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These children are a part of our future. Let us protect them.


Jean Owen, Joliet, IL
How do the gov't officials in Flint and Wash sleep at night..... they are poisioning AMERICANS deliberately. Isn't that a
death sentence if not now - down the road. INCOMPREHENSIBLE
Lenore cymes, Palo Alto, CA
This is one the MOST OUTRAGEOUS CRIMES ever committed by a state government and the governor should be
impeached!! Most of the administration appears to be totally incompetent and/or rotten to the core. I've been following this
story closely, and every time I hear about it, it makes me want to spit nails!! Many thanks to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow for
tracking it all along.
Adele Sommers, Atascadero, CA
Protect these people, please.
Carlene jenner, Tempe, AZ
Black lives matter.
Christopher Stimpson, Westminster, CO
I was born in Flint!
Tony Harvey, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
the governor SUCKS!
Richard Smith, melvindale, MI
Nancy Gray
Nancy Gray, Austell, GA
Lead should have been removed EVERYWHERE years ago!
Patricia Vance, Tucson, AZ
As a former Flint, MI resident, I am appalled at what Flint did to it's own people!
Martha Sterner, Pelham, NY
You waste money on war, and let our citizens die and children develop irreparable illness and injury in this country?
Anne Jones, Winston Salem, NC
It always seems to be minority and poor communities that suffer these things. I wonder why that is...?
Dave Spencer, Chariton, IA

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This is a disgrace.
Kathy Turba, Jacksonville, FL
CRIMINAL CHARGES NEED TO BE CHARGED AGAINST ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, ESPECIALLY, SNYDER!!!
Janice Burstin, Laguna Woods, CA
If we don't take care of kids, they will not function as adults and will suffer as a result. And it will be more expensive in the
long run to take care of them than it would have been to prevent these problems to begin with.
Ilse Burch, Sammamish, WA
Lead poisoning effects everyone, not just the poisoned children, but their families and the society that will need to care for
them or manage their behavior when they are older.
Sherie Novotny, Edison, NJ
The people (government) responsible for this crisis needs to be punished. These are our children suffering for their
recklessness via failing health, all because they're cutting funds meant for lead poisoning prevention. So Black and poor
people are just supposed to suffer long-term debilitating diseases or worse, just because the federal government wants to
save money? This is not only a shame and a disgrace, but it also smacks of racism. You'd never hear about this in any white
community, because it'll never happen there. Sickening.
Tremia C. Green, Chicago, IL
Neil Rathjen
Neil Rathjen, New Fairfield, CT
Cut the bureaucracy B.S.America and do the right thing! The rest of the world is watching your Hypocrisy.
James Bell, Atlanta, GA
Cut the bureaucracy B.S.America and do the right thing! The rest of the world is watching your Hypocrisy.
James Bell, Atlanta, GA
You need to have all of these damn prevention programs cause every time corporations prove that their just not responsible,
accountable, or reliable for their so- called 'services'.
Elizabeth M. LaBue, Staten Island, NY
Datha Melson
Datha Y Melson, Dayton, OH
Why is there less attention given to situations that relate to black citizens or poor citizens?
Asilla Eubanks, Springfield, MA

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Lead poisoning in Boston and surrounding communities has been devastating in the recent past, esp in Chelsea when
children were poisoned from the sanding of the Tobin bridge rained down lead upon them
Rosemary S Kean, Dorchester Center, MA
Every person, every child in the U.S.A. should be protected from lead poisoning. First, for their health and welfare. Second,
because it makes for a healthier nation -- and that is priceless.
Third, because it saves money -- and that is wise.
Wendy J. Miller, Garland, TX
Recall the governor an prosecute him for his negligence.
Ezekiel Nicholson Jr, Germantown, MD
As far as I'm concerned this is not conspiracy theory, this is deliberately directed at black families in particular and low
income neighborhoods in general. Who would have the authority to direct this, who oversaw the day to day operations?
These questions need to be a matter of public record and those responsible held accountable. And uncapped medical care for
those who were directly affected.
Erik Barrington, Cedar Rapids, IA
Evang. Vergia Miskel
Evang Vergia Miskel, Muskegon, MI
How can the Congress-of-The-USA "NOT SUPPORT" Helping Flint Michigan? HOW MANY American Manufactures
PLANTS Are in Flint? HOW MUCH Have American Corporations "MADE-IN-FLINT" Michigan? I'm a UAW/GMC Retiree
and "MY First" GM Plant WAS-IN Trenton, NJ! Right-up the Delaware River from the TRENTO MAKES the WORLD
TAKES Bridge over the Delaware River. MY Last (Also, Now-Closed) GM Plant WAS-IN North NJ, at Least-I-Retired AFTER
30 Years as a UAW/GMC Auto-WORKER. BOTH of Those PLANTS Are Toxic Waste "AREAS", but I "Never-Drank"
WATER-FROM "My Kitchen Tap" that had "Flint, Michigan's" TOXICITY!
Those PEOPLE, "Rich OR Poor" ARE FELLOW American CITIZENS! Flint Michigan NEEDS "FEDERAL SUPPPORT" just
so Flint Michigan, USA American Citizens can "DRINK THEIR WATER"? WHY "ARE Politicians" HOLDING-UP
"Funding"?
Robert M. Deems, LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ
After the complete incompetence up in Michigan, something better is needed.
Peter Ayres, Naperville, IL
We are NOT a third world Country what the hell is going on here and why is there no coverage on media...outrage....WTF?!
Mary Losh, Riverside, CA
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DA Dean, Madera, CA

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Clean water is a right not a privilege!


J BVD, Eddyville, OR
Stop taking advantage of our people
Kenneth Lee, Fredericksburg, VA
appalling, really...
Anthony Baldwin, New Haven, CT
How much more obvious could this be? What is it you imagine your duty to be?
Carol Ford, Kenai, AK
This always happens in poor communities. We should all be ashamed.
James Shambo, Peyton, CO
This is SO NEGLIGENT/CRIMINAL!!!
Gov. tried to "cheap out" and cur corners on safety!!! Send in Attorney General!!!
Patrick TRUE, SOQUEL, CA
People of Michigan, wake up get out and make noise and register to vote and then vote to get rid of the scum that does not
care about the people.
Lorna Paisley, East Dubuque, IL
Leaders call the US, the "greatest nation" in the world. How can our country allow children to drink toxic water & do
nothing at federal level to prevent and respond to this crisis?
Margaret Villanueva Ph.D., St Cloud, MN
I would like to see an independent federal investigation into who and what decisions were made that led to contaminated
river water being used for drinking water.
Pat Cahill Watson, East Bridgewater, MA
"Crimes" like Flint, MI - should not be allowed to happen- ever.
Michael Mills, Sierra Madre, CA
I would like to see an independent federal investigation into who and what decisions were made that led to contaminated
river water being used for drinking water.
Pat Cahill Watson, East Bridgewater, MA

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Water is not something that can become a political football. We must ensure safe drinking water in all communities. This is
an example of what can happen when politicians such as Governor Snyder attemtp to privatize water in Flint and earlier in
Detroit through actions by Emergency Managers appointed by Governor Snyder.
Richard Sumner, Spotsylvania, VA
Deilia Butler
Deilia Butler, Vine Grove, KY
This is one of the most callous uncaring actions from government that I have ever heard of. The people of Flint Michigan
need to sue the city the state the governor and whoever made that horrible decision. This is totally disgusting.
Ms. Shirley Venton, Saint Paul, MN
We need to protect all America's children and their brilliance. Black children who have been hurt need help!!! All children
equally need the Audacity of Hope and health for the future. Nothing can be sustained without clean drinking and air and
water and air knows no boundary. We must stop the racism that is destroying beautiful children and their hope for a future.
Susan E. Teague, RN
Susan and John Teague, Austin, TX
Everyone in America should be able to trust that their tap water is safe to drink. Please fully fund the CDC's efforts to ensure
safe drinking water.
Katrina Ortiz, Oakland, CA
There should be no safer place than home.
Robert Fritsch, Dexter, ME
Is this a deliberate poisoning of blacks?
marguerite Sheriff, Brooklyn, NY
Arrest Governor Snyder & EVERY SINGLE PERSON who allowed this to happen. This is genocide. #BlackLivesMatter
Jameela Hill, Detroit, MI
Andrea Ware
Andrea Ware, Katy, TX
America needs to get back to helping its people live a decent life.
Terry McAnally, Poplar, MT

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No one should have to deal with these heinous acts in this day and age. Please protect our future-protect the children and fix
the issue!
Katherine Young
Katherine Young, Peoria, IL
When will you all get it? They do not care! At least until things are proven and the politicians look bad.
Celine Davis, Tigard, OR
unconscionable...this can't be the America!!!
Arrest the governor for lying to the people he represents
Abogada Adelante, Tucson, AZ
It's 2015 and our government allowed contaminated water into a community... No not just one, but several. How are we to
know contaminated water isn't in other communities. Perhaps a community near a tracking site, or just as bad near a power
plant. The cdc is very important in the field of clean water. BEGIN FUNDING THIS PROGRAM AGAIN.
Cameron redmond, null, TX
That whole thing is truly criminal.
Denise Marlowe, Inver Grove Heights, MN
Severely effects low in-come children who do not have access to healthy food. Thanks GOP.
Frank Collins, Edgartown, MA
Protection is still needed for children living in high risk areas.
Bernadette Methven, Highland Park, NJ
I thought this lead problem ended years ago ... WHAT IS UP?
Susan Benham, Aurora, CO
There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON OR EXCUSE for the Disparities that Our government is NOT ONLY ALLOWING,
BUT IS FUELING AND SOMEONE HAS TO STEP UP AND MAKE SOME REAL CHANGES!!!!! Black and lower-income
lives mean just as much as those of whites and higher income people. NO LIFE IS WORTH-LESS DUE TO RACE OR
ECONOMICS!!!!!
Michelle Knight, Decatur, GA
To eliminate funding for proven successful programs is a sign of the only me attitude that is destroying this country.
Jeanna cesaratto, HUDSON, OH
Be FOR us.
William Vogel, BROOKLYN, NY
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As seen by the latest disaster in Flint, MI, this program is most needed,
Kathryn Lee, Payson, AZ
Your actions are disgraceful. Do your jobs
Kathy Turba, Jacksonville, FL
It's shameful that the United States of America can't provide safe, clean water for our citizens. And we claim to be the greatest
country in the world?
Katherine Lowrance, Greensboro, NC
ruth bailey
Ruth Bailey, Warwick, RI
clara caldwell
Clara Caldwell, Richmond, CA
Protect our children! Help those who are already contaminated by lead poisoning.
Sandy Lessner, Agoura Hills, CA
Honorable Members,
You wouldn't allow your children to be exposed to lead poisoning. Please protect the children and community of Flint, MI.
Thank you.
Stuart Heasman, Pueblo, CO
I saw the stories about this on the Rachel Maddow Show. Such a situation is beyond reprehensible. It reminds me of the
ecological and human health disasters created by the former Soviet governments.
Stephen Mosgrove, New Orleans, LA
First you create the circumstances for anti-social behavior. Then you put the burden of the results on the victims you created.
You can never right the wrong you have done to the children and their families. While you are on your golf courses and
while you are sipping clean fresh water, decide how you are going to STOP the water crimes you have committed. Clean up
the water/river/pipe problems for your citizens. Not enough bad can be said about you government officials, especially you
Governor. Even though you have not taken full responsibility, we the people have sense enough to know you are
responsible for this disaster. You are the George Bush of Michigan and this is your Katrina. What sad sacks you and your
officials are. You should be indicted and convicted.
Ellen D. Steens, Los Angeles, CA
This is violence against US citizens based on skin color.
Ria Tanz Tanz Kubota, El Sobrante, CA

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This is disgraceful.
JoAnn Webb, West Palm Beach, FL
This is disgraceful.
JoAnn Webb, West Palm Beach, FL
Brenda Harris
Brenda Harris, Memphis, TN
long overdue . Restore and fund these communities
Mary Arter, Matthews, NC
This needs to happen.
Ronald Jackson, Lorain, OH
HAVE A HEART FOR THESE YOUNG ONES, WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF IT WAS IN YOUR AREA, ALL CHILDREN
DESERVE TO BE CARED FOR!!!!!
Gloria J. Thrower, New Kensington, PA
I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to
say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot
of text for only having one or two pictures. Maybe you could space it out better?
TheronRosanove4, Tucson, AZ
This is a disgrace because it is so preventable.
Carole Anderson, The Dalles, OR
Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget.
Keith Hames, San Jose, CA
I am appalled by this!
F A, P, TX
Cynthia Williams
Cynthia Williams, Delray Beach, FL
What started off as a way to save money has backfired and will cost Michigan much more to repair. Safe water needs to be
restored.
Karen Echols, BROOKLYN, NY

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Governor Snyder needs to be arrested, and have his genitalia removed ( at least ) .
Don Pew, Girard, OH
Where is the compassion?
Susan Sandwell, OLYMPIA, WA
This is 2016. We do not need to be addressing lead poisoning issues in the 21st Century.
Queen Degraphenreid, Fayetteville, NC
Where is the CDC response to this monumental tragedy in Flint? What a disgrace that their is no "on the ground" support
from the Federal government
Robert Cattle, Belleville, NJ
Clean drinking water is not an option
Benjamin Kaufman, New City, NY
can this be true? care needs to be taken for our least defenceless....children.
Mary A Stenberg, The Dalles, OR
Lead is poisonous in any amount, and this brain-destroyer needs to be eliminated.
Arlene Merryman, Berkeley, CA
Vulnerable children will suffer progressive loss of brain maturation with lead exposure.
This will be very costly to our economy.
Yujen Hsia, Honolulu, HI
I know first hand how bad lead poisoning can be to an individual who is so exposed because I poisoned myself
(unknowingly) when I stripped (lead-based) paint from the kitchen of a house I once owned in NJ. It ended my well
established high-tech working life overnight and left me without resources when CIGNA, the insurance company that carried
my employer's Long Term Disability Insurance plan, for which I paid faithfully every year I was employed, in case
something like what happened to me actually did. CIGNA based their decision not to pay my benefits, which would have
kept me going, by declaring that what seemed like 'depression' (one side-effect of lead poisoning), and for which a
psychologist had tried to help me, as one of the two reasons for which they reserved the right of non-payment (1. Alcohol or
drug abuse, and 2. Mental Illness).
BTW: I am white, but I grew up in the South and my heart was forever in sympathy with Black people who were always
treated so badly by my fellow whites. I saw it first hand every day in growing up and was totally disgusted. It is time average
citizens came together to support much better treatment of 'Black folks', so they have a chance to live good, decent,
productive, healthy lives.
Bill Cowhig, Durham, NC

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Lead is a damaging substance which was allowed to be included in many paints. It surely is a gov respinsibility to prevent
exposure to lead particularly by young explirung chilldren who put anythjng into their mouths
Charlotte Walker, Steelville, MO
I would expect such wanton neglect and indifference for public safety from the Chinese Communism Party. Restore funding
for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program!
Calvin Johnson, Marion, IL
'Give them some time, give them some love. See how fast and strong they grow" MM
Michael Moseley, Absecon, NJ
Jesse Rice
Jesse Rice, Wichita, KS
Clean water is a right
Jacob Stromquist, Minneapolis, MN
This is a disgrace. Save the children!
Elana Wigfall, Port Tobacco, MD
Government should be ashamed
iris Lewis, Jackson, MI
This should come ahead of welfare for corporations.
Dave Johnson, Yuba City, CA
This is not a third world country. All of our people need safe drinking water, food, and a roof over their heads.
Catherine Rivera, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
JUSTICE FOR ALL !!!!!!!!
PEACE ON EARTH !!!!!!!!
Eleanor Kaye, Hallandale, FL
We refuse to be treated as worse than animals
Teresa lynch, Saint Paul, MN
I was born and raised in Flint. The current residents deserve better than kwhat they are getting.
Dennis Catrell, Bellingham, WA

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As a Michigan native, Michigan needs to get their crap together. Michigan needs to get their business in order. I used to be
proud of the state that I'm from smh. Enough is enough!
Ms. C Coleman, Atlanta, GA
Officials should be ashamed that this happened on their watch! Do the right thing, fix it immediately!!!
Felecia Gilgeous, Temple Terrace, FL
This shouldnt ve happening in the wealthiest country on earth. The government gives billions to assure that other countries
have food, water, security and disease prevention measures. But simply allow people that are poor, yet born and raised in
these United States to suffer and die! These situations are preventable!
rheresa Evans Evans, Auburn, AL
This shouldnt ve happening in the wealthiest country on earth. The government gives billions to assure that other countries
have food, water, security and disease prevention measures. But simply allow people that are poor, yet born and raised in
these United States to suffer and die! These situations are preventable!
rheresa Evans Evans, Auburn, AL
Hold Michigan's governor accountable.
Elizabeth Paxson, Traverse City, MI
WE DEMAND SAFE FOOD, SAFE WATER AND SAFE AIR!
Peter Curia, Scottsdale, AZ
Even a dog gets water, why should human beings be any different, YOU drink it, allow others to have it.
Mr. Rob Rob, Akron, OH
OUTRAGEOUS! What were thinking Flint officials? You are there to serve people, not sicken them.
Jennifer Ackerman, Amherst, MA
Where's your compassion for Nyone but yourselves. You profess to be Christians. That's so questionable since you can't do
the right thing for the less fortunate,
Anita Caudle, Staten Island, NY
everyone, myself included, and despite zip code or location, deserves to be protected by govt. from known environmental
hazards. That's what (part of at least) the Congress is for.
Bruce MacKay, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Shame, shsme, shame on Engler snd his no backbone emergency manager. It is rediculous to think it took Engler 2 years to
do something about what he knew to be the problem with lead contamination and with full knoeledge of what a negative
effect it would have on our children. That is simply shameful behavior from our so called leadership.
Sheila Finney, Detroit, MI
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Restore funding for the CDC Lead poisoning prevention program.


Sylvia Kay Thomas, Albuquerque, NM
The recommended intake of Pb for children is zero.
Pat & Julie Kayl, Grand Island, NE
Please I don't need hundred e mail's a day.
Ms. MsMary M. M.Welch, Charlotte, NC
Do it now.
Deborah Bock, Anchorage, AK
This is insane!
David Howard, Converse, TX
This is criminal
Sheila Coxon, Corvallis, OR
WE WILL NOT BE SERFS TO THE 1% NOR WILL WE BOW TO THE DICTATORSHIP OF THE cHRISTIAN TALIBAN.
Margaret Hooper, Bartlesville, OK
I live in Flint MI. The whole water situation, as well as the response from our governor on this and many other issues has
shown his total disregard for the city of Flint MI. The placement of "city managers " to supposedly help redirect the cities
finances in a positive way has never produced such an outcome. I pray not only for the health of our youth, but for the
elderly and all residents in Flint Michigan.
LaShon, Flint, MI
Typical US treatment of poor people.
Sherrill Futrell, Davis, CA
It's a disgrace that this Congress starves agencies like CDC of funds to enforce safety for the public it claims to serve. Shame!
Lois Gwirtz, Wynnewood, PA
If it is not good enough for your families then it is not good enough for anyone else's. Correct this now!
Carliss Smith, District Heights, MD
LEAD IS FOREVER
Val Sanfilippo, San Diego, CA

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Come on people (US Government), do the RIGHT thing....


Arlene Miller, Milwaukie, OR
CLEAN water is ESSENTIAL!!!!!Solve this
problem NOW!!
marcia bailey, Burnsville, NC
Perhaps the Feds could buy a few less bombs and fund clean water for children - don't look now, but your priorities are
showing!
Carol Glaser, Perry, MI
This is shameful---DO SOMETHING NOW!!!
Glenda Campbell, Sorrento, FL
As emeritus Professor of Environmental Health and Physiology at the Free Univ. Berlin, I know better than most the
disastrous effects of polluted water and food. These disasters are preventable, and we must not let the Governments get away
with it!!
Alexander Schoen, ,
Please do whatever is necessary to minimize the impact of this disgusting situation.
Karen Blum, West Chester, OH
Michael Storey Jr
Michael Storey Jr, Hermitage, TN
Why was this allowed to happen to our children!?!
Marie Rourke, Omaha, NE
Catherine Walton
Catherine Walton, Seattle, WA
Charmaine Barrett
Charmaine E Barrett, North Easton, MA
Not protecting the urban poor against toxins is next to waging war against the poor.
Niloofar Shambayati, Champaign, IL

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Patricia M. Williams, Lewes, DE

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I think this is an atrocity! In this day and age, there should not be a problem concerning lead poisoning in children or adults!
Why has this problem not been addressed before it became a PROBLEM? Don't turn the other cheek! All lives are important
in one way or another!
Ladonna Siar, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Shame on you! -- neglecting the poorest kids in our nation.
Darryl Figueroa, Maitland, FL
Republican austerity is turning the USA into a third world country.
Sybil Morgan, San Antonio, TX
Contact the U.N. and F.E.M.A.
Ann Eds, Bronx, NY
This is so short sighted. The cost to our society with poisoned children with be untolded. We are then losing the potential
the people had before they were poisoned. And they are PEOPLE.
Naomi Lidicker, Berkeley, CA
Please be quick and conscientious; lives are now at stake.
Thanks for listening.
F A. Gallagher, TOLEDO, OH
This is so sad! This is no way to treat human beings!
Sondra Y Hill-Ward, Birmingham, AL
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Kate E. Robinson, Anaheim, CA
nlerandeau@gmail.com
Nancy M. Lerandeau, Orofino, ID
Governor of Michigan should be in jail. For a long time. Is Michigan in the United States or not? Snyder surrender yourself
now.
Mike Streber, De Forest, WI
All Americans deserve to be safe from lead poisoning. CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program must be
fully funded.
Katherine C. Bini, NEW YORK, NY

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The poisoning of people in Flint is criminal. Hold the governor responsible


Dorothee Custer, Merritt Island, FL
Not only heartless and dreadfully unethical, but short-sighted beyond belief.
Iris Robertson, South Hadley, MA
I live here is Flint. I've been buying bottled water for cooking and drinking for over a year--but many here cannot afford to
take that step. Our most vulnerable citizens, our children, have been irretrievably harmed.
Patricia Howie, Flint, MI
When "Republican" Congress People start "Putting Politics" over human health? Something "IS Really WRONG" with our
Political "Electees"!
Robert M. Deems, LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, NJ
What will the governor do??
Susan Spengler, Palatine, IL
What will the governor do??
Susan Spengler, Palatine, IL
This is a disgrace! Heads must roll.
Barry Farbrother, Guilford, CT
Lead poisoning is dangerous to our children because it is found in old homes painted with leaf based paint.
Carolyn Mosby, Laveen, AZ
It appears that a conspiracy of mass genocide is taking place right before our eyes. Police killing, lead poisoning covert
elimination
Charles A Smith, washington, DC
This is very bad !!!!
Clyde Bell, Flint, MI
Water is a basic need for survival.if our government do nothing about polluted water coming out of our tap, do they mean
that they do not care for the survival of our families? Even poor families pay more taxes than the corporations that pollute
the water. Do our government protect those who do not pay taxes or the people that support them with their taxes?
Graciela Huth, Los Angeles, CA

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Theresa Ann Panica, Levittown, NY

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I am the Director of the Health Justice Project and a Clinical Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Emily Benfer, Chicago, IL
Flint poisoning of children is a criminal offense. A governor who thinks he can do whatever he wants without regard for
human life should be jailed. The EPA has fallen down on it's job.
Kathleen Sigel, Oak View, CA
ACTIONS, NOT PLATITUDES!
James Edler, Woodstock, GA
Lead poisoning was a problem in the 1870's. We have fallen behind 150 years?????? Catastrophe!!!
Mary McGaughey, Gresham, OR
RESIDENT - MAD AS HECK!
Carolinesix Six, Flint, MI
Essential to bring the funding back to at Least Pre Cut Levels
Robin Schiff, Escondido, CA
No excuse for poisoning
Jane H Beattie, Ketchum, ID
Lead poisoning is one of many ways that the health and safety of poor people is systematically compromised. Our
government is supposed to care for all Its people.
Abby Hamilton, Woodland, CA
Anything less than this is down right criminal and shameful.
Jennifer Bradley, Carlsbad, CA
Protect the People!
Robert Raven, NOVATO, CA
this is disgusting gotta wonder how long it would take congress to act if it were their children who this was happening to
Kenny Rich, Canoga Park, CA
Part of having rights in this country should be the right to potable water. No matter your SES or race.
Melissa Pariseau, Charlemont, MA

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The tragedy in Flint, MI is a crime, & compares to things the nazis did to eliminate the Jewish people.
Claude D Jones, Detroit, MI
All people deserve safe drinking water and where they live should not determine whether they can get it. The poisoning of
Flint, Michigan residents at the hands of their own state government is shocking in its scope and callous disregard for human
life.
Mary J. Fifield, Barre, VT
We can subsidize the fossil fuel industry with billions of dollars. We ought to provide funding for the Center for Disease
Control's Healthy Homes and Lead Prevention Program. This tax payer money would help our citizens not destroy the earth.
Mary J Cox, Shelby Township, MI
Poisoning people is something that we would expect to hear from corrupt third world countries! Corrupt polititians was
never something we expected to hear about in America. These people should be arrested immediately and put in jail!!! They
have violated the public trust and poisoning people is definitely a crime punishable by law!!!
Myrna Doering, Jamestown, CA
Jane Magid
Jane Magid, Albany, CA
And here is another reason I stand with the Black Lives Matter movement because clearly Black Lives aren't being valued by
state and federal government.
Mindy Rouff, St.Louis, MO
Please take care of this situation! I hope this
gets better soon!! Sincerely,Judith Haynes
Judith Haynes, Burlington, VT
Please show that you care about black children as much as any other children and help to fix this problem.
Mrs. Gloria Bedford, Elk Grove, CA
Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis, Copiague, NY
Inner city eople are bombed with a vast array of pollutants. Lead is just one of them. PHCs. VOCs. NOx, SOx, ozone,
chlorinated hydrocarbons- on and on the list goes.
Francis Jeffers, Easthampton, MA
lead poisoning affects the youth forever
and it's not necessary
Melora Miller, Rochester, NY
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the elimination of democracy and accountability is unacceptable!


Keri Merriman, Morrison, CO
tbgeinzer@windstream.net
Thomas Geinzer, IRWIN, PA
This is a most problematic situation and was not properly evaluated for health risk. Bad politicians making bad decisions
Mr. Paul Kripli, PALM BAY, FL
This is no longer a white people problem so It seems like you don't care anymore.
Richard Schoenberger, PHOENIX, AZ
This is inhuman, unacceptable and shameful.
Carlos Florido, null, CA
This is Genocide!!! It would not be allowed in Beverly Hills!!!!!
Don Santina, Oakland, CA
Black lives matter!
Ingrid Russell, Denver, CO
Let's do the right thing and Stand Up For All People. JH
Janet Hollack, Green Valley, AZ
It's the right thing to do.
Barton Armstrong, Raleigh, NC
I grew up in Michigan and loved the state and all the memories it held for me, but under gov. Snyder the great state of
Michigan is no longer safe for humans, wildlife, forests, it is now tarnished and sad. I am sickened.
Tonia Deur, null, TX
Hey.
Who's side are you on?
What is Good for your family, is the standard for all families.......or is it?
Allen Price, Portland, ME
This is horrible. Everyone has the right to clean water.
Lynne Schillaci, Glenview, IL

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Appalling in 2016!
Joan Bristol, Coatesville, PA
This shouldn't happen in America. Please put our children first.
Mary Jo Thompson, Hutto, TX
luther williams
Luther Williams, Greensboro, NC
The question is what legacy are we leaving to the next generation?
V Thaxon, Atlanta, GA
This is an OUTRAGE! Discriminatory "monitoring" of water safety is NOT acceptable.
Ray Hardin, Boston, MA
THe cost to our nation, both human and financial, is huge, and so preventable.
Beth birnbaum, Flushing, NY
Please restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget.
Joy Rich, Brooklyn, NY
Governor should be impeached! Horrible management of resources and despicable harming of children should make him
liable for criminal prosecution.
Ms. Mary Vogelson, Dallas, TX
Sarinthia Stewart
Sarinthia, Minneapolis, MN
fund the CDC now to stop this self inflicted tragedy by the governor of Michigan and his minions
Terry Dewitt, Memphis, TN
When will we place people before profit?
Renee Hopkins, Silver Spring, MD, MD
It is hoped that there is no connection here of lead poisoning and people's water being shut off in Detroit, that there might
have been some sort of advertent pretext.
Adam Dennington, Ozone Park, NY
Hattie Wayne
Hattie Wayne, Dallas, TX
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All lives matter. Protect people and nature from corporate profit interests: this is one of governments' primary tasks. Please
lead honorably, in a way your grandchildren will be proud of.
Briony Greenhill, Berkeley, CA
Are you trying to kill off the poor?
Pat Slife, West Sacramento, CA
This is a disgrace. The most civilized country in the world and we cannot ensure the safety and wellbeing of our most
vulnerable citizens, our youth.
Francine Nelson, Baltimore, MD
I am tired of the deliberate extermination of African descendents in the USA and abroad. This will only end when all people
wake up and realize that their communities could be the next target. Stop the violence!
Mercedes Crawford, Los Angeles, CA
Jernice Harrell
Jernice Harell, Austell, GA
The country, not JUST the people are hurt. Otherwise healthy children are at risk. They grow up to be dependent. If we pay
money now, our savings will be priceless.
Georgia S. McDade, Seattle, WA
This is criminal!!!
Michael R. Hooker, MANSFIELD, TX
We need 2 take care of one another! Suppose it was ur family?
Margaret Alexander, Bronx, NY
We cannot continue to neglect the less fortunate...
James A. Perkins, Los Angeles, CA
No excuse for this crap!
Janice Stewart, BIG SANDY, TN
Let's help one another!
Margaret Alexander, Bronx, NY
This is simply unconscionable! Action MUST be taken now to restore fresh water to the community and to provide fresh
water to its citizens while that is being done!!!! PERIOD!
Christine Tronge, REDWOOD CITY, CA
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Do the right thing.


Mr. William Nelson, Belfast, ME
Blatant systemic genocide...we are under constant attack by the US establishment as a means to minimize/eradicate our
political influence and in an effort to re-whiten the USA. Black lives are expendable in this country.
Carla Crapp, Tannersville, PA
This is a time to increase funding towards the elimination of this 18th century problem.
Paul Kerman, Warren, MI
Please restore the funds for this program these are lives that matter Let's do the right thing We are all God's Children !!!!!!!
Diana Harrell, Philadelphia, PA
It's morally irresponsible to cut into this program.
Judith Felsten, null, NY
Neglect to any sector of the population's health is a neglect to all human beings. This is a time
to turn around so many errors and this is one.
The "United States" is to support all. Return the CDC's funding.
Lynn Mac Gregor Minnis, New York, NY
An important role of our government is to protect the citizens health and access to clean food and water. Please step up and
fully fund this Lead Poisoning and Prevention Program.
Michele Rese, READING, PA
Alarming that an entire city can be poisoned.
Louis M. Smith, Mount Pleasant, SC
no child or their families should be put at risk- this needs to be addressed immediately
Wendy Mocioi, West Hurley, NY
Health equity needs to be the FIRST priority for a healthy nation.
This is truly a "no holds barred" issue!
Diane F Dodge, Saint Paul, MN
This disregard for the well being of children is an outrage. Shame on you.
Adair DeLamater, Bath, ME

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Flint and state officials have commited criminal acts, should be charged and prosecuted.
Is poisening children's drinking water any better than lynching?
Gene Gaines, Sterling, VA
Clean up your act. We can't afford to ignore this problem.
Larry Dawes, Spokane, WA
This is a shame that something this important is cut by conservatives in the wake of Republican Governor Rick Snyder's city
Managers for Flint Michigan poisoned this community with high doses of lead in the drinking water.
Mr JOHN M HORKULIC, Toronto, OH
Totally unacceptable to not support this!
Lynn Vellenga, Columbia City, OR
" Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget."
Lead ought to be, as passe' as all the diseases we are vaccinated for? Why is it still a problem? It ought not to be.
Peter O'Lalor, Worcester, MA
Let me keep on respecting your human and etic levell. You shold be ashame of not talking responsibility for your own
children the future for us all.
Krister Str_mberg, ,
Health is all human being's right. When there
are unhealthy conditions they need funding and to be changed once identified. Restore funding to the CDC to help the lives
of those affected by lead poisoning.
Lynn Mac Gregor Minnis, New York, NY
Funding should come from the lead producing, i.e, mining companies. Fine them big time. Just take it the money from their
accounts.
paula lynn, bala cynwyd, PA
This is a crime. Lead poisoning affects children forever.
Wayne and Mary Richardson, Rochester, MN
A little less psychopathy on the part of the government would be greatly appreciated by the people who they are supposed
to represent. You wouldn't poison your children. Don't poison mine.
Marybeth Rice, Berkeley, CA

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Jenny Kastner, Cambridge, MA

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Take responsibility for the harm you have caused.


Kristina Jacobs, Woburn, MA
Verbally apologizing for complicity in lead poisoning is as useful as it is for contributing to (teenage) pregnancy. Faith
without works is dead.
Edward Justin Lee, ,
People living in these areas are citizens of the United States and deserve the same protections as the rest of us.
Doris Gasteiro, MANKATO, MN
Please help!
Sl Adler, River Forest, IL
I'm outraged what about the babies?!
Kelli Baker, Detroit, MI
Ladoris Pope
LaDoris, Mamou, LA
Hopefully we can get this changed
Kimberly Davis, Copiague, NY
How the fuck does this happen honestly?
Hank Stillwell, Chicago, IL
Criminal negligence ring a bell?
Audrey Ross, tucson, AZ
Lack of action in Flint,MI unacceptable
Ellen Blakeborough, ESCONDIDO, CA
How can this happen in the USA???
Carol K. Rusk, Brooklyn, NY
BILLIE BURKS
Billie Burks, Houston, TX
Restore CDC funding now.
Lois Kyes, Boynton Beach, FL
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Remove your heads from your assholes.


Karen Hedwig Hedwig Backman, Federal Way, WA
Save the children in Flint from this horrible thing called lead. I think that people don't realize how terrible the treatment for
lead is especially a severe case of lead poisoning. They have to get hooked up to a machine that takes their blood out and
cleanse it. I honestly cannot recall how many times that has to be done but imagine how it makes them feel.
Arvaughn Gamble, Westland, MI
Restore funding to the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program immediately!
Laura M. Perez, San Francisco, CA
The situation in Flint, Mkchiganid the responsibility of the governor who should be thrown out!!!! His behavior is
disgusting and also constitutes dereliction of duty!!! SHAME!!!!!
Francine Shacter, Tucson, AZ
Those who maim and kill others by poisoning their environment should be convicted of murder and rot in jail for the rest of
their lives or perhaps rot in a jail built in some area they have poisoned.
William Davis, Bearsville, NY
This is a necessary program. reinstate it please. Whoever responsible for this lead crisis in these children , no matter how
many, need to be prosecuted. totally unnecessary harm done to a generation of children in flint Michigan.
Malissa Anne Hundley, Vail, AZ
Lead does kill without regard for humans. it is up to humans to stop lead in water that children drink. It's not hard, it's just
Moral.
Gary Owen Faas, albuquerque, NM
I know these people are human beings and have come to realize they are beset with an extremely low life condition. I hope
and pray that their consciousness towards their humanity becomes influenced by events that will give them humane reasons
to rise up!
Johanna Cartledge, Aurora, CO
how dare Governor snyder ignore the lead findings and the people????? Get him out and jail him.
Carol Ostrow, Hillsborough, NC
HARD TO BELIEVE THIS STUFF IS STILL GOING ON
Arnold Fields, Timbo, AR
This makes me sick - there's no way they would have let this happen to kids who were not poor and black - they did it
because they knew they could get away with it.
Sandra Fennell, Murrysville, PA
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Arif Bilal
Arif Bilal, winston salem, NC
Please treat others as you would have them treat you!!!
Ralph and Margaret McDaniel, Florissant, MO
One would hope that the current governor could give this important issue some attention!
Lynda van Leeuwen, Brooklyn, NY
HARD TO BELIEVE THIS STUFF IS STILL GOING ON
Arnold Fields, Timbo, AR
#BlackLivesMatter
Dawn Laughlin, CANON CITY, CO
What's going on in Flint needs to be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law! Everyone involved needs to
be looked at for conspiracy and acts against humanity. Led poisoning of children is a against the law!!!!
Beatriz Karasik, Miami, FL
Mich gov should be prosecuted
Paula Bonner, Bellevue, ID
Thank you
gera shumaker, Rockport, MA
The situation in Flint, MI is outrageous. We are supposed to PROTECT children, not cause harm to them. Disgraceful.
Linda Wright, Greensboro, NC
fuck the gop/teabaggers for trying to take away our rights to even clean safe water.
Darius Mitchell, SEATTLE, WA
It is vile, disgusting and criminal. The town manager and the governor should be arrested.
Elizabeth Keniley, St Thomas, VI
Help the families of Flint, Michigan NOW
Christine LaRocque, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
It's beyond time that we enjoyed a government FOR the people.
Ted Kolhek, Aiken, SC
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please clean up our water


Chase, Grand Junction, CO
Unacceptable!!!
Elsie Collins, Pawtucket, RI
Just despicable.....
Patric Taylor, Charlotte, NC
How long do u think you will get away with this? Don't u know we serve a mighty God....
Rashanda, Medford, NY
Please keep Americans toxic free in their homes.
Stu Erris, Cheshire, CT
This urgent!! Save the children's health!!!
Anna Shenk, Somerville, MA
HOW DARE THEY!
Jean Rubinson, Framingham, MA
Lead poisoning is serious. Officials responsible need to be fired and jailed !
philip H. RANDALL, Bend, OR
Put sunder on jail
Steve Lawless, PHILADELPHIA, PA
... FIX THIS!
Karen Steele, Eureka, CA
I blame greed at the top of business and political operators for this. Cut budgets and allow more tax breaks for wealthy
people. Disgraceful. Looks like a Republican legacy to me.
Mr. Mark J. Slate, San Rafael, CA
Safe water should be available to all people, even animals! Please get the water safe ASAP
Penny Bingham, PATRICK AFB, FL
this is criminal
sheila coxon, Corvallis, OR

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They are neurologically damaging children and families. Criminal negligence.


Jeanette Collins, Murrieta, CA
it is so sad,our government will allow this type of situation happen in a country where people lives are not important.
Annie Obasih, Atlanta, GA
Lead poisoning is a danger that has long term consequences. It can and should be dealt with and prevented from happening
again.
Holly ketchum, Springfield, MO
Disgracefu!
Karen and Alan Satcowitz, Bohemia, NY
NOT DEALING WITH THIS IS AN ACT OF GENOCIDE!
Mitchell Donian, new york, NY
Lead poisoning kills people! It is unacceptable that funding to a program which cleans up lead in our communities should
be cut.
Robert White, Tucson, AZ
This situation is having a negative effect on people. It must be corrected..
Charles Clay I, Monrovia, CA
We will be paying for the neurological damage to these children for years to come. FIX THIS NOW...and make bottled water
available to all who need it.
Nancy Briggs MD, MPH, FACEP, California, MD
Officials are paid salaries by US, and poisoning us is beyond unacceptable.
Judy Landress, CORPUS CHRISTI, TX
Please do the right thing here.
Susan Gordon, San Francisco, CA
Here's just ANOTHER example of the on-going treatment of people of color as second-class citizens in our country! Does
anyone with functioning brain stem EVEN think this would happen to a predominately WHITE neighborhood. Of course
corporations have poisoned our communities - Love Canal & Toms River spring to mind. However this is the state
GOVERNMENT of Michigan who knowingly, willingly & arrogantly telling the people of Flint: Don't worry just drink it!
So now the FEDERAL government must step in & devote MORE $$ to the Center for Disease Control's program to monitor
environmental hazards in ALL our communities.
Lisbeth Caccese, Goleta, CA

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This is a disgrace. It is unconscionable.


