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National Action Network calling for national mobilization

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The National Action Network founded by Al Sharpton held the meeting on Friday morning in Flint asking for a national mobilization to Washington D.C. on Feb. 3.

Gov. Rick Snyder will go before a congressional oversight committee that day to testify about the high lead levels in the Vehicle City and his administration's response to those findings.

The Rev. Charles Williams spoke about what the group hopes to accomplish in the next few weeks.

 “We're not only here for the acceptance of more bottled water,” Williams said. “We are really here to change the conversation from bottled water to infrastructure building. Every day that there goes by that there is not a shovel in the ground, we're going to need hundreds of thousands of bottles of water.”

Organizers are also calling for Snyder's resignation

Williams has previously suggested Snyder knew about the problems with Flint water last year, but ignored them.

Snyder went on MSNBC on Friday morning and said the people he trusted to consult about the situation in Flint didn't give him the information he needed.

The National Action Network has been involved with the situation in Flint since last February, when it first called on state leaders to switch back to Detroit for its main water source.

Organizers said using voices for prayer and collective activism can help win justice for Flint.

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