is a social worker, parent, leader in the nonprofit Well of Hope Ministries, and a lifelong Flint resident. Morgan attended Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address last night, and she did not hear what she wanted to hear.

"I wanted to hear that [Gov. Snyder] secured funding to make this a fixable problem," she says. "I was hoping to hear that, as well as a heartfelt apology from him. And I was also hoping to hear that he would give some of his own resources to assist us. Not state money, or campaign money, but directly from Snyder and his family."

"You know, Cher, Young Jeezy, Big Sean, Meek Mill, they're all assisting us," says Morgan. "But where's his dollars to help us with this?"

For Morgan, the governor’s response was not reassuring, nor was it in touch with the community. “This is a problem that is going to be longstanding for us to deal with,” she says. “This is a catastrophe that could’ve been avoided.”

Listen to our interview above to hear more about Morgan’s reaction to the 2016 State of the State address.

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