Lynne Freedman, Cherry Hill, NJ
As a contractor and having gone through the lead supervisors course it was an eye opener to discover the affects of lead
based paints and products. It's expected everyone is exposed daily from several elements of society but the most damaging
effects shows up in young children. Information is powerful so continue with the agenda to inform the public
Mr. Oscar L. Marshall, Memphis, TN
Markus Johns
Markus Johns, Columbus, OH
It's time to free our institutions from the shackles of right wing demagogues and put the government in the hands of the
people. Only then will Americans of all races, colors, religions and economic status will be treated with respect, care and
attention to their needs. Stop corporate give away, redirect the resources to communities in need. VOTE! VOTE!VOTE!
Waldemar Kalinowski, Pacific Palisades, CA
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Kathleen marks, North Andover, MA
It is completely unconscionable that the water in Flint is so toxic. Shameful.
Gerald Orcholski, Pasadena, CA
It is barbaric and blatantly racist that funding for this program has been cut. The US congress and representatives should be
ASHAMED of themselves for doing this. I am disgusted!
Maria Hondros, Santa Fe, NM
" A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY?
OR THE USA? " FIX THIS NOW
Besilverman, Grass Valley, CA
" A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY?
OR THE USA? " FIX THIS NOW
Besilverman, Grass Valley, CA
Really you are letting people DIE for money and no increase in taxes
Donald & Diane Lahti, Beaumont, CA
Edwin Natal
Edwin Natal, Toa Baja, PR

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Our children are the future. I would like to know why the federal government has not acted immediately to address this
problem. Someone should go to prison for this.
Barry Brenner, Los Angeles, CA
STOP THE MASS POISONING!
Marilyn Tobubu, seattle, WA
This absolutely should be restored!
Jo Ann Ann McGreevy, North Bergen, NJ
This is a disgraceful situation.
Harrison Roper, HOULTON, ME
This is a disgraceful situation.
Harrison Roper, HOULTON, ME
Let's use common sense.
Ron DeSilva, Ewa Beach, HI
This Flint, Michigan situation sounds as if it is something in a third world country, not the United States. The only humane
action is for the U.S.Government to restore funding for the CDC program in the FY2017 budget. How can a state get away
with what they are doing in Michigan and in other places in the U.S. These actions a treating people as if they are animals. In
fact, we treat animals more humanely.
William Alexander, Waynesville, NC
All Human life is precious !
John Di Biase Jr., Morris, CT
The Flint, MI lead poisoning tragedy is unforgivable. It is an example of what happens when local governments are
victimized by facist state regimes. Everything possible must be done for the victims, NOW.
Paul Alexander, LOS LUNAS, NM
Henrietta J. Gray
Henrietta J. Gray, Columbia, SC
grass root consumer voter education is the answer .
Annie Mable McDaniel Abrams, Little Rock, AR

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Alice Green, Wheat Ridge, CO

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Please restore funding to protect all US communities from dangerous environmental hazards!!!
T Rooks, Ellicott City, MD
That goes to show they don't care they need to wake up and do the right thing.
Singleton Singleton, Toledo, OH
The contamination of water of drinking water in Flint is outrageous and the governor of the state should be impeached for
implementing it.
Jo Coscia, Saint Louis, MO
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN POISONED IN FLINT, MI and the GOVERNOR IS DOING NOTHING!!!
Cheri Gaspero, Monee, IL
Cutting funding here is short sighted... the problems down the road are preventable and more costly, ultimately...
Joan and Paul Armer, San Mateo, CA
So now we're poisoning children for Austerity. Disgraceful and tragic. What will become of these children when the mental
illness kicks in? Who will be responsible for their care? The governor of this state and his minions should go to jail and be
sued for every dime available. That money should go to medical costs for the rest of these children's lives. Someone needs to
step up and get this done. CDC is needed here.
Sonia Wilson, Sacramento, CA
Sad, unbelievable yet so believable. An outrage that his went on for months.
Julie Prigge, Moorpark, CA
The people responsible for the bad water in Flint (and other cities) SHOULD HAVE TO DRINK THAT WATER FOR 3
MONTHS AND BE FIRED FROM THIER JOB!!!!!
Gary Blackwelder, LANDER, WY
Black lives matter
Selina Jones, Moody, AL
It has become evident that these fund must be included in the FY2017 budget.
Jacqueline Koiner, Richmond, VA
What is just is just. What must be done must be done. What is just must be done. What is just and undone shall take its toll
from those responsible, through action, or through inaction. So it is. So it was. So it always will be. May it be that you are
wise enough to do what is just.
Matthew Vencill, Round Rock, TX

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I am outraged by this. Without safe drinking water we die. There is no excuse for this. Does the life of the citizens of Flint
matter?
Arlene Baker, Washington, DC
It now appears that our government (or the lack thereof) is the terrorist. Genocide within the US is unacceptable.
Marlene Harrell, SAINT MARIE, MT
Really?! Do you understand how lead affects a child's brain? Why would anyone purposively put a child's health in danger?
It's called neglect and there is a legal consequence.
Diane Toberman, Hudson, WI
Let U.S. start taking care of our own Citizens before we squander our resources on foreign countries that spit on U.S. and stab
U.S. in the back.
Robert Neal, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
These conditions can be corrected.
Valerie Barnes, Winston Salem, NC
State officials need to be charged with something! It has to be illegal to do what they did.
Harold J. Denenberg, null, PA
This a real" pro life " issue all of us must solve immediately!
Peter and Marilyn Deraney, GUILFORD, CT
WHY ISN'T BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA INTERVENING IN THIS HEALTH CRISIS?
Marc McGuire, VENICE, LA
All authorities that were involved this disgusting behavior need to be in jail, starting with the governor. They all knew what
they were doing and didn't care about the population...more repuglican caring for the people.
Darrell Schmidt, Rose Hill, KS
Black lives matter, so do black healths.
Walter Graue, Panama City, FL
Lead poisoning has been has been known about and understood for a very long time. Why do the voters of these areas
tolerate it? Vote the scoundrels out!
Leah Boyd, Branford, CT
This is but one step--BUT A VERY VERY IMPORTANT ONE in dealing with the crisis of fouled water in Flint.
Ellen M. Miller, York, PA
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We really must take care of ALL our citizens. Communities of economic and racially disadvantaged people are
disproportionately affected by environmental hazards. This is so wrong. Please, please help to ensure the health of ALL our
citizens.
Janice Bourke, Columbus, OH
Do not let capitalism eat the viability of our ecosystem.
Do not let capitalism eat democracy.
Thomas Seaman, Moscow, ID
Unacceptable the Governor must go.
Gloria Davis, Sacramento, CA
It is time that our Government does the right thing. Please do your jobs and Correct this problem. Black Lives Matter, All
Lives Matter!
Ray Rogers, Plano, TX
There needs to be funding for this program. Lead poisoning is deadly. These people deserve better.
Loretta Wagler, Portland, OR
This is a national disgrace. Restore the funding.
Denise Kimura, Novato, CA
And while you're at it, instruct the DOJ to begin investigating Gov. Snyder for criminal prosecution of attempted murder of
100,000 citizens!
David Geller, Antioch, CA
LISTEN UP:the federal government needs to take action to ensure that economically at risk and low-income communities
are protected from environmental hazards that negatively affect their health and livelihoods.
Terry Jess, Portland, OR
Amy Pisansky
Amy Pisansky, Brooklyn, NY
Catiecamp@mac.com
Catherine Camp, Newton, MA
This is heartbreaking. God's grace be with us!!
Ebony Smith, Snellville, GA

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It is the job of our government to protect against all community health problems. Corporations certainly won't do it.
God Bless Corporate America
Buz Sobel, GREEN VALLEY, AZ
Imprison governor Snyder
DAN lehlbach, Berea, OH
Outrageous. An apology is NOT enough!
Dillon Medard, ,
and visitors to some of our WI prisons are being advised of lead in the water and drinking it at their own risk. Unjust and
unacceptable.
Joyce Ellwanger, Milwaukee, WI
NeoLiberalism is dangerous to children & other living things...
Rael Nidess M.D. M.D., Marshall, TX
The Michigan state and local Flint government, in mass, are guilty of the attempted genocide of a generation of Flint
Michigan citizens. The penalties for this should equal the crime.
Paul Anderson, iola, WI
Stop allowing big businesses and corporations to get away with murder.
Michael W Parker, San Bernardino, CA
I live in Michigan near Flint and so this issue is close to my heart. Its so depressing to know that we voted these people in
(not me) and these are the real consequences of those votes.
Shirley Slaughter, Oak Park, MI
This lead poisoning is a form of genocide! It must be stopped now!
Scott Jenkins, San Luis Obispo, CA
This is outrageous in a country as affluent as the United States
Linda Redington, Miami Beach, FL
Frederick Nunes
Frederick Nunes, Silver Spring, MD
Please help
Beverly Woodson Green, kalamazoo, MI

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This is disgraceful, and I support the fight against lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan.
Mark, ,
The CDC is so short of funding to be able
to adequately do it's work. As a result poor
areas like Flint Michigan pay a higher price
with human lives. Given the various environmental dangers that such areas are
facing the CDC must be adequately funded.
Where is our government's priority?
Bob V., Kissimmee, FL
A Healthy environment is a basic human rights.
Gregory Monahan, PORTLAND, OR
Please use the power of government to ensure we all can enjoy clean safe water.
Gary Shamshoian, CUPERTINO, CA
As a Michigan resident, I cannot say enough about our Governor Snyder. He is the most despicable human being on the face
of this earth. To have knowledge that Flint's water was poisoned with led and turn your back on the residents of Flint is, in
my opinion and the majority of Michigan residents a CRIME that should be punished by removal from office of Governor
Snyder. In addition to many, many things like he did in Flint, and 2 other cities in Michigan, he has now signed a bill
preventing people from voting a straight ticket which he hopes will deter Democrats from voting due to long lines at the
polls. Time and time again, I have begged the Department of Justice to step in and take action against Governor Snyder to
no avail. Is there anyone in our government who will step up and do something. If not, then you are no better than Governor
Snyder.
Suzanne Wood, Three Rivers, MI
What a bunch of ignorant short sighted morons! Do they really think this doesn't effect every one of us? Must be
Republicans.
Richard McGonagle, BURBANK, CA
We can do better than that...
Winston Williams, Stafford, VA
James Hester
James Hester, East Orange, NJ
This is an outrage!
Gloria Kupferman, Wenatchee, WA

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You need to expend funds to chelate the lead out of the children's body.
Naomi & Martin Cramer, Teaneck, NJ
Nobody deserves to suffer from lead poisoning, regardless of income!
John Long, Redding, CA
Merle Gowie
Merle Gowie, Atlanta, GA
Prioritize wisely, please.
Drew Smith, LA QUINTA, CA
Dave Myers
Dave Myers, Freeland, MI
Everyone should have an absolute right to clean water!
Helen Bailey, null, TX
Special education resources and personnel will be crucial to the development of the children on many levels and need to be
included in the assistance.
Joanne C Santamaria, South Windsor, CT
Special education resources and personnel will be crucial to the development of the children on many levels and need to be
included in the assistance.
Joanne C Santamaria, South Windsor, CT
My God, I can't believe we have such criminals in charge of human beings. The people who caused this should be put in
prison. Ignorance is no excuse.
Tenita Deal, Hendersonville, NC
Beyond criminal
Gabrielle A James, Lakewood, CA
There are times when our politicians should let their action be their voice. Clean drinking water is a what we expect from our
governments at every level, no matter our social economic status.
Arlene Baker, Washington, DC
Cutting these funds is nothing less than deliberate, racially focused poisoning.
Janet Tyson, Spring Lake, MI

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The water situation is shameful.


Ronald Gregory, Cave Creek, AZ
Basic human needs and human rights are being violated. Give these people their rights to healthy living!
Hayley Laity, Berkeley, CA
Stop the poisoning
clema lewis, Christiansted, VI
Russell Scott
Russell M. Scott, Windsor Locks, CT
While it may not be the intent, the effect of this low level of funding is racist -- it impacts people of some ethnic
backgrounds more than others. This is unacceptable.
Eliot Moss, Amherst, MA
Fix it
Mauryce Brumfield, Oxnard, CA
ACT NOW!
John Fetters, Columbus, OH
Governor Schneider is a jerk without doubt. Why are the Feds so slow at calling him out? SDD
Mr. Shelley D. Dahlgren PhD, Issaquah, WA
'Save' now pay for a lifetime of disabilities. Conservative social austerity - what a narrow view.
Rufus Morison, Bristol, TN
What is happening in Flint, what has NOT happened in Detroit, in Cleveland, etc., is purely racist; PURELY REPUBLICAN.
George V. &n Linda M. Williams, Hudson, FL
DO IT FOR OUR CHILDREN... DO THE GOVERNMENT WANT OUR KIDS DEAD???
Sherry Williams, Detroit, MI
Please please do this to help the CHILDREN. They are our future. This is a no brainer.
Gay Carroll, Evansville, WY
This is criminal. Something needs to be done ASAP. Children should always be the bottom line....NOT DOLLARS!
Merry Gray, Waimanalo, HI

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GOD CREATED US AND THE RACIST WHITE SUPREMACIST IS TRYING TO DESTROY US?????
STOP YOUR SAVAGERY HATEFUL WHITE PEOPLE?????
Melvin L Shoats, Kansas City, MO
Healthy children, families & communities create a stable and prosperous soicety!
Lisa M. Sparaco, San Diego, CA
Sort this out, President Obama. Black communities are suffering in so many ways - your time is almost up; don't leave office
without having ensured that these communities are given the support and action they need.
Charlotte Cornwell, Los Angeles, CA
Please please do this to help the CHILDREN. They are our future. This is a no brainer.
Gay Carroll, Evansville, WY
Please do the right thing NOW. Peace.
SParish Parish, Vancouver, WA
We spend trillions of dollars to trash the rest of the planet with products of was. How about the relatively small amount of
money it will take to help with lead poisoning?
It is short term thinking to not spend the money up front. The poisoned children will cost soceity a lot more as adults!
Gena Pennington, Bayside, CA
The action by Gov. Snyder and his minions is absolutely premeditated. They should be held criminally responsible.
Furthermore, those in position to bring charges forward and choose not to are culpable in this atrocity.
Patricia A. Kunkel, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
ROBERT ROSENTHALL
Robert Rosenthall, Jackson, MS
We can do something about this. Given that, it would be criminal not to.
Michael Dezotell, EVERETT, WA
This is a disgraceful situation. The greed here is palpable.
Jo Sanders, Rocklin, CA
It's goddamn criminal the way regular people are screwed over to the point their lives are threatened and shortened by
pollution caused by the greed of a few individuals..
John Townsend, Los Angeles, CA

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If your children was drinking this water? WHAT!!!


Earnest Richburg, Monroe, GA
Just because an area is not wealthy does not mean that they have to die from poisoning from the water they drink !!!
M. Gray, Eureka, CA
Children should not drink poison water.
Cheryl Frank, ROCHESTER, NY
Poor children MUST be protected from damaging lead, in paint, in water, in toys, wherever. It is up to the government to do
this by restoring the CDC's prevention program. it is even more important right now because the government has
precipitated the Flint, Michigan disaster.
Mary N. N. Swersey, Flagstaff, AZ
Have FEMA go in with water now whether or not the governor requests federal assistance. This has gone on too long! Get
people water, relocate them to safe housing, if possible, federally indict Governor Snyder, redo the plumbing infrastructure.
Sasha Futran, Berkeley, CA
Please take action quickly this is social injustice!
Monique Kinteh, Waldorf, MD
This is a priority!
Lou Ann Ann Bruck, Warrenton, VA
Lead poisoning is a serious problem!
Wanda Belvin, Arcadia, CA
Doris R. Webstet
Doris R. Webster, Omaha, NE
The fact that this situation was not dealt with immediately is a crime. I would expect this of China, not America.
Pamela Firebaugh, Lincoln, NE
We can not afford to damage the health of any of our future citizens;lead poisoning is irreversible.Please tackle it NOW in
all communities especially for people who can not afford to move to a healthier place.
Muriel Gravina, Palo Alto, CA
time to restore funding for these programs.
Aime Ouellette, North Dartmouth, MA

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No government official should engage in actively taking action that poisons any child in America.
Susan Pippin, Francis, OK
Lead poisoning is bad for children
Arif Syed, Closter, NJ
This take-over of a city government is not democracy and look what it has led to!
Anna Folejewski, Tacoma, WA
In this great nation, everyone should be free from preventable poisons, like lead, in their water, homes, and neighborhoods.
Paul Gibson, Manassas, VA
The lead poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan, and other communities in unacceptable and unconscionable.
Sara Darby, CONTOOCOOK, NH
There is no excuse for lead poisoning to still be an issue in any community... Funding for the CDC Must be restored, but at a
higher level to undo the damage that was done since the budget was cut for this critical program.
PauLa Katz, AMHERST, VA
I am absolutely appalled by the fact that lead is still being found in our water systems. This is absolutely unacceptable and
uncalled for. All Americans, whether they be black or white, are entitled to safe non-toxic drinking water!! Lead can be a
very serious health hazard to all Americans and something needs to be done about this NOW!! How do we expect the young
children of today to grow healthy and strong and become the next generation of tomorrow's world if they are constantly
being exposed to hazardous chemicals in their drinking water? THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!!
Joan Relyea, Raleigh, NC
A disgrace
Sally DeHart, Oakland, CA
How many THOUSANDS of children have been permanently damaged from lead poisoning so that a corrupt governor could
pocket the savings to buy favors from his political cronies that will further erode the heath and welfare of his state's citizens?
And why isn't the governor going to prison for this crime?
Amy Henry, null, MA
We either spend the money now to prevent lead poisoning or we pay many thousands of times that amount in health care
costs and lost productivity.
Susan Palmer, Albuquerque, NM
I an RN who suffer from managers discrimination.
Ayele W., Saint Paul, MN

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Sandy Lessner, Agoura Hills, CA
Gov. Rick Snyder must be arrested for poisoning the people of Flint, Michigan. He knew what was going on and did not
care. Rick Snyder committed crimes against humanity and must stand trial and go to prison for life.
Jim Phillips, Sonoma, CA
Barbara Ann Edwards
Barbara Edwards, Denver, CO
Where is FEMA
Kyle Ward, Atlanta, GA
This needs to happen ASAP! Flint is not the only problem area.
Lance J J Konover, Chelsea, MA
Flint, MI, has restored lead to the news; it should never have disappeared in the first place, for people of color and those in
the lowest socioeconomic levels of American society have been, and continue to be, dealing with this extremely toxic heavy
metal. In America, in the middle of the second decade of the twenty-first century, this ghastly situation should never have
occurred; that it has requires IMMEDIATE remediation, as in NOW.
AJ Averett, La Mesa, CA
Gov. Rick Snyder must be arrested for poisoning the people of Flint, Michigan. He knew what was going on and did not
care. Rick Snyder committed crimes against humanity and must stand trial and go to prison for life.
Jim Phillips, Sonoma, CA
Disgraceful mishandling of a city!
Mercy Drake, Mesa, AZ
do the human thing here HELPPP.
Arnold Jones, rosedale, NY
My God, I can't believe we have such criminals in charge of human beings. The people who caused this should be put in
prison. Ignorance is no excuse.
Tenita Deal, Hendersonville, NC
We are literally poisoning the poor to give tax cuts to the rich.
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Tonya Gary, Greenwood, SC
This is not only an outrage it is criminal ! I have no respect for any government body that can look away and not help this
situation or the one that caused it, in any event, as usual it is the poorest and the children bearing the brunt of these policies,
but it is not short term this time, this is a forever thing for these parents and children, and as a parent it sickens me to my
core.
Denise Kalmes, Lake Villa, IL
Marjorie Clayton
Marjorie Clayton, Dallas, NC
George Hofstetter
George hofstetter, San Leandro, CA
Mirna Hudspeth
Mirna hudspeth, ,
I retired from a 20-year career as a social worker in the Hematology/Oncology Department of a California pediatric hospital.
I regularly collaborated with parents to secure essential resources for families struggling with the health consequences
associated with childhood exposure to lead. I urge the government to restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead
Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget.
Bobbie Steinhart, Berkeley, CA
We don't want ANY children suffering from lead poisoning or any other form of neglect!
Timothy Reese, OCEAN PARK, WA
Totally Unacceptable!!
Hosie Thurmond, Saint Paul, MN
This is outrageous that it is not taken care of already!
rebecca Tippens, Colrain, MA
We need help with lead poisoning.
Linda J crosby, WHEELER, WI
Why was this ever allowed to expire? I count on the government to protect our health from situations like this.
Marcia Olsen, Corvallis, OR

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Mark Ramirez, San Diego, CA
ALL Americans deserve to have safe drinking water; please federalize enforcement of local drinking water standards and
remediate those citizens whom have become victims of municipal malfeasance and conspiracy to suppress the dangers in
their drinking water.
Mark Scoble, Lunenburg, MA
Thats are goverment for you!!!
Carol S. Chartier, Manistique, MI
Thats are goverment for you!!!
Carol S. Chartier, Manistique, MI
This is an outrage! An environmental disaster! These irresponsible actions have damaged people for life!
Evan Jane Kriss, Sausalito, CA
Equality.
Sharon Swaney, Greensboro, NC
Carol-Ann Blow
Rev Carol-Ann Blow, Little Rock, AR
Republican bastards at it again..
Erv Zaikis, HAMMOND, IN
Restore the funds!!!
Tonja Cox, Birmingham, AL
It is an outrage that problems like this are happening in our country. The government should be ashamed of their actions!
Virginia Perrin, Borrego Springs, CA
The same story but the community it not hear. When will this change. I am counting on CHANGE!
Ann Hancox, Mequon, WI
This is just one more way that the government is disrespecting the lives of people of color.
K Lee, San Leandro, CA

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WTF? You are intentionally poisoning U.S. citizens in the name of money. May your families have to drink the water you
say is "safe".
Kev O'Kane, New York, NY
This is disgusting and reeks of predjudice.
Ellen Kwait, Staten Island, NY
Any and ALL forms of poisoning upon WE, THE PEOPLE, must cease & desist immediately!!! The fact that OUR rogue
federal government is out of control, makes it obvious to most of us that the mass poisoning's going on in OUR environment
have been done purposely!!! WE have eyes to see and ears to hear... CORRECT YOUR WRONGDOINGS... OR STEP OFF
THE WAY and allow the American people to restore their ill-filled habitats!!!
GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY!!!
Sylvia M. Latimer, Miami, FL
I thought that lead poisoning was a thing of the past, I thought that our government was protection our children. Now the
children of Flint are PERMANENTLY DAMAGED! YOU MUST RESTORE FUNDING NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Laura Hatfield, Woodland Park, CO
The money used to fight an illegal war could save Detroit
Ronald Yates, Stroudsburg, PA
Heads need to roll with this one folks. The Governor willfully poisoned people and if that's not true; than he is too stupid to
be governor.
Bruce McLendon, Shelton, WA
In a nation of such lavish wealth, what could possibly be the reason for subjecting people to such conditions? Completely
outrageous and unnecessary.
Tom Rizzo, Akron, OH
Kei Gilbert
Kei Gilbert, Silver Spring, MD
Government, serve your people. Fund lead remediation.
John Bartley, Tacoma, WA
Do the right thing and restore funding.
Stephanie Trudeau, LAKE WORTH, FL
It is criminal to poison a poor, vulnerable black population to save the state money.
Stephanie L. Batiste, ventura, CA

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There is no excuse for this to be a continuing problem in a country perfectly capable of putting an end to these dangers. Do
it. Do it NOW!
Debra Cohen, Wethersfield, CT
The water/lead situation in Flint is deplorable. The children have been hurt forever. Action is needed.
Maryann Mason, Seattle, WA
INSANITY!!! HOLD RESPONSIBLE GOP POS RESPONSIBLE!!!
Madolyn Jenkins, Fredericksburg, VA
When something as serious as lead poisoning has been actively contaminating people for almost two years...it's time for a
wake up call...these lives matter, these children matter.
Laurie Buckley, N. Hollywood, CA
Richmond Punch. This will not be tolerated!!
Richmond Punch, Richardson, TX
You are knowingly killing people in the Flint MI community. Is this the US government's subtle form of genocide if poor
black people?
Your meager apology is not enough. The contaminated water was/ is not a secret .
Zara Peters Wynn, Pembroke Pines, FL
Please restore funding to my children and other children. Thank you
Waldes Thomas, Hollywood, FL
Show some humanity!!
D. Schweiger, Sausalito, CA
Please restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Prevention program in 2017 budget.
Alice Clark, Cedar Valley, UT
1. Save all the people affected
2. Find the root cause of this problem and do whatever it takes to make sure it NEVER happens again.
Do it in FIVE minutes!
Gary Huffman, Elgin, IL
If like me ,knowing the severe and toxic effects of lead on our brains and immune systems,particularly on small children who
ingest the flakes -assumed this was taken care of in the 70's and 80's we were sadly very wrong,as the decision fo use river
water is illustrating in Michigan.
Margot Sullivan, DALLAS, TX

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Rick Snyder should be in jail for the harm he has caused to the residents of Flint.
Michael L. Smith, Newbury Park, CA
It is outrageous that all children are not protected from lead poisoning.
Veronica Mccormack, Sound Beach, NY
These people should be put in jail!!!
Chris Rinehart, CLEVELAND, TN
Please help restore funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the 2017 budget. It's apprehensible that anyone in this country should be exposed to high levels of lead.
Thanks for your attention to this.
Catherine
Catherine Nichols, Edmonds, WA
I've had lead in my cells and am working with EDTA IV's to rid my body of this heavy metal that is poison to humans. Do
the right thing for the people of Flint Michigan. I was horrified when I saw the orange colored water on TV and that this was
allowed to go on for months is beyond my comprehension. The federal government needs to get involved when 6,000
Americans, many of which are poor, are affected.
Donna Plummer, HARRISBURG, PA
IMPEACH the GOVERNOR!
Charles CASSEY, Emeryville, CA
If we don't prioritize the needs of our young people, as a society, we are doomed in the long run.
Mark V. Quigley, Vacaville, CA
Shrina Bell
Shrina Bell, Pittsburgh, PA
This situation is deplorable.
Esther John, Seattle, WA
Queen Amen
Queen Amen, Duncanville, TX
It's a no brainer
Quinten Putnam, davie, FL

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It's a no brainer
Quinten Putnam, davie, FL
Clean water is a human right.
Linda Greenway, Seattle, WA
Americas attitude towards poor and Black people is a disgrace.
Pete Burns, Bluemont, VA
Save the children
Rodrigo Mayorga, Sacramento, CA
It is time to end the unequal and inequitable treatment of communities of color.
Christopher croke, Baltimore, MD
In 2016, something this preventable should be a non-issue.
Susan Knieriemen, Santa Fe, NM
These programs save lives
Kathy Mullins, Chicopee, MA
It is criminal that Snyder knew that this poisoning the citizens of his state and still refuses to help them. He won't let FEMA
start distributing clean water? He should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Elizabeth Freer, Scottsdale, AZ
Good drinking water is essential for everyone's health!
Ann Chenhall, Olympia, WA
I think it's an absolutely disgraceful situation the governor of Michigan created. He needs to stone for his sons and provide
any and all remedies to mitigate the affects
Joseph Catlan, Lindenhurst, NY
Put people ahead of profits. Hold the polluters of Flint's water accountable.
Leigh Clark, Granada Hills, CA
Flint's water is a criminal act against its citizens perpetrated by Gov Rick Snyder and the Republicans. They need to be
arrested and charged, and tried for this crime.
David Riney, Portland, OR

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Reducing funding for important social programs constitutes Congressional malfeasance, pure and simple. If you don't like
deficits, raise taxes on the top 10% or so to avoid them: they did just fine from WWII through the '70s with marginal tax
rates of 70% - 90% so you've got PLENTY of room to work with without returning them to those levels.
William Todd, Strafford, NH
Restore them now with a special bill for just that issue.
P Sturm, null, NV
This is typical of corrupt politicians.
Paul F Stillwaggon, Warren, NJ
Actions such as this are unacceptable. This is not how you treat your family. How dare you poison people and charge them
top dollar for it.
Dianne Caldwell, Willingboro, NJ
This lead poisoning is so outrageous! It has been so since the Rethugs took away democracy from Flint a couple years ago.
Now we need Federal action, FEMA and the Justice dept to right this wrong and bring the Facists to jail.
Jean Wyman, Portland, OR
As is too often the case now, with health & socal programs--a crime & a disgrace !! Nancy Bromley Burke
Nancy Burke, Hartland, VT
children should not have to suffer from toxic water. Everyone deserves clean water.
Greg Gumina, Birmingham, MI
Black children matter
Jacqueline P. Butler, Bishopville, MD
All people can be treated equally in this country no matter the color of one's skin or financial status. Please restore funding
for the CDC's Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Paula Lepore, Berwick, ME
This is an outrage, saving money and recklessly endangering lives, you barbarians need to fix this and FAST.
Peter Lombardo, Orlando, FL
The MI governor clearly lacks the ability to handle a crisis. Someone competent needs to help the people of Flint now.
Kyile Marshall, Alpharetta, GA
Would YOU like to live in one of these areas?
Gary Griswold, ENDICOTT, NY
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The GOP hates people


Dane Bowen, Charlotte, NC
point the finger squarely at Snyder and his republican agenda of profit before people
David A Gonzalez, Brandon, FL
Obviously, we need to protect folks from lead poisoning... doesn't matter if they are black, white, yellow, or green. Let's do
it!
Judith and Bernard Heideman, Hotchkiss, CO
Actually, I think funding for this should be restored asap, please do not wait until 2017. I live in New Zealand and Im
shocked that the US government allowed this to happen.
Karen Plimmer, Auckland, NZ
I simply do not understand reducing funds for a program that saves lives. Allowing lead poisoning to occur is simply amoral
and shows no regard for human life. Fix it !!!!!!
Adele Kapp, La Jolla, CA
What has been happening in Flint MI is criminal!! Those children and adults have been and are being poisoned. What on
earth has their Governor been thinking?? There needs to be immediate action for the people of Flint, and a thorough
investigation.
Mildred M Meyer, High Falls, NY
Stop water poisoning
rhya turovsky, PASADENA, CA
No American should be subject to lead poisoning.
LuMarion Conklin, ,
Lead poisoning is cheaper to prevent than to compensate for the mental handicaps it produces.
Linda Spanski, Oceanside, CA
I cannot believe that this is happening in one of the wealthiest countries in the world. I cannot believe what some of us are
subjected to in America.
Georgianna Fitzgerald, Bellport, NY
The real solution? Move capitol hill to Flint.
Dave Hill, Pekin, IL

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I think the President, Congress, the Supreme Court and the rest of the Federal government should be required to drink only
water from Flint, then you'll see how quickly the problem gets fixed!
John Silk, Bridgeport, CT
We elect these obstructionists & then don't know why nothing is done for the PEOPLE! Listen to the REAL caring ones
running & VOTE! Dems need Congress back!!!
Judy Ellen Giles, Coshocton, OH
People need to be reminded that black lives matter.
Pedro Pereira, Wilmington, VT
The CDC should be encouraged financially not impeded when it comes to our lives, can't believe they think it OK to have
LEAD in the drinking water of its citizens. This is premeditated murder!!!!!
Judy fusinaz, Hiawassee, GA
The health of the nation is the government's responsibility. Most especially the health of those who are most vulnerable: the
young, the elderly, the impoverished. We need the CDC to do it's job.
Bonnie Wodin, Heath, MA
Josie Lehrer
Josie Lehrer, san francisco, CA
These are Human Beings not test dummies and the water situation needs to be rectified asap. If this problem was happening
in any other community it would have been corrected immediately.
Charman David, Atlantic City, NJ
James Tribbett
James Tribbett, Bridgeport, CT
It's OBSCENE that programs that ensure healthy conditions for citizens should be cut so corporations can make more
money. The primary function of government is to watch out for the country's people, not the business's bottom lines.
Eric Jacobs, Boise, ID
This sounds very much like a story covered on Forensic Files. A toddler who'd moved with her family to the United States
from Africa was getting very sick and finally died. The landlord they rented the house from hadn't maintained it for safety,
and the little girl--too young to know better--had been eating chips of lead paint from the porch.
A Elizabeth Zumchak, Utica, NY
Sickining
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Disgusting.
Sincere Coles, Washington, DC
The Mayor & Governor should should be criminally charged for such atrocious neglect of its citizens!!!
Walter L Ashley Jr, null, NY
Ora Gladstone
Ora Gladstone, West Newton, MA
This cannot continue .. lead poisoning leads to a lifetime of great loss that easily could not happened with the original laws
in place. You people are not doing what you are paid to do (protect Americans from great harm that you know can be
avoided). :Correct it now.
Elsie Pope, Memphis, TN
If Michigan State officials, including the Governor, were negligent in taking timely action to protect the Flint water supply;
they should be held accountable in law for their negligence.
Roland Westerlund, Minneapolis, MN
How can we find out the names of the people who are responsible for this? It's not the US government, it's actual people who
are at fault. These people may be politicians or employees of the government or they may be wealthy people who are pulling
the strings. No matter what, they are PEOPLE, and they need to be held accountable as individuals, not the organizations
they represent, whether those organizations are corporations or government entities. We cannot let them get away with this
atrocity.
Dennis M McDaniel, Boulder, CO
The children are our future. We need their undamaged brains to solve 21st century problems.
Fran Mayes, Whitmore Lake, MI
It's always something going on to cause an uproar and make the country look bad. Must everyone always try to get over... is
there any honesty people left in the world? If we cant trust our government... WHO DO WE TRUST?
Charlotte Comfort, Richmond, VA
Please help our communities!
Patricia Sessoms, Middlesex, NC
This environmental racism must stop! Children exposed to these hazards suffer life-long consequences and we lose
potentially brilliant individuals to a toxic stew that is the responsibility of government to oversee. To suffer children for
greed and politics is the most evil thing a country can do. Shame on those who block the funding for toxic site clean-up and
emergency response to this corporate-made crisis.
Paulette Myers-Rich, New York, NY

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I am outraged by the behavior of Governor Snyder, Please do a criminal investigation and have FEMA step in with clean
water.
Rev. Tom Clark, Port Clinton, OH
Deliberately hiding information about led in the water should be punishable to the full extent of the law.
Kathleen Gouveia, Bakersville, NC
Do it for humans
Nancy Griffin, Canyon Country, CA
It's criminal that we are still fighting this battle at this juncture. This problem has been a severe risk factor for years and years
and to cut the funding is an outrage.
Paula Holmes, Clifton, VA
Apologies are enough! Put a plan in action.
Temy dela de la Torre, Brooklyn, NY
Lead poisoning was a disgrace 50 years ago. It is unbelievable that we still have houses that are not cleaned up.
Patricia Heck, Silver City, NM
either they don't have kids, or it's already too late
Lock Him Up Now, Prescott, AZ
Our children will be here long after us! Please take the steps needed to give them a dignified future. Restore the CDC
funding for Healthy Homes. Sincerely, Antoinette Rahman
Antoinette Rahman, Salt Lake City, UT
Get the lead out.
Brenda Balanda, Inverness, CA
This is critical for the long-term good of our country. These children will be affected for ever, and we will lose the creativity
they might have contributed to our society.
Marcia Bailey, Dunedin, FL
This is not acceptable. Clean water is a civil right.
David O., Coatesville, PA
No lead poisoning from water or guns
Robert G. Willner, Chatham, NY

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It's unconscionable to let this program lapse or even be reduced. Its benefits are clear and have economic as well as human
value, even if you don't give a hoot about the children involved. Flint is a crisis situation that needs to be dealt with fully
and promptly.
Ravenna Oakes, Lawrence, KS
this needs to be addressed immediately!!
Habiba Kabir, Boulder, CO
Denino Davis
Denino, Evansville, IN
Governor Synder should be tried in and sentence to drink the water. He created the dam problem. He's such an ass !!!!!!!!
Eugene Eastway, Apache Junction, AZ
America this is a disgrace
Geoffrey A A Atkins, Washington DC, DC
As a Michigan resident, I would like to see those responsible or the long-term lead-poisoning of Flint residents (including
MI's governor, and the "emergency manager" of Flint) held CRIMINALLY responsible for their actions/ in-actions. THEY
KNEW, yet did nothing! Absolutely reprehensible!
Katherine Rosier, Mount Pleasant, MI
As a pediatric nurse practitioner this issue is constantly on my mind. I treat kids for lead poisoning in Philadelphia way too
often; this is a travesty.
Margaret Ferris, Philadelphia, PA
This needs to be taken care of immediately.
Debbie Peterson, Indianapolis, IN
The lead story is one of false economy, and sin.
The guilty should be punished.
PAUL MONAHAN, ZILLAH, WA
I thought we had eradicated this scourge a long time ago. The lack of this program will bring about severe health problems
to children, especially, guaranteeing that those that live in poverty or on the edge will stay there. This is not what our
government should be about.
Sandra Kirkland, Chicago, IL
If u do not help, who will? Please help!
Ahlam Nabulsiscaun, Catawissa, PA

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Anna Maniex, Traverse City, MI
You must act now - you should have acted earlier to prevent this!!
Linda Sage, Morgantown, IN
Lead poisoning permanently damages the young people we will need to rely on. It should be addressed immediately.
Ms. KGH Nicholes, MARTINSDALE, MT
Right wing criminals are poisoning America's water and no one goes to jail? This is domestic terrorism. You are allowing
children to be poisoned and the reduction in their IQ and life expectancy is in your hands.
Kym Trippsmith, Sebastopol, CA
The governor and his appointees responsible for the changeover from Detroit water which was handled irresponsibly, and
then covered up the alarming lead levels they were aware of for many months should be prosecuted.
Ruth Altman, Clearlake Oaks, CA
Jerome Baker
Jerome Baker, Detroit, MI
Hold the Michigan governor responsible for this mess and demand his recall.
David Mason, Union, NH
If it will save even just one life, why not listen to the thousands of clamors to do the right and common sense?
arcedo agcongay, SAN DIEGO, CA
Outrageous...
Christopher Juhl, Seattle, WA
I left Flint two years ago just before the change, so I completely relate and could have been paying a fortune for bad water as
I lived in a predominantly black neighborhood. The Federal Government needs to intervene in both the Flint and Detroit
water situations, which involves more than the lead issue.
Kathleen McBrair, Port Wing, WI
Black Lives Matter. Healthy children create a healthy future for all.
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Whenever something good for the American people is cut short by Congress, it's because of the mean-spirited, racist
Republicans. You can count on it. Our children need this funding through the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program. Even the children of some well-off Republicans may end up being harmed by this downright evil
failure to fund this program. We are all one nation, and more than ever we need to look out for one another. This funding
MUST BE RESTORED!
Mignon H. Anderson, Princess Anne, MD
We must restore this funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program. We are all responsible
for ensuring the health and safety of our fellow citizens, children and adults. The present and the future of our country
depends on it.
Lucille Shifrin, Silver Spring, MD
THE GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN SHOULD RESIGN IN DISGRACE!!!
Robert Bender, ROYERSFORD, PA
THE GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN SHOULD RESIGN IN DISGRACE!!!
Robert Bender, ROYERSFORD, PA
Unconscionable for a governor to poison people to give the rich more tax cuts.
Diann Thomas Beasley, Columbus, OH
This has gone on for far too long. The Gov. of Michigan should resign now! He should ask the Federal Government to allow
FEMA to do their job and help the citizens of Flint!
MICHAEL ABRAMS, Parkesburg, PA
the people responsible (mayor, governor) should be held accountable for crimes against humanity!
DW West, Phoenix, AZ
Where is FEMA, this is an emergency. Why haven't the FEDS started an investigation into why this happened and what will
be done for the children who are poisoned.
Rob Brostoff, Cascade Locks, OR
THE USA OUGHT TO BE ASHAMED OF ITSELF. You would think this was a 3rd World Country upon reading this article;
but, it the USA. SHAME! SHAME! SHAME ON YOU USA!
Cloie Jones Lockhart, Charlotte, NC
Start taxing the wealthy and corporations. They need to pay their fair share.
Susan Rogacki, West Chicago, IL
We need to vote out these people and some should go to jail.
Arthur Noble, Bandon, OR
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The issue of lead poisoning in the water supply of Flint, Michigan is a prime example of white supremacist politics still at
work in America.
Wayne Maiewski, Hatfield, MA
This is deplorable, should NEVER happen.
Kay Musser, Ann Arbor, MI
anthony spezio
Tony Rizzo, East Northport, NY
restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget.
Barbara J Brisson, Ogdensburg, NY
Disgraceful to knowingly allow people to be poisoned by lead when it could be prevented. We are better than this. Reinstate
the necessary funds to the CDC program.
Cyrene Aksman, Ypsilanti, MI
Instead of worrying about getting the CDC funded to study so called "gun violence", fund the Healthy Homes and Lead
Poisoning Prevention program. Give people a chance at a decent, healthy life and the "gun violence" will diminish.
Leslie Rojohn, Sylva, NC
Our children deserve the best.
Our children are our future.
Do the right thing. Invest in them today. Families matter.
Evelyn Lewis, Lexington Park, MD
One might think that Congress is conducting class warfare.
Deborah Wingert, Kenmore, WA
Save these children, and put Snyder and his lackies in jail.
Sheila Toomey, Wakefield, RI
David Adams
David adams, N Las Vegas, NV
It's another kind of genocide, and it's killing our whole society too.
Margaret Cohen, Berkeley, CA
I HATE REPUBLICANS
Geoffry Hergenrader, Santa Fe, NM
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This is vital to our health.


Linda Trevillian, Alhambra, CA
Perhaps the City of Flint might curry favour with Washington politicians by sending them large donations of bottled Flint
water for their upcoming campaigns.
Martin Hykin, Topanga, CA
The USA is becoming a hierarchical, elitist, divisive country. I am becoming ashamed of America. Restore full funding to
the CDC and take this step towards repairing our reputation (at least, America's reputation with me, a taxpaying native-born
person).
Judith Mitchell, Waldoboro, ME
Gov. Snyder's mismanagement of the Flint River water issue has caused unconscionable harms to the citizens, and
particularly to the children, of Flint. Restore Federal funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program!!!!
evie miller, Fairfield, CA
I am soo tired of hearing of situations where Black people are either exposed to or live in substandard environments. When
these types of problems rear there ugly heads the ultimate solution usually comes down to Eminent Domain. Total
displacement of entire communities with a replacement, usually commercial and sometimes residential, refurbished area
where the former occupants can no longer afford to live. In more cases than not, the complexion and standards for entry into
the regentrefied area." The Trail of Tears" all over again.
Ronald C. Wicks, Baton Rouge, LA
Get the lead out. Restore the funding necesarry for healthy homes and lead poisoning prevention. Please. Thank you.
Cindy Corell, Swoope, VA
This isn't fair! Don't make people sick. No more lead poisining! Be honest. Treat people with respect. Protect the
environment now! Care about good health and safety! Thank you.
C Mead, GLENVIEW, IL
I am so sick of out government not doing the rihht thing to our citizens. Stop this politicsl shit and fix this problem
This is a disgrace.
David Silverman, Silver Spring, MD
This is not a political issue. It is an American issue. Get it fixed. People, children, old people, everyone is getting poisoned.
Send FEMA. What ever it takes.
Republicans want this fixed too and we want criminal charges levied. This will not be tolerated in America.
Fred Morsheimer, Amherst, NH

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Paula. Rickett
Paula Rickett, Tallapoosa, GA
IT MUST BE ADDRESS NOW!!!!
Sam Stewart, Flint, MI
any member of Congress opposed to the restoration of this benefit must spend a month living in Flint drinking the tap water.
Nancy Liebrecht, Fries, VA
Please, this needs to happen NOW.
Fred Ponder, null, TX
Ii wouldn't be surprised to find that Nestle is involved with this...I think this situation warrants an investigation,
immediately! Someone should b held responsible for this sickening abuse of human life.
Frances L Lukas, Seattle, WA
It is a horrible embarrassment when our government of the United States of America fails to be responsible for the basic
needs of the people. Often this is due to diverted funding from tax rebates to corporations who are also not responsible for
the trouble caused by their products. Every agency that isn't up to a timely response in dealing with it's citizens problems
needs to have to come up to date whether it's because of terrible foul water with lead and mercury in it or rape test kits....and
more....
Karl Schwartz, Pompano Beach, FL
Lead destroys children's lives.
Ellen Field, New Gloucester, ME
We are all responsible for the health of all our children.
William H Whitaker, La Grande, OR
We help those in other countries, how about taking care of home first?
Mary Dennis, Chambersburg, PA
Unacceptable!
Ahmed R Teleb, Milwaukee, WI
As a senior citizen who worked in health care throughout adult life, I am so discouraged by the fact that it seems that we
have gone backwards as far as the progress that we had been making. Our priorities are just misplaced. We are making
ourselves a third world country. We are endangering the life of our citizens. It is time to refocus our priorities for all our
citizens.
Marian Feldman, north Potomac, MD

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Pretty obvious isn't it?


