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“The View” Co-hosts Speak With Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, Singer-actress Cher and Documentary Filmmaker Michael Moore About the Flint Water Crisis

By Marisa Dabney | Feb 1st, 2016

The Viewco-hosts recently spoke with Flint Mayor Karen Weaver about the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Singer-actress Cher and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore also joined the conversation on “The View” to explain how the water contamination in Flint occurred and what steps need to be taken to minimize and treat the devastating physical and emotional impact on many children and families. Watch the videos below to get up to speed on this crisis and if you would like to help support the children and families in Flint you can make a donation by going to flintkids.org.

Flint Michigan Water Crisis Part 1: Mayor Karen Weaver on ‘The View’|Part 1: Flint Michigan Mayor Karen Weaver talks about water crisis.|In 2014 Michigan Governor Snyder appointed an emergency manager and made a catastrophic decision to implement a money saving plan to draw drinking water, for Flint, from the Flint River without properly treating the water. This resulted in a city wide contamination of the water supply. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s major concern is lead poisoning and its damaging and irreversible affects. She feels this is a race and class issue. Had this been a different community, with more money and political clout, they would not have had this issue. Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

In 2014 Michigan Governor Snyder appointed an emergency manager and made a catastrophic decision to implement a money saving plan to draw drinking water, for Flint, from the Flint River without properly treating the water. This resulted in a city wide contamination of the water supply. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver appeared on "The View" to discuss her major concern about lead poisoning, resulting from the contamination, and its damaging and irreversible affects. She feels this is a race and class issue. Had this been a different community, with more money and political clout, they would not have had this issue.

Flint Michigan Water Crisis Part 2 on 'The View': How Was It Discovered and Who Knew?|Part 2: How was the water crisis discovered and who knew?|The water crisis in Flint has been going on for almost two years. Residents knew something was wrong right after Governor Snyder appointed the emergency manager and switched the water supply source but no one listened their cries. The Governor has since apologized. Some are calling for his resignation. Mayor Weaver agrees we need to find out who was responsible and that there needs to be accountability. She states, "We didn’t deserve what happened to us in the city of Flint.” Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

The water crisis in Flint has been going on for almost two years. Residents knew something was wrong right after Governor Snyder appointed the emergency manager and switched the water supply source but no one listened to their cries. The Governor has since apologized. Some are calling for his resignation. Mayor Weaver agrees we need to find out who was responsible and that there needs to be accountability. She states, "We didn’t deserve what happened to us in the city of Flint.”

Cher Joins the Flint Water Crisis Conversation on ‘The View’|Cher joins the water crisis conversation with Flint Mayor Weaver.|Cher joins the conversation on "The View" and weighs in on the Flint water crisis. Cher is active and outspoken about the water crisis because she knows what it's like to be poor and not have a voice. It keeps people in the community from gaining the equality they deserve.  Mayor Weaver also discusses how the city will need to handle the long lasting effects of this crisis. The families will need financial support for medical and special education services.  Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

Cher joins the conversation on "The View" and weighs in on the Flint water crisis. Cher is active and outspoken about the water crisis because she knows what it's like to be poor and not have a voice. It keeps people in the community from gaining the equality they deserve. Mayor Weaver also discusses how the city will need to handle the long lasting effects of this crisis. The families will need financial support for medical and special education services. If you would like to help support the children and families in Flint you can make a donation by going to flintkids.org.

Michael Moore on 'The View': Director of Film 'Where to Invade Next'|Director Michael Moore Discusses Flint Water Crisis and His New Film|Michael Moore discusses, on "The View," the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan. He agrees with the Flint Mayor that this would not have happened in a rich white community. It happened in a place with poor minorities with no power. Michael also says the person responsible for this crisis is Governor Rick Snyder and he should be arrested. Michael’s new film “Where to Invade Next” explores what other countries are doing better than the U.S. For example in Norway prisoners are treated kindly as they truly want to rehabilitate people. Watch "The View" WEEKDAYS at 11e|10c|p.

Michael Moore also discussed the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan on "The View." He agrees with the Flint Mayor that this would not have happened in a rich white community.

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