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The Fierce Little Miss Flint Wants You To Join The People’s Climate March


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The Fierce Little Miss Flint Wants You To Join The People’s Climate March

She’s not going to stop fighting for her city.

Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny stole our hearts after she wrote to President Barack Obama asking him to attend to the Flint water crisis in 2016. Now, she’s back to remind you that there’s a march you should be attending this weekend.

In a video released on Wednesday, Copeny, also known as Little Miss Flint becomes Little Miss Rambo (a popular fictional boxing figure) as she paints her face and readies herself to fight music for the People’s Climate March this Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Produced by media companies Purpose and Footage Films, the video uses the three-year long water crisis in Flint to symbolize why it’s so important that people attend the march.

“I march for drinkable water,” Copeny says in the video before taking a sip of bottled water. Water bottles have been the only safe…

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