Helen smith, Mattawan, MI
How could this happen? Little known fact: Public agencies have questioners even through W.I.C (women.infants.and
children's program) lead test are done during recertification periods in order to receive vouchers through this program! The
childs blood is tested and results are read on site! Don't tell me the working inner city parents have stop applying for W.I.C
the only program you can work a decent job and still qualify for! This is on record somewhere but yet and still nobody is
doing their homework! Or publicly letting our children suffer in many aspects! It is outlandish lets take them down a noch!
Lauren Lawson, Mesa, AZ
Please act quickly!
Willam L Leland, El Cerrito, CA
SHAME! SAVE THE BABIES!
Constance Lane, San Jose, CA
The mayor of state should do something about thing
Ivan Vilca, South Richmond Hill, NY
Prosecute the Govenor now!
Wendey Stanzler, Los Angeles, CA
Fred wicker
Fred wicker, Ann Arbor, MI
The people involved in the Michigan Poison water scandal should do prison time... All of them...
Steven Hawes, Albuquerque, NM
Stop the Lead Poisoning
Vercie, Brooklyn, NY
This is more than a "sorry, we made a mistake." This is criminal. All of the people who knew what they were doing would
cause people harm should be prosecuted...even the governor and mayor.
Pat Reinhardt, Emery, SD
The EPA will; not regulate toxins in water, no matter how bad they are, they would rther see 100,000 deaths!! By chance are
you part and parcel of the EPA???
Donald Willey, Rapid City, SD

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When poor and minorities are used as unknowing, therefore, without permission as subjects of research or targets for hiding
environmental blunders, American corporations put themselves in the same immoral category as Mengele and Hitler. Stop
excusing genetic cleansing as though it was unintentional. Mistakes happen, but when discovered and uncorrected, this
changes mistakes to intentional abuse/ neglect and socioethnic genocide.
Ann Lecompte, Spring, TX
Do this and anything else that will apply our national will to protecting us, especially our children, from environmental
assaults and the kind of thoughtlessness that enables them. Be a force for good, not a puppet of heedless business interests.
And, please, tho this letter refers to this as an emergency, do not enable any more appointments of unelected 'emergency
managers' to make hay for wealthy masters with disregard for actual human citizens.
Sam Norgren, Louisville, KY
This health threat has been known since WWII!
It is time to wipe it out from every home in the nation!
Susan Heitner, Brooklyn, NY
For goodness sake, raise taxes on the wealthy robber barons who steal money from the public. Then get busy and start taking
care of the rest of us. We need infrastructure, single payer healthcare and regulations to protect us from such things as lead
poisoning, usury, pollution, corporate malfeasance, Republicans and gun violence.
Sylvia Aronson, ALAMOGORDO, NM
My daughter was poisoned in her public school in Boulder Colo and the state health dept is part of the coverup. It is
happening everywhere and families need HELP.
Luana Rubin, Boulder, CO
It is unnecessary for people to die this way in this day and age.
Rodrigo Benavides, SAN ANTONIO, TX
The cycle of poverty and debilitating preventable illness must be stopped.
Revi Airborne Airborne-Williams, Oakland, CA
Nancy Lizza
Nancy Lizza, Los Angeles, CA
To many children are being found to have extremly high levels of lead, becauce a lot of them live in extremly old homes
with four to five layers of old paint and the landlords are not taking any responsibility for thisthe government needs to hold
them responsible. they should be heavily find for this
Diane Brown Dixon, Cleveland, OH
The Feds must step in to help reverse this tragic and preventable scandalous assault on our children's well-being.
David H. Finke, Columbia, MO
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See gun control for white people is more important to the President's agenda than The well-being of our people
Cardell Speed, Shreveport, LA
We can give refugees food stamps, but can't provide for tax paying citizens to have clean water for their children???
Lynn Orange, Union City, GA
Do the right thing! Why is it always low income people of color, be it blacks or Native Americans who are forced to live in
terrible conditions with no control over the dangers that surround them....It's easy to build a nuclear plant next to a
reservation or leave old nasty lead paint in housing units in the poor parts of town..
Sallie Butters, Homer, AK
This atrocity on the children in Flint, MI must be corrected immediately!!!
Carol Scotto Brotman, North Kingstown, RI
Equality
Miika Poskiparta, San Juan, PR
1-9-2015, GOVERNOR RICK SNYDER MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFFICE TODAY FOR ABSOLUTE AND DIRECT
POISONING OF THE P;EOPLE, AND LITTLE CHILDREN, IN FLINT, MICHIGAN!!! P;RISON LIFE IS TOO GOOD FOR
GOV . SNYDER AND STAFF!!! TOM & ANN M. FINN/CUSICK
Thomas & Ann Marie J. Finn/cusick, Ridley Park, PA
This is Genocide!!! Are you seeking another Civil War?!?! Restore funding for the CDC HEALTHY HOMES and Lead
Poisoning Prevention programs NOW!!!!
Erika Watson, Tampa, FL
We fought in the 1970's to get lead out of paint! Why is it tolerated in water? Shame on you Michigan!
Mary Romer, Seattle, WA
These are your children too. Take responsibility for them AMERICA.
Renata Gross, West Hempstead, NY
With the state of water treatment science today, there is no excuse for not detecting and alleviating any threats to the safety
and well-being the citizens of city/county/regional communities. If public facilities/services are failing to serve and protect
the citizens, their leaders must be held to account.
John Korovilos, Trenton, MI
What happened in Flint was caused by the Governor and should have never happened.
Corey P, Henrico, VA

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Safe, clean drinking water should be a right, not a privilege. The crippling effects of lead poisoning, especially in infants
and children, have been known for decades. It was once a top priority in local communities and real progress was made.
Fully fund the CDC Lead Prevention Program until ALL communities have safe, lead-free drinking water.
Erin E Stamper, Chatham, NY
This is absolutely shameful and inexcusable.
kathy missal, Woolwich, ME
The high levels of lead found in children leads to cognitive and developmental delays, including speech and language
problems. We are , in effect, dooming these children to doing poorly in school, raising their risk of dropping out of school
and having no future, requiring more assistance at the state and federal level over their lives. This is a problem we can solve
NOW, we have the means. All we need is the will. Will you help?
Rochelle Leal, Brooklyn, NY
you must do the right thing for these folks, you have the responsibility and their lives are in your hands. thank you.
Iris Newman, Olympia, WA
...where are your priorities? I guess to some people it doesn't matter unless it impacts white, rich people...restore the
funding...!!!
Stephen J. Durbin, COUPEVILLE, WA
This is disgraceful!!! Heads should roll.
Karl Hess MD, Beachwood, OH
Don't you think the government should be keeping people in power from POISONING their constituents???!!!
Pam M., EDEN PRAIRIE, MN
Prosecute Gov. Snyder for 1st degree murder.
Patricia A. Kunkel, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
This is shameful negligence and malfeasance, and the officials responsible should be prosecuted for it. Sign Michael Moore's
petition, please!!
Larry Bright, YPSILANTI, MI
Kenya powell
Kenya Powell, Birmingham, AL
Nancy Mehan
Nancy Mehan, Eureka Springs, AR

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If this program would have done anything to help this situation or stop it from happening, then I really think that governor
snyder should be criminally charged. if he knew about the decrease in funding for this program and figures he could get
away with poisoning the people in Flint who he considers disposable, then it is criminal and someone needs to do
something about it. The CDC being a Federal agency would, I assume be at least arms length from the corrupt Michigan tea
party government. So we need some sort of help here.
Sharyn Radke, Warren, MI
Those responsible - beginning with Snyder - are criminals. In addition to restoring funding for the Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program, indict and prosecute Snyder and all the state officials who knowingly let this happen.
John Najemy, Ithaca, NY
Allowing our own people to be poisoned in the US? It's unamerican! Fix this!!
Elizabeth Reis, Seattle, WA
Maybe Flint needs to apply to Russia for some foreign aid if they can't get the needed help at home.
Mr. Levert Abernathy Jr, Bollingbrook, IL
Choose life?
Sharon Moss, Saint Louis, MO
What lame excuse is given for not addressing this problem?
G Boness, Springfield, OR
Get the lead out you idiots!
Mr. Tom Sawyer, Valatie, NY
Governor, do the right thing, treat this people like you would your own kind.
Oley Turner
Oley Turner, Victorville, CA
Brain damaged children are MUCH more likely to need government assistance later.
Timothy Enloe, Pleasant Hill, CA
The DOJ need to charge those who created this manmade crisis with Mal-Practice and remove them from making decisions
that will impact the lives of people.
William Fenton, Brooklyn, NY
What an insane story.
Suzi Brackin, Vienna, ME

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A governor poisoning poor brown / black childer cause he can must be punished. The horror Snyder inflicted on the
residents of Flint & Detroit are purposeful violation of human rights. We must act to correct this injustice before this type of
exploitation spreads beyond the state of Michigna
Maura - Lynne Ross, Montclair, NJ
I strongly believe that this was done on purpose for some capital gain for a company. The Republicans in this country lack
moral compass.
Maria Ortiz, Oxnard, CA
Poisoning children in the name of budget austerity is a felony crime. Indict all managers who signed off on this for
attempted murder.
Gordon C. Glick, Bremerton, WA
WHY ON THIS GOD'S EARTH WOULD THEY DO THIS? DISGRACEFUL!!!!!!!!
Claude O. Roberts, HAHNVILLE, LA
Absolute disgrace to low income families.
Miree Walker Jr, Lubbock, TX
governments that poison their people need to rectify that.
Rhea Zaks, San Pedro, CA
In Spite Of #Gop_Idiocy #Government_Does_Have_A_Respon sibility To All Of Our Citizens!
Jerry Hyde, Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the FY 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the same
risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a FY 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for FY 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead and other
environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers and
safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program to FY 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that amount for at least 5
years as part of the FY 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage state and local governments, as
well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead exposure levels in order to
accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure that funds are being
utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Barbara A Adkins, null, PA
Thanks to you, and to Michael Moore, for making this a national issue.
Bea Goldman, West Hollywood, CA

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It is hard for me to imagine how an un-elected "mayor" and a governor could bring about this disaster, which much now be
remedied.
George Byrne, Lyons, WI
Snyder POS needs jail. Did this on purpose. Vile kochroach.
Freaking teabags only rob taxpayer monies for their vulture corps & billionaires never for Americans. Treasonous slugs.
Ana Belle, Santa Clara, CA
I feel that everyone regardless of race has the right to decent living in all cities of the United States.
Cynthia Parker, New Orleans, LA
It is a pure dereliction of duty by the Governor of Michigan and his 'appointee' to manage Flint. Both of them should be put
on trial for negligence and now the Governor's inability to do ANYTHING about getting fresh water to Flint is disgusting.
HE should be OUT OF OFFICE asap and then tried for endangering the citizens of Flint and damaging the brains of ALL its
citizens! He and his 'manager' repulse me.
Kazia Macey, Macon, MO
The human and monetary cost to our society must be many times greater than the cost of removing the lead. Please restore
the funding.
Mark Oles, AURORA, IL
Austerity is inhuman.
Henry A. Jimenez, Perris, CA
I agree funds should be restored. However in Flint the Governor who initiated the order to use unhealthy river water. Has also
not requested one dime from the federal FEMA program to date 10 months later. He needs to be prosecuted by the federal
govt. This is plaint attack of these people rights under the US constitution.
Loreen Booker Brown, CONLEY, GA
Time to act
Jana dorin, Lafayette, CA
Please!
Hubert Parker, Beaumont, CA
What is up with this sewage? I am now 64 and heard about this when I was 18! This country IS NOT BROKE, period. Just
bigoted.
Paul Donald Benham, Kirkland, WA
How ghastly.
Ray W Falk, null, NC
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Debra Carson, Atlanta, GA
This is a travesty.
Sharon K Geiser, Aliso Viejo, CA
THIS IS A RIDICULOUS TIME TO BE REDUCING THE CDC'S FUNDING FOR THESE PROGRAMS!
Schuyler Hilts MD, TUCSON, AZ
Help us keep our kids healthy.
Virginia Tyler, Durham, NC
It is my own personal opinion that the governor of Michigan has perpetrated a kind of treason by vacating the local
elections and appointing "managers" to communities who are responsible only to him.
This suspension of the Democratic process which has led to the horror that is going on in Flint.
To add insult to injury he is doing virtually nothing to mitigate and solve the ongoing poisoning of Flint's people.
Not only the CDC's Poisoning Prevention Program needs to be refunded, but there needs to be an intervention on an
emergency basis of the justice department and Fema to get safe water to Flint and remove the governor.
Cornelia Shearer, AUBURN, WA
Stop screwing the poor. They, not the rich, need help.
Leroy Frankel, Longmont, CO
This is horrifying. The legacy of environmental racism is an outrage, and must be stopped.
Julia Martinez, San Diego, CA
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Ms. LaCrystal Beauregard, Davenport, IA
These children are the future of our country.
Dr. P Levon, Iowa City, IA
Appalling.
Christine A. Thomas, Sacramento, CA
This is about the health of the pieople. Do the right thing, don't be heartless!
Kimberly Peake, Atlanta, GA
The governor needs to be impeached and forced to drink that poison water.
Jeanine Downie, Montclair, NJ
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THEY NO this crap is full of lead....!!!


Glen, Salt Lake City, UT
In the name of what's holiezt...our children...fix it now.
Linda N Borrell, Colorado Springs, CO
All children deserve clean water.
Rebecca stromberg, Santa Barbara, CA
oeasley newman
oeasley newman, Jacksonville, FL
THEY NO this crap is NOT SAFE.....
Glen Evans, Salt Lake City, UT
How about an executive order?
Judy P Goldman, CHICAGO, IL
take responsibility and let's live in dignity together
Harley Loudon, New York, NY
Governor Snyder is guilty of gross negligence and must be removed from office immediately.
Elmo Dunn, Longwood, FL
Let's work together and End Lead Poisoning of our Children and Communities of Color Globally.
Dr. Charlotte L. Keys, Columbia, MS
A primary function of government is Tom;rote the citizens. The Flint case is an example of egregious failure. A federal
investigation is appropriate and those responsible should be sanctioned to full extent the las permits.
W K Wilson, Glenview, IL
Politicians talk a lot about the unborn child and our children yet their actions say the opposite. They cut programs that limit
lead in drinking water, cut food stamps, cut medical care for children are a few. What they do not do is demand that billion
dollar corporation pay their taxes, stop moving jobs overseas so that their parents can provide a living wage, weaken
regulations that are there to protect our children and families. Who have been their primary interest for the past decades? The
corporate being and their profits.
Anne Wolf, SANTA ROSA, CA
This is a very sad situation and we all should ban together on this.
Lillie Graham, Orlando, FL
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This was a deliberate criminal conspiracy!


Luis Lozano, LONG BEACH, CA
This was a deliberate criminal conspiracy!
Luis Lozano, LONG BEACH, CA
For Gods sake fix this problem and see that it never happens again. It is becoming more and more apparent that this country
is going down the tubes. Everyone deserves clean water, clean air and clean food. ENOUGH !!!
Susan Durko, Canonsburg, PA
This is an outrage and is unacceptable! Please restore CDC funding back to these communities so that the problems can be
fixed once and for all, for all the people affected.
Richard/Karen Ertle, null, CO
Poisoning children is a disgrace and must be punished.
Sydney Vilen, Berkeley, CA
This has been going on far to long in other areas. Housing programs shouldn't be allowed to rent housing with any lead
issues, or any other aspect that can hinder the health of any individual.
Shannon L. Shelton, Chicago Heights, IL
Poisoning our children. What will you do about it?
Sarah McKee, AMHERST, MA
snyder needs to go to jail
Monte Myhra, null, MN
No human being (no matter where or who) deserves what happened to the water in Flint, Michigan...I appeal on behave of
the "voiceless" that funding be restored for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017
budget. Thank you all for the job you continue to do in the midst of unspeakable challenges.
Maima Jones, Schwenksville, PA
This MUST come to a HALT NOW! We must not deny Flint citizens the right to this clean up!
Jane Church, Chapel Hill, NC
ignoring America's children's health needs
is a class one betrayal. STOP IT!
James Amory, Endicott, NY

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This is a disgrace.
The money that was cut from the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will now be spent for healthcare costs and high
education costs for children with developmental disabilities as a result of lead poisoning. Is this how we treat our poorest
communities? Obviously, yes!
Wake up legislators!
Mary Anne Anne Fratelli, Schenectady, NY
The fear of drinking water is why the bottled water industry is growing
Pamela C Barnes, Philadelphia, PA
Water needs to be safe for all our citizens. We should not be having a different standard of water for Washington DC than for
the rest of the country on lead in water.
Barbara Pampalone, Chatsworth, CA
CLEAN WATER FOR ALL.
Mae Leslie, HOUSTON, TX
Not acceptable!!!
Nasefua Ferguson, Pikesville, MD
If people must purchase or live in homes with this dangerous and toxic substance, then our government should be about
protecting them; because they're no less important than anyone else!
Linda J Solomon, Haslett, MI
Really? Poisoning children with lead is so wrong and immoral.
Carol billett, freeland, MD
Really inexcusable. Change this yesterday.
Dianne De Mink, Somersworth, NH
This is a critically important issue and I hope that you will support this program.
Jacqueline London, Bethesda, MD

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It is not right to tell families trhat the drining water is Ok to consume, when in fact it is not OK. This is lying to the families
and the children to whom these families provide for. Thus, ignoring this problem and the evidence that there is a problem
with the water is just plain out wrong and not only should the U.S government restore funding for the lead poisoning
prevention program, but, they should also conduct an investigation into the drinking water problem and hold those officials
accountable for their actions of deceipt to the children and the families as to the water that they consume and drink. Thus, if
the officials in Flint Michigan are going to tell their residents that the water is Ok to drik and consume, than these officials
also need to be held accountable for their deceiptul actions to their residents.
Brian Coppola, Methuen, MA
The appointed city executor is guilty of criminal acts in changing the water source and thus poisoning the residents.
Joette Storm, Bend, OR
How can human safety be a question or up for debate.
Dolores Y Cortez, Chicago, IL
In this supposedly enlightened age of the 21st century, we should NOT be having ANY concerns about lead poisoning.
Ever.
Ann Graham
Ann Graham, Wichita, KS
As a pediatric nurses I saw what lead poisoning can do. This is a disgrace.
Sue Malone, Westborough, MA
Clearly, with the events in Flint, we still need this.
Jennifer Riehl, Hancock, MI
State of MI step up and protect your citizens
Dr. Aaron nickamin, BASALT, CO
Absolutely SHOCKED (but simultaneously), NOT SHOCKED at the moral depravity and devilish behavior of local
governments across the country. You may have won the "battle" but you WILL NOT win the war.
Shakim Harris, Inkster, MI
PUSH FOR PROSECUTION.
Gerald E. Bryson Jr, Detroit, MI
Justice is demanded for the people of Flint who have more than betrayed my their elected and appointed leadership ,who's
blatant greed and disdain for human life should be punished because they've percecuted the very people they swore to serve.
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A direct result of Snyder brushing away democracy and handing over money to his corporate masters; he and others must
spend some time in jail for this!
Jonathan A Lien, Minneapolis, MN
Saving these kids' brains from damage will ultimately save the taxpayer money in the future. At high level of blood lead,
they most likely will suffer from mental impairment and lose their earning potential and their tax paying potential. They will
have higher probability of going on Welfare, having repeated medical problems while needing.both Medicare and Medicaid.
Narda Tolentino, null, OR
We must protect the environment and have clean water to drink. Companies dumping chemicals in our water supply must be
fined, and executives jailed.
Nancy Dollard, Uniontown, OH
JUST DO IT!!! BLACK LIVES MATTER!
Carmen McKines, Richmond, CA
Esther Howard
Esther Howard, Chicago, IL
What has happened in Flint, Michigan is inexcusable. Governor Snyder must be held responsible for this travesty and should
be forced to resign from office due to gross incompetence.
David M. Singer, Downers Grove, IL
LINDA BONNER-COTTON
Linda Bonner-Cotton, Memphis, TN
This is a shame in America.
Kelly McMahan, Alameda, NM
Lead poisoning should not happen to anyone. Help all families secure a healthy environment!
Jan McMichael, Saint Louis, MO
... Wait wait hang on, the government took funding AWAY from a program to prevent entire communities from getting lead
poisoning? What?
Kristen de Caccia, Vallejo, CA
2016 is the Year Of Separation! This is the only solution!
Nathaniel X Vance Jr., Oklahoma City, OK

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The PRIMARY responsibility of any government is TO PROTECT ITS CITIZENS, especially the most vulnerable. What's
happened, and IS happening in Flint MI is unconscionable. The government officials who let this happen should go to
prison (actually, my words were stronger, but unprintable). Please do what is needed for this shameful crisis and those that
will come.
Trudy Abrams, El Prado, NM
I have volunteered and/or worked with organizations in Brooklyn New York that have managed lead poisoning awareness
and remediation programs. These programs were able to occur with government support. The issue in Flint is horrible and at
a minimum, the CDC program can be restored.
Bernell Grier, Brooklyn, NY
No one deserves to be affected by things like this. may it all be lifted and your lives turned kinder and helpful to those who
need it by having the time to.
Ann mar, Penngrove, CA
We all deserve safe water to drink - it is a right.
Mary J. Wood, San Luis Obispo, CA
It is unbelievable that, in this decade, this century, we are still exposing families and vulnerable children to lead paint! We
cannot turn our backs on this problem.
Eileen Kelly-Meyer, Edmonds, WA
The people need and deserve clean air and water!!! It's time our "leaders" START to put people's health and happiness above
greed and money!
Eddie Obler, COCOA, FL
That we even have to have a petition to ask officials to do the right thing, to do their job to protect the citizens of this great
country is in itself reprehensible. Do the right thing!
Felecia Gilgeous, Temple Terrace, FL
Let's take care of each other, reduce the barriers that income inequality produces, and create a brighter future for our
children!
Abigail Rotholz, Hilo, HI
Rafael Mesquiti
Rafael Mesquiti, San Antonio, TX
Shameful that this happened in America. We need to take better care of our kids.
Christine Pellerin, Montague, MA

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We the people are the priority in this country! Not "we the clueless politicians"!
Ken Lawson, CHICO, CA
The poisoning of our children is disgusting! The governor needs to be impeached and others involved seriously punished.
To ignore this would add to the egregiousness of the situation
Martha Roberts, Centennial, CO
The money is a drop in the bucket, and could save thousands of lives. Shame on you if the funding is not restored.
Wendy Livesley, Seattle, WA
Something must be done about this horrendous criminal act that has harmed so many people.
Wendy Fopeano, Wheat Ridge, CO
We need the CDC to protect us from corrupt government officials!!!!!!
K. M., Capac, MI
Thousands of families in this community have been exposed to toxic water, doubling the number of children with dangerous
levels of lead in their blood in just one year.2 This is nothing short of a disgrace, a preventable crisis years in the making
and the direct result of reckless budget cuts and spending.
Kathy Hay Bradley, Lugoff, SC
A Travesty!! And criminal as well!!
Victoria Urias, Seattle, WA
It is imperative that funding for lead poisoning be reinstated for black and low income families.
Nancy Hoop, Kittery, ME
for gosh sakes vote DEM. repubs represent the top 1%. Please VOTE BERNIE SANDERS he love you
Glen Robinson, HONOLULU, HI
Again, it is the inherently evil TGOP Congress and it's leaders that are trying Again to defund All People, including Active
Military and Veterans Programs. Vote them Out of Office This Year.
Anthony A. Kalnoky, Front Royal, VA
SHAME!
Citizen Voter, Westport, CA
Let them drink tainted water and see how fast this gets corrected.every last government official who knew of this should be
put in prison.
Dmitri Brown, Minneapolis, MN
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Healthy funding of CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention promotes healthier children which promotes a
healthier future for them, their communities, and the US.
Terrence McNally, Los Angeles, CA
This must be addressed soon. All our citizens need and deserve clean water, especially our children!
Mrs. Monica Willard, BETHLEHEM, PA
K williams
Kashif Williams, Brooklyn, NY
Tamara Alston
Tamara Alston, Washington, DC
What has happened in Flint is unacceptable. Every US citizen deserves better than these people are receiving.
J Zeigler, Tulsa, OK
Elaine gohlstin
Elaine Gohlstin, Shaker Heights, OH
There is no logical reason why the Governor of Michigan is not in prison for deliberately bypassing all safeguards for the
people of Flint AND OTHER AREAS in Michigan and causing lifelong injury to hundreds of inhabitants of Flint.
Ludmila Bales, Escondido, CA
Demiah Gunn
Demiah Gunn, Conley, GA
This expense must be a national priority
Michelle Gales, Clarksburg, WV
This is ridiculous! Our governmental agencies are supposed to work above all to protect and promote public welfare;
citizens being forced to drink and/or being perpetually exposed to lead-contaminated water is not in anyone's best interest.
Lynn Deneau, Euless, TX
Reduce inequality of life
Tax the wealthy to redress those on whose backs they have made their wealth
Dianne Butland, College Park, MD
Reduce inequality of life
Tax the wealthy to redress those on whose backs they have made their wealth
Dianne Butland, College Park, MD
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The Governor of Michigan is Republican.


Perhaps, with good luck, a concerned Democrat will take his place, not only in Michigan but all over the U.S.
robert wehle, Jackson Heights, NY
Michigan Governor Snyder and his Children should be compelled to drink water out of the Flint River for 12 Months.
Obong Umana, Macomb, MI
Lead is still a terrific problem for our nation and we must do all we can to keep it out of our eco-system. As we witness the
poisoning of an American city by crass local and state government officials, bent on saving a dime over the health and well
being of our fellow citizens, we must not falter in our support of clean, safe water. The hegemonic grip of this governor must
be broken. The rights of the people must be restored and he must go to jail for knowingly poisoning these people.
We cannot allow stupidity and greed to rule us. Across the country, millions of people are being poisoned by lead. It must be
eliminated.
Douglas Orians, Marion, OH
Much cheaper to fund CDC than deal with aftermath. You don't even need a heart to see that.
Paul K Franzmann, Walla Walla, WA
Allowing children to be poisoned by lead is disgraceful and unacceptable. Is there anyone out there doing the right thing for
a change?
Emmy Savage, Crestone, CO
Remember. We stand for equality and the standards should never change between us.
Jadhalyn Le, San Jose, CA
A disastrous decision to switch over to unsafe drinking water...wasn't any real testing done?
William F. Klessens, Salem, NH
Stop the poisoning.
Sister Mary Carr, Romeoville, IL
These are children, the future of our world. Have a heart. a
Are we third world?
Imogene Weston, Houston, TX
Would you drink it?
Cynthia Chambers, Cincinnati, OH
Do it
Jason Hollington, Gainesville, FL
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Our children's health is important.


Jorge Arauz, BROOKLYN, WI
The Federal Health laws require that older buildings dedicated to housing Section 8 tenants be tested at least every few
years. They are way behind in our area, not even testing when the buildings are sold off the Section 8 inventory to upscale
investors, with no requirements that these same investors provide replacement housing to the former tenants!!
KAY CAREY, BEAVERTON, OR
Why settle for "All the justice money can buy" ?
Pierre Chartier, Greensboro, NC
We cannot poison our children with lead!
Pete Barron, Eugene, OR
Poisoning the inhabitants of a entire city is despicable.
Barbara Elovic, Brooklyn, NY
Your neglect of these issues is beyond terrible.
Nancy Wall, Tucson, AZ
Cannot believe this is happening in the USA
Jane Fought, Edmonds, WA
Poisoning American citizens to save money, which is what happened in Flint, is a national disgrace, and the manager
responsible for depriving this community of clean drinking water should be imprisoned.
sara bloom, new york city, NY
This awful situation must never happen again!
The people who are responsible for this must be held accountable! It must never happen again!
Lillian Hyland, Lake Worth, FL
this is inexcusable and a no-brainer that we need to protect children from a life time of mental incapacity and illness...what
part of this saves money don't they get?
Sandra L. Defrates, Gainesville, FL
Flint, MI is why we need to continue to fund the CDC.
Charles Hankins Sr, Sullivan, MO
Shame on you!
Anita Jane Williams, San Francisco, CA
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Johnny Pitts, Buckeye, AZ
This is a no-brainer, even if you are a tight-fisted ultra-conservative: it costs more to care for children who have experienced
lead poisoning than it does to prevent it to begin with. This is the morally and fiscally responsible choice!
Helen Voris, Brevard, NC
Tanya Harrison
Tanya Harrison, Minneapolis, MN
This is inconceivable.
Marguerite Etemad, San Francisco, CA
Our children's health is the most important thing!
Philip Carella, Portland, OR
This situation is insane. Not only is it grossly inhumane, but lead-poisoned children will become an enormous and totally
unnecessary fiscal burden.
Valerie Davies, Bellingham, WA
You are murders!
James McPherson, Western Grove, AR
You are murders!
James McPherson, Western Grove, AR
herman f hemby sr.
Herman F. Hemby Sr., raleigh, NC
This situation is unconscionable!
Pamela Eisen, Redmond, WA
If you really care about our nation's children you must invest in their health and well-being.
Rose Marie Lanier, Concord, NH
Mary Terhune
Mary Terhune, Elmira, NY

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Why on earth would we cut funding for DCD Healthy Homes program that works to rid homes of lead poisoning? Could it
be that poor families should just let their children eat lead paint in old homes because these children's lives don't count?
Never mind the financial burden on our society in many different ways including financial whether we take care of adults
affected by lead poisoning medically or people are housed in prisons, jails, or halfway housing because of all the
implications of lead on the human brain and the human body? Doesn't anybody in Congress care about those implications
of de-funding this critical CDC lead poisoning program? How short-sighted just because Congress can!!!
Sylvia Zingeser, Portland, OR
Protect our children
Anita Dowdell, Stockbridge, GA
It's outrageous,we need to wake up....they're trying to take us out using: racist cops,private jail,contaminated water.Don't
ever forget white people carry open weapon(automatic,military style) while taking over government buildings,cursing at law
enforcement officials and yet,they walk freely because they know this is their world just like it was during slavery.Do not be
fooled by their so-called fear of Obama wanting to take away their guns...it is part of their strategy to get right-wing,kkkminded white thugs to do evil by by killing black folks.They know they rarely get held accountable because racism is at
every level of government ex judge scalia and co.They blame food stamps on Obama even calling him the "food stamps
Pres"whereas more white people benefit from the program.They bring cocaine and guns in our neighborhood so they can
start the so-called war on drugs when in reality they were just planning mass incarceration of black people,the evidence
stems from:non-violent offenders getting longer sentences than their white counterparts and it goes on and on,and on in
every aspect of our society...therefore we need to fight using any and every intellectual weapon we have at our disposal.And
first and foremost ,pray that God delivers his children from bondage,slavery and racist-kkk-evil-minded thugs who act as
wild-packs of animals when they see black people while having absolutely no shame to treat us as such.It seems to me
whenever they see us...it's more like looking at the mirror...these hypocrites will get theirs due to the fact that they went and
got us from Africa only to belittle ,dehumanize and kill us.Well,God ain't letting that happen on His Watch...they better
repent while they still have time.Glory to my Savior Jesus-Christ.All nations will bow before Him..
Freud Gauthier, Miami, FL
This despicable act is as bad as ISIS or the IDF has ever done.
Alex Bell Bell, ,
Our Government needs to cut spending to other countries and take care of home. There are so many needs in America, and
that's what we pay our taxes for. The people need to be more involved in the decision of where our money goes, then maybe
Congress won't have such a problem approving a budget each year.
Anna Stewart, Woodbridge, VA
Snyder and his cronies should stand prosecution. This would be a step this country needs to take to combat the continued
systemic supremacist attitudes white legislators have over their fellow Americans.
Eric Palmer, Holt, MI
This program is way too important for the health of our nation to not find it
Jeffrey M. Cohen, Portland, OR
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In the name of justice and all that is right, please remedy this miscarriage of justice immediately! Thank you.
Ava-Margeaux Tierney, Flushing, NY
Prosecute the criminal municipal employees!
Vic Anderson, Eagle Lake, FL
Prosecute the criminal municipal employees!
Vic Anderson, Eagle Lake, FL
Use our dollars to better the lives of those less fortunate instead of lining the pockets of those who have.
Gael Volkens, philadelphia, PA
Clean up the lead in the water. Stop subsidizing big oil & gas & allowing them to pollute our earth. Use that $ 2 fund &
empower the EPA to do its job
Jo Bomser, ,
What are these barbarians doing? Wake up, and stop this mess, America!
Michael Jones, N. Hollywood, CA
The state government needs to admit their responsibility in causing all of these children to be poisoned by lead. The federal
government needs to step in and make sure the people in Flint, Michigan have all of the resources available to help the
children of Flint make it through their lives as healthy and happy as possible.
Jeanne Deane, Monmouth, OR
Lead poisoning is just one of many ways predominantly black communities are being shafted. What's happened with the
lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan is criminal.
Amy Rothstein, McLean, VA
This country needs to live up to the so called truths that are somewhat self-evident and stop the racism and bigotry before it's
too ooh LATE.
Gael Volkens, philadelphia, PA
This country needs to live up to the so called truths that are somewhat self-evident and stop the racism and bigotry before it's
too ooh LATE.
Gael Volkens, philadelphia, PA
Lead paint poisoning is a national tragedy that must be stopped and prevented.
Penny Harris
Penny Harris, Shaker Heights, OH

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I'm ashamed and disgusted with these officials. I'm sure their families are not using this dangerous water. Something must be
done to help affected children, who will have lasting brain damage. Outrageous!
Donna Byerrum, Colfax, CA
THIS JUST BREAKS MY HEART TO SEE THIS HAPPEN IN A NATION AS RICH AS OURS. IT'S A SHAMEFUL DAY
WHEN THE GOP WOULD EVEN CONSIDER CUTTING FUNDING FOR LEAD POISONING FOR THOSE WHO ARE SO
DISADVANTAGED. I DO BELIEVE THEY HAVE NO HEART OR SOUL.
Kaye Miller, Olive Branch, MS
Help must arrive soon--incompetent government and inexcusable delays.
Clint Padgitt, Brooklyn, NY
Prioritize health.
Mitchell Ewing, null, FL
Someone needs to go to jail for this heinous attack on the children of Flint!.
Edward Doogan, Philadelphia, PA
LIVED IN THAT AREA FOR AWHILE.
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO CHANGE THIS NEGATIVE SITUATION & PROTECT THE HEAALTH OF AMERICANS
CITIZENS & ANYONE ELSE WHO IS EXPOSED TO THIS MESS! DON MILLIGAN
DON Milligan, Kent, WA
Provide what is needed to the people. Incarcerate the governor.
Toyka King, Lenexa, KS
We all deserve clean drinking water! That's an unalienable right!!
Ort Carlton, Athens, GA
All Americans deserve the right to clean water and regulations to keep the water unpoluted
Lawrie Anderson, EUGENE, OR
Outrageous! And I have to think calculated. I am ashamed of our government for turning a blind eye on this particularly
vulnerable group!
Sophia Rose, Portland, OR
Our nation is only as healthy as its most vulnerable citizens.
Jean Anderson, Fairbanks, AK

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This situation is deplorable & should be dealt with immediately.


Nancy Mehan, Eureka Springs, AR
juanaestevez@gmail.com
Juana Estevez, McDonough, GA
The administration of the Republican gov. is what created this mess. In the name of smaller and less regulated government
they poisoned the children of Flint but are perfectly willing to let the Federal government come to the rescue. Puzzled in CA
ronald robertson, manhattan beach, CA
Please, enough of lead poisoning!
freddy frankel, Auburndale, MA
Shameful. Take action now, please.
Susan Brazell, Breaux Bridge, LA
Please help these families
Erica Johnson, Decatur, GA
Juliegcho@gmail.com
Julie cho, Irvine, CA
Dorothy Gresham
Dorothy Gresham, chicago, IL
WAKE UP!
William Thacher Dane
WILLIAM Thacher DANE, Albany, CA
Come on, people! Protect all people equally
Marcus Jensen, Mercer Island, WA
This is a time when only government can enforce safety standards to prevent these issues from harming people. Need a well
funded CDC!
John McSwigan, Hillsboro, OR
What more cost effective program exists? Much better than having renters sue their landlords for what is clearly negligence,
and a selling out of our next generation. Lets be reasonable about protecting the health our our children!!
Paul Rudenberg, Falmouth, ME
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JUSTICE FOR ALL !!!!!!!!


PEACE ON EARTH !!!!!!!
Eleanor Kaye, Hallandale, FL
This country needs to take care of those that live here and stop worrying about others in other countries. Let's take care of
Americans, where they live, and what they eat, climate change and all the other problems we have created and need to be
taken care of.
Carmen Nichols, Chandler, AZ
Enough is enough
Mahin Charles, San Francisco, CA
Enough is enough
Mahin Charles, San Francisco, CA
Lead poisoning can be technologically resolve in the human body without pill or chemical ingestion.Be wise Flint
Community and others and search for people with heart and wisdom.
Carlos Altieri, San Juan, PR
How can this even be a question anymore? Lead poisoning destroys lives.
Deborah McFatter Larry, Redlands, CA
Cheryl Lovelace-Bass
Cheryl Lovelace-Bass, Harvey, IL
Thank you for highlighting this very important issue. Clean water is a basic human right!
Pamela Price-Crawley, Oakland, CA
Why are the current "in power" republicans out to destroy this country and say they are just saving money...hey guys, get the
corporations that bank overseas so they don't have to pay taxes is a good start.
Eleanor Snyder, Salmon, ID
Please do the right thing and sign this ?
Kate Dushel, Stewartstown, PA
This horrible!!
Thurman Ramsey Jr., Charlotte, NC

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The Government is supposed to be there FOR THE PEOPLE!! You were voted in BY THE PEOPLE AND FOR THE PEOPLE
so PLEASE, STAND UP FOR THE PEOPLE AND RESTORE THE FUNDING TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF FLINT
MICHIGAN!!! It not only your job to do this but it is the MORAL thing to do!!!
Barbara Lawson-Svaricek, SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL
This would not happen to the 2% --. in Michigan or other states. It happens to the other 98%
Judith J. Zetting, Milwaukee, WI
Clean water should be a basic human right.
Steven A. Stratton, Ca, CA
Please prevent further injury to people!
Linda Evinger, Evansville, IN
My husband grew up in Flint, MI.
Janice Catrell, Bellingham, WA
You know what the right thing to do is. Save the people!!
Mary Engstrom, San Jose, CA
I have no words for this unaddressed disaster :-(
Ginny Marshall, Youngstown, OH
Stop harming wildlife!
Lawrence Rosin, BROOKLYN, NY
Governor Snyder and his administration are unfit to hold office. The initial offence is bad enough but they compounded it
by not providing safe water to the community and not declaring a state of emergency and asking for federal help. Snyder
should be arrested and charged.
Cheryl Macgregor, ,
Peo9ple deserve clean water everywhere!!
Dean Kelley, Los Angeles, CA
As this nation gorges itself, people are suffering and going without the basic care and resources needed.
karen (FRED HANG) l raeder-hang (FRED raeder-hang, racine, WI
Clean and safe water is essential to life and certainly priorities must reflect this and appropriate funding be reinstituted to
insure safe consumption.
Dale L. Madsen, Camino, CA
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This is 2016. Should I really have to sign a petition to stop poisoning our own citizens with lead poisoning in public water
systems?
Hugh McKinney, Hosston, LA
Political and institutional racism is a crime often overlooked and taken for granted as if it were normal. We can no longer
look the other way and accept this atrocity against poor and working class people of lower socio-economic groups without
consequences.
Oscar Cobb, Southfield, MI
This is a matter of basic justice.
Martha Walden, Bayside, CA
Pray to The Most High Yah to end this current regime....Turn back to The Law,Stature and Commandments...Psalms 119:44
KJV King James Bible
So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
Terry Price, fort worth, TX
Ruth HARRIS
Ruth Harris, ny, NY
Let's help the children!
Lorraine Eckstein, Anchorage, AK
The Chinese say a great nation is judged by how it cares for the very old and the young.
Robert Bahruth, Boise, ID
For once in your miserable lives, do the right thing for people, and not just profits.
Joe Frleta, Laguna Niguel, CA
People don't realize how important it is to prevent lead poisoning of children. I know, I do care, and I vote!
Katherine Magwene, Northridge, CA
There is no excuse for what happened in Flint. Criminal charges should be brought against the governor. At the very least,
he should resign.
Phillip & Margaret Jr. Buccini, BIRMINGHAM, MI
Reprehensible
T Anderson, Dayton, OH

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Keep our children safe and healthy!!!


Pamela Parsons, Auckland, WA
Michele Goldstein
Michele Goldstein, Milwaukee, WI
I'm so ashamed of my country sometimes.
Patty Freeman-Lynde, Athens, GA
Shame on the elected officials that were elected by the people that they poisoned.
John Shelton, Grand Rapids, MI
Whether it's slow or quick - murder is murder.
Fix this, please. This wouldn't happen in a wealthy, or even middle class, white community.
Dennis Morton, Santa Cruz, CA
Jamila Caro
Jamila, Los Angeles, CA
We must do everything we can to reverse contamination by lead poisoning for the benefit of our american citizens.
Jorge Sotelo, Weslaco, TX
Please help.
Dariuswilson Wilson, Chicago, IL
This is a form of genocide. Not to restore funding for the CDC HHLPP program in 2017 would be a crime against humanity.
Ann Rosenkranz, Vineyard Haven, MA
You guys are full of it. Unfortunately our children are full of lead because of you!!
Justin Moreau, HILLMAN, MI
We need do right right thing get justice for flint, Michigan .
Namonscott Scott Jr, Greenville, SC
The epidemic of lead poisoning for those caught in slum housing conditions must be addressed. A class-action should be
taken against the owners of buildings containing lead paint requiring correction of these damaging and deadly conditions.
Judy Stauffer, Eugene, OR

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PLEASE RESTORE $$
Patra Sheffield, West Palm Beach, FL
JUSTICE
Namonscott Scott Jr, Greenville, SC
PLEASE RESTORE FUNDING $$
Patra Sheffield, West Palm Beach, FL
Lead poisoning is not something to be left underfunded. Please reissue the monies to get this safety issue under control.
Thank you.
Prof. EA Burlingame, New York, NY
This was a criminal act and we need accountability!
Christopher Law, North Hollywood, CA
Restore this funding - god knows, billions are wasted and squandered, this money saves lives.
Sandra winter, Marblehead, MA
TAKE POWER BACK WE ARE THE LAW.LET FREEDOM COME TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Louis C Gould, Houston, TX
a form of genocide that must be exposed and remedied immediately-if a foreign country did this, the United States would be
calling human rights abuses. How is this any different from chemical warfare in Syria? Mass poisoning.
Sherri A Turner MD JD, Silver Spring, MD
What the HELL is going on when people in the Unites States of America don't have access to safe drinking water? Let the
politicians who caused this fiasco drink the water in Flint until they get off their fat asses and clean up this mess
James Byrd, Carrollton, GA
Concerned Pediatrician
Michelle D. Healy, Torrance, CA
Shouldn't official responsible for such failure in public health policy be held accountable? Perhaps that would send a strong
signal to officials entrusted with the safety of their constituencies' environment. This would also spare other minority
communities from the devastating consequences of such failed actions of officials, notably the lasting damages to the health
of the children.
Jean Claude, Washington, DC

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Shouldn't official responsible for such failure in public health policy be held accountable? Perhaps that would send a strong
signal to officials entrusted with the safety of their constituencies' environment. This would also spare other minority
communities from the devastating consequences of such failed actions of officials, notably the lasting damages to the health
of the children.
Jean Claude, Washington, DC
Fix this. It hurts all of us!
William Robins, Yorktown, VA
More damned Republican shenanigans. This is what taxes should be used for.
Jonathan C. Halperen, RALEIGH, NC
Please do what is honest and right, and do not contribute to the impression that we are a racist, corrupt nation.
Frank Michael, Summertown, TN
This is wrong and classist.
Desean Lee, Anaheim, CA
RESTORE THE FUNDING OR DRINK THE WATER YOURSELF
William Bednarz, Jersey City, NJ
Unbelievable
Beth Luppe, Kalamazoo, MI
This is a human rights violation to have black people exposed to toxic chemicals. CDC, increase funding now
Camesha Jones, Chicago, IL
No one should have to worry about lead poisoning.
Bryan Wigfall, BRONX, NY
As a school social worker I am familiar first hand with the academic struggles of students with even small amounts of lead
poisoning. It's just not fair to set children up for struggles and failure in school when there are ways to prevent this.
Sarah R Kubetz, Milwaukee, WI
People should come BEFORE money!
Pat Myers, Chicago, IL
this is too unbelievable
Greg A., HAWORTH, NJ

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Patrice Roarty, Ventura, CA
The situation is unexceptable!
Pamela Swallow, Flemington, NJ
The US is becoming a 3rd world country. Keep our water safe and restore funding levels.
sandra toth, Elmore, OH
NOW!!!!!!! STOP POISONING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tania J. J Malven, Tucson, AZ
This is really important
Sara Katz, OAKLAND, CA
The job of the government is to use resources to protect the public, even (or especially) when states fail to do so. We are all
citizens of the U.S. whatever state we happen to reside in.
Elisabeth Sommer, El Paso, TX
This is unconscionable. We must get help for all those misled families and their kids!
Ann Eberle, WATERVLIET, NY
Lead poisoning in this day & age is just not acceptable. The situation in Flint MIST BE RECTIFIED!!! Save The Children!!!
Nancy A. Hall, Orono, ME
As a parent and healthcare provider, I know how essential clean water is for the health and well-being of our nation's
children. Funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead poison Prevent program is vitally important!
Barbara Vinson, Buda, TX
More funding? Why not sue the government who is ultimately responsible for its people?
Stella Yfantidis, ,
More funding? Why not sue the government who is ultimately responsible for its people?
Stella Yfantidis, ,
More funding? Why not sue the government who is ultimately responsible for its people?
Stella Yfantidis, ,
More funding? Why not sue the government who is ultimately responsible for its people?
Stella Yfantidis, ,
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Our families, especially the children have suffered enough!!!


