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Poor People Left To Die In Superdome

Please call and or confront your Members of Congress and ask them to pressure the Administration and FEMA to save the people at the Superdome. You can call toll-free 1-800-643-9557 and ask to speak to your representative.
As we (a gathering of activists here in Florida) write this to you, thousands of New Orleans residents at the Superdome are stranded and without water. According to many news reports, people are dying from dehydration while 82 buses sit outside the Superdome. There are confusing reports about why they are not evacuating people.

We know for certain that the people in the Superdome are the low-income residents who did not have transportation and money to leave. Most of them are black. They need water. We do not know why FEMA is not bringing water. We also heard there was water available at the Ritz Carlton Hotel nearby, but we can't enter the city or reach folks there.

The media reports that looters are shooting at the buses and helicopters and that is why they aren't being rescued. If this country can wage wars, they can fucking guard themselves from looters. Looters? No. They are people surviving. Poor people who have been left to die. If the superdome were filled with white rich people they would have been out of there already.

The U.S. is one of the richest countries in the world. We can handle this. We handled 9/11. We even sent thousands in aid to countries devastated by the tsunami.

The gas prices are skyrocketing. Oil corporations are profiting from disaster.

Please call and or confront your Members of Congress and ask them to pressure the Administration and FEMA to save the people at the Superdome. You can call toll-free 1-800-643-9557 and ask to speak to your representative.

How can WE come together and help our sisters and brothers?

Your immediate action right now can save lives.
 
 


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