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In Flint, a cry for justice from Rev. Al Sharpton, who took part in a local rally educating Flint residents on their legal rights over the water crisis.

From social awareness to voting in the mid-term elections, Sharpton covered several topics, but focused on encouraging citizens to file lawsuits against those responsible for the water crisis.

“If we sue the city, is it gonna hurt the city? Then the city needs to sue the state, but your name ought to be signed up,” Sharpton said.

Several in attendance heeded the reverend’s words.

“I signed up to make a difference, hopefully that my voice and my presence will be felt as a citizen of Flint,” said Maurice Moore.

Moore is one of many who came out to hear Rev. Sharpton speak today, but says that he would’ve like to see even more at New Jerusalem Gospel Church.

“I thought the turnout was pretty good,” Moore said. “I expected more people, and I wish more people had came to support us, but hey you know what we did good. And once again Flint has been heard.”

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