☠ (toddies) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,


Matt Damon on Flint Water crisis & Oscar controversy

-Believes that Governor Rick Snyder should resign after poisoned water scandal, which will leave an estimated 8,000-9,000 children under age 6 with permanent brain damage, saying, “At the very least he should resign! At the very least. Listen, everybody’s entitled to a fair trial in the United States of America, but that man should get one. And soon.”
-Damon is a long-time advocate for clean water, and is a co-founder of Water.org

-Says it was "shameful and embarrassing" that we went two years in a row without nominating any actors of color & praises Cheryl Boone Isaacs for making an effort to fix this, saying her actions are a "strong first step"

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If you want to help, you can donate to United Way of Genesee (for filters, bottled water, emergency support services & prevention effort); the Community Foundation of Greater Flint also established a fund so you can donate to Flint Child & Health Development
Tags: matt damon, politics, world news
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