Denise Smith Allen, Flint, MI
The Flint water situation was totally unnecessary. That's what we get when we have unqualified persons making important
decisions--in this case a decision that may affect the health of some of our children for decades! Let's get some money to the
CDC instead of wasting it on a bunch of non-essentials.
Margaret Bennett, Ann Arbor, MI
Get the lead out now!
Theo Kerhulas, Sherman Oaks, CA
The kids exposed to lead will never be the same. It reduces their intellect and has been taken out of paint for many years.
Merrily Snider, Lakeside, CA
I am appalled by the poisoning of the children in Flint Michigan. By effectively forcing them to drink lead contaminated
water, the powers that be in Michigan have effectively stolen their future. It is unacceptable for any people to be treated this
way and especially poor people and people of color who have virtually no options. What happened in Flint is a crime and
the CDC must be able to step in and stop this kind of thing.
Karen Jacques, Sacramento, CA
I live near flint - dam the governor - that he can so cavalierly do such A THING - HAVE A FRIEND DO THAT!
Carolyn Dulai, Haslett, MI
Who cares around here??? How could these atrocities be happening in America ??? Black/white/yellow/blue...Its HUMANS
were talking about here!!! Lets help each other!!
Dioni Anthony, St John, VI
Exposing innocent children to toxic lead poisoning is morally wrong and must NOT be tolerated!!
Anne E. Gray, Newport Coast, CA
It is a disgrace for something to happen like this in this country. Always the poorest of our population suffers. The governor
of Michigan should be fired! Hoping that Michael Moore has a movie in the making on this scandal!
Judith Goldsmith, Charleston, SC
As a part time resident of Michigan, I am shocked that this health problem has not be corrected! Shame on everyone!
Carolyn Konnert, Black Mountain, NC
Preserve Life, not save money,
John Pike, Prairie Village, KS

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This is a disgrace,we,re ta)king about human beings that did nothing except trying to survive and live through years. This
was someones reponsibility to watch this.I dont hate saying that if it was another ethnic group it would be outrage. We a
shame for humanity. God help us all.
Herb Wilson, Lawrenceville, GA
This is common sense.
Nancy Powers, Florence, SC
This is illegal!
Martin and Sharon McGladdery, Farmington, MI
Would like to help
Steve Wilson, Far Rockaway, NY
Common sense.
Nancy Powers, Florence, SC
Lead is what killed the Romans 2,000 years ago. Were the leaders of Flint born that stupid or did they have to go to school
for it?
David C Hanson, Sioux Falls, SD
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Cathie Serletic, SanFrancisco, CA
Your job is to protect the poor and helpless!
Madeleine Berke, Monte Rio, CA
Snyder needs to be behind bars.
Mike Streber, De Forest, WI
It is incredibly sad that ANY American individual or group would judge the value and human needs of other Americans to
be less important than their own!
Kathleen F. Gannon, Boston, MA
this is called genocide - betcha there's no lead in the water in the rich white suburbs!
Diana Oleskevich, Saint Louis, MO

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It is incredibly sad that ANY American individual or group would judge the value and human needs of other Americans to
be less important than their own.
Kathleen F. Gannon, Boston, MA
This is a moral and ethical situation so horrible that it is beyond my ability to express how distressed I am to learn of it.
Ann Prentice, North Augusta, SC
Please rush safe drinking water to the citizens of Flint, Mich.
Thomas Hutton, CLIFTON, CO
There's no excuse for allowing such a thing as lead poisoning to happen in any community.
Linda Deming, Blue Hill, ME
There are other Republican governors in other states who would put fiscal austerity over the health and welfare of the
people.
S Janet Payne, Kathleen, GA
THIS IS JUST OBSCENE AND TRAGIC !
Anne Jackson, null, PA
Please! As a leader in the developed world inaction by US diminish respect for USA gov.
Katherine Booth, Montclair, NJ
Impeach Governor Snyder! This is preposterous!
Betty Abadia, Durham, OR
Yes i live in flint and its horrible here they know our water been unhealty since gm dumped waste and contaminated it when
out local wic for women and children booklets that we sighn use to ask us do we eat fish out the flint river now you wan't us
to drink it no way we are human beings not animals this is not rite
Katrina Martin, Flint, MI
Another blow to people of color by hurting them. SINFUL
Lynn Miller, Ocala, FL
Ebony Rhodes
Ebony Rhodes, Indianapolis, IN

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The nations children black white red brown and all colors under the sky deserve better and we can do better by them.
Duane McGOWAN, Florissant, MO
Beyond unacceptable!!!
Barbara Forster, Mpls, MN
When the city provides water it must meet health standards and the water being supplied by the City of Flint Michigan
doesn't come close. Get it corrected NOW!!!!!
Clifford Meyer, Modesto, CA
Let's stop the poisoning of these children.
Mildred Leonard, Waukegan, IL
It's outrageous in this day and age that people are at risk from lead poisoning - this is the very basic purpose of taxes, to
safeguard communities and provide what they need for health and safety.
Marilyn Hay, Desert Hot Springs, CA
Shame, shame, shame on Flint city officials! We can fund our bloated military but we can't help our communities in need?!
Meghan Prior, Winston Salem, NC
Arrest the Governor of Michigan
Ted Heekin, Edmonds, WA
We have known for over 40 years at least that lead has negative impacts on growing children. Why so long
Nancy Hartog, Princeton, NJ
Unacceptable to be poisoning our new generation of babies! Stop ignoring these signs..
Samuel Nowell, Austin, TX
Even low-level lead toxicity in childhood can reduce a person's cognitive ability for life. We don't need a whole generation
with an epidemic of mental retardation.
Dana Bellwether, Santa Rosa, CA
I am TOTALLY outraged that such a CRIME could be committed against CHILDREN in our United States of America!
Please restore funding for the CDC program at once!
Nina B. de Fels, New York, NY
Nikcole Lowery
Nikcole Hyli-Fav Lowery, San Francisco, CA
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Shouldn't low income and minority babies have clean, lead-free environments in their own homes and communities? After
all, you never know who among them will be our next president or a congress person who will have the good fight in his or
her belly, and change the community for the better to the best of his/her ability. Thank you.
Bryan Baird, Sugarloaf, CA
The government has a mandate to protect all of the citizens that are governed. That includes protection from environmental.
hazards.
Ruth Dyke, Foresthill, CA
The Government should help to protect the people from harm of any kind!
Ms. Ruth Levy, Kenwood, CA
SOMEONE NEEDS TO GO TO JAIL
Lewis Cisle, Belfast, ME
This is such a blatant inhuman act. Shouldn't this be considered domestic terrorism?
Shondabuchanan@aolcom Buchanan, Hampton, VA
We are not in a recession and thus should be able to afford this.
Deborah Miller, Austin, TX
All of our children, of all colors and ethnicities, need and deserve a safe and healthy environment.
Rabbi Simkha Y. Simkha Y. Weintraub, Brooklyn, NY
UNBELIEVABLE young people will grow up in this day and age, and have these horrific things happen to their bodies,
because NO ONE listened, cared, or tried to change what was happening regarding the amount of lead getting into their
systems. To put any person, animal, or land in that situation is criminal,
and someone should PaY!
Please restore the FUNDS & better
FUTURES should Follow.
SANDRA RUNNING, Whittier, CA
Stop poisoning communities across the country.
Brian Colfer, Sterling Heights, MI
It is about time, the government talks about real life issues.
John Eschen, Grand Coulee, WA
Stop the poisoning!
Ruth Tudor, Lacey, WA

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Joy Panagides, Bethesda, MD
Amen!
Joan kuchera, Springfield, OH
This is another example of GENOCIDE against BLACK people and I DEMAND you stop, immediately! Provide the pest
healthcare for these people and MOVE them to a safe and healthy place to live, grow, learn and work. WITHOUT anymore
diabolical attacks! In the name of JESUS!
Cassandria Slay, Camarillo, CA
This is horrible. The utility is providing poisoned water to residents, and when they complain government officials assure
them it's safe! - this is a HUGE mistake on the government's part. We depend on our government and it's regulatory capacity
to keep us safe from utility companies who are often more interested in profit, and the bottom line, than they are safety which they can't be blamed for, because that's how capitalism works. And that's WHY we have government oversight of
utilities and other such things, so PROTECT ordinary citizen's.
The government FAILED these communities, and the government needs to fully commit to deal with the damage caused by
the government's failure and the utility companies' greed - and if money's an issue, than more fines should be collected from
those companies. That's how our system is SUPPOSED to work - capitalism puts the focus on the bottom line, so the
government provides incentives and punishments for companies to encourage them to take their eyes off the bottom line
when it comes to providing healthy products.
Kitten Tenerelli, McKinleyville, CA
Its hard to understand how land lords can sleep knowing what they are doing to the people paying most of their salary for
rent in conditions like this
Richard Dodson, taylorville, IL
When are we going to stop mistreating the neighborhoods that hold people of color? How many times does this have to be
repeated?
Lynn Wheeler, Miami, FL
This is disgraceful!!!!!!!!!
Cathy Weitzner, Danville, CA
the children of this nation are our future. we need to protect them, rather than go into other countries to fight wars to make
the banks richer.
Polly Matzinger, Bethesda, MD
How would YOU like to live there?
Ruth Moser, KALAMAZOO, MI

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Why is this okay?


Helen Riley, Cave Junction, OR
If there is any justice in the world, the people who allowed these harms to happen to those who have the least ability to
protect themselves, should be indicted for their criminal actions.
Ellen Dannin, Ann Arbor, MI
dbourquin1@yahoo.con
Doug W. Bourquin, Richmond, CA
Do it for America! It's the right thing!
Larry Manter, Wheeling, IL
lead is still with us
Ann Nichols-Canavan, West Boylston, MA
Do the right thing before its in your back door, Michigan!
Angel Miller, Baltimore, MD
Shameful
!
David Perkins, Santa Fe, NM
Lead poisoning causes a lifetime of disability,so why don't we just eliminate the lead in housing and prevent it from
leaching into our drinking water? Why don't we put qualified professional s in charge of our drinking water instead of
government hacks. As the proverb says "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". Pragmatism demands we change
our ways even if you don't like black people!##
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Margaret Schultz, Freeland, WA
We need to help with preventing lead poisoning!
Nicola Nelson, Bountiful, UT
No brainer.
Michael Hinchman, ROY, UT
My own child experienced lead poisoning in Charlottesville VA. We were fortunate to have access to health care and family
support to move. But too many families have no such options. Let our nation do more restore health to the most vulnerable
among us.
Janet MacColl Nicholson, Media, PA

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I have TWO nieces residing here in the city & it's hard here trying to keep them sufficiently hydrated when they water isn't
safe. It's just sad and scary. To be straightforward it really isn't fair either.
Faith Williamson, Flint, MI
Do what's right even when those who are suffering can't make a large campaign donation - you are supposed to represent and
protect everyone.
Carrie Black, Salt Lake City, UT
What is a child's life worth?
Ken Gale, New York, NY
belinda reser
Belinda Reser, Los Angeles, CA
It is criminal what they are doing in Flint, MI
Silvia Munger, Laargo, FL
This is a disgrace let's protect of all our children and people!!
Twana Cannon, Mableton, GA
We need to be responsible to the people in Flint. This issue is too important to ignore.
Robert Garon, San Diego, CA
This is murder, of minds !!!! You haters need to be gunned down----we need an underground !!!!
Lane Grayseni Graysen, Oroville, CA
This is a needless travesty. A country is only as good as it treats its' women and children. What does that say about the
United States?
Jean Jones, Goshen, NY
Come On Government, I thought You were Supposed to be Taking Care Of our Communities,Would you Drink This
poisonous Water?-Take Care Of this NOW!
Garry Harris, Pontiac, MI
We can do better for all of our country's children!!
Teresa & Kent Dutchersmith, Goshen, IN
I'm so ashamed that in the wealthiest country in the world, my country, the USA, that the water situation in Flint and police
brutality to Blacks all over this country goes on blatantly and with impunity. Shame on us!!
Edwina Echevarria, Loveland, CO
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Fully fund the CDC. A sick nation is unacceptable!


William Steele, Macungie, PA
All our children deserve healthy homes!
Teresa Dutchersmith, Goshen, IN
ABSOLUTELY & UREGENTLY-SO!!!!!
Avi & Clarence Clarence Klammer & Reese, Oakland, CA
Nobody should have to drink toxic water!
Alexander Warren, North Andover, MA
Let's pray for the Lord to help us because the government has failed
Dwight Bryant, Port Jefferson Station, NY
Why, other than Republican greed, was this allowed?
John Ritter, Evanston, IL
People in my area have been hit by lead contamination, and children poisoned. Our ground had to be replaced. Why is this
program being cut, when children are the ones most affected, and can be damaged for life?
John Pollack, Omaha, NE
Lord Jesus help us and us as people need to do the work the right thing and stop looking for other people to do what we can
do right for ourselves
Dwight Bryant, Port Jefferson Station, NY
I have two nephews that were affected by lead poisoning. I am on board.
Nina Fazande, Atlanta, GA
let's start ex. filnt lead in city water; the federal gov. should be all over it!!!
Claudia Devinney, Perry, NY
This is a needed program. Fund it.
Ada I Garner, null, TX
What about "children are the future"?
Carol farina Farina, DENVER, CO
Investigate the governor of Michigan. Fight hard and save lives.
Charles Okonkwo, Mesa, AZ
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Appalling!
Gabriele Schnack, MARINA DEL REY, CA
So tragic! Bigotry takes many forms from violence to neglect. Shame on our govt! Shame!
April Silverman, New Hope, PA
This is unacceptable! Rick Snyder must be removed as governor!
Rick Snyder, Dansville, NY
Get the lead out...
Andrew Grundy III, Lebanon, KY
Give us your respect
David Gipson, Chicago, IL
Frigging Repubtaliban.
Edward Mc Brearty, Indian River, MI
Give Gov. Snyder some of that good Flint water to drink!
Mr. Karvin Spurgeon, Cordell, OK
Gov. Rick Snyder needs to resign!
Candy LeBlanc, Placerville, CA
It is a disgrace that in 2016 n the USA people cannot get clean and reliable drinking water. This is something that CAN be
fixed. Funding to make sure our children are no longer exposed to lead and other toxic chemicals from the simple act of
drinking and/or bathing needs to be restored and increased. Thank you.
Pamela A, Culver City, CA
Common Sense - Please
Calvin A. West, Seattle, WA
As a medical student, I stand behind the return of CDC lead poisoning prevention program.
Ms. Turner, Houston, TX
Would you want your family drinking that water ?
Sherrine O'Brien, Shawnee, OK

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minorities in the US don't have a chance. .


they are either being murdered or poisoned.
Pat Dunn, aurora, CO
As a family physician, I strongly urge the US government to immediately restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and
Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget because no American family, anywhere in the USA should ever
be exposed to lead poisoning, This is an unacceptable public health disaster.
Jean Marie Naples, West Haverstraw, NY
WOW! IN USA ? IS NOT A MUSLIM COUNTRY? JUST COLOR DIFFERENCE NOTHING ELSE! SAVE HUMANS BY
REMOVE LEAD POISONING FROM THE WATERS. DO NOT WASTE MONEY KILL EACH OTHERS RATHER THAN
SAVE THEIR OWN PEOPLES. WAR DOES NOT BRINGING NOTHING RATHER THAN CREATING MORE ENEMY
Mazeda AKTER Akter UDDIN, Jamaica, NY
Lead poisoning is NOT a thing of the past! Flint, Michigan's horrific disaster is happening NOW with no real solution in
sight. And it was caused by the government of Michigan! The CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program needs to continue. Fund it! An ounce of prevention IS worth a pound of cure. AND, if prevention didn't happen
(like in Flint), let's get the "pound of cure" to all of the people who have already suffered severe damage - and continue to
accrue more damage even to this very day b/c they STILL have no safe water! When? NOW!
Lisa Johnson, San Antonio, TX
Sounds more like slow and deliberate HOMICIDE to me. Suing for NEGLIGENCE would be appropriate!
Pieter Newtown, ,
I concur with the Executive Director's position.
Phil C. Bowler, Newtown,, CT
C'mon Gov't...gosh!
Eric Adkins, Darby, PA
save our city by save our people from lead poisoning
Mazeda AKTER Akter UDDIN, Jamaica, NY
restore funding for the CDC HealthyHomes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in residential areas for all poor, lowincome people in America. delphi alvarado UT
Delphi Alvarado, Midvale, UT
This should never have occurred and the buck stops with Snyder. He needs to be held accountable; he needs to pay for this!
Hiram Irizarry, Miami, FL

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We urge the U.S. government not to take the inexcusable position as did Michigan's governor! Our children and families to
not choose to poison ourselves! You keep control, not step up and take responsibility. Thank you!
Michele & Rick Tingling-Clemmons, Washington, DC
cathy wesley
Cathy Wesley, Desoto, TX
Protect our citizens as you pledged you would!!!
Robert W Potillo, Wichita, KS
Join the revolution! Support Bernie Sanders! He's bringing democracy back to the people!
William Clegg, Jamestown, NC
ALL THE PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER THEN WHAT THE GOV. SAYS IS OK TO DRINK I DO NOT TRUST THE GOV. TO
MUCH ANYMORE
judy ki, ROCHESTER, NY
This poisoning is a disgrace to America. Fully fund the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program, and
don't give us excuses. Shame on the Congress of the United States for neglecting this essential program.
Dr. Delton Johnson, Santa Pula, CA
Disgraceful.
luke fawcett, Portland, OR

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.US Congress
Sen. Ed Markey
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Rep. Michael Capuano
Dear Members of Congress
Honorable Lady and Gentleman
I come to you to I urge to please act, on this matter for the sake of all children, and adults.
It is Painful to see your child get poisoned and you do not know what is wrong , till you find out what she eat.
Behind your back. Children are curious and take everything in their mouth. Even a child of two , three years sometime even
bigger.
I also want to ask That should tell their tenants the kind of paint they use every time they are repainting. And if they do to
change it.
There should be a law that no Lead paint be used for any part of an apartment , hallways, in and out and stairs.Because when
the heat meets with the interior walls no matter hot or cold the Lead is there and the smell does not go away
A child and adult can get sick by the smell and hurt the lungs..
Children also tend to bite stairs handles.
If one do not know if the paint has lead poison it is danger every where around the apartment.
Please do not let Home Depot or other store that sells lead pain used for buildings inside ; Help protect the children more.
Do not let take reduction to this; So important necessary life saving, services from the Center for Disease Controls Healthy
Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program for the children and for other poisoning materials and the available
treatment .
US government should restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017
budget.
Many children loses their abilities and sensitivity in their body , and can become brain damage early or late in life as that
poison may not be taken out of their system..
Children get poisoned by lead paint. And they suffer .If it does not show in a few years the damage it will show after they are
older. Please do something about this.
Thank you for your attention ,time and your responsible reconsideration. on saving children's lives.
Because even one tries to check every time what they are doing in few minutes the child do act behind one's back when one
is busy prep pairing their food or milk..
If one does not know about lead poison the danger will be greater.
Sincerely,
Ms. Maria Celia Hernandez 1-9-2016
Boston MA. US
Maria Celia Hernandez, Boston, MA
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Restore funding the right thing to do


david Nelson, sherwood, AR
This is very shameful!
Eugenie Jackson, Hartford, CT
Why is this governor still in office and the government needs to help these people
Donna Bullock, Fayetteville, NC
This is very shameful!
Eugenie Jackson, Hartford, CT
[It is despicable for the Government (state and federal) to allow (let alone FORCE) lead into the drinking water of human
beings in these United States. It is preventable and should be prevented with the CDC monitoring the drinking water.
Restore funding to the CDC to allow it to do the job it, and YOU are supposed to do: PROTECT THE CITIZENS OF THE
UNITED STATES.]
Baird Swanson, PINE ISLAND, MN
"Apologies from government officials asleep at the wheel simply wont cut it."
"Asleep?"
The government officials were wide awake when they made these decisions....
Linda Pride, Boston, MA
Lead poisoning is preventable. Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the
2017 budget.
Jane Cothron, South Beach, OR
In a democracy, doesn't "every" life matter? Then why is this affecting people of color and the poor?
Sandra M. Corder, Arlington, VA
REPUBLICAN MICHIGAN GOVERNOR NEEDS TO BE IN PRISON FOR RUINING THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS IN
FLINT MICHIGAN TO SAVE TAX DOLLARS JUST TO GIVE MORE TAX BREAKS TO BILLIONAIRES. SEND HIM TO
PRISON NOW.
Jack Conklin, Orlando, FL
I teach children in Baltimore who are suffering the consequences of lead poisoning. It ruins lives.
Eugenie and Brian Jenkins and Holmes, Baltimore, MD

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Samuel Prentice, Beverly Shores, IN
It is disgusting that you continue to let these things happen.
Joanne Willis, Keller, TX
Clean water is a RIGHT for all NOT a PRIVILEGE for some!
Brianna Claire Olson, Surprise, AZ
Liberty and Justice for all. You said with Oaths of Office and Oaths that you would uphold the duties of your offices. We
want Justice and Accountability from Elected and Appointed officials. GOD IS NOT PLEASED!
Servant-minister Ermajean Myers
Erma Myers Outreach Ministry, Taylors, SC
Really, do you know how much we spend each year on educating students with developmental delays. Do you really want
to add to this?
Lorraine Dunlap, Scottsdale, AZ
The lead poisoning occurring in Flint, Mi is genecidal !
Renee S Stevens, East Orange, NJ
Horrible!
Jean, ROSCOMMON, MI
Nobody should be subjected to this.
L Adams, Escondido, CA
do not allow poisons
Gail Voisin, Amherst, MA
Too many have fallen through huge cracks in our social system. Why is it congress seems to be so concerned about the
welfare of the extremely wealthy at the cost of the poor and other marginalized people? The poor do not make up their lot
and many are poor as the result of income inequality. Now is NOT the time to cut funding to good programs so the wealthy
can retain more or so our military contractors can continue to pick our pockets with alleged cost over-runs.
Richard Tucker, Hollywood, FL
Consider the value and rights of our children.
Robert Milby, Florida, NY

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What could be more essential than protecting our children. Do it.


Ann Rosenwinkel, Houston, TX
the Flint poisoning should land responsible parties in jail . . . clean up our government so that our citizens can live in a
home that's not polluted by lead !
ann moore, null, DE
Our children are the future of America. By doing nothing to safeguard children from poisoning by toxic substances in the
home, the government is insuring that America's future leaders will be brain damaged.
Carolyn Clark, Saint Louis, MO
As a pediatric nurse , I strongly support this petition !
Pamela Vondrak, Tucson, AZ
How hard is it to imagine the unintended consequences of reducing this agency's budget? Do you need further "mistakes"
like this to make federal administration look bad?
Deane Bristow, ,
Shame on you, Flint and Congress. You have failed at your primary task as elected officials: to take care of the people.
Tina Lieberman-Cohen, Albany, NY
Once again poor people and people of color, esapecially children are the targets of more ill considered cuts. This cannot be
tolerated.
Patrick Williams, Sunnyvale, CA
Let's start protecting our kids by getting the lead out of their homes
ann Maus, Austin, TX
Lead poisoning is a very real health problem. The US government needs to restore funding for the CDC so we can eliminate
this problem.
Debra R Price, Mc Kenzie, TN
Lead poisoning is a crime.
judy nakadegawa, Berkeley, CA
Please do the right thing for these citizens who have been subjected to lead presence in their water.
Pat Greene, Lincoln, NE
This is a clear case of prejudicial discrimination that must be addressed!
Mr. Harvey Siederbaum, Brooklyn, NY
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Robert Jackson
Robert Jackson, Dallas, TX
We need to protect people from lead exposure.
Rosalind Bresnahan Ph.D., null, CA
Wake up people, this is a genuine emergency! Where in hell is FEMA? Or isn't this what that agency was organized to
handle?
Tom Comeau, WOODLAND HILLS, CA
Not dealing with this known lead contamination issue is nothing short of State-sanctioned murder!
Mr. Harvey Siederbaum, Brooklyn, NY
Lead exposure is forever! Help families clean their home of lead.
John Walker, Ann Arbor, MI
Leading poisoning? In the USA? In the 21st century??? This shouldn't be a problem! Since it regrettably is, FIX it. Children
in Flint, Michigan are suffering from lead poisoning! This is unconscionable!
Pat Zanger, Miami, FL
C'mon, man! This is a problem from my youth, & I'm 60 for Chrissakes!
A. M. M. Shanahan, null, PA
More than 52% of our rivers are polluted.
Funny -- how this is will effect poor people instead of rich.
Deborah Daues, null, TX
I ask the competent authorities to address this issue please quickly. People's lives and children is too important.
Daniel Meresse From France
MERESSE daniel, ,
Citizen's health before money. Do not hide truth
Ferdi, Kent, WA
This is a example why we can trust no one , prosecute these jack asses for selling poison and then lie about it..
paul Zurfluh, TACOMA, WA
Stop treating economically deprived people like their lives don't matter. Their votes certainly do!
Leslie Bart, Oakland, MI

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How can we not do this to our children?


Ruth Marie Flucke, Bellingham, WA
The CDC does quality work. They need to remain fully funded.
Randy Juras, Homer Glen, IL
How can we not do this? It is essential that every child, and their adults, have a happy and fulfilling life. Therefore, get the
lead out so that canhapoe.
Ruth Marie Flucke, Bellingham, WA
Help!
Andrea Hicks, Monrovia, CA
Please take action - this is not acceptable.
Johanna Conver, Kent, WA
This situation is absolutely inexcusable and unforgivable. Fully fund this program NOW!
Gary Frazier, Eugene, OR
This situation is a complete disgrace. Please get off your behinds and get busy handling this properly.
Leslie Silton, Los Angeles, CA
Shirley Walker The government must be held responsible he does not have the authority to just murder African-Americans
shirley walker, North Hills, CA
Protect drinking water and children!
Robert Raven, NOVATO, CA
Congress get off your fat asss and help all of America not just the agenda guys that line your pockets because your all public
pimps and raping America, You probly have to think on that for ten years before my words make any sense to you!!! But
instead on building your pushing us back 40 years and thats not right to women, blacks or the American Indian except for
some casinos yet everyone is not a beneficiary and none of what your selling smells good!!!! I would thank most of you to
resign!!!! So America can move forward not backwards!!!
Gregory Mosley, Fayetteville, NC
We must step up to address this untenable risk.
Micah McVicker, Ardmore, OK
Outrageous!
Henri Norris, Oakland, CA
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What if your children, grandchildren or any member of your family was living in these conditions? I bet things would be
fixed in record time! Wake up people!! This almost sounds like something Hitler would do.
Tammie Savini, Madison, NH
it's insane that anything like this could happen in this day and age. it never should have happened at all, and those
responsible should be made to subsist on poisoned water for the rest of their lives, were there justice in the world.
Heather Barnhart, Dallas, TX
Drinking water should be free of any lead containing materials, and the lack of prosecution for police who murder coloured
skinned people demonstrate beyond any doubt that US still behaves with the general outlook of slavery.
David King, , FL
please stop poisoning us
Mr. Gary Kaminski, Buena Vista, PA
I was born in Flint, MI in 1955, and I've lived here all of my life. Never before have I seen such disrespect and disregard for
the lives of the people of this city by government officials that is happening now. Flint is mostly African American, mid to
low-income. My theory behind this atrocity is the two "G's": Genocide so they can Gentrify.
Charlotte A Kelly, Flint, MI
What is not happening here? Restore funding!
Laura Lessly, SPARKS, NV
The lack of concern for human beings is disgusting. This is truly EVIL and must be STOPPED !!!!!
Sharlee Moore, LOS ANGELES, CA
All of our children deserve s healthy environment. In which to livr
Gail owensmith, Long Beach, CA
Clean water is a must for these families, the race shouldn't matter. Please help them!
Toni Gulledge, Portsmouth, VA
America needs healthy children. Politicians need to make sure the CDC has proper funding.
Paul Bowker, VILLAS, NJ
Save America's children. Politicians need to fund the CDC.
Paul Bowker, VILLAS, NJ

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What is this, a third world country?! That this would happen in the USA is outrageous!
LOUISE BARR, Carson, CA
Shawn sorrell
Shawn sorrell, Wilmington, DE
May our Bless us and come save us soon.
Shawn sorrell, Wilmington, DE
I have been watching the lack of progress at Flint Michigan and it's a real sad state of affairs for the people of Flint. FEMA
should step in together with the attorney general to force a solution, it has gone to far without any real solutions from the
governor.
Rosa Marrero, Barranquitas, PR
Hadiya Kamaria M. Rice
Hadiya Kamaria M. Rice, Riverdale, MD
This is the very least that can be done. To treat part of our citizens this way, to cut corners, and to gain profits off the backs
of Americans of African descent is more than just disgusting, it is a holocaust, and the criminals who have done this need to
be brought to justice.
Caroline Kramer, Cottonwood, AZ
Stop funding the F-35 and allot the funds to benefit American Citizens. Can any of you do your job and Represent the
American Public?
Leland Walter Griffin Jr, Trumansburg, NY
This is criminal and the nerd (Snyder) should be held accountable; for to long xgovenor Engler and Snyder have lied to pass
their own agendas. Gov. Engler closed the mental health facilities which left mentally challenge people to fend for
themselves, and to be treated as seasonal criminals. The real crooks have got to go.
helen stafford, southfield, MI
karenina walls
Karenina Walls, Raymore, MO
The Snyder administration should be indicted for criminal battery. What did they know, and when did they know it?
Ellen Dannin, Ann Arbor, MI
Roy Steffan
Roy Steffan, North Las Vegas, NV

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end the empire, bring all the troops home, cut the military budget, close guantanamo and leave Cuba
Tim Kearney, Philadelphia, PA
Poisoning innocent children with lead in 2016 is disgraceful!
Cynthia Vermillion, Hilliard, OH
Danna Rhinehart
Danna Rhinehart, Milwaukee, WI
Michigan governor a criminal
Capt Larry Bergmann, Chapel Hill, NC
Let us always include PRAYER as the most important of action, it works!
Rev Delbra Calton, Arlington, TX
I was shocked to see this unfolding in Flint. The budget-cutters in government are content to make the USA into a thirdworld country.
Kate Ellison, Melrose, FL
Lead poisoning should be a thing of the past! The government must take positive action towards the removal of all lead.
Wanda Willey Willey Halpin, Milbridge, ME
If this was affecting a majority of white people, their would be outcry all over the nation. Shame on Flint Michigan!!!
Margaret S. Johnson Motley, Kansas City, MO
We will suffer the consequences of this for a very long time. No one has the right to poison an Americon
Citizen.
Edna Hutchinson, Charlotte, NC
Sherry Rose
Sherry Rose, Wilmington, DE
Disgusting
BishopFontaneToliverII, Milwaukee, WI
not acceptable!!!!
liz thompson, West Stockbridge, MA
So shameful ! Rick Snyder needs to go to jail !
Tina Gardner, Jacksonville, FL
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Our children are our Future! Give us Life and Liberty!


Lynne Peterson, Flint, MI
Criminal charges should be filed.
Linda Guzman, Waterford, MI
Having been born and raised in MI, it is sad to see what has become of that once great state under conservative rule.
John-Mark Pawlowski, Saint Paul, MN
This should be treated as a crime. The governor and others who knew the dangers and problems should be put in jail.
Liv Biron, Mansfield Center, CT
This is disgraceful and inexcusable.
Joni Metoxen, Newark, OH
No one should have to suffer from lead poisoning.Restore the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention.
Peggy Ricci, Corinth, NY
This is criminal! How taxpayers and their loved ones can be put in such dangerous environments speaks to the corruption of
our elected leaders!
Penelope Williams, North Hollywood, CA
This is shameful and criminal! Someone must be held accountable for this and be prosecuted
Mana kasongo-Robinson, Albany, GA
Is the a part of a larger plan the ovenor has for the destruction of small black towns in Michigan. Snyder has been out of
control for awhile now. He runs Michigan like a dictator.
Erma Baugh-Schaffer, Cincinnati, OH
This is shameful.
Lourdes Brown, Central Valley, NY
I have reached out in anyway possible to help Flint, MI for water assistance with the extraordinary situation they have to
now live among and have been living with for over a year. As a human being and someone who works in clinical research
that experiences healthcare shame/budget cuts through my job versus my everyday home life & someone who has visited
Hurley (Flint Hospital) the city is already neglected. The least that can be done is the Michigan State House having enough
humility to ask for Government assistance until the problem you started is fixed.
Stacie Black, Morton Grove, IL

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do the right thing and take measurements to change this matter


Apostle Terrance Hayes, Los Angeles, CA
#blacklivesmatter
LaTeasa Lewis, Phoenix, AZ
all our people deserve equal rights to quality of life and deserve to be able to trust the people we put in office to represent us.
for the people by the people doesn't that mean anything anymore
Charles Kemmitzer, Bossier City, LA
We are America all of us please take care of HOME first.
Wayne c Oliveira, east providence, RI
DeMonica Amerson
DeMonica Cooper Amerson, Humble, TX
Is this really happening in the US? The children of Flint and Cleveland and other cities with the lead poisoning deserve
better from our Congress!
Gail Larson, Cleveland, OH
This is a hate crime!
Heidi Dunson, Santa Cruz, CA
To continue poisoning our citizens and, especially, our children is criminal and unacceptable. Most people know that lead
poisoning affects mental health and cognitive develop in children--a condition from which they can never recover.
Please fix this problem immediately!!
Amelia Armitage, Colville, WA
Why do we have to fight our own gov't so bad to get change?
Jo K, Sierra Vista, AZ
This is outrageous
Claire Lyons, GREENPORT, NY

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I just read in California where the leakage of methane from underground gas wells is leaking into " gated communities with"
great schools" and where people feel " safe and secure" is making people sick and causing residents to relocate .The
government, governor of CA and the company involved are working together to rectify this "unseen natural disaster" . The
company responsible will be held liable . Yet when problems caused by big companies in vulnerable neighbors causes sever
health problems their is no mention and no movement. Environmental Justice should be the tool used to confront all
injustices in any neighborhood. Just another example of " who's life's matters" when we have to place pressure on our
Government and other powers that be to do the right thing,
Cwalker Walker, Biloxi, MS
Lead exposure damages cognitive function and increases violent behaviors. It is a serious public health risk.
Margaret Kirtley-Sternberg, Duluth, MN
Big Disgrace!
Sharon Tyson, Monroe, NC
This is heartless. No one should endure this situation. What if it was your own child?
Mary Lynn Rounds, Weaveerville,, CA
Save the children, sick and elderly from unsafe water!
Maureen O'Connell, Boynton Beach, FL
What is the matter with our politicians ? What is the governor of Michigan trying to do to the people of Flint Michigan?
Telling the people that the water is safe to drink? Yet so many people particularly children have been tested and have lead
in their systems ? The Republicans want to dp away with the EPA The EPA is a very important governmental agency. The
Republicans want to do away with regulations. People wake up before it is too late.
Cynthia & Shirley Vickery, Saint Anne, IL
THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
Juli Draney, Boise, ID
Restore funding to the people affected by lead poisoning in in Flint, Michigan.
Rachel Smith, Hacienda Heights, CA
Lois mathews
Lois Mathews, Rockford, IL
No should have to endure this injustice !!
Sterling L. Spencer, Chicago, IL

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Poor people are still citizens of the United States and should expect and receive the safety and protections offered to all
citizens. Shame, shame, shame on us if we allow this crime to go unpunished.
Kathy Dobronyi, Inverness, FL
This is a serious matter and it should no longer be downplayed. My suggestion is to put yourselves in those affected by
polluted contaminated waters. These waters have a way of coming into other communities, as they have. Yours could be
next.
Stop making excuses and stop taking them. It doesn't matter what your economical background is. Karma will find the
unjustly, the ignorant. Karma is the Universal law of Cause and Effect.
Come from your Heart! Know that you and/or your loved ones could be next. No one is exempt! Make the right cause for the
right effect.
May Peace Be With You & May Your Peace Be Still!
Safiyyah Scoggins, Pinole, CA
We deserve clean water, please take action to make our water safe to drink and help families affected by poisoned lead water.
Patricia Perez-S, Imperial Beach, CA
Kenneth Hartfield
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Children first
Terri L Beeler, Louisville, KY
This is appalling. To "promote the general Welfare" is in the preamble of the constitution. To deliberately poison the people
so the rich could pay less in tax is unconstitutional and unAmerican. Please fully fund the CDC so they can continue to
perform their duties and "promote the general Welfare" of "We the people".
Cathy Jayroe, Commerce, TX
This is outrageous -- not to mention criminal! This would not be happening in an affluent white neighborhood. (BTW, I am
white.) Restore funding for this program at once! Not a single child should be getting lead poisoning from drinking water in
the US in 2016!
Alice Feldman, Oak Ridge, TN
Victims require significant compensation and fee life long medical attention, including remedial treatment for all children
affected.
Yvonne Harrison, Shelburne Falls, MA

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The goverent stepped up with the re authorization ESEA to ensure quality in education when states failed students.
This is much more important and yet, instead of filling in the gap where localities fall short, the government has cut funding
when it was needed most. This tragedy is evidence that localities need the funding, oversight, and guidance that the CDC
can provide!
Kenya Avant-Ransome, Malden, MA
Shift the costs of mitigation onto the shoulders of polluters.
Robert Chase, DENVER, CO
This was a criminal act and should be treated as such.
Frances Bierens, Mc Bain, MI
HOLD THEM ALL ACCOUNTABLE
Flowers J. Thomas J Sr, Aurora, CO
Clean water is fundamental to the life of a nation. Please act to ensure this.
Marylee Bradley
Turlock, CA
Marylee Bradley, Turlock, CA
Many of us had made grassroots positive change in the 1990's through pushing to reduce any amount of lead in a child's
blood to be unacceptable. Many states made long lasting policy changes such as all children under the age of six needing to
be tested for lead no matter where they lived or what clinic they saw. The reduction to a child's attention span, learning
abilities and behavior from lead poisoning costs more than funding putting the measures into place to prevent this entirely
preventable condition.
Susan Gust, Minneapolis, MN
Absolute outrage and the 'city caretakers' and governor of Michigan need to be indicted.
Wayne J Glasman, Roswell, GA
Lead poisoning is a public health problem that can be eliminated by public action.
Naneen Mary Shannon, Denver, CO
Terrible danger
Mrs Pearl M Flanagan, Oxford,
Do the right thing.
Afiya Madzimoyo, Stone Mountain, GA

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It appears that the mostly uncaring republicans are responsible for this horrible and criminal action. Just look at the
Governor of Michigan--a total inept and fascist leaning (my opinion) human being, if one can call him that. Put him in
prison and allow him only the water that he has allowed to contaminate the city of Flint. How much do you want to bet that
he and his cronies have plenty of good water stashed so that they don't have to drink the contaminated liquid. Hell is too
good a place for you!!!
Cecil Wilkerson, MOUNT SHASTA, CA
And while you're add it, prosecute the governor of Michigan for reckless endangerment
Sandra Zylberman, Owings MIlls, MD
Everyone's health matters.
Isabel Sheridan, Portland, OR
We know the long-term cost of lead. No excuses for cutting effective safety work.
Virginia A. Spatz, Washington, DC
Fix the water now!!
Quece Gray, Austin, TX
Another part of the "War on the Poor"!
Joseph J. Obelcz, Hatfield, PA
This is absurd. The current state of public waters needs to be rectified and brought up to the same safe standard for all
Neal Badolato, Charlotte, NC
RESTORE THE FUNDING ...Children's lives are at stake!!!
Susan Juster, New York, NY
As a white environmental educator with a background in public health, I write in complete support of this petition. Children
exposed to lead may suffer irreversible neurological problems that can affect their lives forever, especially their educational
outcomes. It is ethically unthinkable that an environmental problem that could be greatly reduced is not due to lack of
funding. It is quite clear by now that funding prevention efforts is less expensive than funding the consequences of lead
poisoning.
Theresa Kardos, null, NY
Reduction of Federal Government jobs that protect citizens is UNACCEPTABLE. People's quality of life and lives are at
stake.
Jane Clevenger, Loveland, CO

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The measure of a civilization is how it treats its weakest members, Mahatma Gandhi once said. What does it say when our
children, especially those among the weakest and neediest, are being treated this way. We must do better, America.
Samana Siddiqui, Oak Lawn, IL
This is a health hazard that has long lasting impact on children's future health.
Edna B. Hibbitts, Midland, TX
Every American has the right to clean drinking water.
Elena Lauterbach, Portland, OR
Brittany Richardson
Brittany Richardson, Los Angeles, CA
Solving this public health issue prevents devastating outcomes for people and let's them become productive citizens.
Mark Garcia, MENLO PARK, CA
Please don't turn a blind eye to what's happening in these communities.
LaRonda, Fuquay Varina, NC
One nation with liberty and justice for all!!!!!
Robbie Sanders, Ithaca, NY
Do the right thing!
Chod Wilburn, Bakersfield, CA
Without the People's support the U.S. Government will fail. The U.S. Government must sustain the life of it's People in order
to survive!!!
Mr. LR Jeffries, Junction City, KS
It is a very telling symptom of the fundamental sickness of US society that national, state and local officials totally neglect
the health and welfare of the politically helpless. Helpless because they cannot afford to pay the massive bribes needed to
get action from our corrupt political hierarchy. To be poor in the USA is to be a non-person, and of course we do not need to
even recognise the existence of non-persons. Despite all the hyper-patriotic guff spouted by our public officials and their
echo-chamber of so-called patriots, the facts are that the USA is a very nasty society, fatally sick of the diseases, greed,
cruelty, corruption, endemic violence in worship of lethal force by the very organisations purportedly serving public law
and order.. All of these symptoms of a failing society are well described in the Annals Of the Roman empire; nothing
changes does it!
Keith V Stracchino, Spokane, WA

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It is immoral to negate children C L E A N WATER and protect them from harmful lead poisoning.
Mecky Myers al, linda Myers & semy, skai, aja Tower & maria, ricky, liz, lupe Morales & rox Kremer & nelson Ortas &
juan, maria Corrlal, REDONDO BEACH, CA
People are suffering and they need help that is within your power to give!
Martine Hubbard, Fontana, CA
I believe that human lives are way more important than new missiles, guns and war toys that soooo much of my tax payer
dollars!
Vicki O'Connor, Waynesville, NC
Barbara L. Goodwin
Barbara L. Goodwin, Brooklyn, NY, NY
This is another disgusting example of the racial and economic injustice so prevalent in this poisoned country. Be on the
right side of history and sufficiently fund the CDC.
Dave LaTulippe, Chicago, IL
please our lives and the children's lives depend on it
Ethel L Walton, chicago, IL
Sherry Ishman
Sherry Harkless, Jackson, AL
It's necessary
Ro Wright, Jacksonville, FL
Danielle Revell
Danielle Revell, Wichita, KS
What is occurring in Flint, Michigan and other US cities is a damn disgrace.
It reeks of gross negligence on the part of local authorities. Therefore it is time the federal government step in and through
the requisite facilities, seek to remedy this untenable situation a best as possible; meanwhile ensuring that those responsible,
are held accountable.
The is 2016, in the USA for crying out loud. This should NOT have occurred!
Paco Smith, Carson, CA
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Tamanika Howze
Tamanika Howze, Pittsburgh, PA
The emails coming to my desk seem to indicate a plan to rid the country of minorities altogether. Something must be done
about lead and lead poisoning, starting with prevention NOW. I would call for emergency funding until the CDC has its full
allotment back!
Leslie Medina, Milford, CT
PLEAS RESTORE FUNDING FOR THE CDC HEALTHY HOME AND LEAD POISONING PROGRAM IN THE FY 2017
Nanna Sitter, buffalo, NY
This is systemic racism and it must be addressed NOW!
Terry Mitchell, Salt Lake City, UT
Act now
Richard Quarless, Indialantic, FL
File Suit against EPA.
Greg Hutton, Paterson, NJ
Water is truly essential to life. This careless "mistake" will have far reaching ramifications.
Laura Jackson, Detroit, MI
What are you waiting for? More illnesses & deaths?
Carole Crowe Crowe Frank, New York, NY
This is important to save money in other areas such as education of mentally handicapped children and mental health care
when they are adults.
Avis Ogilvy, New Orleans, LA
We need to stop the systemic racism.
Gina Santonas, Brooklyn, NY
Why are the people in government not in jail for this?
Cheryl Merrill, Portland, OR
This is not only horrible but compounded because it was so preventable.
Stephen A Merrill, Santa Cruz, CA

