Little Miss Flint, Mari Copeny
WHY MARI'S ONE OF OUR FLINT FANTASTIC FIVE
Mari Copeny was six years old when the Flint water crisis began, but her age didn’t stop her from getting involved to make a change. Since she was a little girl Mari has been considered a vocal advocate for her city and the children in Flint, giving her the title, “Little Miss Flint.”
When she was just eight years old, she wrote a letter to President Obama - a letter that convinced him to take his first trip to her hometown. Mari kept going, delivering hundreds of thousands of water bottles, sold t-shirts and created fundraising campaigns to raise both money and awareness for Flint.
Today, she is an ambassador for the Women’s March, Equality For HER and the Climate March. She is also the creator of #DearFlint, where people across the globe are sending children in Flint positive messages and inspirational letters. The young activist has done more in her ten years than most people can say they have in their lifetime. “Just because we are kids doesn’t mean that we can’t change the world.”