Youth activist Mari Copeny (Flint, MI) – better known as Little Miss Flint – is founder of the Flint Lives Matter movement and self-proclaimed “Future President.” Copeny rose to national fame for her advocacy work as a voice for her community amid the devastating and ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite at that time being only 11 years old.
Today, many residents of Flint still don’t have access to clean water, and Mari continues to be an outspoken activist, drawing attention to the plight of her community. And in 2044, Copeny already plans to run for the Oval Office herself. She’ll be 36 years old.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.