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This is disgusting and I hope something will be done about this immediately. To many lives are at stake here. I will pass this
on to everyone I know.
Kathryn H. Regan, Hayward, CA
The poisoning of this town by criminally irresponsible government should NOT go unpunished!! This is racism at its most
ugly height. Black lives matter!!!!!!!!
Linda Knudson, Portland, OR
Water is essential for life. Surely clean water should be guaranteed to us all.
Adair Nagata, New York, NY
Paulette Muse
Paulette muse, Bronx, NY
It is a disgrace that our public officials allow genocide on youngsters, who should be the future of our nation..
Audrey Myers, Elmhurst, NY
Outrageous!
Khabira McDow-Keefer, null, OR
Lead poisoning is dangerous, causes many serious health problems & can be fatal. We must get the lead out of any and
all.products that humans use and/or come into contact with. Thank you
Suzanne Marienau, OZARK, MO
Until lead is permanently removed from the homes of all citizens, we need the government programs to help. Our kids are
worth it.
Ruth Sheets, BROOKHAVEN, PA
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Aahz Aahz, San Carlos, CA
They need to own up to their responsibilities
Dr Ruth Anderson, washington, DC
This is what the Republican disregard for EPA regulations leads to! It must stop.
David A. Mason, Ypsilanti, MI
Please get on track...now.
Linda D Engel, SANTA ROSA, CA
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Flint is a disgrace. That the question later proved was at first dismissed and not investigated is heinous.
Barbara Rose, watertown, MA
This situation is a national outrage and another assault on the poor and people of color. The health of our citizens is not a
commodity to be bought, sold, or traded. Act as if you had a conscience.
Gail Lawson, Seattle, WA
These criminals belong in JAIL. Their callous ignorant disregard of HUMAN LIFE will be costing Michigan for decades to
come. They squandered the public trust.
S Slayton, Kent, WA
The poisoning of Flint's residents is criminal! Let's not compound the violation.
Daryl Shute, Littleton, CO
Healthy humans create a healthy community and a thriving society. It is kind of ridiculous that any group of people would
not be included under our nations umbrella of protection for its citizens. If we pay taxes, we deserve to be safe.
Sonya, Santa Barbara, CA
This is the morality of government on the line. Look your children in the eye and tell them because these children are not
yours they don't count. Too hard, no funding, can't agree. Not good enough get it done.
Leila raab, Evanston, IL
How could you consider cutting this program?
Robert Hachey, Waltham, MA
Please, let's balance the books
Ray Johnson, Rio Rancho, NM
Do the right thing
RRRoberta Bobba, Alameda, CA
Lena Bond
Lena Bond, Jackson, TN
It is a travesty that this funding has been cut. Full funding must be restored to CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program in FY 2017 budget.
Katherine C. Bini, NEW YORK, NY
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Shawn s, Deland, FL
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Show favor to all humanity where color is not the option. Give Life more abundantly
J Berry, Reynoldsburg, OH
Show favor to all humanity where color is not the option. Give Life more abundantly
J Berry, Reynoldsburg, OH
Show favor to all humanity where color is not the option. Give Life more abundantly
J Berry, Reynoldsburg, OH
Keep American's safe.
waren nystrom, Pittsburgh, PA
This lead poisoning going on for many years in our especially low-income and Black communities is a disgrace. Please vote
to restore the necessary funding in our national budget to deal with this situation, else you, too, are responsible for
poisoning our children.
Mary Joyce Moeller, Williamsburg, KY
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Janice Merten, Chicago, IL
This is critical whether one is a male or female, regardless of race and regardless of age. Please support this cause.
Beverly Wolf, Waterford, MI
It is sad enough that Congress continually attempts to repeal the only law that attempts to give working-class Americans a
chance to obtain health care and still be able to eat and pay for shelter. To sacrifice the children of those families while
simultaneously attempting to turn our entire political system over to corporations and the wealthy is simply inhuman.
William Patton, Teaneck, NJ
This is critical. My own child was exposed to lead paint - unbeknownst to us - because of a crooked landlord. This is still a
very real, immediate problem and action must be taken.
Jay Wolfe, Pepperell, MA
We've know these dangers a long time!
Maxine Boshes, Sacramento, CA
Lead will kill you!
Jim Norris, St. Simons Island, GA
Lives matter
Richard Quarless, Indialantic, FL
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This horror story resulted from a chain of culpably negligent decisions. The Flint children's health must be protected
immediately, and those responsible brought to justice.
Jim Turner, MERRITT ISLAND, FL
This does not make any sense in a country like America. Restore what every funding is needed to save the Children!
Gloria Baxter, San Jose, CA
Local conditions should be as safe and healthy as possible. We must do everything we can to insure this for all residents
Sheryl Samuel, High Falls, NY
So Sad!!!
Leslie C. Triplette, Pinole, CA
This is criminal and downright pathetic.
Geoff Behrens, Denver, CO
What do expect from a UNCARING REPUBLICAN? Well, this is one way to reduce the minority voters that are likely to
vote for someone else.
LN Wilkerson, MOUNT SHASTA, CA
Stop lead poisoning of black children.
Willis Sutliff, rapid city, SD
Having a safe place to live is essential to help our children thrive and grow up without the damage lead poisoning causes to
the brain and nervous system!
Sharon Sprouse, San Diego, CA
Clean water should be a right.
Jean M Barker, chicago, IL
CDC needs funding to protect all children. Protection is cheaper in the long run and much more humane .
Lakshmi Sirois, Ipswich, MA
This is CRIMINAL behavior on the part of officials in Flint, and in the Federal government for not making sure that U.S.
natural resources are protected from contamination, and not alerting citizens of health hazards when they became aware of
them.
Melinda Gale, Brunswick, ME
This is unacceptable for anyone to have to endure these conditions in America!
Deborah Sims, Whiistler, AL
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When will people know when they doing the works of the flesh, and not the fruit of the Spirit.
Mr. johnny lomax, Winter Haven, FL
If Congress wasn't so greedy, Flint could pay themselves !
Patricia Gorospe, TUCSON, AZ
All children are the responsibility of us adults.
Paula Toner, Berkeley, CA
i'm in low income area-TCE was fopund in the school water so EPA checked the neighborhood wells- an "acceptable level"
of TCE was allowed to most folks, except the school and 10 homes.-this also is in house air- they suggest to take a bath with
exhaust fan going, the whole time- who has one? city water lines available, but unless we're severly [poisoned we'd have to
pay a lot of money --half what the house is worth?
this came from auto repair-paint shops- warehouses on the next street dumping in the ground- fouling our wells- now what?
Jan Heaton, Mansfield, OH
Bridge the gap.... between black and white, rich and poor, and ALL in between!
Sarah Delany, Bronx, NY
This is 2016 not 1816.. we are no longer Slaves forced to live in swaller, filth, poverty, with penalties that include drinking
posionous water than retards the embreos, stagnates the mental development of children. The fact that this still happens
largely in Black communities means that Slavery is still alive in 2016
Rev Michael Grays, Akron, OH
This is 2016 not 1816.. we are no longer Slaves forced to live in swaller, filth, poverty, with penalties that include drinking
posionous water than retards the embreos, stagnates the mental development of children. The fact that this still happens
largely in Black communities means that Slavery is still alive in 2016
Rev Michael Grays, Akron, OH
We support third world countries in their quest for clean water...do we need to ask the Gates Foundation to help our own in
Flint, Michigan?
Margo Campbell, Issaquah, WA
If these were white families it would already be a movie
Acacia Mutts, Vineland, NJ
This is inexcusable. In this day and age, it's an absolute travesty that citizens should have to fight so hard for basic needs to
be met. THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING ITS JOB!
Amy Christenson, Seaside, CA

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Restore the money needed to protect families from environmental hazards!


Carol Gonzalez, Reading, PA
Absolutely disgraceful with reckless regard for life. The people responsible for dragging their feet will deeply regret it. God
bless the people of Flint.
Lucretia Stewart, New York, NY
Unbelievable!
Suzanne Birch, null, MN
All People are of the creator.
Beverly b Freeman, marin city, CA
I live in Bangladesh where one might reasonably expect the government not to ensure safe water. To allow this in the US is
nothing short of a crime.
Debra Efroymson, Albuquerque, NM
Restore funding for the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the FY 2017 budget because it is
the right thing to do.
Frank Daversa, Houston, TX
all lives matter especially children- they are the future and they need to be protected!
Nicole Williams, Enola, PA
Is this really happening in America? My God! They need to be put in jail. They need to be tried for one crime or another.
John Viltora, Flagstaff, AZ
Thank you for your help
Giovanni Simona, ,
Policy Matters. Michigan's law that permits the governor the authority to overrule local governance is unAmerican. The
governor needs to stand in shame for the outcomes of his decisions and for covering up the damage extended and imposed
on Flint and it's people.
Becky weinstein, SALEM, OR
Policy Matters. Michigan's law that permits the governor the authority to overrule local governance is unAmerican. The
governor needs to stand in shame for the outcomes of his decisions and for covering up the damage extended and imposed
on Flint and it's people.
Becky weinstein, SALEM, OR

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Protecting our water supply should be the prime objective of our government. Without potable water we will not survive.
Eugenia A. A. Patterson, Kingston, WA
Nobody on this planet deserves any poisoning of any type. Health problems are sooooo wrong and nobody deserves them.
We all deserve to live a healthy life to the end. Why should anybody have to suffer from health problems? NOBODY should
suffer from any type of problems of any type. Poisoning and Health Problems are NOT even the last thing anybody wants to
have to deal with. As human beings we all deserve care and help we do NOT sit back and watch people suffer NOPE we stand
up and help them so that nobody has to suffer from anything that comes upon them. Suffering is wrong, Poisoning is wrong,
and Health Problems are much more than wrong they need to need to be denied this very second. Health problems of all sorts
need to come to an end along with Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer's Disease etc. Put a stop to all health problems and
diseases....NOW
Andrew Ramirez, CONCORD, CA
It is MUCH too long since the government started its token "effort" to end lead poisoning. We have to just finally END lead
poisoning! It is very do-able to devote all the money at once to finally remove ALL remaining lead paint in all houses,
apartments, and buildings in the USA, and this effort could be completed within a year or two at most. Lead products and
lead in products can very quickly be reduced much more than they are now, if the government takes a firm stand. Lead in
industry and pollution can also be tackled in a big way if the government just makes the effort. This is a problem that lingers
on and on and on, but does NOT HAVE TO. It could be totally solved so quickly if those in power just decide to solve it!!
And it is not just some lingering annoyance--it has severe consequences for communities, the economy, and families and
lives. This is a public health emergency that just doesn't have to exist at all, and can be totally solved for MUCH less money
than some things the government spends money on, such as bombs and bullets and weapons, which do no good at all.
David Romportl, Hopkins, MN
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Steph Mulholland, Arlington, VA
White privilege can't help but fill unarmed people-of-color with lead, whether or not through police activity! SHAMEFUL!
Christopher F. Vota, MOUNT HOLLY, NJ
I agree.
Hanafi Ameur
Hanafi Ameur, ,
What is going on in Flint is criminal, and the lack of response is both criminal and terrifying. Some Americans really don't
matter, do they? That could be almost any of us soon!
Gary Anderson, Constantine, KY

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If we do not help them now, we will be supporting them for the remainder of their lives due to physical and mental problems.
Lynn Gerner Flanagan, SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY
This is a disgrace and atrocity!
Charmaine booker, Pittsburgh, PA
THIS IS APPALLING AND TOTALLY INHUMAN HOW CAN THIS BE HAPPENING IN THE RICHEST COUNTRY ON
EARTH
M Joannou, New Zealand,
This is unacceptable!!
Institutional racism at it's best.
White power brokers strike the black community again. Thanks Jim Crowe. UGH!!
Eric Volat, McLean, VA
This travesty effects us all. No one really benefits when our neighbor is not well. In fact, each of us can only be well when all
are.
Diane Swords, Syracuse, NY
I visited Flint as an artist several years ago and am deeply concerned by this news. The people deserve justice and fair
treatment.
Alicia Mikles, West Hurley, NY
Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY 2017 budget.
#EndStructuralRacism
Charles Love, Newark, NJ
ONCE AGAIN, AFRICAN AMERICANS AND THE POOR SUFFER THE MOST!
Ron Wilson, Birmingham, AL
I Jill Booth agree with the petition to restore good quality water for the People in Flint,Michigan
Jill Booth, Marysville, CA
As we always have said that the government is just trying to eliminate the BLACK PEOPLE LIVES. WE NEED HELP MR.
GOVERNMENT
Jill Booth, Marysville, CA
This is utterly ridiculous that people are being treated so badly and over something is given to us from GOD. These
politicians should be ashamed of themselves.
Patricia Murphy-Warrick, Chicago, IL

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Preventing lead poisoning, like any investment in the health of our citizens, is money well spent. That's a no -brainer.
Funding for the CDC's program to prevent Lead poisoning should be reinstated immediately.
Kevin Kiefaber, Rutland, VT
Over the past decades, we've made such strides in protecting children from Lean poisoning. We must continue to fund the
program so we eradicate this problem, rather than letting it return. Every American child should have access to water that is
lead free, and be able to live in lead free homes.
Linsay Firman, BROOKLYN, NY
DISGRACEFUL! Get to work for your constitutents and stop playing partisan politics!
V Tyson, Phila, PA
EPA should accept that Lead Poisoning is Still real and Still in many forms throughout our environment(s). Put and end to
this and Restore CDC lead program Funding so they can do what they are supposed to do.
Lee Wasserman, Mountainside, NJ
Support and protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Kay Ludwig, Philipsburg, PA
Why do we overlook sick children?
Peter M. Hubicki, Charlotte, NC
America needs to stop poisoning it's children!!!
Ramona Jensen, Milwaukee, WI
It is ironic that lead poisoning may have played a major role in the decline of the Roman Empire as well.
Gary Meisner, Paradise, CA
There is another culprit in the story of lead in our water: the lead industry. For decades after the lead companies - including
NL Industries and Eagle Picher - knew that lead pipes could cause lead poisoning they continued to sell and promote lead
pipes. (see The Lead Industry and Lead Water Pipes: "A Modest Campaign"; Am J Public Health. 2008;98:15841592)
Richard Rabin, Arlington, MA
It is appalling that there even should be a debate about this. Call "criminal negligence" by its proper name and demand
redress, NOW!
Ann Galloway, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Lead poisoning is a severe threat to our children and because it is in older housing stock it tends to be an urban issue,
because management and abatement require costly replacement of windows and frequent painting of walls and trim this
issue disproportionately impacts low income populations, and because young children place their hands in their mouths and
crawl on the floor, children are disproportionately affected. Also when a body is low on other minerals it will replace
calcium and iron in the bodies systems with lead. All of these factors add up to make low income children living in urban
areas the most impacted, and these children are often black. This is an area the government must act in order to protect
young black lives!
Leah Nguyen, Saint Louis, MO
This governor has to be held accountable. He needs to go to jail.
Ana P, Miami, FL
Mydaughter had lead poisoning in upstate NY. There was great outreach to make sure she improved.
Sara Peracca, Essex, NY
The governor on down to all the people who made the choice, lied, and stone-walled, should be arrested and tried for crimes
against humanity.
This horrible crime is racism at its worst, government at its venal worst, and environmental injustice at its worst.
Ruth Fruland, Seattle, WA
The fight to protect people from lead in their homes and businesses is not over. Why would we not fund the effort if it is
incomplete and folks are still at risk?
Caryn Wagner-McPherson, Glen Carbon, IL
Lead poisoning can cause so many social problems. Please take action to reduce lead poisoning.
Mary Lou Soscia, Portland, OR
unconscionable!! fix this!!!!
Deb Doolittle, Wakefield, RI
We need to solve lead problems - which ultimately reduces crime for everyone.
Diana Beck, Fond du Lac, WI
Safe municipal water is a RIGHT!
Lauren Oliver, Ashland, OR
Children are being poisoned every day across America. We need more funding to combat this problem.
Marjorie Xavier, HAYWARD, CA
Cynthia
Cynthia, Jonesboro, GA
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This problem went on for over a year before Michigan's governor decided to act, and Gov. Snyder only did so because of the
national spotlight. These kids deserved better.
Christine M McNichol, Warren, MI
This need to STOP already enough is enough stop killing people your money could have power but God power is watching
u n the day u all die u all will regret it.
Nallely Mendoza, Portland, OR
This should never happen, but of course it's the white power in charge never caring about people of color nor poor people.
Jesus... would slap the shit outta them.
Joseph Ulrich, Vancouver, WA
US government needs to restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the FY
2017 budget.
David R Jones, Littleton, CO
I once tried to tutor a child who was so sick from lead poisoning that he could not hold his head up and concentrate; I felt so
sorry for him I refused to push him and had to leave that tutoring agency. We live in a country that has the resources to
prevent this and certainly ought to have the moral ethics to do so!
Jane T Telfair Stowe, Richmond, IN
There is NO EXCUSE for ANYONE to have to endure these conditions. Action has to be taken now for the long term.....not
just crisis situations!!!!
Cheryl Greene, Charlotte, NC
Our children are our future. No one is more vulnerable to lead than a child.
Orel Protopopescu, Miller Place, NY
The lack of effective government oversight in Flint, Michigan, is an American disgrace. The leaking natural gas in Porter
Ranch is too!!! Elected officials are obligated to respond to these and other health and safety issues!!!!
Roger & Mary Jane Boyd, Solana Beach, CA
Isn't the U.S. Government supposed to sort of oversee all the "lesser" Governments and make sure they sort of "fly right"? I
thought so. In that case, let's have a federal investigation of Michigan's state Government and prison sentences and all that!
If not, why couldn't we just do away with the federal Government like all the tea party radical dudes (and the corporations)
want?
Chris C Kunig, Smyrna, DE
Outrage on behalf of the victims of environmental racism. This is unacceptable.
Jane Chamberlain, Austin, TX

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What has happened in the poor communities of MI is criminal and must be investigated, for it seems plain as day to me they
have been swindled of their very lives. Help them in whatever way is needed, and bring charges against Gov Snyder & his
cronies.
Cecilia Banner, Longmont, CO
All lives matter especially those who are in most need.
Arthur Linder Sr., Washington, DC
Disgusting and unacceptable.
Rey Luna, Santa Monica, CA
Equal ACCESS for all. peace and health.
Nicole Cope, Columbus, OH
who call this problem need to go jil
Herman Richardson, Gray, LA
It is shameless not to provide this funding.
Janice C. Jochum, SEMINOLE, FL
Everyone deserves clean water and a safe environment. Restore funding to make this happen.
Mira S Haslam, Felton, CA
a crime against humanity!
Elizabeth Lempp, Moose Lake, MN
And prosecute Synder and his illegal emergency managers!
Jeff Tatom, Grants Pass, OR
Lead poisoning from municipal water sources in the United States should never happen.
Johanna L. VanDeWege, Littleton, CO
Restore Funding for CDC
Ruth Cooper, Mountainside, NJ
CDC needs to be restored
Rhoda Wilson, Mountainside, NJ

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Take it out of the Military's budget, or reduce the number of new War Planes the Pentagon is requesting in order to pay for
this health care crisis!
Robert Biccum, Renton, WA
it should be real simple to DO THE RIGHT THING.....
richard schoemer, cambridge, WI
Your claims that you did not know are unacceptable and a bold faced lie ! They all need to be fired NOW!!
Angela Humphrey, Minneapolis, MN
Sharina
Sharina, Staten Island, NY
Debra.groomes@gmail.com
Debra Groomes, Roxbury, MA
Heartless
John White, Bailey, CO
I'm from Michigan and the Flint situation is inexcusable! And I fear Detroit faces similar issues.
Jan Wright, Ypsilanti, MI
Who appointed the Governor of Michigan God? How does he bypass the democratic process and create such a mess in the
process? This should be everyone's priority..to do everything we can to help those children recover from this lead poisoning.
Julia Fuller, Walnut Creek, CA
This borders on crimes against humanity. This is what you get with "small government" and the systematic dismantling of
investment in public infrastructure. What a disgrace.
Nancy Kilburn, Cambridge, MA
Ka'Sella Matiere
KASELLA MATIERE, Chicago, IL
No one should have to live under these conditions - this is where our monies should go - not welfare!!!!!
John & Eleanor McNaugher, Valencia, PA
Dear Jesus bless funding to go forth let your protection for Michighr
Melody Gamble, Winnetka, CA

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I love you #FlintStones my Heart is with You.


LAKEISHA HAMILTON, Chicago, IL
This should not be happening in America. Everyone should be allowed access to free and safe water. Fix this!
Sarah R Callegari, Sylmar, CA
Please do the right thing.
Linda Hamil, Marshall, MI
I'm supposed to be polite to you so called 'honorable' law makers; however, your psychotic break is going on too long. There
are victims needing your help just to get fresh water. Can you empathize enough to imagine how you would feel. What you
and Governor Snyder have done is in my eyes criminal and cruel. Stat to take care of the people in your state. This has gone
on too long.
Ellen D. Steens, Los Angeles, CA
THANK YOU.
manuel jimenez, Chicago, IL
The health and minds of children,our future, should not be jeopardized this way
Patricia Pease, PrFrederick, MD
I am willing to work to start a private program to help those in need.
Shirisa, Washington, DC
Larry Armstrong
Larry Armstrong, Houston, TX
This is disturbing. Its frightening to think that it is taking so long to correct this situation. It would seem as if there is no
urgency to rectify the matter. Could this lack of concern be hinged on the fact that these residents are not people of
affluence?.People should be flooding their elected officials offices with calls
Sadie Aarons Campbell, Bronx, NY
This is really sad, to think we live in the USA where this should not be going on. This is what you call Industrial Racism on
Purpose. They knew what lead would in the beginning, it's all about money. The Love of money has caused genuine evil to
take over the USA and we Black People always get the worse of it. We are tired this has been going on too long. It's time to
put a stop to this. Now is already too late!
Gail Wilkins, Ellenwood, GA
Black children matter (I'm white.)
Margaret Collins, Gainesville, FL

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Please restore funding so the CDC can make it safe and give children a future by taking care of the lead problem. This has
been an ongoing issue that needs to be addressed and taken care of.
B Sealy, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
These children are helpless and EPA must get Funding to help them. HELLO CONGRESS.
Rose Baker, Greensboro, NC
How can this EVEN be a question? It is the RIGHT thing to do for our citizens.
Yvette Schultenover, Grand Rapids, MN
Provide clean water immediately and do everything possible to provide medical and social services to those affected.
Rosalind Bresnahan Ph.D., null, CA
How is this happening at this time, that should have been taken care of years ago.
Norma McCulloch, Peoria, AZ
Andrea Phillips
Andrea Phillips, Houston, TX
can anybody say GM and non caring politicians
nancy mason, Terre Haute, IN
This should not have happened!
Donald Meyerson Sr., Easton, PA
if this were mainly white areas it would be changed immediately
David James, Canandaigua, NY
Absolutely disgraceful!
Connie McLean, Merrillville, IN
It is absolutely necesary to use the info we know about the damage lead does to ourcentral nervous system & prevent
children from exposure to lead in paint or other sources. Please use you intelllgence , long term vision, & care for children to
protect this valuable portion of our population grom known & preventable damaging lead exposure.
Charlotte Walker, Steelville, MO
Andre Cromer
Andre Cromer, Brooklyn, NY

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Congress must behave more responsibly. Congress must be accountable to the people and not just to the people who finance
their campaings.
Louis C C. Harris Jr Jr, Cherry Hill, NJ
Disgusting that local government could let this happen
Bob keaty, Santa Fe, NM
In a first world country such as ours this is tragic and unacceptable. Please support this request to restore funding to protect
our children and future generations.
Joan Agro, Orangeburg, NY
If Republicans cared about children as much as do embryos and fetuses, they would take immediate action on this issue.
Sybil Morgan, San Antonio, TX
Before we help any other people we should help our own. Minorities are Americans too! It is so unfair that poor means
ignore when it comes to local government. This would not happen in a Beverly Hills neighborhood.
Ann Williams, Long Beach, CA
This isn't the only problem in Flint as an impotent, plutocratic government looks on.
Frank Bonas Jr., Browns Mills, NJ
Would you want your children or grandchildren drinking the water in Flint, Michigan?
David Sincox, Chicago, IL
Does our government care about us anymore?
Darlene M. Neely, Atlanta, GA
Please help prevent more people from getting sick. This issue needs to be resolved immediately.
Andrea Lewis, New York, NY
Where is common sense?
Mary G G. Mataisz, Pitkin, CO
I strongly support this petition. Clean, safe water is a human right and the cost of lead poisoning is vastly higher than the
cost of prevention.
Allison Park, Framingham, MA
robert godfrey
Robert G Godfrey, Avondale, AZ

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I am a registered nurse in the field of school health and see first hand the damage lead poisoning does to children and how
much it effects their ability to learn and thus their future.
Jacqueline Grohoski Grohoski, Ellsworth, ME
In addition to the horrible human toll this exposure causes, treatment will cost millions. Prevention is almost always the
most cost effective strategy.
Erika Fox, Cataumet, MA
Please stop the lead poison pollution occurring in residential water systems
Mr. Derek Hatcher, Chicago, IL
Control is needed to protect our children from leadership which endangers children and society as a whole.
Maureen J Fauss, St Louis, MO
Rick Snyder and the entire Michigan TGOP Legislature should be impeached, removed from office and then prosecuted for
attempted murder. In the meantime - we need to help Flint residents and get them healthy, safe drinking water - as well as
remediation of their corroded pipes, ongoing medical care, etc. You need to go around the disgraceful clowns masquerading
as "public officials" in Michigan and step over their reckless, irresponsible failure to provide for the health and safety of their
constituents.
Rebecca Rabinowitz, Reading, PA
We know Congress doesn't give a **** about poor people, but this is ridiculous. GET THE LEAD OUT AND DO THE
RIGHT THING!
Lisa Renee Ragsdale, null, MN
Please commit to protecting the health of low income families of all races and creeds. How can we stop the cycle of poverty
in this country if we poison our children?
Jessica Evans, Santa Cruz, CA
Who are you people!?!
And where are your American values? I'll bet you consider yourself Christian. Well, what would Jesus do?
Barbara Mott, Knoxville, TN
For all people, black, white or other. This is unconscionable.
Carla Gardner, Castle Rock, CO
This behavior is criminal and the policies that lead to it are stupid and reckless. We need the CDC act refunded
Mark Silliman, Camas, WA

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Do what you would do to save the lives of the children who live in your neighborhood.
Now extend that to Flint, Michigan.
Be the hero, not the enemy.
Best,
Julia Dashe
julia dashe, OAKLAND, CA
Poisoning children in Flint, MI, to save the gov't a few bucks really tells us to what level of barbarism we have sunk. The
American people deserve better.
Lisa E E Davis, New York, NY
Please protect those who are unable to protect themselves from the greed and indifference of those who are in positions of
leadership. It is a disgrace that anyone in America should be suffering from lead exposure due to drinking water.
Cynthia Grasty, Lansdale, PA
There should be something that can be done to
help these poor people.
Michael Durocher, Covington, LA
The government officials need to be held accountable and have a responsibility to care for these folks and provide what they
need. Sadly, we know that if this was happening in a predominately white middle class community this would have never
happened in the first place. As a nation we should be ashamed that this has happen and should demand justice for these
folks.
Carol Bartlett, Decatur, GA
I'm really glad to see this effort, and pleased to support it with my own signature.
Chris Sellers, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of History
Stony Brook University
Chris S., East Northport, NY
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Are you going to stand behind half truths to save face and lose
our Democracy????
I am a Veteran, Active Voter and TaxPayer. As a Veteran I put my life on the line for Democracy. This missive is Democracy
in action. Please help stop the plutocratic take over and save American Democracy and the middle class. It is a sad fact that
national socialist philosophy now informs and drives the republican party.
James K Hadcroft, N. Falmouth, MA

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Health is a human right. The government MUST assure it for all people.
Joan M M Ferrante, New York, NY
Is water being tested by independent testing companies? The tests and results should be posted to the communities by Local
and State Representatives ASAP. Plans should be released to stop the pollution as well.
Elliott I. Hardie, Woodmere, NY
This is disgraceful and Scott needed to be fired. He knew exactly what was happening in the communities water and denied
it as long as he could. Would he do this in a white community....NO!!!!!
Jadine Holifield, Garland, TX
We must protect vulnerable children from the life-long impacts of lead poisoning!
Rainbow Di Benedetto, Austin, TX
Why do some lives matter more than others to some politicians? Are these politicians capable and worthy of their roles?
Jean Forsberg, Julian, PA
Holly Bonanomi
Holly Bonanomi, Portland, OR
Get FLINT clean water NOW!
James H, Laguna Woods, CA
This is now way to live while the rich people in the world look away.
Robin Soletzky, Phoenix, AZ
Renee Merriman
Renee Merriman, Dearborn Heights, MI
This is UNCONSCIONABLE! It show BLATANT DISREGARD for Public Safety! For SHAME!
Sarah Johns-Goodman, ASHLAND CITY, TN
This is an outrage. This can not be happening. Please stop it.
Dmitra Smith, Sonoma, CA
If this type poison control in a cities water supply is being overlooked as a huge governmental expense, than why do we
need a government that is too cheap to keep us all from being killed by lead poisoning or some other poisoning then we
need to look at government as a whole to see if it has the people it serves best interests and well being at heart as it governs.
Without the people government serves there would be no need for a government.
Anthony Lillich, KISSIMMEE, FL
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Our children are being bombarded with toxins from every direction! Are we just trying to destroy the future or what?
Debra Ware, Fort Walton Beach, FL
This is deplorable! No one in the US should be living in these conditions.
Shekaiba Saidy, Denver, CO
I am still in disbelief that a gov. would treat his residents so shabily!! Now the US gov has to step in an protect their lives!!
That's why states can't really govern themselves w/o supervision!!
Sarah Leddick, Miami Beach, FL
Obscene!!! Criminal!!!
Karen Rogers, Williamsburg, VA
Pamela Matthews
Pamela Matthews, Chicago, IL
Yes Rick Snyder should be I!PEACHED. He did this. He should also pay with his own money to switch it a back. I'm so
ANGRY. He is a horrible person.
Jeanne B, Springfield, IL
Why do they keep trying to eliminate the African American race of people restore the funding for this program to remove the
lead from these houses and clean water for these families.
Aileen Gilbert, Aliquippa, PA
Who is surprised, the Republican governor erased all the elected officials to install his own dictatorial government. Now he
is saying he is sorry when he is the one most responsible. Give me a break.
Sharon Beaver, Trinidad, CO
And take red state governments out of the mix
Jeffrey Dravis, Houston, TX
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
You have to do something. This is poisoning children....unacceptable!
Carole Schaefer, Asheville, NC

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It is our civic duty to provide safe water to all citizens and it is criminal not to do so.
Helena Robinovitz, Chelsea, MI
WHY DO CHILDREN HAVE TO BE HURT OR DIE BECAUSE OF IRRESPONSIBLE LAW MAKERS WHO ONLY CARE
ABOUT THEIR OWN WELL BEING. WHAT IF IT WAS YOUR CHILD, OOP'S, RIGHT IT'S NOT! SO WE SEE WHY YOU
DON'T CARE.
FRANCINE lanier, norfolk, VA
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
There is no excuse for the existence of lead poisoning in 2016. This is not Charles Dickens' London. Shame
Edward Temple, BROOKLYN, NY
God is watching you !! That is if you believe in Him !!
Audrey V. Clarke, Jamaica, NY
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
Disgraceful. These are the same politicians who then point to black children's grades and say they are inherently not as smart
as whites and we shouldn't waste our tax dollars wasting their educational needs.
Patti Batchelder, Georgetown, MA
Rita Koch Thometz
Rita Koch Thometz, Onalaska, WI

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This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
This is horrific as is the damage to these children. All reparations must be made.
Gerri Michalska, Washington, DC
Precious lives are at stake. Immediate action must be taken to restore federal funding for the Healthy Homes and Lead
Poisoning Prevention Program. I'm sure that the wealthiest nation in the world would not want to be apathetic and
unconcerned about it's most needful citizens and seek to decrease the surplus population.
Bessie Garner, Grand Rapids, MI
Our federal government has been slacking on protecting the public health for decades. They give industry free reign to run
roughshod over innocent working families.
marita prandoni, Santa Fe, NM
We must keep our citizens safe!
Elizabeth Watkins, Prairie Village, KS
My daughter had elevated levels of lead in her blood as a baby due to poor monitoring of landlords and property
management companies, who continue to rent out unsafe homes without warning families of the potential dangers, not just
inside, but also in the soil around home.
Ann K Brady, Saint Paul, MN
Maybe tax the excess profits the bottled water industry has made due to this deliberate act?
Carol Mone, Trinidad, CA
Lead is a serious threat. The disregard of the health and well-being of children is shocking. The person who is responsible for
the decision that led to the poisoned water must be held accountable and federal funds should be pouring into Flint to
ameliorate the situation. Please fund the CDC's Healthy Homes and lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Ann Marie Coviello, New Orleans, LA
This is 2016! Not 1916!
Ms. Debra Cosentino, North Fort Myers, FL
It is totally unacceptable for the richest nation in the world, to not protect the most vulnerable...our children. Shame on us.
Let's fix this right now.
Beverly Beverly Weidner, Madison, MS
If this wasn't deliberately planned, then the governor should have stepped up immediately to solve the problem.
Martha Jennison, Willoughby, OH

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All lives matters, fund the cleanup for the refugees in low incomes homes
Mr. Willie carlisle, west orange, NJ
This is absolutely something that should not be happening in the U.S. It can only be due to the lack of caring and concern
from those who have the power and authority to make decisions. So, it is quite obvious the government officials who were
voted to serve this community have outrageously failed to do so and should be removed and replaced by those who will
uphold their position of making positive differences and community servants.
Jeffrey Smith, Saint Petersburg, FL
I expect that the people of Flint, Michigan, will agree.
Gerald T. Stansfield, Everett, WA
High lead levels in children lead to serious and expensive problems for our society as they age into adolescents and adults.
Money spent now can prevent problems and suffering in the future.
What is the course of least possible regret?
Susan Pierson, Doylestown, PA
If you kill your customers, you kill the businesses which donate to your campaigns. Just saying.
Dale M Nelson, San Jose, CA
It's awful that fellow Americans are in danger of health issues because of the incompetence of local officials in Flint,
Michigan. This problem should be corrected immediately.
Monica Early, Alexandria, LA
It's awful that fellow Americans are in danger of health issues because of the incompetence of local officials in Flint,
Michigan. This problem should be corrected immediately.
Monica Early, Alexandria, LA
Beyond important - the only humane thing to do.
Cynthia Laughery, EAGLE POINT, OR
Delores Shaw
Delores Shaw, Nashville, TN
We as Americans have a RESPONSIBILITY ...Damn it anyway
Janet Ramos, Minneapolis, MN
Those responsible should be incarcerated!
Madeline Shaw, slate hill, NY

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Dixie L Davis, NELSON, NE
if you save one thats a start in the right direction. Save the children one by one and you will have a healthier population!!!!!
Christina heldenbrand, null, ME
The U.S. Congress has become the enemy of the American people. If they don't want to see a modern equivalent of the
French Revolution, they need to start doing the jobs they were elected to do -- not the ones they've been paid to do.
ObJN Susan Fiore, Verona, WI
Corporate-industry-caused lead poisoning in the US -- still, in the 21st Century?? Of course -- it's business as usual....
Shireen Parsons, Washington, DC
I'm signing for all not just black children
Tanya Williams, Dowagiac, MI
Every one deserves lead free tap water, irregardless of their race and income!
Lisa Gillenwater, Columbus, OH
The Governor belongs in jail
Ryan Santelli, Valencia, PA
Matt Young
Mat Young, Knoxville, TN
Please take action!!
Clarence mills, Denver, CO
America is killing it's own citizens specifically African American citizens. This has to stop.
Phyllis Banks Cook, Cleveland, OH
Former resident of Grand Rapids MI. Snyder ran on being a "nerd," a man of science who relied on data to make good
decisions. He lied to us.
Mary Robert Novello, Mechanicsburg, PA
I personally think the governor should be jailed for what he did. I feel so bad for the people that have to endure this atrocity.
What's more, he has no answer and no real plan to remedy the situation.
Russell Tye, CLEVELAND HTS, OH

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This is a country that should not have problems like this at all.
Dashawn Tobias, Jonesboro, GA
I do not understand why the politicians and appointed officials responsible for poisoning children are not being charged
with child endangerment.
Mary Ellen Verdu, Salem, VA
Ed Johnetta Miller
Ed Johnetta Miller, Hartford, CT
Do the right thing make this right NOW
Ms. Karla Glasgow-Cobb, Kansas City, MO
I'm praying for the City. I believe that legal action should be taken against the Govenor.
Laura, Saint Louis, MO
I can personally relate to what is happening in Flint. I am a lead poison survivor since I was 2 years young (for over 20
years); I had dangerous levels of lead in my blood and went to a lead clinic draining at least enough for me to live. One of
the effects I had from lead poison was my speech and went to speech therapy classes throughout most of my K-12 education
(and succeeded) and went to the University of Massachusetts Boston and graduated in the spring of 2014. Now, I am a
warrior since living through the experience. In my high school days, I did research about lead poisoning in my senior year;
did it once more in the university for an English class. During the times researching, I felt emotionally overwhelmed and
shocked about every time I saw statistics, which reminded me of what happened in my infant years and still does. I have
always vowed to protect those who have been and are in danger of being poisoned no matter where and other injustices
plaguing our universe and earth. We must be mindful of everyone's needs, especially having more access to programs and
clinics like I had a time ago; Flint's citizens would need them and anything else that can help (can be a model for other
communities). We are human; we are one with the universe and the earth. Thank you.
Andrew Costigan, Norwood, MA
This overreach by a governor into the running of a city is deplorable - and in an attempt to save money, Rick Snyder has put
a generation in peril, and lost the faith and trust of not only the people of Flint, who are suffering, but to all those who
cherish justice and democracy and human decency! This can and should have been avoided, but when facts began to come
to light, URGENCY was and IS NEEDED to mitigate the human suffering!!! Enough is enough - make this right, turn this
around, and make those responsible ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND INACTIONS!!!
Ardyth Gilbertson, Shepherdstown, WV
Genocide is not a family value.
Loren Petty, Boise, ID
America is healthy and strong when its citizens are healthy and strong. Please don't poison children - remedy the situation,
and have those who created the situation pay for it.
Elizabeth Degoursac, Atlanta, GA
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Its time for a change!


Sheila, Tacoma, WA
Take care of Americans, human Americans, and stop taking care of corporations and contributors. We're on to that game and
we know you're doing it with the money we send to the treasury in taxes. Yeah, we pay them, no choice, unlike your
contributors. We know you enable that, too. Heads up!
Robert Neilley, DENVER, CO
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Emma Green, eastover, SC
This is truly a disgrace, especially not to mention the fact that it appears to be targeted at a specific race of people. Crisis'
like this need to be prevented, and children should not be put at risk.
Samantha Johnson, Bronx, NY
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Veon Sneeks, Los Angeles, CA
This is America, not a third world country Be accountable to those that depend and elected you
Lynda Douglas, Haslet, TX
Another huge systemic problem that perpetuates poverty is lead poisoning. This is preventable and cost-effective to all of
society to fund generously public health prevention.
Sally Zierler, Rumford, RI
With all the money we provide to corporations the cutting back on aid to those truly in need speaks volumes about what
those in congress really support.
John Yurcik, Porter Corners, NY
This is a question of health and should be of utmost importance to all of us.
Max Sped, Austin, TX
This is a disgrace
Jenna Peters-Golden, philadelphia, PA
Clean water should be seen as a human right in a country as rich as the US.
Nancy A Matthews, Skokie, IL
Who is in charge of our water supply? How did we allow it to become contaminated?
A Jaysson, SYOSSET, NY
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Elen, Oregonia, OH
No children should suffer the effects of lead poisoning!
Diana Bain, Bridport, VT
Common sense.
brad Meinecke, Chicago, IL
Stop the war against African Americans NOW
ANN FOWLER, Houston, TX
Preventing lead poisoning saves federal money, makes Americans smarter, and oh yeah, saves lives.
Christian Warren, Hastings on Hudson, NY
Less bureaucracy. More humanity.
Brian Schneden, Naperville, IL
Health is Equality too.
Sky Kral, San Francisco, CA
What a disgrace! Absolutely unacceptable in a country that postures itself as a world leader. How can such injustices be
aimed at a select grouo of citizens in this country. Shameful and disgraceful for these United States of America.
Iris Polk-Kuku, Plainfield, NJ
Lead poisoning has real lifelong impacts on children. Please restore funding so all Americans have access to clean water. A
basic right!
Shara Alexander, Portland, OR
Stop devaluing black communities!
Adam Ciminello, New York, NY
Disgrace. Billionaires in a country which has lead poisoning and severe air pollution in the entire eastern half of the country.
And a inoperative Congress. Disgrace.
Lyn Berling, Indianapolis, IN
Why is that the US Gov't can give billions to other countries such as Israel (who have spied on us the in past nonetheless),
but fail to take care of our own citizens? Bernie Sander for President in 2016!!! At least the will be FOR the people and not
special interest groups, greedy corporations and the wealthy!
Kenneth E Hart, Columbia, SC
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This has to stop ASAP. Governments need to listen to people and act on information they give.
Gayle Sides, Carlsbad, CA
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Elen, Oregonia, OH
This shouldn't be happening in our country!!!!
Katherine Dimitri, San Diego, CA
Environmental Racism.
Janis Roddy, Saint Louis, MO
There is no excuse for lead poisoning in 2016.
It seems we go backwards in good health rather than forwards.
Jane Sieger, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Why is there still lead where it will endanger children--our future--with defective brains? This is intolerable!
Joan Lang, CLEVELAND, OH
Someone needs to be held accountable and make restitution.
Audrey Ashford, Miami, FL
Samiyyah Muhammad
Samiyyah Muhammad, New Orleans, LA
Do the right thing
Kwakou Shakur, Durham, NC
That this happened in the United states of America is outrageous and shameful. Proper funding for the CDC, EPA, and our
infrastructure is mandatory for a civilized society. This needs to be fixed, and authorities held accountable!!
Alene LaRosa, Marshfield, MA
Everyone responsible is sitting and watching, shaking their heads and waiting for the first child to die
Dr. Rev Raymond Ambrozaitis, Ormond Beach, FL
Everyone has the right to clean water - a basic necessity for human life. It is abhorrent that some communities - and in
particular communities of color - are exposed to higher rates of lead and are suffering the consequences. It is the job of state
representatives and governing officials to protect the people from harms exactly like these. Please do something to address
this public health emergency.
Sarah Hollows, New Orleans, LA
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Eric Garner is choked to death for selling individual cigarettes . . . but the major criminals who murder Americans by toxic
crap in our water, air and land are never charged with their crimes or punished. WTF is wrong with this picture ???
Ms Theresa Theresa Shamanka-Holstrom, Las Vegas, NV
Increased risk of lead exposure shouldn't be acceptable.
james williams, Anniston, AL
This situation is so sad the governor needs to be charge with a crime.
Alice Jenkins, Cincinnati, OH
It is appallingly that there is even a question about dealing with this; that ANYONE needs to be "urged" to do the only
decent thing. What is happening in Flint is a tragedy, and a crime. Fix this AND prosecute those responsible.
Jaymee workman, Salem, OR
Its time to end Lead Poisoning danger in the US.
Mary Luketich, DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX
can u help these people out!!~! with better water!!!
Fredrick Neal, Chicago, IL
What has happened to the families in Flint, Michigan is despicable. Please do everything possible to protect these people
and their children!
Marcia Tendick, Moab, UT
We MUST protect our kids no matter what.
Robert Lahner, Levittown, PA
Low income communities in this country need more advocating by us all
Drew shadrawy, Roxbury Crossing, MA
Help!
Soraia Jeronimo, ,
Nothing is more important than America's kids. Thank you for taking immediate action.
Claire Coyne, Pittsburgh, PA
Get the Lead Out programs work, but only if they are funded!
Ned Zimmerman, Grand Rapids, MI

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Fix the problem, people!


