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Repeal of emergency manager law part of NAACP's Flint plan

Chief among the priorities national and local NAACP leaders listed Tuesday for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint is the repeal of Michigan's emergency manager law, which they view as a contributor to the public health emergency.

The "15-point priority plan," which the NAACP drew up with Flint residents, was the focus of a community meeting and was discussed at a closed-door, evening meeting with Gov. Rick Snyder, National NAACP President and Chief Executive Cornell Brooks and other officials.

The plan also calls for the distribution of bottled water to households to be steered from National Guard members to Flint youth who would be paid minimum wage, as well...

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