8-Year-Old 'Little Miss Flint' Gets Obama to Visit
Amariyanna Copeny asked for a chance to meet him
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 27, 2016 12:02 PM CDT
This March 21, 2016, file photo shows the Flint Water Treatment Plant water tower in Flint, Mich.   (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio File)

(Newser) – An 8-year-old girl who says she's known as "Little Miss Flint" around her troubled Michigan hometown wrote to President Obama to tell him she's "one of the children that is effected" by the water, and the president is coming to see for himself. "I've been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here," wrote Amariyanna Copeny. She told Obama she was planning to travel to Washington, DC, to watch Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder testify in front of Congress, and she wanted a chance to meet the president while there. "I am so proud of you for using your voice to speak out on behalf of the children of Flint," Obama wrote in his response, letting her know he would be visiting her city next Wednesday. Read both letters at Fox 2 Detroit.