Laura Carroll, Saint Paul, MN
Help save my children's children?! Help save our children of tomorrow?!
Dawn Hope, Richmond, VA
a disgrace
Teresa Banks, evanston, IL
There is no excuse for lead poisoning in this day and age in this country. Restore the funding. Do the right thing.
Mary otten, Eugene, OR
this situatiohv is shameful. The suffering it has caused and will cause must be considered when address this issue.
Janice Welsch, Macomb, IL
The switching of water source in Flint, Michigan has proven criminal. Governor Snyder should be prosecuted. His
languishing on correcting the matter and NOT providing clean drinking water for the citizens of Flint is a horrendous
negligent act.
Jacqueline Henriquez, Brooklyn, NY
Shame on anyone who sacrificed innocent health and lives for profit or was there some bias and possibly racism involved?
Christine Johnston, ,
I am tired of the media telling me what I should be afraid of! I am more afraid of the lack of of funding for programs like this
than I am of "terrorism". What could be more terrifying than being afraid of giving your child a drink of water?
Mary Rugger, Appleton, WI
Our disregard for the poor and disadvantaged is shameful. Instead of helping them we put them in prison!
Dr Andrew R. Conn, Mount Vernon, NY
This kind of basic public safety is the job of government. DO YOUR JOB. Everyone deserves this much.
Tracie Thompson, Saint Paul, MN
Lead poising in 2016 is totally unacceptable and so are the people who poisoned Flint-especially Governor Rick Snyder.
What do you call people who poison children and then try to cover it up??????
Tom Kruzen, Mountain View, MO
This is unacceptable!
Vivian Richard, Poway, CA

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Lead poisoning is extremely dangerous


for everyone around the world!
Halil Sahin, North Falmouth, MA
Why would we cut the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program? It doesn't make any sense.
Please restore the funding as soon as you can and encourage your fellow congressmen to vote with you.
Thank you,
Dana Smith, Ventura, CA
I'm a Michigan girl. This is awful. Please help these people.
Peggy Drummond, Dallas, TX
To claim that the wealthiest society the world has ever seen cannot afford to protect its weakest members from lead
poisoning -- much less that it SHOULD not do so -- is absurd and disgusting.
SAW, Ph.D. (Economics)
Scott A. Weir, Durham, NC
There is no excuse for poor public health in the USA . . . fix the problem quickly.
Judith Ellis, Port Ewen, NY
corporate greed + govt. corrupt by corporate interests = murder of poor children. the governor should be in prison for this!
Tasha Carpenter, Deer Island, OR
Genocide
Pam Krimsky, Highland, NY
Lead poisoning has been a perennial problem in low-income communities. That this problem continues and is exacerbated
by decisions of persons who should be serving and protecting communities such as happened in Flint, Michigan, is a
national disgrace.
Mary Waterstone, Houston, TX
All people deserve protection and water quality. Its the governments job to ensure America's health by providing monitoring
and standards.
Gary Johnson, Williamstown, NJ
Save The Children!
Susana Almanza, Austin, TX

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Our government should supply better services than the government of Bangladesh after all!
Elisabeth Fulton, Davis, CA
Jacqueline Dixon
Jacqueline Dixon, Clark, NJ
RESEARCH FOR ALL THE CITIES IN THE USA
Malcolm & Doris Hart, North Las Vegas, NV
Lead poisoning brought about the mental erosion of Caligula and Nero in ancient Rome, via water provided to them
continually through lead-lined pipes of Rome's water supply. Countless thousands of Rome's citizens died of the same cause
and type of provisioning.
Jack Clark, Sedalia, MO
Kathleen Stone
Kathleen Stone, Bloomfield, NJ
This seems like such a basic requirement, should be built into national standards.
Rosa-lyn Householder, Boulder, CO
This is a disgrace. All citizens are entitled to clean water. This would never happen in an affluent community.
Alicia Attanasio, Mohegan Lake, NY
This situation is so shameful it's hard to believe it's happening in the United States. Let's get this cleaned up NOW!
LuAnn Giunta, Westport, CT
Be responsible.
Richard Reitman, Menlo Park, CA
This is disgraceful, restore funding
I Fogg, Clinton, ME
We've known about lead poisoning for decades, how can this still be happening. We really need to get our act together. Poor
families do not deserve this kind of treatment.
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Universal Movement of Consciousness by Edson Udson (all rights reserved)


A great movement for peace, love and freedom around of the world, but to obtain results and do solve problems as poverty,
abuses and violence is necessary "union" and "good will" translated in a simple word..."love". Respecting and preserving the
nature or combating differences as racism, sexuality or culture and accepting any kind of love, no discriminating anyone in
anywhere for anything. I believe it be possible...because love, respect and freedom are all of good.
for worldwide children
Edson Udson, Pennsauken, NJ
It is abominable what the governor did..he should be prosecuted.
Janiss Okumura, PLACERVILLE, CA
This is ridiculous. There is no reason for this to have gone on so long, or at all!
Debbie Schmidt, Lancaster, CA
It is criminal to cut funds for such vital programs to poor people
Marie-Claude Perigon, Tucson, AZ
It is criminal to cut funds for such vital programs to poor people
Marie-Claude Perigon, Tucson, AZ
Fire the Mayor of Flint, Michigan
Marcos De La Fuente, Bayamon, PR
LUCIA Rodriguez
Lucia Rodriguez, Chicago, IL
We should not overlook the lives of our fellow citizens (children nonetheless!), despite whether they're Caucasian, African,
Asian, or Native- discrimination should be ended.
Thibault Turcan, San Jose, CA
Prosecute all MI government leadership for attempted mass murder.
DaShelle Frazier, San Tan Valley, AZ
This is a most important request!
Nancy Shaw Burns, Asheville, NC
This should not be neglected longer, very important as you must know!
Carol M Kite, Chittenango, NY

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It is absolutely outrageous and inexcusable that lead poisoning funds have been cut and communities like Flint, MI are at
risk. Restore funding to the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Stephen Zettel, Libby, MT
Take care of the Children
Vanda Jaggard, Chesapeake, VA
the public WAS POISONED BY THE MANAGING GOV'T. THE PAYBACK TIME HAS COME.
Maureen D Allen, Washington, DC
Nobody should have to drink poison water! ...or bathe in it!
Patricia Vance, Tucson, AZ
We can not poison our children!
Melinda Blakesley, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Why and who stopped it? They do not like the POOR!
Al Deleon, Mount Kisco, NY
Cathleen Lane
cathleen Lane, Saint Louis, MO
This is a criminal act and those responsible must be held accountable!
Lincoln Hansen, Houston, TX
DOJ Please investigate Michigan Governor Snyder for his intentional poisoning of Flints children.
Connie Lyles, Lansing, MI
The poisoning of the children of Flint MI is a crime and needs to be addressed immediately by every level of the U.S.
govenrment.
Amelia Hard, Portland, OR
This problem is so well known, so serious, and so preventable--there's no acceptable excuse for not funding it.
Linda Henson, Haddon Township, NJ
The willful endangerment of innocent civilians would seem to be a criminal behavior and should be prosecuted as such. The
state, its governor, his appointed executive officer should all be investigated for their complicity.
John B. Watt, Melbourne, FL

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DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THE RIGHT THING! This could happen to you! the responsible thing is to do the best to protect our
fellow human beings on the planet.
Mrs. Edward/Nena E/N Hatfield, ,
This is a serious health issue and not a political football to be passed between the Dems and Reps. Please, do something
ASAP to stop this poisoning crisis.
William Yeager, Menlo Park, CA
Being that I had lead poisoning as a child, I support this wholeheartedly.
Valyntyn Mahr, Saint Louis, MO
The Mayor of Flint. Michigan have to be Fire.
Marcos De La Fuente, Bayamon, PR
Children deserve to grow up in the best environment for best quality of life. Please take correct action to clean toxic waste in
Flint, Michigan
Lidell Espy, Henderson, NV
Lead poisoning? Really? There are problems we don't yet know the solutions to, but this isn't one of them. Restore the
funding and let's keep solving problems.
Shane Culliton, Woonsocket, RI
No excuses.
Eddie Barnes, Prattville, AL
This should never happen. Not only does this need to be dealt with immediately but heads should roll.
Jack Heller, Kansas City, MO
File Class Action!!
malikk Austin, ft worth, TX
Do the right thing!
Patricia Reimer, CAMP HILL, PA
Stop killing people especially the children
Mary GREGORY, Fort Worth, TX
Jail the Governor
Robert Harrington, EUGENE, OR

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American Government! Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Zarema Bickbau, Miami, FL
Fix this for the People
Emmy, Bryn Mawr, PA
Those responsible should be held fully accountable. If no one is responsible, then who is responsible for that?
Larry Holman, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Let's clean up for the sake of our grandchildren.
Jann McGuire, Lindsay, CA
SAFEWATER IS A RIGHT.
Mary McKinley, Bremerton, WA
Funding needs to be restored.
Sara Janet Lang, Columbia, MO
Do not sit by and allow children to be poisoned
Diana Wolf, Santa Barbara, CA
Shameful.
Suzanne Fralic, Charlotte, NC
It's disgusting what the Flint water officials allowed to occur with the water which has greatly impacted our children. They
need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law! Restore funding for the CDC Healthy homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention program in the upcoming Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Do it quickly because our children are suffering and ill.
Pregnant women and other Moms, Dads, grandparents and family members are sick and dying from this diabolical plot to
destroy the poor and disenfranchised, particularly those in the African American community!
Renita Dorsey, Detroit, MI
Geneva Lewis
Geneva Lewis, Bronx, NY
Do what you would if it was your children.
Charmaine White, Killeen, TX
Flint, Michigan is a disgrace. Where else in America is this happening?
Janet Cox, Gilbert, AZ
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I'm not so much a Republican or a Democrat as I am a pragmatist. OK, we tried saving money on the CDC Healthy Homes
program, and now that a number of children and adults have been poisoned, and now suffer from a lifetime's worth of health
and functionality issues, did we actually save any money? Or lose millions of dollars?
Refund the program!!!
Gina Griffith, SAINT ALBANS, WV
Make these poisoners accountable and give the CDC the money it needs to deal with this evil and wicked problem!
Francine Hodovan, ASHFORD, CT
Get the lead out, thank you.
Michael J Burnham, Durham, NC
Horrible behavior! Do the right thing and take responsibility for taking care of the people harmed by this injustice.
Valerie Schadt, Los Angeles, CA
Humans need clean water. Why is Michigan sending dirty, crappy water to it's citizens?
Ann Cobban, Black Canyon City, AZ
As a social worker who used to work in lead poisoning prevention, I know how important this funding is. Please restore it--a
little goes a long way in this field!
Janet Hamada, Hood River, OR
This situation is criminal and must be abated.
Carol Sheffield, Buckhannon, WV
Protecting our children from poisoning by government mismanagement is the least our government must do.
Matthew Rubenstein, Croton on Hudson, NY
Monitoring and filtering of drinking and cooking water ought to exclude lead, nickel and mercury, at least.
Jim Cline, EPHRATA, WA
Shannita Nelson
Shannita Nelson, Covington, GA
Disgusting the way we treat OUR citizens.
Christi Toomer, San Diego, CA
I'm pretty sure I've heard, coming from the tea baggers in Congress that "Every live is precious". Apparently that only applies
to unborn lives.
Cheryl Kallenbach, Winchester, ID
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What ever happened to the republican cries of "accountability "?


Arnie Portner, Huntington Woods, MI
Are you willing to live with YOUR family? If it's good enough for the folks you represent prove it! Move your own family
into that lead poisoned neighborhood!
Marie Rourke, Omaha, NE
Everyone in this country must have access to uncontaminated, safe water!! It is a right, not a privilege!
Gail Palmer, West Glenville, NY
We are looking more like a third world country everyday. Certainly the richest country in the world can make sure its
citizens have clean safe drinking water.
Nann White, San Francisco, CA
Get the lead out, thank you.
Michael J Burnham, Durham, NC
Shamful, gov. Snyder
Suzanne Fralic, Charlotte, NC
suzzette wilson
Suzzette Wilson, sun city, CA
This is America! Can't we afford to at least have safe drinking water in all communities, in every city in the United States???
Carol Johnson, Alexandria, VA

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Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the
same risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a Fiscal Year 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for Fiscal Year 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead
and other environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers
and safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that
amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage
state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead
exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure
that funds are being utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Barbara Anthony Wood, PHILADELPHIA, PA
This is inhumane and unacceptable. Those in leadership should be ashamed of themselves.
Mary Gannon, Winchester, NH
Sounds like more of the same and why 2017, why not now? It's time for a big change!!!
Marcie Lorentz, Lewistown, MT
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Sandra Goettling, Las Vegas, NV
How disgraceful, here in America we would EVER have toxic water! Our country has become so greedy and disregard for
human life. It is sickening to watch and see the suffering here in our country. How are we supposed to be proud of a country
that disregards human life? What does America stand for? We portray that we are the richest country with opportunities for
everyone, yet we see this all over our country! It is hard as an American to feel proud these days. It's a cover and facade to
say we are anything else but greedy and disgracefully disregard Americans lives, CHILDREN! ! This is what America has
become.
Wendi Scovell, Pinetop, AZ
How can you NOT take action! For all of humanity!
Nadine Schmidt, North Saint Paul, MN
BLM cuz our families are not disposable. Our children deserve clean non toxic water!! Please stop riskin their lives and brain
development is crucial at that age. What were you thinking?? Please stop !!
Gail Christine Dodd, Minneapolis, MN
Terrie Garcia
Terrie Garcia, Tornillo, TX
Equality before the law?
Jeffrey Panciera, Seattle, WA
How can you turn your backs on your own citizens?
Michelle Davis, Santa Cruz, CA
This problem needs to be fixed now. Lead poisoning causes long term harmful effects. This can cause poor learning that
leads to poor earning jobs, low economic productivity and higher health problems and related costs in the future. Restore
the funding to clean up this mess.
Mary Paul, BOWLING GREEN, KY
The lead in the water in Flint MI is a national disgrace and should never happen in our country. Full funding for lead
poisoning prevention needs to be restored by Congress immediately.
Faye Mills, San Juan Bautista, CA
Of all the programs to cut funding for, this is not one that should be in consideration. If it were a white, middle-class
neighborhood, I don't think this would be a consideration. The health of children should not be risked because the
government decides we can't afford to fund this program. Please reinstate this funding.
Susan Dietsche, Missoula, MT

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This is the most shameful situation this country has ever endured and all because the stupid republicans feel the need to
lower taxes on the rich and corporations alongside of stupid deregulation.
Andrew J. Jacobsen, Apache Junction, AZ
Cecelia Brown
Ceceliua Brown, Dallas, GA
Providing water to the citizens is one of the jobs that only government can do. We, the people, need to trust that the water
provided will be healthy, not poisonous. Fix This.
Mary Ellyn Ellyn Cain, BAY CITY, MI
Make the polluters pay this. Disgusting. Where is EPA??????
Steve Eyster, Dover, PA
Getting lead out of tap water is only
a tiny step in the direction of the Organic Revolution that is anti-petrol and Anti-privately owned and manipulated
legal tender=Anti-FRNote.
Why is lead in the river water to begin with?
Michael Meyer, GARBERVILLE, CA
This is shameful in the 21st century!
Edith Raskin, Chestnut Hill, MA
This is shameful in the 21st century!
Edith Raskin, Chestnut Hill, MA
Responsible officials should go to jail.
Beverly R Mitchell, Boise, ID
Cutting funding is a problem in many places and on many issues. But flat-out lying on top of it? That is inexcusable.
Juno Farnsworth, Muncie, IN
I've already signed for the governor to be jailed..totally unacceptable way of cutting back expenses...let children drink
poison water??
Pat Thorne, SEDONA, AZ
Ignoring the plight of people exposed to lead poisoning amounts to criminal neglect on the part of the federal government.
Judith Davis, Goshen, IN

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After the debacle in Flint, MI it is obvious that we need to protect our children from the failures of local policies. Anything
else is simply unacceptable.
Marti Scott, Charleston, SC
Michigan governor should be in jail! So glad I left Mich...
Marilyn Bell-Schwede, Buffalo, NY
We are sick of back room deals
Mathew eget, Reseda, CA
Appalling, absolutely appalling. With each decade after the segregated 50s, I grow more ashamed and disgusted by
America's politicians and governments.
Toni Aguilar, Golden, CO
Flint is a crime against humanity and a true act of domestic terror committed by elected and appointed politicians
Teresa D. Preston, HOMER CITY, PA
Lead poisoning is a major environmental danger for poor communities.
John Wozniak, Minneapolis, MN
The governor is a piece of
Terri Goin, DAYTON, OH
Clean, safe drinking water is a basic need. Restore funding for the Healthy Homes Lead Poisoning Prevention act.
Henry & Alice Gosztyla, Westerville, OH
Kimberly Hudson
Kimberly Hudson, Columbia, SC
Please act as if you had family living in these communities!
Michelle Goddard, Hudson, MA
I wonder if this is being done on purpose.
Dana Pearl, Evanston, IL
If it was your child and family,what would you do?
Dennis Semprini, Bozeman, MT

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If any of our communities are diminished, we're all diminished. Please restore funding to keep the lead out of the water in the
areas where especially vulnerable families live.
tom Fuller, Portland, OR
Do something GOOD for a change and help MI get the lead out of their water!
John MacDaniel, Huntsville, AL
Like the article says, "This is a disgrace." Why the governor did not react and let this persist is beyond understanding. The
federal government needs to step in and stop the BS.
Joseph Candelaria, FORT MYERS, FL
We were not meant to survive slavery, segregation, nor white supremacy. For the sacrifices that our ancestors made (that we
continue to make), we must demand a redress of our just grievances!
Furaha Youngblood, Durham, NC

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Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the
same risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a Fiscal Year 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for Fiscal Year 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead
and other environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers
and safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that
amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage
state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead
exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure
that funds are being utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Mark Jordan, null, PA
Every time we try to save money by mistreating someone, it costs us so much more in the end. Even if all you care about is
money, you saved a dime on water and will be paying to help those injured for decades.
Linda Curtin, Cedaredge, CO

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You're nothing but a bunch of pathetic enemy combatant war cowards who can't fight a real fight so you have to use poison
because you're spineless trash who shouldn't even exist on this planet. If you don't like the planet earth or life on it, by all
means you're welcome to GTF off of it because nobody wants you here, needs you here, nor likes you. If you continue to
destroy all of life, you will be destroyed back.
James (Shoot the CEOs) Padier, San Angelo, TX
The federal government needs to step in where state policies have allowed harm. The polluted water in Flint, which has
exposed the population, especially black residents, to lead poisoning, is only one example of the state's failure. Federal
oversight is crucial.
Linda Howe, Belmont, MA
This is unconscionable. The repercussions will haunt all of us.
joyce Herman, Penfield, NY
This is a shame.
Betty Fisher, Pittsburgh, PA
BETSY DAVID
bETSY DAVID, ACWORTH, GA
This form of negligence is not accepted at any level and steps to prevent this reoccurrence need to be established.
Lillie Blue, Wexford, PA
It is a human right to live in clean and safe conditions.
Rochelle Denise Oakley, Des Moines, IA
Government officials, starting with the Governor, are clearly responsible for this disaster! They need to be held accountable,
but not the citizens of Flint! They are the victims!
Elizabeth Ann Ann Kugi, Sinsinawa, WI
This situation is outrageous in one of the most prosperous countries in the world.
Martha Newell, Missoula, MT
There is no safe level of lead exposure - period.
Dana Kornberg, Detroit, MI
Michele Cox
Michele Cox, Richmond, VA

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Lynne Anderson, North Hollywood, CA

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Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.........Guess our "caring" nation doesn't care.
Mary Ruth, Titusville, FL
Flint is only the first fiasco involving polluted waterways that are part of the hidden secret of our decaying water
infrastructure in the predominantly older parts of communities. Out of sight out of mind. Lead poisoning was almost totally
eliminated because of reliable and available testing for communities. The fact that funding has been cut back for such a
horrible poison is reprehensible and needs to be reversed.
Tonia Wilson, Pueblo, CO
Vanessa Abercrombie
Vanessa, Irmo, SC
this lack of action in Michigan is criminal. there IS NO GOVERNMENT OVERSIGHT anymore for the health and welfare of
US citizens, especially black citizens.
Karen Chickering, Waltham, VT
YOUR INEPTITUDE IS THE PROBLEM WITH GOVERNMENT.
Brian Inzer, OXR, AL
Pure genocide
Lisa pilgrim, East orange, NJ
Fix their drinking water!
Ch, Stone Mountain, GA
Every community needs to have clean drinking water and to live in lead-free homes. Please restore funding for the CDC's
Lead Poisoning Prevention program. No excuses!
Margaret Young, Pinole, CA
Please protect our citizens!
H Robert Strom, Wixom, MI
We are destroying our cities and our citizens!
Dr. Marianne F. Moore, Houston, TX
There is no excuse or validity to singling out any community or peoples by choice or chance where they are disadvantaged
by technical or social means. This cannot be tolerated in a USA that on one hand claims to be free and equal, and the other is
a nation run by its own people.
Allan Rubin, upper darby, PA

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Isn't this more important then endless war?


Larry Hobson, South Lake Tahoe, CA
This condition is unacceptable. We need to due everything in our power to send a message to congress that enough with the
ignoring our black communities. Voting is a powerful tool.
Reese Randolph, Hazel Crest, IL
As a retired public health professional I am especially concerned about this false economy. Lead poisoning is an avoidable
tragedy whose cost is truly incalculable, especially for vulnerable children. I am counting on you to restore funding for this
essential program.
John Langston, Pasadena, TX
In this day and age this is atrocious. These people deserve better.
Dave Healy, Beverly Hills, CA
PROSECUTE!
Jayne Douglas, Saint Petersburg, FL
Please your attention is needed. Review and support. Many thanks.
Maria Paez, Middle Village, NY
This is critical, I know some leaders benefit form the dumbing down of America, but through led poisoning?
Debbi Brody, Santa Fe, NM
Fisk this now!!!
Maureen Driscoll, Beverly, MA
My son had lead poisoning in New York State. He almost died because of it! We sued to no avail because the home owners
had no home insurance. Don't face an extensive lawsuit process like my family and I did!
Sheila Justus, Indianapolis, IN
Would you allow this to happen to your child? Your grandchild?
Lindsay Palmer, Bellevue, WA
Would you allow this to happen to your child? Your grandchild?
Lindsay Palmer, Bellevue, WA

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It is not just the children, it is the entire community Afrikan American, Latino, White Anglo Saxon etc.
Our government states and federal are a shameful testament to what is wrong in this country.
Those who choose to ignore or exacerbate should be criminally charged and punished for crimes against humanity.
Lance Martinez
Lance Martinez, HERMITAGE, MO
Edwin Melenciano
Edwin Melenciano, Jamaica Plain, MA
Indict the Governer
Mike Hamblet, Oxford, OH
All public officials responsible for this fiasco
should voluntarily resign after apologizing
profusely.
Larry Hale, Goldsboro, NC
It is an era dominated by industry, in which the right to make a dollar at whatever cost is seldom challenged. Rachel
Carson, Silent Spring
Richard Kanak, Cherry Valley, IL
take the action to ensure that Black and low-income communities are protected from environmental hazards
Patrice Sena, PASADENA, CA
Give them some water!!!!!! Damn, can they get something. They never asked you for anything but the necessities
Lisa pilgrim, East orange, NJ
Officials responsible for this should be prosecuted. Knowingly poisoning people is criminal. Then on top of that Snyder
does nothing but say "we need to do better". That is utterly lame. Still, no water was given to the people of Flint. Snyder is
history.
Jerre Miller, Willow Springs, MO
After all this time, it is maddening to find that there are still public officials who would challenge the wisdom of the CDC
and oppose the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. To put it in a more revealing light: I am angered that there are evil
forces that support Poisoning our children with lead.
David D Black, Tucson, AZ
The federal government must resume protecting citizens-especially children-from harm. Please notice the urgent need.
Gina Campbell, Louisville, KY
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All older cities and their children are endangered by lead poisoning. This do nothing congress should be ashamed. Restore
funding to clean up the problem and protect our future.
Andrea Schmidt, Cleveland, OH
Please help the less fortunate.
Celestine Ravi, Van Nuys, CA
We are responsible for each other. We must care for ALL our children.
Patricia Constantino, Brooklyn, NY
THIS IS A NO BRAINER. THIS WAS AN ISSUE IN 1967 WHEN I WAS IN NURSING COLLEGE. WHAT ON EARTH IS IT
DOING HERE NNOOWW???!!! TAKE CARE OF IT!
ROBERTA M SEBASTIAN, Homestead, FL
This needs to be handled!
nakisha Coleman, Philadelphia, PA
This is despicable. Leave it to the bean counters (mostly male) who shave off costs at the expense of human health.
Congrats, bean counters. You saved how much? And how much will it cost to properly serve the people you've indelibly
harmed...and the need to serve them for their entire lives in terms of special education, health consequences, potential
criminal behavior as lead poisoning has proven to be a precursor to criminality and lack of self control What about their
loved ones? THIS is why you NEVER let bean counters run the show. They'll nickle and dime you to literal death.
Carol Clark, Glens Falls, NY
Please help the less fortunate.
cangie Dorsey Dorsey, Van Nuys, CA
Please help the less fortunate.
cangie Dorsey Dorsey, Van Nuys, CA
The knowing act of supplying any human being with tainted water is beyond criminal. It is a human rights violation on the
par of giving small pox blankets to the indigenous peoples. It is anti-human, racist, anti-American, and anti-faith. When I
was a tiny child, some fifty years ago, there were huge public education campaigns, and a government initiative to do away
with possible sources of lead in home, school, and public environments. I have no doubt that this was all done deliberately
to attack poor people and people of color, and to cripple their chances for healthy development. The US government must
stand up to this barbarous behavior, make repairs, and punish those who enabled this to happen in the first place.
Sheila Stephens, Warren, OH
We need to protect all of the health concerns of our children.
Dolores K, Mission, KS

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This lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan should never have happened and is an outrage!!Restore funding to the CDC!!
Dorothy Nelson, SIMI VALLEY, CA
Keli Gunning
Keli, Brownsville, OR
Emergency conditions exist. Act now!
Daria P. Winter, Washington, DC
US government - how disgraceful to allow the poisoning of innocent children or anyone!
E c, Whittier, CA
Legislators at all levels: Do your job! Take action on behalf of children and all who are subject to the detrimental effects of
lead and other contaminants. Become responsible and accountable now!
Yvonne Hansen, Austin, TX
It's disappointing that our President ALLOWS what's happening in Flint MI to SIT BACK and watch that Racist Redneck
POISEN the People of Flint MI! He should have the National Guards, in Flint, arresting that POS!
NO ONE IN AMERICA SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO DO WHAT THIS POS IS DOING!!!!! AND HE'S SUPPOSE TO BE A
LEADER, A GOVENOR!
Bobie Johnson, Tulsa, OK
Julie S Johnson
Julie S. Johnson, Oelwein, IA
I have been trained and worked in this area and it is still very much needed to be addressed.
Robert L Deese, Pearland, TX
Why in the world it's taking so long to correct the poisoned water in Flint, Michigan, is beyond me!! Doesn't the Michigan
government care about it's people?!?
David Scheer, BELLINGHAM, WA
I thought you all claimed to be "pro life".
Juan Canet, Fayetteville, NC
Government has a basic responsibility for its citizen's public health systems. Neglecting lead poisoning is disgraceful, and
the negligence is pointedly directed at black communities. Correct this outrage before any more citizens are poisoned.
Robin Standish, Mill Valley, CA

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In the twenty-first century there is no excuse for this. It must be fixed, and now.
Jerry Wesner, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
It's where I want my tax dollars to go.
Peggy S. Collins, Southfield, MI
Save the Children, It is In Your Power
Willie Coppernoll, Fayetteville, AR
This is Eco -Terrorism, affecting thousands of voting citizens, conducted by a State Official, the Governor, by appointment
of a non-elected corporation to oversee an essential service.
Linda Maher, NEWPORT BEACH, CA
Government inaction is reprehensible and inexcusable.
Dr. Robert O. Stuart, Louisville, CO
I support emergency funding for Flint Michigan to resolve current crisis with lead-laden water. In the longer run, restoring
funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year
2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the same risks.
Ann Fleck-Henderson, Cambridge, MA
Act now!
Daria P. Winter, Washington, DC
The US Department of Justice must investigate the policy decisions which led to this condition in Flint, MI. These actions
may be the basis for criminal charges.
Jan L. Herrick, Chelsea, MI
It is a sin not to act when someone is being poisoned.
This is reckless, malign neglect.
Stop irreversible poisoning of children and citizens of the US.
Mary Kenosian, Eau Claire, WI
I'm not pleased with the way the government has allowed the entire U.S. to fall short on the fairness and well being for the
American citizens....
Ron Oneal, Columbus, MS
If a government official poisons the people with tainted water, the people need the CDC and lead poisoning remediation.
Bruce O'Brien, Altoona, WI

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Really... In 2016. Despicable. GET RID OF THE KEAD!


Maddy oden, Oakland, CA
What a disgrace! The governor should resign and be prosecuted!
Richard Smith, Duluth, MN
Mrs Bernice Afox'e
Bernice Afoxe', Columbus, OH
Linda Johnson
Linda Johnson, Minneapolis, MN
This is unacceptable and unconscionable. Stop it. Use taxpayer funds to help these families and children. Stop poisoning
our children!
Laura Jean Likover, Vallejo, CA

dimitar dolnooryahov, DICKENS, IA
They are not asleep at the wheel.Minorities are an extremely low priority on quality life access in this land,or any life at
all!!!!
Curtis E. Killings, Glendale, AZ
Do something to help!
Kathy Peterson, Lafayette, OR
It is a disgrace that people face health problems from environmental hazards that should have been eliminated
Wayne Roethler, LEESBURG, FL
Stop killing our black families
James Hodges, White Plains, NY
I worry the public housing in my own town has lead in the water because of old plumbing. My own house may have lead in
the water because the town switched to chloramine last year that may be causing lead to leach out like in Flint. The town
doesn't have to test the water at the residents' end of the tap.
Jo Ann Ann Duman, Texarkana, TX
Put politics aside and protect all the citizens regardless of location or financial standing
Laura Kretschmer, Cincinnati, OH

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WTF is wrong with you people. Oh yeah I forgot Republicans do not care.
Timothy Bishop, Hudson, NH
Protect the people!
David Mayer, Olympia, WA
It has been years since lead was detected and poisoning people. Some of us thought the problem had been fully addressed.
Now, I am shocked to find out the enormity of this problem. Fix it!!!
Mary V. V. Ensroth, Bloomfield HIlls, MI
This needs to be restored and the governor and his minions need to be replaced.
Gaila Gale, Ashland, OR
Your governor needs to be fired - NOW.
Lisa Bradford, Alexandria, VA
You must protect low- communities from these health hazards.
Linda Peck, Mission Viejo, CA
When it comes to human health, especially in under-served communities, the US Govt must not wait for an invitation! Act
now-access to clean water is a sacred right! Shame on Flint, Michigan and all of us. Babies drinking lead water inexcusable!
Every household in America needs a proper filter.
Ms. Felicia Davis, Forest Park, GA
This is disappointing. It is incomprehensible to say the least. Lead poisoning should not be an issue today in the U.S.
L Brown, Tybee Island, GA
GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO TAKE CHARGE OF THIS SITUATION
Walter durden, ATLANTA, GA
Please help the children. This can be so devastating and this can be avoided. Give a child a chance.
Ruth Batie, Monroe, NC
Officials who declare intoxicated water as drinkable are murderers of innumerous children!
They should be imprisoned!!
Gottfried Karenovics, CLEVELAND, OH
Talib Akbar
Talib Akbar, Madison, WI

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Let's get on the ball and help our brothers and sisters from this disaster no more waiting time is precious
Chris Gray, Aurora, CO
Our Great Lakes, Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie and Ontario hold the greatest supply of fresh water in the world. Protecting
this water supply from pollution must be a government priority for the common good.
Dr. Mary Nolan, Adrian, MI
I live about 20 miles from Flint.
Robert Cook, LAPEER, MI
we need to end lead poisoning every in the U.S
Raymond VanDame, New Castle, DE
The governor should be arrested as Michael Moore has stated. This is unacceptable and criminal.
Susan McGraw Keber, EAST HAMPTON, NY
Rick Snyder should be impeached!!!
James R. Gray, PALM SPRINGS, CA
Amidst economic difficulties that have come to many of these places, we cannot neglect the importance of the human beings
which live there.
Jacob Davidson, Davis, CA
Absolutely! This is a disgrace to our Country.
Mary Jo Hummeldorf, Melbourne, KY
There is a danger for children and lead infested housing. Governor of Flint should resign!!!
Roberto E Yapor, CHARLESTOWN, MA
As a country we need to fix these problems before they arise.
Dennis Fritzinger, Berkeley, CA
Absolutely unacceptable, criminal behavior by the Governor and his staff.
Robert Westman, LA JOLLA, CA
Can we not even ensure that children facing many other challenges at least get clean water?
David Weber, Exeter, NH

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STOP letting Capitalism governing and/or ruling this nation. Capitalism should empower and NOT exploit nor extort in the
name of profits over public safety.
james lewellyn, SPRING VALLEY, OH
There's no excuse, in a country with the resources and wealth of the U. S., to let an entire population be continually exposed
to lead poisoning. Shame on Governor Snyder!
Pam Denman, Topeka, KS
This is not an option that we have. This HAS to happen. The repercussions are disastrous for those directly involved and for
our society. It's not just an us against them issue it. We are all affected.
S N, Danforth, ME
I thought this problem was solved years ago. Again, we can see what a sorry excuse we have for House of Representatives.
They have no problem with watching people suffer and die while they squirrel away the money that will pay for their reelection campaigns.
Surya-Patricia Lane Hood, Phoenix, AZ
We have a responsibility to all the people.
Louis Wagner, Gloucester, MA
Members of Congress - how many of your children are exposed to lead poison? Must be nice to sleep at night not worried
about your children's brains being affected by lead.
Lenore cymes, Palo Alto, CA
We have seen too many excuses regarding all sorts of pollution regulation. Let's do the right thing.
Diane Matza, Clinton, NY
Regulate. It's not that complicated!
Stephanie Zappa, Oakland, CA
All communities need protection from environmental hazards. Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy
Homes and Lead Poisoning prevention program
dolores martin, Placitas, NM
Please help!
Sidney Ash, Albuquerque, NM
Lead poisoning is very dangerous.children should be protected and our water needs to be monitored.please restore funding
for the center of disease controls healthy homes and lead poisoning.
Socorro Sepulveda, High Point, NC

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Everyone has the human right to live in conditions where known health risks are
addressed by the Federal Government.
State governments often practice discriminatory behavior toward the poor and
black communities by choosing to ignore
unethical landlords and housing codes.
If federal entities, including Congress, are
turning their backs on lead poisoning by reducing the budget to eradicate known sources of lead poisoning, I call that
criminal
as well as ethical negligence. Is the Congress ignorant of the list of basic human rights which include health?!
Dorothy r, ROCHESTER, NY
Even if, because of racism or some other shameful and inhumane reason, you don't care about the individuals involved, you
should care about this epidemic's effect on our GDP, health care costs, etc. etc.
Loren R R. Northup, Lake Oswego, OR
Here's what REPUBLICAN President Dwight Eisenhower said about our spending priorities in 1953:
Here is what I would like to say. The jet plane that roars over your head costs three quarter of a million dollars. That is more
money than a man earning ten thousand dollars every year is going to make in his lifetime. What world can afford this sort of
thing for long? We are in an armaments race. Where will it lead us? At worst to atomic warfare. At best, to robbing every
people and nation on earth of the fruits of their own toil.
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger
and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children.
The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.
It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.
It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.
We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat.
We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.
This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of
iron."
Any government that does not have the health, education and general well-being of its children as its FIRST priority is unfit
to govern!!!
John Louton, Olga, WA
This is an un-reversible tragedy for the children of Flint that have been poisoned.
Rebekah Duncan, Gurnee, IL
This is so frightening. If people were advising the water seemed tainted due to fowl smell and discoloration, a red flad
should have been issued to have a top priority investigation on that issue. Something like this should not happen in 2016!
Nina Dawson, k, NY
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I vote
Mr. Peter E. Suter, Flushing, NY
This an absolute disgrace. Lead causes SERIOUS health risks including brain damage which not only effects the children
and families of those who consumed the lead poisoned water, it will cost the city and state millions of dollars to "remedy"
this issue and provide services to the children to who will now suffer from irreversible BRAIN DAMAGE. Restore the
program so that that there is a some semblance of a government that cares about the well-being of it residents who have that
has voted you in office and ensures the government's livelihood with taxpayer dollars. This is not happening in
predominantly White, well-to-do communities so why is it acceptable for this to occur in a predominantly Black, lowincome community. Enough is enough!
Airika D. Crawford, Detroit, MI
As a pediatrician, I am deeply concerned that babies and children are being exposed to lead, which damages nervous
systems. Do everything you can to eliminate this public health problem.
David Sands MD, Fairfield, IA
It's the fault of the goddamned governor. When are you fucking Anglo Saxon Judeo Christians get civilized!
mackare jones, Sacramento, CA
can't believe lead poisoning is still an issue in 2016. All families be they rich or poor deserve government protection. period.
L G. Franklin, Brookline, MA
The poor need even more protection.Their time and attention is on keeping alive, keeping a house over their heads. Please
make those dwellings safe!
Linn Bourgeau, Schaumburg, IL
How sad that greed exceeds the welfare of people especially children. Help the children and also fine the officials guilty
Michele Michele Ohmes, Kansas City, MO
I cannot understand why all levels of govt do not treat this matter as the ultimate state of emergency. Is the indifferent,
dilatory response due to racism?
P A. O'Connor, Waynesboro, PA
The Michigan Legislature and Governor are TOTALLY to blame for this crisis, and have done NOTHING (not even admitted
their obvious culpability) to help. These idiots need to be censured, probably should be jailed for mass homicide/crimes
against humanity. Instead, they still sit in their mansions and pass more draconian, environmentally harmful laws. Enough is
enough! This must stop! Prosecute Synder and the Michigan legislature!
Susan Starr, Pinckney, MI
MORE PROOF THAT GOVERNMENTS DO NOT WORK.
Ms. Tanica Boyd, decatur, GA
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Please stop hurting humans or any of God's creatures for that matter
Jamal Sellers, Conyers, GA
This is the kind of systemic but nearly invisible disadvantaging of black people that results in generational disfunction that conservatives love to criticize after being the prime culprits in its creation.
Greg Cahill, Culver City, CA
Stop trying to kill off our people!
Ms. Eboni Mahone, Chicago, IL
This is a deplorable situation that needs to be rectified. It is a moral imperative.
Ellen nelson, Washington, DC
Do not fail this community again we all have rights given to us by GOD ALMIGHTY
Ida Johnson, davenport, IA
Lead poisoning is dangerous and impacts learning as well as overall health in children. It is most important we confront this
issue immediately!
Lametta Johnson, Lexington, KY
Wow. I really feel for these families.
Em crone, Downingtown, PA
Atrocious.
Michelle Mueller-Misplay, Santa Fe, NM
And if these kids have learning problems and need special help where will the
government be then. Whining about cost?
Lorna Paisley, East Dubuque, IL
Hello Mrs./Mr. Government,
It is o unacceptable that we as a nation think it ok for poor people living in cities and other areas of our country to drink bad
water. This water can kill and lead to diseases. Please restore funding for the Animal Disease Center for their Lead Program.
What about the quality of life for low-income people? If we do not take care of it now, our government will pay later when
helping to pay for the medical costs. It is unacceptable that people in Flint have to use bottled water which is not good for
the environment. Please kindly do something about this now. Thanks. Brenda Thorbs-Weber
Brenda Thorbs-Weber, Ames, IA
We obviously can't rely on Corporocrats to protect our basic rights!
David Osinga, San Rafael, CA

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I live in Southeastern Michigan and have been hearing about this for a long time. The most important intervention after
insuring safe water for everyone is to insure the health of the children/adults who have been or may be effected by the
contaminated water. All kinds of medical, psychological and other supports need to be put in place now. Doctors in Flint
and I are saying that you need to provide the funding, institutions and programs necessary to address this problem now.
Brenda Shufelt, Birmingham, MI
Lead poisoning is not tolerable in the day and this time. Correct this wrong now!
Paula Mariedaughter, Saint Paul, AR
Don't ignore our children!
Carol Council, SAN DIEGO, CA
The government should be there to help and keep people safe!
Nancy Roessel, Fort White, FL
These are human beings that need fresh water. It's illegal to collect rain water but it's okay to let them drink poison? That's
the real crime. Give them their clean after they're the future of this country!
Jason Reyes, Rockford, IL
Would you please do that which will bring health to our children and adults so they will no longer be exposed to lead and
get lead poisoning.
Pamela Nummela, Saint Cloud, MN
Restore the CDC Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention funds.
Laurel Dorr, Atlanta, GA
The legislators always find money for more weapons but when it comes to our children somehow we don't have enough. We
need to change our culture to one of peace and caring instead of violence and revenge.
Yvonne Segal, Fayetteville, AR
Governor Rick Snyder needs to suffer the consequences of this reckless decision of his emergency manager. Children's
intelligence and development will be affected by this stupidity and even criminal behavior.
Rachel Ethier Rosenbaum, Auburndale, MA
Why do the rich hate America?
Paul Heineck, Poulsbo, WA
The only Answer is to vote for Bernie Sanders
for President!
Claire Nilson, Medford, NJ

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RESTORE THE FUNDING!!!!!!!!


Kelly Mathews, Nine Mile Falls, WA
Punish these criminal acts and restore clean drinking water to Flint!
Sylvia Vasquez, Columbus, OH
If you don't approve--Congress you are failing at your job to protect American's from nasty Republican Governors. Now
clean up his mess.
Richard L. Bernal, Galt, CA
This is shameful! It's time for America to fully fund the agencies that are charged to protect human dignity on our behalf!
Lydia Bean, Waco, TX
As a public bealth professional and educator I have seen the effects of lead poisoning on children. Public officials who have
known about this and allowed it should be in prison.
Deborah Starbuck-Franklin, Sacramento, CA
Water is a basic necessity that must be guaranteed potable
Sharon, New Hartford, NY
Leadership should take the safety of all people first . Profits first is NOT acceptable.
Eugene J Martin, scarsdale, NY
Why are they doing this in the black areas as usual trying to control population growth. Black why aren't you doing
something about this happening in your neighborhood.
Lisa Burkhalter, Wichita, KS
Black Lives Matter!!!!
Sandra Howard, Hammond, IN
This is an outrage! How is this happening in 21st century America?
Mrs. Rachel Heyman Resnikoff, BERKELEY, CA
The water disaster in Flint, Michigan is awful. Why can't we get water to these people immediately? Enough water to suffice,
that is. Please act TODAY!
Frances Galbreath, OAKHURST, TX
In today's time, this is an absurdity. How can anyone willingly poison a child and adult. Something needs to be done to
provide clean water for ALL people.
Carmen Scanlon, Chicago, IL
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Do the right thing, CDC!


Matthew Guldin, Brooklyn, NY
There is NO excuse for allowing this to happen, and those who have allowed it should pay the consequences.
George H Franklin, Sacramento, CA
The officials that let this happen should be given their walking papers !
Warren Nilsen, elizabeth, NJ
shame!
Paul Wortman, New York, NY
Please
Kay Allen, Houston, TX
Government and corporate criminals only care about profits for themselves and their political campaigns. Vote for the health
of the people and not for the health of your pocketbook.
Mary A. Vorachek, Salem, OR
It's simple. Lead poisoning now leads to higher costs and problems down the road. Do the right thing.
Linda Elofson, Fargo, ND
There is no reason good enough to not restore funding for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program;
Rebecca H. Walding, null, NM
There is no reason good enough to not restore funding for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program;
Rebecca H. Walding, null, NM
This is a criminal and a travesty.
Robert Murray, Wyncote, PA
Michigan's Governor should be arrested & charged with as many charges as they can come up with & put that son of a bitch
& his henchmen away where they belong! I would also make them drink that same water by force if needed! This is bullshit
& shows how mean spirited & totally uncaring the GOP agenda is! Money & GREED at all costs!!1
Ernie Howe, Cherryville, NC
A disgrace!
Anna Baltz, ALBUQUERQUE, NM

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D Goldsmith, Portland, OR
History will show who you are by the actions you take now. How do you want to be remembered? As a rescuer of the
downtrodden or as someone who condemned children to lead poisoning?
Jamie McGonagill, null, FL
I love my people.
Johnisha, Stockton, CA
william mack
William Mack, Cape Coral, FL
The fact of a large minority population in Flint, with low financial resources, can NOT excuse Michigan leadership's lack of
corrective action for the lead problem.
John C. Wiesner, Castro Valley, CA
Why is this happening in the USA. We are not Africa!
Connie McMillan, Omaha, NE
Let us continue to be a human society.
Roxy Nicholson, San Pedro, CA
The "management" of Flint is a disgrace. This was a predictable event and it's a crime to have ignored the reports. Fund a
recovery for the people of Flint and other areas impacted by lead and other environmental problems.
Deirdre Sinnott, New York, NY
Americans hate children. Don't tell me I am wrong - show me the budget. We spend more than the next several nations with
the biggest military budget combined. Our spending on the health, welfare and education of children ranks much lower on a
per child basis than many less wealthy nations, who clearly love children more than we do.
Greg Koshak, Larsen, WI
As a resident of Michigan, I have been following this discussion closely. I certainly support this petition. I would also
support recall of the governor, who knew and did nothing, along with his cronies. It is worse than a disgrace, it is criminal.
The "state" took over governing Flint and Detroit. Thought they could do better. One look at that water, and it's easy to see
that it's not right. Those responsible should have to drink that water themselves and eat crow. So YES, absolutely, let's do
whatever it takes.
Kristin Beauchamp, East Jordan, MI
Sylvia Gibbs
Sylvia Gibbs, Avondale Estates, GA
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This situation is unacceptable.


Bea Trenier, Santa Maria, CA
Disgraceful. Mean-spirited. You will be held accountable !!
Ms Kate D., Rockport, ME
Why not make polluting corporations pay for this. After all since congress has decided that corporations are people, and
people are considered liable for their dirty deeds, why shouldn't corporations be expected to foot the bill? Might make them
think twice about what they do . . .
Ms. Linda Stead, Talent, OR
Dumb ass politicians.
Stanley Jones-Umberger, Washougal, WA
Funding for this program is needed for all humans concerned. Lead poisoning is real and can be deadly.
Joanne Cooper, charlottesville, VA
This is my hometown and I am angry & heartbroken at the same time...so this is how we treat our fellow Americans?
Shelly Wright, Newport News, VA
This situation in Flint, Michigan and in other low income communities across the country equates to a national disgrace.
Bobby, Norfolk, VA
Lead poisoning is NOT a thing of the past. Restore funding now!
Ruth Goring, Chicago, IL
How many lead pipes are there in older cities such as Cleveland, Detroit, Flint and Baltimore? This could also be polluting
the water with lead poisoning.
Anthony Lillich, Kissimmee, FL
Pitiful
Taryn McTaw, Detroit, MI
Public Health must be restored and maintained at ALL Costs!
Mr. Brett A. Greisen, New York, NY
And there should be criminal culpability
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Carmen Harrison, Southfield, MI
How can Americans pride themselves on being the "wealthiest country in the world" when this and many other appalling
inequities exist while most Americans just go shopping.
Pat Montee, Charlotte, NC
Save the lead poisoned water for the politicians to drink.
Ruby Bell, MAURICE, LA
Michael Carter
Michael Carter, Frankfort, KY
Please do what is right and protect our children from unnecessary harm. It is a moral imperative that we care for ALL of our
children to the highest level possible.
Sallie Smithwick, Charlottesville, VA
This is a no- brainer. Is there anyone out there who is PRO lead poisoning? ?
Ann Perry, Morrisville, PA
This is important. Your actions are necessary.
Barbara Hall, Las Cruces, NM
Stunning! No reason for this!
Mary White, chicago, IL
No excuse for this. People deserve honesty! If the water is dirty it can be filtered. Just be honest
Jack Doyle, San Francisco, CA
And what century are we in?
Kenny Stanberry, Santa Fe, NM
Joan Sabino
Joan Sabino, Rice Lake, WI
This is a problem of paramount importance. Lead poisoning affects the intellect of the children poisoned. These children are
the future of America. Give them a chance!
Kelly Maris-Weissburg, Walnut Creek, CA

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This must be resolved now! This is unacceptable. Get off your rich fat behinds and do the job you were elected to do.
Steve J Cohen, Silver City, NM
clean water allows life to exist on this planet- w/o it, we will all perish- including the greedy politicians-"Confusion reigns
supreme ", at this point in time. Truth is Facts-something you'll never see on broadcasts, because of FCC giving all [power
over >Public Airways" to>FAUX NEWS-and the Federal Trade Commission FOR SALES-Murdocks got the money !
Jan Heaton, Mansfield, OH
Help blacks as much as you do whites!
Louie Molina, Anaheim, CA
Government OF the people, BY the people, FOR the people....not for corporate profiteers!
Veda Stram, CAMANO ISLAND, WA
Flint, Michigan, is where I was born and raised. Now I consider myself lucky to have left before the Republicans poisoned it.
This would never have happened in Grosse Pointe. DO SOMETHING!
Margaret Ross, TUCSON, AZ
CUT THE OFFENCE WAR BUDGET AND GIVE THESE PEOPLE CLEAN WATER!!!
Anne Saunders, Chicken, AK
It is time the government offer Chelation therapy to all exposed to lead!
Dr. Mary Ellen Ellen Aguirre, TUCSON, AZ
We lack a national conscience in Congress, repulsively displayed by Republican presidential candidates.
Minot Davis, Newport, RI
I thought this was 2016, not 1816. What kind of backwards country is this?
Dean DiBasio, Clinton Township, MI
The people of Michigan need some kind of defense against idiots.
Thomas Phillips, Palisade, CO
Criminal prosecutions?
Eugene Falik, Far Rockaway, NY
Education in this is so important. But also is action to end Lead Poisoning. All people should be protected and laws
regarding this should be ENFORCED.
Sue Biederman, Everly, IA

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Horrific!
Yvonne Lewis, Bellflower, CA
Disgraceful; fix it.
Harry Cleaver, Austin, TX
Clean, safe water for drinking and general use is not just for some of us. Unsafe drinking water can a d does happen
anywhere. We must restore funding to assure we keep ever vigilant so clean, safe water for human and animal and
agricultural use is available for all. This is not an issue of them and us.
Patricia A Lenzen, Vancouver, WA
Please pay attention to this!
Patty Johnson, Washington, DC
Would you drink this poison? Would you feed this poison to your babies??
Leslie Gold, New York, NY
In such a wealthy country, with all the technology at hand, lead in our water supplies is a scandal.
ellen zarter, Bellevue, WA
This is disgraceful reckless endangerment of our children, especially those in low income communities with low voter
turnout. Put the water municipalities on blast for their incompetence and oust/call for resignation any local governement
official /candidate /or representative that does not make general health & safety around the water supply a top issue.
Ayoka Munoz, Rancho Cordova, CA
Why are we still dealing with this problem? It should have been cleared up decades ago! I remember when the government
became involved with this problem and it was a top priority. Are the children of today any less important than those of the
past? Black, white, red, yellow, brown or green - these children are all citizens and the future of this country. It seems that the
governments, federal, state and local, all need to rethink their priorities and start caring about the people of this country
again.
Reid Woolery, Gainesville, FL
NO MORE leaden children!
Canary Burton, Wellfleet, MA
No one should have to drink poisoned water!
Maureen Mayer, Montclair, NJ
This situation in Flint's water is unconscionable.
Public officials must be held responsible.
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Ellie Meservey, Santa Rosa, CA
Living in MI where Flint's children have been exposed to lead in their water supply, I'm even more certain that this program
is vital to the health and future of many of our children.
Ken Grunow, Detroit, MI
Prayer for change
Karen ellis, Prestonsburg, KY
This is a critical public health issue and we have the knowledge and resources to protect people. Let's do it!
Amahia Mallea, Des Moines, IA
Officials should be called to account for neglect of duty.
Teresa Bliss, ,
Please do something. This is a criminal approach towards solving community health issues.
Michael Ambrosino, Portland, OR
This is absolutely despicable. We must all act even if wevdo not reside in these areas because it impacts us all.
Vanessa Morman, San Antonio, TX
Save the children... and every other vulnerable innocent person.
Jim and Peggy Connolly, Linden, NJ
These are serious, human rights issues affecting our fellow citizens.
Jan Garrett, Bowling Green, KY
WHY hasn't anyone thought to file a "class action lawsuit" against the state of Michigan? That would be the most effective
recourse to assist those that have been negatively affected, and those whose health has been negatively impacted for the rest
of their lives! Do Not allow this crisis to continue without any monetary compensation to the many that will be affected by
the lead poisoning for the rest of their lives. Their medical expenses, doctor bills etc., should be paid for by the state of
Michigan. Be smart....File a Civil Claim against Michigan.
T Alston, Saddle Brook, NJ
I am outraged to learn that our government has reduced federal funding for the Center for Disease Control's Healthy Homes
and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. What has happened in Flint, Michigan can happen to any place in America. If you
want to insure that it doesn't happen here in Colorado, please take action to prevent that.
Alexandra Sale, null, CO

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The allow children to be poisoned while continuing subsidies and tax breaks to corporations making record profits is
MONSTROUS. Legislators should be ASHAMED of themselves.
James Suthers, Tujunga, CA
Please help our brothers and sisters. Clean water. Kindness.
Stacy Steck, Olympia, WA
Guv, you are FIRED, and so are all your so called "emergency managers", who have crapped up every system where they put
their little dictatorial paws. Get on the stick and address the poisoning YOU have directly caused, or we will push for a total
removal. I heard that you had the audacity to send shut off notices to the poor poisoned people. RESIGN.
Ccile Stelzer Stelzer-Johnson, null, WI
Someone close to me suffered lead poisoning as a young adult. He was hospitalized and treated poorly. The experience
changed him. I would never want anyone else to go through what he did and those who love him did.
Kelsey Keyes, Saline, MI
This is of great importance and great urgency.As always the poor carry the burden and are left unsupported "Statue of
Liberty" - remember
Gregory H Whiting, Portland, OR
America is a developed country economically, militarily and intellectually and American children benefit from optimal
conditions of life with healthy food, drinking water without being infected with the bacteria that causes food toxinfectii or
heavy metals, with the right to free education and health care.
America wants a healthy and educated population, you have to create the conditions for his children whether they are
whites, blacks, Asians or Latin Americans.
Marin Bragea, South Salem, NY
This was a foreseeable event, the people responsible should be held criminally liable for poisoning the citizens of Flint.
John Margerum, Philadelphia, PA
Horrible down with the capitalist system
Jan Gunnar L_fgren, ,
Our children deserve better.
Lisanne Norman, Austin, TX
Who will stand for future generations?
Edwina White, null, CA
This is a disgrace.
Claudia Bobbitt, Elizabeth, NJ
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I was in Copsa' Mica ROMANIA and saw the devastation to contaminated water, etc...they had NO WAY to fix the
issues.Here, in the USA, we have ways to fix issues such as getting the LEAD OUT of structures that are continuing to cause
injury! WHY, would this even be an issue in our country? ROMANIA...maybe, but here!? This is ridiculous.
Patricia Palazzolo, Holland, MI
please correct this on your watch, later will be too late!
Yvonne Crenshaw, Birmingham, MI
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program. No one
should have to drink lead-tainted water in this country.
Janice Battle, Chesapeake, VA
The way that the lead poisoning problem happened in Flint appears to be a deliberate act of genocide. They won't like that
word, but there's no other way to describe it. I pray for your success in this matter.
Julia S. Butler, Chicago, IL
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program. No one
should have to drink lead-tainted water in this country.
Janice Battle, Chesapeake, VA
Audrey myles
Audrey Myles, Chicago, IL
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program. No one
should have to drink lead-tainted water in this country.
Janice Battle, Chesapeake, VA
Ramona Taylor
Ramona Taylor-Edwards, Richmond, VA
The republican governor of Michigan knew that he was sending lead-contaminated water to babies. He did it anyway as a
way to save money. He was doing what he was told to do by the billionaires who had bought him.
He was not alone in his despicable actions. Republican legislators have consistently voted to defund the CDC and its
"Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention" program.
Enough!
Mike Kelly, Huntington Beach, CA
Lead poison our childrens head
Claes Thulin, Roundup, MT
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Maryrose Carroll, Vilas, NC
The children are the moral imperative.
John Somers, Bronx, NY
Help avoid serious public health problems.
Tom Brink, York, NE
GET THE LEAD OUT !!!
Gordon heavern, Boulder, CO
#familyvalues #humanvalues
Bonnie Egan, New York, NY
Tha all Americans do not have access to lead free water in their homes, is a national disgrace and needs a national remedy.
Carol Gjelsvik, North Kingstown, RI
Geraldine Trice
Geraldine Trice, Las Vegas, NV
THANK YOU BERNARD!
Yeshimabeit Milner, New York, NY
We are ashamed that this is happening in our state!
Tom and Lauri Holmes, Kalamazoo, MI
Pound foolish. Solve this now!
Paul Nichols, Descanso, CA
Tonya Sowell
Tonya Sowell, Charlotte, NC
Thanks for your immediate action.
Ellen & John Woodruff, Woodbury, MN

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This is disgraceful! The word American does not denote race, religion, or creed. All Americans,have the right to save and fair
housing and drinking water just to start.Courts have confirmed this on many occasions. So why hasn't anything been done
for my fellow Americans.You people are worthless, self centered and greedy.Stop playing your own agandas and do what
right for the American people. ALL AMERICAN people!
Terry Lushbough, Iola, KS
We're counting on you!
Laura Thompson, Austin, TX
thank u for allowing me to sign this petition, because it is the truth. Thanks
Jerald Gainous, HOUSTON, TX
Heidi Peterson
Heidi Peterson, Delray, FL
This was a deplorable decision. Lead poisoning is IRREVERSIBLE.
Zero money was save and many lives affected, some children damaged permanently
gerry collins, Murrieta, CA
People are suffering, due to negligence and inattention. If you have heard the term "only as strong as the weakest link," I
think you can draw a parallel. Please work for the efforts of people not just profit.
Diana Henderson, Staunton, VA
This inhumanity to man will not prevail. How could a free country do this to its citizens
Roxanne slaughter, Dolton, IL
This requires IMMEDIATE attention AND action
Marguerite Boyens, Decatur, GA
The funding to remove this lead should come from the governor's favorite project.
James W. Harris, Freeport, FL
this situation is terrible, the governor of Michigan should be impeached, it appears he is not doing much of anything to help
the people of Flint, SHAME ON HIM!! The least you could do governor is to get water to these people, the state should
provide the water not just depend on donations.
Sandy Dumke, Crooks, SD
It is not acceptable for the poisoning of US citizens to pass unresolved by Government.
Anthony Cowan, Sarasota, FL

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Hurry!
Barbara Bates, MUNDELEIN, IL
This situation in inexcusable!! Return funding for Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention NOW!!
S R. Weinheimer, Seattle, WA
no budget cuts to health and quality of life!
Dennis Brokaw, salem, OR
This is urgent!
Milicent Cranor, Lancaster, PA
This is wrong. It would be less expensive to adequatel fund this Prevention Program than it will be in the future to provide
for adults with ensuing mental and physical disabilities..Doesn't that make sense?
Margaret Borry, Taylors, SC
This is as, if not more important, than military protection.
Sharon Humphries-Brooks, clinton, NY
How this can take place in (allegedly) the greatest country in the world is beyond comprehension. Completely and
unilaterally inexcusable and unacceptable!
Richard Ordonez, La Grange, IL
How can you cut services NECESSARY for NORMAL life in America, and call yourself an American, much less a
Representative of the people of America?
Jamie Stewart, PIEDMONT, AL
This is absurd & unacceptable! We demand that the government for the people and by the people live up to their
responsibilities for ALL of the PEOPLE.
Antonio Bowser, Trenton, NJ
There should never be a question of who is going to live our is going to die!!!
Yes, they should always be a question of how we are going to make planet a better place for everyone on it....
Money should never be a question when it comes to shading lives....
With the money and number of people we have on this planet, we can populate the universe....
Dr. Cairo D'Almeida, Seattle, WA
This is serious. Please, take action!
Vagner Benedito, Morgantown, WV
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Fatima, Atlanta, GA
This is absolutely disgraceful!!! Access to clean water is a right, not a privilege!!!
Amena Black, Brooklyn, NY
Natasha C. Coward
Natasha Coward, Goshen, NY
This is an outrageous situation caused by an arrogant governor and his cronies who still resist correcting this violent crime
against the people of Flint. Government is supposed to protect us, not destroy our lives!
James Goodwin, null, CA
Every persons life matter regardless of thier income. Governor and those responsible should go to jail.
Tsegai Abraha, Seattle, WA
Sounds like chemical warfare?
Cole Jadrosich, Philadelphia, PA

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Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the
same risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a Fiscal Year 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for Fiscal Year 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead
and other environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers
and safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that
amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage
state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead
exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure
that funds are being utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Bruno Miguel Santos Prata, Brooklyn, NY
What we are doing to the environment effects people. Shouldn't someone in authority actually show that they give a damn!
Judith Carson, Stone Mountain, GA
Something must be done immediately to provide clean water to everyone and try to undo the damage already done.
Francine Wickes, Bangor, ME
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This is disgraceful. I've been following this story. How could Governor Snyder let this happen?
Dick Devens, Center Sandwich, NH
Get it together!
Deja Pegues, San Antonio, TX
Stop doing evil!
Don Courtney, Sulphur Springs, TX
This is a health problem that can and must be solved. It's a horrible thing to do to children.
Carla Cheshire, Houston, TX
I am in full support of every movement pertaining our black youth. We must continue to rise against all that suppresses our
communities and fight for is right.
Tommy Green, Saint Paul, MN
This is unconscionable to cut vital monitoring of drinking water.
Deborah McCoy, EVERETT, WA
Joseph Wilkerson
Joseph Wilkerson, Elmwood Park, IL
Another Slap in The Face For Black People...
Willie Kay Betts, South Plainfield, NJ
Too many no brainers!!
Martin and Connie Plattner, HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
The poisonous water in Flint is a heavy burden for families affected
Amy Valent-Ribot, Hoboken, NJ
What can be more important to our country than the health and well being of our children?
Joy LiBethe, Charlotte, NC
SHAME
Ms MS ADRIAN SIEGEL, Hollywood, FL

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When we think of governments killing heir people, we think of people like Assad. But how are we different if we allow the
lead poisoning of our own people, including--and perhaps especially--children? Let's do something concrete about this
unjust situation now. We can, if we really want to. Thank you.
Ronald and IlaJean Kragthorpe, Thousand Oaks,, CA
this is a fascist act against people of color.
Victoria Guagliardo, La Crescenta, CA
Not only do I want to support the premise of this petition but I also support those who believe Michigans Governor should
be held legally responsible for his deplorable actions that caused this abominable decision in the first place. Remove him
from office & arrest & indict him for the harm he has caused this community. He usurped the citizens of Flint democratic
rights to elect their own local representatives & appointed an emergency "manager" who is as corrupt as he is, I believe
that is an act of treason.
Claudette Cavette, Ontario, OR
This is disgraceful! As a former Michigan resident, I'm appalled at the inaction of state officials to protect citizens!
Mary H. Burns, Delray Beach, FL
Pro-life but poison the children to save $100. That's the Republican philosophy.
Lewis Taishoff, New York, NY
Please monitor, restore and prevent water poisoning. Coming to a neighborhood near you if something isn't done. Not to
mention the devastating suffering in years to come. The government is supposed to protect the citizens.
Maxine Bryant Kennebrew, Grosse Pointe, MI
This is immoral; There is something that needs to be done very soon on this lead poisoning.
Please, in the name of all that is decent and true, move on this.
Rev. James Capers, Indianapolis, IN
Save us money in the long run by caring for our children now.
Cassandra Gearhart, LONG BEACH, CA
All children matter
chanella hunter, San Francisco, CA
This budget cut comes pretty close to giving the Cherokee infected blankets. Will we ever stop this government-sanctioned
poisoning? This budget should be doubled, not halved.
Jeannine Laverty, Saratoga Springs, NY
This is very important.
William Tiwald, null, NM
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The Chinese executed the executive of the company that added Melamine to the milk and caused many infant deaths.
Perhaps we should take similar drastic action about criminal officials if it can be proved they knew about the lead poisoning
of the water.
David Martin, Honolulu, HI
Unbelievable! This must be corrected and quickly.
Tedd Saunders, Boston, MA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
Let's keep this program funded.
Helen Morton, Hazel Crest, IL
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
The governor and his financial managers should be held criminally responsible for these outrageous and immoral & immoral
actions. Thank you.
Chris Kimar, AuTrain, MI
Water is essential to all life and funding to all life. Funding to ensure that it is kept to health!y standards absolutely must be
restored
Judi Satchell, San Miguel, CA
THIS WOULD NO BE HAPPENING IN RICH WHITE COMMUNITIES.
Margo Cooper, Vermontville, NY
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People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA

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People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
Please keep the population healthy. It should be the right of everybody to have clean water,
air and soil.
Therese Misra, Shreveport, LA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
Daniel Atkinson
Daniel Atkinson, Erie, PA
Is there within our federal government, especially the Republicans, a group that is intent, maybe subconsciously, on
minimizing the MULTI racial nature of America?!
James Mathews, San Mateo, CA
People's lives and health are more important than corporate profit in Flint MI and everywhere. Government is meant to
protect people's lives, not sacrifice people to profit to people's misery.
Marianne Robinson, Berkeley, CA
Lets help those who can't help themselves!
Christopher Booker, Lake Charles, LA
This is another result of racism...
Trevor Southlea, mahopac, NY
The Center for Disease Control must be funded to both remove, and then keep lead out of all water and food everywhere.
The United States is betraying our own citizens by allowing poisoning.
Susan Shaver, Marquette, MI
A successful life should not depend on money.
There's not enough love when violence exists.
Health and education must be available to all.
Edward Flowers, San Diego, CA

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There is no excuse for children being exposed to lead in 2016! None! Is it because we really don't care? Maybe if it were
happening in affluent neighborhoods - maybe then we would care. Rather see my tax money go here than to SO MANY other
projects.
Gerald Reid, West Chester, OH
So ... your Reaganomic "cost cutting" and
"deregulation" strategies caused a SERIOUS
HEALTH PROBLEM, one that, just previously,
everybody thought was behind us. NICE
GOING. Why do you think we pay all that
tax money? So you can just hand it all over
to your corporate bosses and stoke the
"Endless Warmonger" machine? NOPE.
DO YOUR *REAL* JOB. FOR ALL OF US.
OR YOU'RE GONG NEXT YEAR.
Steve Ditore, Seattle, WA
Anything less is unacceptable!!!
Gaya Covington, Salt Lake City, UT
Water is a basic necessity of human (all) life. US government, please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Thank You,
Darryl Chatman
281-386-7008
Darryl Chatman, Richmond, TX
ALL lead should have been done away with YEARS ago!!! This should be ILLEGAL!!!
Sheila Mattingly, Bothell, WA
I lived in a apartment which my youngest had gotten high levels of led which caused her to get led poisoning in results I
believe she got her ADHD Oppossional defivent disorder from led is dangerous please put the funding program back in
place
Catherine Jurich, Chicago, IL
Lead poisoning is a critical issue in brain development and such a simple one to fix. Restoring these funds should be seen as
vital as funding any public health initiative.
Thank you for your support of restoring these funds.
Cathy Cole, Chapel Hill, NC

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Please work to keep all of our children safe from lead poisoning.
Helen Hunter, Saint Paul, MN
Restore founding now!!!!
Ruth E. E. Kennedy, New Orleans, LA
There must still be some LETHAL racial BIGOTS in our nation's capital!
James Mathews, San Mateo, CA
It's for the children!
Robert Hawkins, MECHANICSVILLE, VA
Stop playing politic with human lives
Darrin McNair, Philadelphia, PA
YES YES YES to restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget and for as long as it takes to get this lead poisoning mitigation done!
Gail Massey, Longmont, CO
People are homeless because they can't afford to pay for lead removal, yet there are thousands of older homes that are
affordable except for this problem. Then, opportunists buy in bulk these foreclosed and condemned homes and use them as
rentals. This hurts our poorer neighborhoods because homeownership is the best way to increase wealth and renters don't
care for the property the way owners do, plus they are not invested in the neighborhood like owners. Transient population.
Higher cost for housing (owning is cheaper), and slym lirds renting to drug dealers reduce our property values and keep
people in poverty! You all know this, now do something about it, it's a moral obligation that helps everyone.
Kay Sanford, Kalamazoo, MI
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
Genice James-Moss, Greenville, NC
Lead poisoning is a national disgrace.
Donna Von Bargen Ph.D., Renton, WA
This is unacceptable! Legal action must be taken against the perpetrators of this outrage!
Mary Sherwood, Reston, VA
This is a disgrace! Why do you (the government ) alway look the other way when it come to MINORITIES?
Dennis Carl Williams, Chicago, IL

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It has been well known for decades that the poor in this country have been exposed to toxic and poisonous substances.
These communities need protection from these substances which affect their lives and future generations. Take action to
protect them from environmental hazards of all kinds, to which most of the rest of us are never exposed.
Dorothy Thompson, Flippin, AR
God has left America as our leaders have betrayed us and voted for the wealthy few over the 90% with needs. We have been
encouraged in fear and turned against the needs of people's of the earth that 1-3% might increase their wealth and selfishly
horde it. Perpetual war. The president pushes this post on against the people with good sounding words with no substance,
preparing a place of employment for himself after office. Enough of empty words.
Jon Laubert, Albuquerque, NM
This is a criminal act against Humanity
Mary O'Neill, Presque Isle, MI
Yes! This is a sign of an easily preventable racist bad health policy that can be prevented. Black Lives Matter! People's lives
are at stake!
Stop funding wars and murder overseas! Fund health in our low income communities instead!
Jill Severson, Portland, OR
i was appalled to read about this in the news last week.
Kenney C Kennedy, Shreveport, LA
WITH TODAY'S SCIENCE THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR LEAD POISONING
Charles MEIKLE, EWA BEACH, HI
The whole thing is atrocious!
Judith Salzman, Tucson, AZ
We need to get rid of lead infected water! Help all the people who developed lead poisoning because of the water they paid
for, and are poisoned because of lead infected water! What kind if country would poison their own people!
Nita wallace, Virginia Beach, VA
again, shame on congress and house
Martine Pigeon, Sedona, AZ
Frances Boulden
Frances Boulden, Akron, OH
Environmental hazards have been visited upon Black and low-income communities with impunity forever. Can we not be
better, do better?
Susan Proctor, Gaylesville, AL
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TRILLIONS FOR TAX DODGING WAR PROFITEERS AND WALL STREET ROBBER BARON CASINO CAPITALISTS,
BUT NOTHING FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN MASSES IS CAUSE FOR A REVOLT AGAINST UN-AMERICAN TYRANNY!
Charles Paul Paul Becker, null, CT
All lives matter. Stop poisoning us!
Mary Horn, St. Louis, MO
This is a disgrace
Mr. Alexandros R Acedo, Fresno, CA
Change is necessary!!!!
Theresa Kilduff, Portland, OR
If we don't need government for this, what *do* we need it for?
Johnny Klonaris, SAN JOSE, CA
Get the lead out on gettin' the lead out!
James Hansen, Wilmette, IL
It's a matter of justice. The Federal Gov't must take a stand on behalf of all 100%. The findings are indisputable. If you feel
Flint, MI is safe --- before you go to sleep tonight, ask yourself if you'd feel safe raising your family there. If the answer is no,
then RESTORE Federal Funding to the CDCs Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Do the Right thing.
Thank you so much,
Donna Mazzola
Donna Mazzola, Eastlake, OH
This is a perfect example of the genocide being committed against black Americans by the government. They should be
doing wayyy more than just adding funding for prevention, there should be repercussions for this blatant disregard for black
life by those city officials.
Tameisha Suter, Louisville, KY
Tabota Seyon
Tabota Seyon, Minneapolis, MN
shame again!
Chod Wilburn, Bakersfield, CA
Cutting funding for the CDC is contrary to what this Program is for. They are already under-funded. Lead poisoning is real
no matter what color or income group a person is in. This is just another example of corruption and favoritism for big
corporations.
Tracey Brown, Antigo, WI
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With bitter partisan politics, this country is on a slippery slope to becoming a third-world nation! Wake up, those of you in
government, and stop this from happening!
B Rego, Pasadena, CA
This is shameful!!! That's taking a hatred or disdain of black folks to another level. We're talking about kids and the elderly
here...someone should go to jail!!!1
Raynard Sargent, Marrero, LA
Living in Michigan way back 35 years ago I felt I had to drink bottled water when I was pregnant. I can't believe this is still
such a problem.
Mary Ferm, Bainbridge Island, WA
This is nearly unbelievable!
Val Meads, Prescott, AZ
This is beyond crazy, so obviously racist and classist. We can't let it be written off as an unfortunate "accident".
Kathleen Hanna, New York, NY
Medical student, Harvard Medical School
Sam Dubal, Berkeley, CA
Irresponsible!!!
Cecyl Ivie, WASHINGTON, DC
Lead poisoning is suppose to be a problem from the past, at worst a legacy of the industrialized countries to the third world.
Deerwester Steven J., Columbus, OH
No excuses --- solve this issue now.
Barbara Burr, Davis, CA
Restore funding for the C. D. C.
Ricky Blanton, MARION, OH
this is crazy.. we should not have to petition for clean water.. its time to vote out some politicians that have been bought
out.. its the only way, as they refuse to listen to the citizens
katherine lindley, Pensacola, FL
What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31
Alane Lane, Brunswick, GA
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it was and still is criminal what the Governor of Flint Michigan did by switching water suppliers' and what he did not do by
lieing to everyone saying he did not know and did nothing to help correct the problem for over 1 year now !!!
cliff & cynthia brock, Yeadon, PA
Our system is aging. This could be happening in more places besides Flint!
Renee Miron-Alimpich, Lake Orion, MI
Where are their control authorities?
Juan Rebolledo, Hialeah, FL
This racial inequality in environmental degradation must be stopped!
Josie Gallup, Berkeley, CA
It is Unconscienable what has been done in Flint. We need to do everything possible to correct this ASAP and to compensate
for damage done
Lois J. Rifner, Saint Louis, MO
It's not nice to poison little children.
Robin Pappas, Pocono Manor, PA
It is truly unbelievable that this actually happened in these United States of America. This is not a natural, but human-made
disaster deliberately created through duly elected government officials. Not only should the government ensure immediate
remedial actions; the victims (especially these children) should be cared for and compensated to ensure their health and
safely as long as they live....Such gross official neglect must never be allowed to happen again and those responsible for
these mishaps and misfortune must be called to account...
Max Surjadinata, New York, NY
We all need clean water. Please restore the federal funding for lead poisoning prevention.
J Rigney, Newton, NJ
For real? Stop this nonsense.
Steven J. Wilson, Lawrence, KS
Rick Snyder should be arrested and charged with assault. One count for every person in Flint that he tried deliberately to
poison.
Jerry A Bierens, MILFORD, MI
Seems important to me.
c day, Vero Beach, FL

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Protect all children; remember the poor.


Gail Weston-Roberts, Natick, MA
Every city and state should sue the lead paint manufacturers to get money to remediate housing.
Eileen Senn, Trenton, NJ
Lead exposure in young children can result in permanent brain damage that can cause mental retardation that adversely
affects life-long cognitive function.
Samuel Speciale, Asheville, NC
Criminal prosecution is called for. This is a disgrace...and yes, these families should be supported and compensated for this
attack on their person and future generations! I'm ashamed and disgusted.
Karen Herwig, West Des Moines, IA
Restore the vital funding
Alejandro Flores, Brownsville, TX
If knowingly they diverted either a process or access to cleaner water for cost there should a grand jury investigation and let
the chips fall...
Jerome Czaster, Ridgeland, SC
The more I read about this preventable poisoning of families in Flint, the harder it is to believe that a "Public Servent", paid
with public money, would do such a thing....or that any person in their right mind would do such a thing. My heart goes out
to these families who trusted their local government to do the right thing.
The US government now has to take action where the local leaders have crossed the line of right-and-wrong. Restore full
funding for the Center for Disease Control Health Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention. Have FEMA send in tankers of
safe drinking water. Take immediate steps to help the children who have been poisoned. Remove those responsible for this
public health tragedy...they are unfit for public office.
Joan Michlin, Bozeman, MT
people lives matter..........
P A McKinney, Greer, SC
Restore Funding NOW
Shelia Ward, Houston, TX
PEOPLE NOT CORPORATIONS!
Alan McLemore, Beaumont, TX
Government, take responsibility for caring for all those affected by lead poisening. This could have been avoided.
Carla Pomeroy, REYNOLDSBURG, OH
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ANOTHER INSTANCE WHERE, PEOPLE OF COLOR DOESN'T GET AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO A BETTER WAY
OF LIFE, IT'S SEEMS AS THE GOPS DESIRE IS TO KILL OFF THE BLACK POPULATION TO KEEP THEM THE
MARJORIE DENING EQUAL EQUALITY FOR ALL.
Amuel Hilliard, Chula Vista, CA
Flint, Michigan stands out as a disgrace. Where else might this be happening!
Elaine Needham, Ojai, CA
This goverment needs to help all the people they have intentnaly posion with lead deliverly put in their drinking water.
How horrible! What kind of goverment would poison their own people! These murders need to be put in jail for life! Then
the infected people need benefits and all the help possible!
Nita wallace, Virginia Beach, VA
This goverment needs to help all the people they have intentnaly posion with lead deliverly put in their drinking water.
How horrible! What kind of goverment would poison their own people! These murders need to be put in jail for life! Then
the infected people need benefits and all the help possible!
Nita wallace, Virginia Beach, VA
Poisoned drinking water in the U.S. of A. is absolutely not OK!!!! The emergency in Flint needs to be corrected immediately,
and we need full funding for CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention for environmental justice all across the
country.
Sylvia Miller, Chapel Hill, NC
stop letting kids die!
Valarie Mariscal, Tucson, AZ
Since when do we allow contaminated water to flow to American? Why isn't this a crime?
Melvin Reed, Charlotte, NC
We need to fix this. No child should start out life w lead poisoning.
Susan murphy, DES PLAINES, IL
What is happening in Flint, Michigan is an obvious attempt at ridding the city of it's native citizens so that they can be
driven out and the real estate bought for little or nothing and regentrification of the area will commence off of the poor!
Shameful and disgusting tactics!!!!
Raejean McDonald, Killeen, TX
Having represented Roma who were placed on lead poisoned ground, I know the results of excess lead. Take Action NOW.
Dianne Post, Phoenix, AZ

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Oakland, CA 94612

Rick Snyder and his form of 'government' wherein he negates any ballot vote of the people with which he disagrees MUST
be condemned and jailed immediately. He is a stain on this country and his 'ideas' have no basis whatsoever in what is
supposed to be a democratic form of government.
Patty Ridenour, null, OH
I cannot stand by and watch this type of crisis occur in my country, in my cities! Our government needs to restore CDC
funding for Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Our children deserve
BETTER!
Celeste E., Pearland, TX
Felicia Enix
Mrs. felicia Enix, Jersey City, NJ
I will never understand why people who call themselves Christian, or any other religion for that matter, must be petitioned to
do the Christian thing.
Karen Bowden, Phoenix, AZ
Bring social justice, if you want to be a Human...
Eva Androutsopoulou, ,
Why does the Governor get good water for these people. What did they do to him that he is so mad at them?
Isabelle Gorndt, Van Nuys, CA
You know the effects of lead poisoning may last for years, You know how much communities depend on CDC programs to
ensure their children are not permanently harmed by lead poisoning. We need funds for our children,
Jane K Phillips, Stigler, OK
T. Davis
T Davis, Alpharetta, GA
This is mind boggling. The people who knowingly did this, and let it continue, need to lose their jobs and/or face jail time.
For God's sake, this is our country, these are our people.
Marsha Maguire, KIRKLAND, WA
Rhoda Jones
Rhoda Jones, Allen, TX
Not By Accident!!!
Deborah trice, San Jose, CA

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It's easy: purify all drinking water with solar distillation before it goes into the water supply. Problem solved!
Nick Sexton, PHOENIX, AZ
As is often quoted, you can determine the integrity and the future of a country by how it values its children, ALL of its
children. This issue certainly indicates we are headed in a very dangerous direction!
If you claim that as a government we cannot afford to pay for these cleanups (thus your reason for cutting federal funding in
half for CDC's , then you have NO awareness of or apparent care about the future. The cost of treating these young patients,
of educating children with mental challenges due to lead poisoning, the cost to future generations due to this poisoning of
our resources, will be FAR greater than taking acting NOW. Wise leaders focus on future outcomes as well as present
conditions. If you don't then I clearly question your wisdom as a national leader!
Celia Roberts, Paonia, CO
GOVERNMENT has control of water, air , land and all natural resources. GOVERNMENT is responsible when they have
allowed the poisoning of any of these.
GOVERNMENT must take that responsibility for the PEOPLE which pay for that government. PASS THE LAWS AND
CARE FOR RESOURCES AND THE PEOPLE OR
LEAVE THE GOVERNMENT TO THOSE WHO WILL. the whole earth and people you represent REQUIRE PREVENTION
THEN and FULL REMEDY NOW .
Janice Golden, rockland, MA
Do the right thing.
Debra Markert, Bloomington, MN
This is unconscionable. I demand that you take action immediately.
Mary Mutch, La Crosse, WI
I am a 96 year old woman. Horrified to read that lead poisoning is still rampant in the U S A ..This is 2016, get with
it...restore funding to the Lead Poisoning Prevention program...Save the children impacted by this health hazard
Terry Daugherty, Seal Beach, CA
Someone should go to jail for this one.
Laurinda Conyers, null, CA
This reduction in funding for lead poisoning is intolerable.
JPatricia Connolly, New York, NY
What kind of government allows people to die from the misdeeds of misguided politicians?
Margo Nielsen, Fulton, TX
You must act immediately & change the disaster thats happening to our brothers.
Gabriel Sanchez, ,
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GROW UP, IDIOTS!!!


Robert Bauman, Holcombe, WI
Is there no threshold for the level of damage, the powerlessness of the victims, some are willing to inflict in the name of
greed? Why must we stop you? What would it take for you to stop yourselves?
Rita Townsend, Fresno, CA
The federal government is ultimately responsible but the local government, governor down, is 'more' responsible! Change
that!!!
Gene Chatman, Hunt, AL
Lead poisoning is insidious in its effects on the minds of our country's children.
Dan Fullerton, Ossining, NY
Marcella James
Linda gaddis, bolton, MS
To endanger people's lives for money is criminal.
Sheila Goldner, North Hollywood, CA
This travesty is unacceptable. Our government officials need to be held accountable.
Debbie green, Spokane, WA
This is shameful!
Janice Morrish, Napa, CA
We still need to fund this program because there are still older homes with lead based paint in them. There is also more lead
pollution in water in some parts of the country that is sickening children.
Jeanne Jeanne Moenk, Chardon, OH
Come on, we HAVE to do better.
Catherine Monckton, Carol Stream, IL

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The situation in Flint, Michigan is unacceptable. The blame falls on the direct decision makers, and everyone looking the
other way, all the way to the top of our Government. Poisoning hundreds of thousands of people(many young
children)...causing brain damage, various cancers, and who knows what else. This is a Newtown child massacre, times
10,000. These kids problems will never go away, and many already struggling families will never be able to afford the
medical care on their own. We are failing each other and our planet...none of our water systems should ever reach the
toxicity of the Flint river. We have abused the gift of this earth, and are on a one way path to death, if we as humans don't
change course immediately.
Thomas McGinnis, Saint Louis, MO
The government's lack of concern for human life in Flint, MI and across the US is obscene. Stop this nonsense now!
Amy Wilson, Rio Grande, OH
GOP=Guns Over People
Jack Caputo, AZUSA, CA
Gov. Snyder needs to be removed from office.
Roberta Lewis, Pleasanton, CA
Still poisoning the poor? Shameful.
Greg Littlewood, Los Angeles, CA
The perpetrators of the Flint disaster should be forced to drink, bathe, and wash in the water they have created. In perpetuity.
So what if it makes them sick?
Rob Turner, Dayton, OH
Lead poisoning is simply unacceptable, and mere apologies do not cut it!
Bill Mayers, Canastota, NY
It's killing all of us.
Joann Striplin, Glendale, AZ
No one should have lead in their water!!! If this was in wealthy areas ...it wouldn't be there !! Disgraceful!! Clean this damn
mess up!!
Cheryl Herrmann, Glendale, AZ
These children are the future of our country, we need to protect them.
Michelle Rider, Millville, PA
Michigan should also pay.
William Hewes, Madison, SD

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Corporate genocide must end.


Brian Heynen, Byron, IL
This is a governmental responsibility.
Janae Dale, SANDPOINT, ID
Please do the right thing and secure our future.
Catherine Monckton, Carol Stream, IL
Please do the right thing and secure our future.
Catherine Monckton, Carol Stream, IL
Take care of your people.
John Groenhof, Huntington Beach, CA
Poisoning the public is a crime, even when the government does it. Duh.
Greg Movsesyan, McKinleyville, CA
There are homes still in which "remediation" simply means painting over existing lead-based paint. This isn't sufficient. Not
only should the program be continued, it should be given more teeth.
Liz Gaspar, Shelton, WA
Lead in 2015/2016? Really? Unacceptable.
Jennifer F Taylor PhD, Arcata, CA
This is terrible needs to be dealt with
Josh, Yukon, OK
And jail MI Gov. Snyder
Michelle Bondy, Bethpage, TN
Porter Ranch in CA gets media attention while this goes unnoticed? Wrong again
Dr. Kathie Kingett, La Habra Hts, CA
It is CRIMINAL what the REPUBLICAN legislators have been allowed to do to a predominately black city. If that isn't
perpetuating institutional racism, I don't know what is.
Carole Ingram, Southfield, MI
It's obvious!
Claudette W Graham, Fayette, MO
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THESE PEOPLE NEED IT. HELP THEM.


Thomas Klocke`, Lawrence, KS
The spending needed is miniscule; the health and productivity consequences enormous. This is a complete no-brainer.
Pierre Gingerich-Boberg, Saint Paul, MN
Here we are people of Michigan surrounded by one of the best natural resources our water in the Great Lakes, and this its
atrocious & sad. Just as there should not be people anywhere in the world starving no one or no thing that breath shouldn't
be treated with such inhumane.
Amanda Washington, Detroit, MI
This is a form letter and I support its content.
Norman Higginson, Grandville, MI
Poisoning is a physical assault so the criminals responsible should be tried under those laws.
Dea Smith, Loveland, CO
No one can be asleep at the wheel that long!
Nancy Fomenko, San Jose, CA
This is WRONG in the most egregious way. They knew it was bad, they lied and have committed poisoning which will lead
to many health problems and some deaths. It is a criminal offense and they should be jailed for these were criminal acts.
Jo Laynne Boies, AUSTIN, TX
Part of the reason for budget cuts is the Republican aversion to tax increases. This has got to end. We get what we pay for.
Lynn Dell, Kissimmee, FL
As a pediatrician, I can speak to the extreme importance of continued funding for lead monitoring programs. Lead can result
in neurological and developmental problems, among others. This is a significant public health concern that needs to be
continually monitored until lead is eliminated from our environment.
Steven Schulz, Canandaigua, NY
Enough neglect!
Edna Wilson, Lewes, DE
Stop supporting corporations! Support people!
Constance Minerovic, Painesville, OH
Helen Highgate Brown
Helen Highgate Brown, Toledo, OH
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GET THE LEAD OUT!


Martin DePorres Washington, Berkeley, CA
Lead free water is a basic right. Please restore funding.
Margaret Mullins, Fort Myers, FL
LAWSUIT CITY!!
DETOX WITH ACTIVATED CHARCOAL.
John Wells, Wichita, KS
Clean air and water is a right - so please act!
Patricia Dehler, Palmetto, FL
This is an absolute atrocity and it is UNACCEPTABLE!
Lora Muhammad, Lexington, KY
It serves to mitigate some of the injustices past and present, and prevents more of the same in the future. We must make this
as an investment, not see it as a handout!
Inge F. Whitaker, null, NC
THIS COUNTRY HAS LET THE RICH RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER THE REST OF US LONG ENOUGH!!
Paul Palla, Greencastle, PA
I honestly believe there are times the government can and SHOULD help, and this is one of those times.
Lynanne Schweighofer, Culpeper, VA
We are spending billions of dollars overseas to assist people in different countries.
Don't our children deserve the right to a healthy living?
Charles W Sharp Jr, Clubia, SC
This is America and its citizens should not be forced to endure this type of situation.
Steve Caro, San Diego, CA
Do the non-political right thing NOW.
Cee Harden, New York, NY
why is it that low income communities are heedlessly under-served by our goverrment agencies, this is NOT democracy at
work!
Eva Edelstein, Monroeville, PA
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This is simply evil in the disguise of a warped political system.


Judy Omre, Ballwin, MO
Expediency over life has never been the American way.
Nick Nickerson, Kansas City, MO
Justice now!
Erica (Eva) Saelens, Oakland, CA
Lyndnhrd@aol.com
Lyndon heard, Atlanta, GA
Anne Copeland
Anne Copeland, SEFFNER, FL
There are no words to express the horror.
Kossia Orloff, Durham, NC
This is outrageous and totally unacceptable!
Send the governor to prison!
Tim Duda, San Antonio, TX
Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the 2017
Fiscal budget.
Ruth I. Halvorson, Mminneapolis,, MN
Now is the time!!!!!!
Salle Certo, Seattle, WA
Realisation is a sure sign that Civilisation is at last 'arriving'
chengiah Ragaven Ragaven Prof, West Hartford, CT
You should be ashamed..
Terry M. Holmes, Oakland, CA
It's time to provide real support to Communities of Color!
Judith Shatzky, Brooklyn, NY
Clean water is a basic human right
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Are you kidding me? Shameful, shameful, shameful ! These profiteers have no moral compas and lack any soul or heart.
Jan Pesek-Herriges, Menomonie, WI
When are we going to protect our children?
GERRY Brown, Brooklyn, NY
Healthy water is a right and all governments must ensure it!
Michael Siptroth, Belfair, WA
Disgusting!
Tammi Levitz, Valrico, FL
Why is lead in their environment? Get to the bottom of the cause and take it away. Why should this be an on going problem
- get to the source!! No one should have a health problem due to lead poisoning. You can bet if this were a rich district and
the children there had this problem the source of the lead poisoning would be gone in months. This is totally unacceptable.
Collee K. Cristel, Kent, WA
The Rochester Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning was very successful in lobbying and legislation to prevent childhood
lead poisoning and the cases of new lead poisoning have dropped significantly. Contact them to know how to form a
cohesive community to effect change
Joan Rosenthal, Rochester, NY
and hopefully the money gets funneled to Black communities and not to those communities who need less help but who
have lobbyists to direct funding only to their communities.
Kamau Thabiti, Culver City, CA
Public officials who ignore obvious health/safety issues should have their asses fired for either gross incompetence or
indifference.
Robert Rucker, Santa Fe, NM
Children need help, NOW.
Virginia Bemis, Ashland, OH
STOP! profits for poison over people
corporate policies, especially in poor
urban and rural neighborhoods!
Maxine Bogash, Nassau, NY
this is disgraceful, for government officials to use there position to commit harm!
Michelle Massey, Woodbine, GA
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Larrydehavilland@yahoo.com
Larry Dehavillan, Honolulu, HI
Socially-unjust environmental racism allows elite-interests to manipulate policy and procedures that allow/ignore effects of
toxic pollution in low income black,brown,red communities nation-wide. Pollutants aren't limited to one small area, though.
Through groundwater, river and ocean currents, wind currents and the hydrological cycle, toxins (sooner than later) effect all
neighborhoods and populations globally. Ask University professors and non-biased scientists. Restore funding now.
Wrecking the planet and the lives of citizens whose common trusts (water, air) you are constitutionally supposed to be
protecting, is, on moral grounds, wrong. Thank-you for swift remedial action in restoring this program!
GNLMachacek Machacek, Cottage Grove, OR
This is just sad. It's unacceptable and appalling that the state officials would allow such to happen. This is America! We have
access to clean water; let EVERYONE have some! Even if it means spending money to make it available.
Tenisha Collins, Thousand Oaks, CA
They used to endanger children by using lead paint in public housing and denying it.
Gervaise Smelser-Soeurouge, New Orleans, LA
and while you're at it, prosecute the clear criminal negligence by MI state officials, all the way to the top
Jeff Klein, Walled Lake, MI
This is a disgrace. Not only should someone be held accountable but something needs to be done for the children and
families affected by this crisis.
Sa'Rah Hamm, New Orleans, LA
Genocide?
Michael Chernick, LOS ANGELES, CA
Peter Thomas
Peter Thomas, Seattle, WA
WHEN WILL GOVERNOR SNYDER BE RECALLED ????????????
G S. Pogel, Plantation, FL
Get off your butts and Do the Right Thing!
Chad D D Johnston, Portland, OR
For Chris's sake...........solving problems like this are what government is for!!!!!!!
John Borgerson, Portland, OR

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Andrew Fisher, Huntingdon Valley, PA
Sharon Solorzano
Sharon Solorzano, Columbus, OH
This is the 21st Century, not the 19th! There is NO EXCUSE FOR LEAD POISONING!!
W Jean Rohrer, southwest harbor, ME
Tiera
Tiera, Louisville, KY
Lakecia Owens
Lakecia Owens, Greensboro, NC
Did snyder really sat that?
Mr. Leonard Heether, Trufant, MI

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Tell the US government to restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
This is the letter we'll send to members of the House and Senate:
Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the
same risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a Fiscal Year 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for Fiscal Year 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead
and other environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers
and safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that
amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage
state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead
exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure
that funds are being utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Theresa Pepion, Browning, MT

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Citizens are not collateral damage.


Eric Hopkins, Morgantown, WV
Lead poisoning in children would be a historic note, not everyday reality. As long as children suffer the effects of lead
poisoning, treatment and prevention must be a priority.
Kae Bender, Lancaster, CA
this is a human rights violation
Esther Bradley-DeTally, San Marino, CA
Please take care of these people. They are our brothers and sisters.
Brenda von Zellen, Spring Hill, TN
Do something for the People and bring the hammer down on polluters....make them pay to clean up the mess they've made of
our water, air and dirt.
Jeff Walden, Lake Oswego, OR
Flint Michigan residents need you help desperately!
Nancy Sappington, Rio Vista, CA
Athena McLean
Athena McLean, Lansing, MI
Why are the officials ordering or allowing this put in jail?
Susan Patricia Golden, Dunedin, FL
What the local government has done to Flint's children (and we know they are just the canary in the coal mine) is criminal;
what the US government is NOT doing to mitigate the effects of poisoning and get clean water to Flint is incomprehensible,
callous, and inexcusable.
Carrie Duncan, Bothell, WA
This is unforgivable. We must get clean water to this coty now (and not in plastic bottles!) and fix their water system as soon
as possible. This is an emergency and demands an emergency response!
Darcy K Leach, PEORIA, IL
Does anyone care about the American people and especially our children? Sad! You need to work together, WE put you in
office! we need your help!
Jayne Essmann, Warminster, PA

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We need to protect our future and our future is healthy children.


Marguerite Bouvard PH.D, Wellesley Hills, MA
Lead poisoning has a tragic & devastating affect on children. Our children are the future of this country. They are the future
of mankind. Ignoring this risk or insufficient addressing of this man made environmental disaster could be a large factor in
determining whether we continue to flourish as a species or follow dinosaurs into extinction!
Constance Bradburn, San Diego, CA
Just Do It!!! WmLeroyKennedy
William L. Kennedy, Columbia, SC
It begs belief that the children of this community were allowed to drink water that has permanently damaged their brains
only because elected officials and CEOs didnt feel like informing the residents and possibly open themselves to s lawsuit.
And God forbid they might have to truck in clean drinking water and incur other expenses. My heart goes out to these
mothers who will have to deal with these sociopaths recklessness for the rest of their lives.
John Travena, Renton, WA
Patty Dunn Slip-shoddy contracters have also constructed housing in timbered areas,disallowed people from having their
own wells. required shake roofs which were inapproriate in a heavily wooded shady area. All homw owner had to replace the
shake within five to ten years. There were salamanders and lizards living on our roof when we replaced, This should have
never happened. Our water District obtained federal match funding to replace the shoddy plumbing done by the contracter.
The contractor should have been forced to pay for the repairs or his hiers. It seem highly inappropriate for the contractor not
to have any oligations in the matter. II am gratefjul that the federal goverment is funding such work on water systems across
the country.Thank you President Obama
Patty Dunn, Springfield, OR
Unless we treat children right, we are doing them a great wrong.
Stephen Young, Culver City, CA
Do the right thing for the people in Flint, Michigan.
Jaleeagnes Seitz, Cincinnati, OH
Do the right thing for the people in Flint, Michigan.
Jaleeagnes Seitz, Cincinnati, OH
Breanna, Blessings!!
Bre Scott, Jonesboro, GA

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I am disgusted by the ridiculous and un needed amount of the money poured into the black hole of defense spending at the
expense of everything else. Lead Poisoning Prevention needs to be fully funded. Rick Snyder needs federal charges for
intentionally poisoning and entire city not just with lead from the pipes after the idiots in charged used the wrong chemicals
to cause the lead to leach-but every other carcinogenic and disgusting molecule from the Flint River. This is INTENTIONAL
by state government and the criminal emergency management system designed only to extract any bit of wealth and
autonomy from great American cities that were destroyed for greed. Austerity is over- No one buys the fear porn you sell to
justify the black hole of defense spending. Stop poisoning us and start paying the bills and funding the programs that
prevent needless suffering in CHILDREN & Babies.
Carol Jagiello, bloomingdale, NJ
Please act now to stop this seemingly willful genocide.
Edward Davidson, Ann Arbor, MI
No commits at this time.
Katrina Blakely, Akron, OH
Americans are watching. The health and safety of residents in Flint must be addressed and preventative measures taken
Allassandra Rhody, Ojai, CA
We are not a 3rd world nation, these conditions are inexcusable and put at risk more and more people as they fall into lower
middle class and poverty conditions. The rich and conservative groups are putting more and more money behind fewer and
no regulations protecting our air quality, water safety and land use. This is a huge mistake for the poor, the underprivileged,
future generations, all those who cannot buy protection and safe living conditions. Enough is enough.
Jane Weigle, Longmont, CO
We will pay one way or the other for this neglect. Why not opt for prevention for the sake of the common good?
Garry Vogelpohl, Morganton, NC
Rick Snyder and the Michigan Republican Legislature should be in jail for fraud and dereliction of duty! They care about
no one except themselves and holding on to office!
Mark Mandel, Clinton Township, MI
God is watching us and not from a distance. Sod's hands are not shortened that God can not save. This ought not be so in the
United States of America, in the 21st century. Praying that you all, we all will recall that we are responsible for each other.
Please, do not let this continue in Flint, or anywhere in the United States of America. Thank you for making it your business
to be a part of the solution. In the love of God, Minister Angela P. McKinney.
Ms. Angela P. McKinney, Euclid, OH
End Environmental Racism...
Malik Hakeem Kafele, Rancho Cordova, CA

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Please help our U.S. citizens who are suffering.


Lynn Sanders, Atlanta, GA
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
John John A. Michal, M.D., Montecito, CA
This is truly a disgrace by government leadership. The lack of empathy is exposed and is really alarming. I know those guys
don't care and it really shows by the lack of action and false readings they provide the community.
Hakiim M., Houston, TX
I am signing because I agree. However, I have to fault those who live in these areas, to a point. Wither one is poor or live in
the low-income areas, I feel they should not have become complacent. Wither you are poor or live in the low-income areas,
that should not have stopped you from going to school and getting what education was offered and tried to better
themselves; it should not have stopped you from going to the poles on voting days an expressed your voting rights; it
should not have stopped them from protesting before things got to this point. --- My family was not rich, I lived in the
country; I had to walk a mile or so to school, fall, winter, and spring, but, my parents seen to it that I went to school, did my
home work, and taught me to speak up when something was not right. --- The people have become complacent. Children do
not want to go to school, respect for self and others has diminished, boy's do not want to wear their pants, where they are to
be worn. I feel, sometimes, we have regressed so much, that our ancestors, trials and woes were all for naught. Our people do
not have the respect and pride that use to be. The poor and low-income persons do have it rough, because they are the last
hired and the first fired, but they can't give up. --- My question to the Flint Fathers, is, when the money was running strong
and they had factories and jobs, WHY didn't Flint either dig their own wells or work on a pure water system then? Was it
because it was cheaper or easier to get the water from Detroit, who is getting it from the lake. With all the money that was
spent, they could have laid a pipeline from lake Eire themselves.
Rebecca R R Mitchell, Vandalia, MI
Begin a governor is not being a CEO. Your bottom line is people!
Teekee McClain, Parker, CO
I'm a lead worker, supervisor and project monitor. I know the importance of getting the lead out.
John Grier, Los Angeles, CA
The government needs to do the right thing and restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program.
Bette Katz, Edgewater, NJ
Outrageous! Help this community, please!
Laura Moore, Crest Hill, IL

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This should be of the utmost priority; are we not concerned that are citizens are safe and have free of risk in their own
housing. Shame on those who obstruct this effort.
Jill Sarkady, New Haven, CT
Enough is enough, there is no excuse for the unavailability of safe water in the United States of America.
Jane Weigle, Longmont, CO
For God's and the people's sake, this is exactly what our government is supposed to take action on to protect the people. So
take immediate action on this disaster!!!
Stephen Philbrook, Tacoma, WA
Poisoning is a crime, no matter who are the perpetrators.
Barbara Toshalis, Kalamazoo, MI
This is unconscionable. No more excuses or delays.
Arden S Epstein, South Orange, NJ
Get your priorities in proper order!
Sybil Saxelby, Smith River, CA
How could you lie and tell people water is safe to drink? It's unconscionable!
Marlene Goldheimer, Cleveland, OH
THIS IS MURDER and needs to be STOPPED NOW!!! These officials need to be charged and brought TO JUSTICE FOR
ALLOWING THESE INNOCENT CHILDREN AND BABIES TO BE POISONED ON THEIR WATCH!!! GOD IS
WATCHING!!!
Dorothy Anthony, Fort Worth, TX
This is outrageous and austerity plans that deliberately ignore the need for funding to protect the safety and health of
citizens are absolutely unacceptable.
Mrs. Judith Guilbeaux, Frisco, TX
This should have never happened!
Terry Dycus, San Marcos, CA
How immoral!!!!!
Graciela & Victor Maestas, Reno, NV

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As a long time public official, It is beyond comprehension that this situation was allowed to go on and worse, people were
lied to. Lead poisoning in not reversible! i'm with Michael Moore. Arrests should be made!
sheila Jordan jordan, Berkeley, CA
Why would you ever take needed funding away from Center for Disease Control's Healthy Homes and lead poisoning
prevention program - just plain stupid!
Gerri Wilkinson, FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA
RESTORE FUNDING NOW!!!!
Dorothy Anthony, Fort Worth, TX
Hey! What's the deal, polititians? Oh, it's just Black folks.. it's just poor folks... it's NOT anyone who can line my pockets...
who gives a turd.
That is what amounts to politics, local and federal these days and you all do nothing to give anyone any reason to think any
different.
How 'bout you stop lining your pockets and start actually doing an honest days work? People are fed up with you feeding
Big Business at the expense of human misery and human lives.
I don't know exactly what you all believe in but it sure ain't compassion or doing the right thing.
How 'bout doing the right thing, right now? Restore funding to CDC and other programs that help people in crisis, a crisis
YOU help put them in by the way.
You'll feel really, really good. I promise.
Thank you.
Jill Cunningham, seattle, WA
This is criminal. There needs to be reparations and indictments.
Annelise Orleck, Thetford Center, VT
Ella P. Lacey
Ella P. Lacey, Carbondale, IL
RESTORE FUNDING NOW!!!!
Dorothy Anthony, Fort Worth, TX
How can this still be happening. I am now a retired Mortgage Banker, in the industry with this problem known so well since I
arrived in it, in the early 70's? Why?????
Karen Massey, Fort Worth, TX

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You have to step in to prevent this from happening!!!


Mary Rojeski, null, CA
Earnest Collins
Earnest Collins, Shreveport, LA
please do somehting
Carla Lee Allen, MESQUITE, TX
Do the right thing.
Susan Isabel Stein, Orangeburg, SC
No excuses!
Alex Madonik, Berkeley, CA
Disgraceful!
Margaret Laing, Stockton Springs, ME
Restore Funding For CDC Healthy Homes And Lead Poisoning Prevention Program In The Fiscal Year 2017 Budget!
Thanks,
Elizabeth Clower
Elizabeth Clower, San Diego, CA
Republicans have made Michigan a third world state and Democrats who don't vote have helped them do it.
Bruce Antion, AMES, IA
Clearly, Republican leadership in Michigan is criminal and needs to be addressed by higher authorities.
Rick Gregory, Salt Lake City, UT
The Flint water fiasco is a crime on the part of Gov. Snyder and all his underlings!
toby dolinka, Grand Rapids, MI
The lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan is an embarrassment in front of the whole world, in this country, in this day and age.
Please tell.me, an old woman, that we are better than that. Do something to care for these people and provide them clean
water.
Sonja Stahlhut, Durham, NC
This is a horrifying problem that can be solved but those in charge have to care about more than just themselves....IMO
Carolyn Douglas, Royal Oak, MI

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This is an easy fixable problem, so just do it. Save our children


oyenike Osiapem, lithonia, GA
Gov. Snyder should be investigated. If guilty, he should be arrested and charged. This is a crime. Plain and simple.
Brandon Williams, Houston, TX
This is America! This should never happen, and when it does there should be a quick response.
Shirley Schmidman, Cedarburg, WI
What has happened in Flint, MI makes it apparent we have to be vigilant of toxins in our lives.
Gordon Lange, Kihei, HI
SHAME ON YOU!!
Linda Hayes, VA Beach, VA
This is deplorable!
Jessica Morris, Windsor, NC
What happenened in Flint, Michigan is criminal and all including the goveror should be indicted and arrested.
Joseph DiFrancesco, La Quinta, CA
Absolutely appalling, and criminal!
Eileen M. Terran Ph.D., Chico, CA
The Constitution requires government the protect the health and welfare of the people. Please protect the people in Flint
who have been, and continue to be, poisoned by lead in the water system.
Karl Hahn, Las Vegas, NV
This was preventable! Fix it NOW!
Cecelia Askegard, DEWITT, MI
When will you learn to treat all humans with care and dignity?
Ruth L Craig, Oakland, CA
Disgraceful!
Amanda McNeese, LEANDER, TX
THE UNITED STATES IS ACTING LIKE A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. THIS IS A DISGRACE. THE GOVERNMENT
MUST STOP WORKING FOR THE CORPORATIONS AND THE RICH
Jan, BETHLEHEM, PA
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This is not right.


Paul Frank, Fairfield, IA
Dawood Muhammad
Dawood Muhammsd, Madison, AL
Jail those responsible !
Norman Hjelm, VERADALE, WA
How could you allow greedy companies to poison a whole city full of kids? Honestly, how could you?
Marlena Machol, Glendale, AZ
Gov. Schafer should be recalled, not only for the lead and no action, but his taking the people vote away but voiding the
vote and seizing control of city governments without the citizen's consent.
Carolyn Doty, Redding, CA
So many older homes have lead paint in them without their owner being aware, knowing what to do about it, or being able
to afford remediation. Lead negatively affects babies and young children. Please help.
Fran Teresi, Garrettsville, OH
A failure of leadership that demands justice.
Amy Hay, Edinburg, TX
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Daril Brown, Keller, TX
This absolutely proves the inherent racism that is part of every American institution of government and why I cannot claim
to be a proud American citizen.
Omar Campos-Ertel, Spokane Valley, WA
Dear Representatives,
Your budgetary priorities concerning citizens of the United States of America are indicative of a total and callous disconnect
between legislators and their constituents. If it can be said we have a representative government then one can only conclude
that you represent not only war on an unprecedented scale but an unconscionable willingness to support and protect
corporatist interests that devastate our environment, poison our children, and destroy our lives. Of course this is not
happening in your neighborhood, just ours!
I don't understand how you can live with yourselves.
Klaus Peter Pfeiffer, Vista, CA
Do what is right for the people.
Henry Shirley, Sacramento, CA
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Henry Shirley, Sacramento, CA
This is an abomination to allow these health issues to go unattended.
Margaret Cusack, Brooklyn, NY
this needs to be fixed as children of lower income house typical do have additional funds for bottled water and bathing in
lead contaminated water also raises exposure level and it is established an know what lead does to damage cognitive
function this must stop
Steven Wright, Pompano Beach, FL
Would you expose your own children to poison?
Alan Devenish, Carmel, NY
Disgraceful
Keith Collins, Sanford, FL
It's an outrage that in 2016 people are still suffering from lead poisoning!
Percy Hicks-Severn, NEWBURY PARK, CA
Once again America thinks Blacks are just complaining however, this is once again proof of the consistent injustice African
Americans have to deal with in this fucking racist country.
Robert James Quitman, McDonough, GA
Please do something positive for the ordinary
people
Kate Snyder, New York, NY
This is a "should never have happened" event.
Carina Ramirez, El Paso, TX
We were just talking bout the water pollution problem in Detroit in s meeting I attended a short while ago. Too bad poor
folks have to tolerate such living conditions. BF.
Bill Franks Jr., Waunakee, WI
For progress we needed to remember Christ words of loving your neighbor as yourself! Helping those in difficult
circumstances.
Tremmell, Las Vegas, NV

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There is no possible justification for this atrocity to continue!


Gillian Woodruff, Portland, OR
Please restore the disease Control program this is a shameful move on our government. Killing our black community.
Ina Mitchell, Owasso, OK
The poisoning of our children, our people, is atrocious, criminal and very much like the conditions under which people in
3rd world, Dictator run countries live. The world laughs at the U.S. in it's arrogance that we are a "developed" country, and a
"great" country. America has lost the right to consider ourselves so.
Shelly Clapp, Sacramento, CA
Bishop Donald Thompson the Whale Church Houston Tx
pastor donald Thompson, Humble, TX
Kimberly cook
Kimberly Cook, Tampa, FL
The poisoning of these children is a crime! Those responsible should be jailed!
Dianna Arens, Belmont, WV
The sale of this paint needs to be BANNED. And the companies who still sell it at a discount need to be called out and
boycotted!
Sahara Briscoe, Bronx, NY
This is unacceptable. As the wealthiest nation in history, we can easily afford to keep our kids safe from lead.
Nathan Moomaw, Oregon City, OR
Governor Snyder why apologize for something that you have the power to correct and still do nothing about it?
Renee Hooper, Canton, MI
This situation is outrageous and needs to be rectified immediately. All those reponsible for the decision to reroute the water
supply (without testing it first!) need to be behind bars!
Mr. Dean Kotula, Prospect Harbor, ME
The mess in Michigan should help with funding from the Fed. And the Governor should resign, right away.
david fuller, Davenport, IA
This looks like another type of CHEMICAL WARFARE trying to wipe out the people of color (indigenous). The richest
country in the world with the poorest water
Phrank Scott, Hempstead, TX
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Disgraceful. Shame on the people who let this happen. Anyone who allows children to be harmed is beneath contempt.
Gail Herr, Palm City, FL
congress does not give a shit whether anyone dies.
Robert Schultz, null, CA
Stop killing people.
Jamee Schleifer, Brooklyn, NY
This issue needs further investigation. When it comes to fixing & repairing failing infrastructures in black neighborhoods,
they are all too often ignored or constantly "put off". This is criminal! P.S. I'm white!
Virginia H. Bennett, Honolulu, HI
Municipalities going AWOL on lead abatement reminds me of when I got appendicitis and was mis-diagnosed three times:
Science knew exactly what to do, but they got it wrong anyway!
Time for cities, counties, states, and the federal government to institute PERMANENT (i.e., never-ending) programs for lead
abatement.
Susan Hale Whitmore, Niagara Falls, NY
Lead poisoning should not be happening in this day in age in any city in the USA. The taxes we have paid and the wars we
have had money taken from us should be replaced by the government and the military for all its expenses. The life of our
citizens should be at the top of the list of priorities not at the bottom.. politicians and the leadership should be arrested for
thief and put in jail when issues such as this surface. Everyone should drink polluted waters or no one should have polluted
water. It is a crime and needs to be punished.
Mary A Coleman, Philadelphia, PA
There's such awesome serious problem when water is poisoned and no one can use the water for anything.Not to cook
with,not to wash with,for sure no drinking of the water
Lynn Bowman, Maryville, TN
Just how many retarded kids do you suppose will vote republican when they learn how they got that way?
Andrew Lenz, Leverett, MA
Shirlene I.
Shirlene Ileleji, ANAHEIM, CA
Now is the time!
Carl Beckett, MECHANIC FALLS, ME

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Do the right thing! Provide clean, safe water for the children of Flint MI and wherever it is needed. These children and
families deserve nothing less!
Wilhelmena Sapp, Fayetteville, NC
As a pediatrician concerned with the health of children, and personally familiar with the irrevocable effects of lead
poisoning, I strongly advocate that funding for the Lead Poisoning Program be returned. All children should have an equal
start in life and it is our duty to protect the most vulnerable.
Dr. Noga Ravid
Miss Noga Ravid, San Francisco, CA
Washington sucks
Pamela Hatfield, Vero Beach, FL
Please stop the future poisoning of our citizens by restoring funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention program
Linda Read, Decatur, MI
These are our children!
kate Dowling, New Milford, CT
Thi is outrageous that our country is so messed up that we don;t take care of our own. Once proud to be an american, it is sad
to say I have nothing but shame. This is outrageous!! Government of the people is TO ASSIST THE PEOPLE. I am so weary
with this oligarchy.
cathy balan, CAMPTONVILLE, CA
The health of children is extremely important for the health of adults they become and for the health of the community in
which they participate.
Nora Plesofsky, Minneapolis, MN
one American standing up for another
Tina Bentley, Oklahoma City, OK
Take care of the life's that are now living... #prolifeforeveryone
Carlos Shelton, Billings, MT
Genocide. It's kinda un-Christian.
Ms. Dianne Carroll, Pittsburgh, PA
Please
Josh Mong, PORTLAND, OR

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Tina Bentley, Oklahoma City, OK
Black children in fact any children should not be forced to live in deadly environments simply because they are poor. All
children deserve clean safe living conditions.
Ann Whitford, ANNANDALE, VA
Mildred M. Best
Mildred M. Best, Charlottesville, VA
Our government is supposed to be of the people, by the people and for the people. Please act accordingly by restoring
funding for CDC's lead poisoning mitigation efforts.
William Swatos, Palm Desert, CA
It is criminal to continue to let lead poisoning affect low-income families of any color. Consider yourself criminals if you let
this continue to happen.
Edward Grundy, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Linda Humann
Linda Humann, Santa Maria, CA
The public will not stand for being poisoned. Those responsible should be held accountable to the full extent.
Gary D. Gall, Cambria, CA
No more state murders and torture of children.
Zebbie Todd, London,
Our young people are our most important resource
Dian V. Syverson, Morgan Hill, CA
Lead poisoning is an early last century or earlier problem. yet, ignoring it will not make it go away. Restore the funding.
John L L Aponick, HARRISBURG, PA
My Father lives there
Karen Skinner, Cathedral City, CA
Debra Harris
Debra Harris, Lancaster, TX

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Every citizen deserves clean, non-toxic water delivered to their place of residency.
Wm Hollingshead, Tucson, AZ
It is insane that after all these decades of the known impacts of lead exposure, we still have to argue for programs to
remediate lead in housing. Restore this funding immediately
Steven Nadel, Berkeley, CA
We deserve clean, safe water.
Barri Rosenblum, Los Angeles, CA
Please do what is ethically right...!!
Brent L Spencer, Long Beach, CA
you wouldn't be dragging your heels if this was in a rich white area
Anne Singleton, Clemson, SC
SHAME on government for failure to do what is right for the people it is supposed to support and protect
Cheryl Bancroft, Scituate, MA
The Governor of Michigan should be sent to prison.
Matthew Foy, Tempe, AZ
This is an important place to start in the work to stop violence by teens in conflict resolution.
Randall Koch, NESKOWIN, OR
Knowledge that led poisoning has dire effects on children has been known for generations. It must stop now, and all effected
children must be treated.
Lynn V. Edgar, Decatur, GA
Knowledge that led poisoning has dire effects on children has been known for generations. It must stop now, and all effected
children must be treated.
Lynn V. Edgar, Decatur, GA
Every life matter. NO RACE/NATIONALITY IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER... When will those responsible WAKE UP!!!!
The WRATH OF GOD is coming..
Vache Beckham, Lexington, KY
Every life matter. NO RACE/NATIONALITY IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER... When will those responsible WAKE UP!!!!
The WRATH OF GOD is coming..
Vache Beckham, Lexington, KY
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It's more than obvious that the federal government needs far more involvement and even intervention in the states' rights
agenda. Not just poisoning citizens but the overwhelming diverting of education funds to corporations and deliberate lack
of Internet access. States using their "rights" to keep the population in check, sick, uneducated, in low wage jobs are only
working for the corporations they give their fed funds to while gaining a few backpocket rewards. Thorough examination of
all states' rights are needed, while publicly revealing those cities and states who are among the worst offenders like Flint,
Michigan.
J Parker, Saint Paul, MN
We all know this never would have happened to a white community! Where is FEMA? Were's the Red Cross? People can't
wait for something as basic as water! This is a crisis, an emergency, caused by the State of Michigan and the governor is
doing nothing to save people from exposure to toxic water. How hard would it be it for the state to get truckloads of clean,
drinkable water and distribute it throughout Flint? You know they would get it to an affluent community, but then they
never would have switched to acidic untreated river water in an affluent community. If the State of Michigan can take over
economically depressed cities and do away with Democracy, then the Federal government should be able to step in when
State government poisons local citizens and refuses to treat lead-laden local water. Time for the Feds to take over Michigan,
imo! People's lives are at stake!
Georgia Kahn, Novato, CA
These are future citizens, if they are ill they will cost the the government much more than a water supply...
Marian Kurz, evanston, IL
Continuing with a quote, "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face,
and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." 2
Chronicles 7:14
Rebecca R R Mitchell, Vandalia, MI
I am appalled and shocked by our Republican governor's failure to handle this effectively. It would have been SO CHEAP to
PREVENT this tragedy.
Leslie Sanders, Bay City, MI
This lead poisoning is unacceptable. I thought this problem was fixed years ago with awareness and laws about houses with
lead paint. One more example of white and class privilege. Give the CDC the money it needs to do its job to protect ALL
people!
Ms. Elizabeth H Palme, Cincinnati, OH
This governor should be jailed and provided only the same water that he allowed in Flint. This man, if you can call him that,
is (in my opinion) a criminal and should be imprisoned for 100 years for crimes against humanity.
LN Wilkerson, MOUNT SHASTA, CA
CLEAN UP FLINT RIVER.
ben L Dugger, Fairfield, PA

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ben L Dugger, Fairfield, PA
Kareem c muhammad
Kareem c Muhammad, cleveland, OH
Please make changes that matters. Gregory Moore T.V.
Gregory Moore, Murfreesboro, TN
How far back into the 19th century do we want to go?! Scandalous!
Beni Balak, Winter Park, FL
This is unacceptable...maybe the people who are responsible for the funding on this problem should be charged with child
endangerment...
Georgene McKinney, Anderson, CA
If we don't have clean air and clean water, NOTHING ELSE MATTERS.
Ben Kloepper, SAINT LOUIS, MO
This petition should serve a dual purpose- to call for the resignation of Governor Synder and/or any of his cronies that knew
about this.
Mr. Todd A. Davis, Portsmouth, OH
It is one of the primary jobs of any authority directing water supplies to be certain the water is clean and safe. Shame on you
for failing that principle duty.
Toddy Perryman, Corvallis, MT
When a government FAILS utterly to act on behalf of its citizens or community, it is LONG PAST time to get rid of that
government! PERIOD!
John Cooper, Lewisburg, PA
Flint, please fix the water problem as I'm getting tired of signing these petitions. However, I will keep signing until
resolution is reached.
K C Liddle, Charlotte, NC
Water quality creates food quality creates life quality. We won't settle for dystopia.
Karen Boyd, Chanhassen, MN
Jail Snyder.
William Coble, Lithonia, GA
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This is unconscionable! Do what you have to to make it right!!


Nancy Farha, Wichita, KS
Your actions of today shall be judged by those of tomorrow...
Andrew Weaver, Castaic, CA
NOBODY SHOULD HAVE TO DRINK WATER THATWILL MAKE THEM SICK.
ben L Dugger, Fairfield, PA
It's my luck I don't live there, these people in this toxic situation are real!! They could be you or someone you love!!
Mary B Merryman, San Francisco, CA
I, a white woman, am appalled at the way we as a country refuse to acknowledge that our policies keep Black communities
in poverty and in dangerous, life threatening living conditions.
Catherine A Caron, Spokane, WA
The negligence of public officials is completely unacceptable.
Rayna Booker, Las Vegas, NV
This is nuts! How many tasks forces have been convened and yet people are still without safe drinking water in the United
States?! Shame on you! Shame on us! We can do better than this.
cheryl maes, reno, NV
We have known about lead poisoning for decades. It is despicable that it is still a problem. Find the will and the money. You
know it is there.
Tina Anderson, La Grande, OR
Our children do matter. They are the future, we need them well. ...
Diana Dogan, West Bloomfield, MI
I have taught children poisoned by lead. It is no fun; it is terribly sad.
Bertha FOX, Dubuque, IA
When you let the foxes guard the henhouse, people die. Or are maimed for life, which will cost the nation far more.
Vicki Michels, Shoreline, WA

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People before profits. Find a way to fund the needed services without causing more suffering and death in the process.
Charlene Davies, Spokane, WA
It's more than restoring defunct programs, the federal government was complicit in allowing the proliferation of
environmental contamination in communities of color in the name of financial greed masquerading as policy.
Sal Amador, Tucson, AZ
While you are at it, get the fluoride out of the water too!
Doris Kelsey, Fort Scott, KS
If your child lived in Flint wouldn't you want the best possible drinking water for him/her?
Jackie Oswald, Richardson,, TX
People before profits. Find a way to fund the needed services without causing more suffering and death in the process.
Jack Lloyd, SPOKANE, WA
Restore the funding!
WILLIAM B GILLOOLY JR, Plainsboro, NJ
Another example of the statement BLACK LIVES MATTER
Thomas Pine, Jensen Beach, FL
This is a travesty of justice that cannot be ignored. Gov. Snyder is guilty of gross and I believe criminal negligence. He must
be held accountable. In the meantime, FEMA needs to be called in ASAP. We cannot abandon the people of Flint and the
children whose lives have been damaged by political greed and racism.
Rev Holly Beaumont, Santa Fe, NM
This is an outrage this USA suppose to be the richest country so where is the help for ALL AMERICANS GOD IS NOT
PLEASE!!!
JuliaVanessa Mitchell Noah, White Plains, NY
Kevin Hightower
Kevin Hightower, Dallas, TX
Pamela Reddick
Ms. Pamela Reddick, Jacksonville, FL
All lives matter in this country. Please restore funding for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Program in FY '17 budget.
Doing anything less is criminal and perpetuates inequality in our country.
Lisa Linnehan, Somerville, MA
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As a nurse with 35 years of health care experience, I can tell you this was no "accident.' Make no mistake, this was a
deliberate poisoning of African-Americans--a genocide--plain and simple. We owe these innocent people the best that
medicine can offer--not the negligent response which is currently being offered. FIX IT--NOW!
Lynne Treat, CHEHALIS, WA
PLEASE TAKE ACTION ON THIS ISSUE...RESTORE FUNDING TO CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL
Harriet Alto, Dunsmuir, CA
What good is anything without clean air and water and food!
Barbara Barnett, Salt Lake City, UT
Save the children! !!
Geri brown, Georgetown, SC
This is a disgrace to all of the people effective.
Vickie Ferrell, Chicago, IL
Im willing to do whatever it takes to make the world a better place.
Mykiala Williams, Hopewell, VA
This is shocking. Even in today's climate. Know that justice will be served.
kimberly Johnson, Tucson, AZ
This is a disgrace, but worse, - it has serious and sometimes fatal consequences. Our children! CEO's are raking in 25 and 30
million dollar annual salaries, but we let our kids get sick and even die. Aren't we just wonderful?
Dr. Jerome E. Lord, Boynton Beach, FL
Protect the children. This country was founded on the principal of serving the greater good, not take the money and run.
K Kay Bircher, Benson, AZ
Poison, Poison everywhere and not a drop to drink or bit of air to breath.
Frank L. Hill, North Hollywood, CA
To have this happen in 21st century USA is embarrassing and wrong. Maybe we're best known as the third world united
states. Thanks to our dumbass Republicans.
Todd Freeland Templeton, Sunland, CA
Tired of black people having to pay the price...
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I work with homeless youth in Chicago, Illinois; a number of whom suffer to varying degrees from having been exposed to
lead when they were small children. This exposure has led to learning disabilities and behavioral problems (such as ADHD
and impulse control) that will challenge them for the rest of their lives. Lead poisoning is a totally preventable epidemic!
Please do your part to stop it.
A Anne Holcomb, Chicago, IL
This malfeasance carries the stench of disease-infested blankets for the Indians in a previous century. Governments involved
carry the burden of proof that this wasn't a deliberate attempt to injure or exterminate a population that has been
marginalized in every way, and the fed needs to make every effort in its power to clean up the mess and heal the afflicted.
Jane Chamberlain, Austin, TX
Honestly, we should be spending much more on this. The hazards of lead have long been proven, and there's simply no
excuse to cut funding for the CDC's program.
Andrea Currie, Troy, NY
Environmental racism is a huge unacknowledged problem within the US. White neighborhoods don't look like this. White
people aren't expected to take being poisoned en mass laying down. Exploiting people of color is what America was built on
and we find more and more insidious ways to kill and exploit them everyday. These people will watch their children
struggle and die with no assistance.
becky wilson, Orlando, FL
Linda Skaggs
Linda Kimbrough, Kansas City, MO
Promoting public health is an important function of good government.
Maureen Knutsen, Naknek, AK
Children must be protected in every way possible. There is no justification for poisoning our inner city children.
Linda M Stanton, Holiday, FL
Sandra Ross
Sandra Ross, Victorville, CA
Everyone is entitled to clean drinking water
Lynda Borino, East Haven, CT
This is a disgrace!...Snyder didn't and still doesn't care. Somebody needs to nail him and step in to make this right with the
folks of Flint.
Mary Chubb, East Lansing, MI

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The Flint water crisis is a crime and a disgrace. Everything possible must be done to correct this situation and provide the
affected children with the help they need.
Muriel Moore, Seattle, WA
The governor should be arrested for knowing poisioning the people of Michigan.
Lynette Beaumont, Orlando, FL
the governor of michigan SUCKS. and so does the michigan republican legislature. they don't give a shit about the people of
michigan.
Richard Smith, melvindale, MI
It's a shame! Everybody is aware that lead affects children's brain development. This is a crime.
Ethel Kosminsky, New York, NY
Gov. Schneider needs to resign. His policies put money before people.
Terry Barber, Eugene, OR
I have worked as a nurse all my career. How can this be happening in the United States of America??
Amy Crofts, viroqua, WI
Do the right thing
Mary Anne OToole, Arlington Heights, IL
Flint is disgrace to America. The fault lies in the lap of Governor Snyder. The state government has known about the
problem since the water system was switched. It lied and covered up the problem. Tax cuts to the wealthy left poor
communities vulnerable to Snyder's emergency managers. We need to see that this does not happen ever again.
Shirley Powell, Johnson Creek, WI
Irresponsible republican budget slashing & tax cuts for the rich caused this
William McGill, Martinsburg, WV
Irresponsible republican budget slashing & tax cuts for the rich caused this
William McGill, Martinsburg, WV
People should be held accountable for this disaster in Flint and fired or possibly jailed. What a disgrace.
Ray Bartlett, Fountain Valley, CA
children should not have to suffer at the cost of greed and pure carelessness!!!!
Olive Mitchel, ,

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MAGDA RIVERA, Atlanta, GA
No child (or adult) should have to worry about the quality of their drinking water. Ever. Fix this.
Carey and Jennifer Heuchert Mason, New Britain, CT
All people have to have a healthy home to live in. With this they can truly thrive.
Michele Lackey, Woodland Hills, CA
Why would any government agency be deliberately neglectful as to their duties toward the health and safety of the citizens
they are there to protect? Restore that funding NOW, then prosecute those who are culpable!
Stephen P. Karnisky, Rochester, NY
It is appalling that low-income minority communities do not have guaranteed access to clean water. restore funding CDC
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a
continuing resolution to guarantee that amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the
federal government should encourage state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to
adopt the updated CDC standards on lead exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in
vulnerable communities.
Adriana Beckman, Wickenburg, AZ
When will it s
Malinda rucker, commerce, GA
typical government actions , those who can steal allocated money at the end where it is meant to be used as soon as eyes are
distracted , averted , misinformed , misdirected , we need to begin MONITORING government agencies the same way they
are and will using windows 10 windows Vista , if we do not force America back to we the people now we lose our democracy
, Cheney homeland security is an abomination 1100 concentration camps for American patriots? or as obumma said
belligerent citizens he will send for ass long as it takes to re-educate us? who the hell does this Muslim corporate TPP selling
snake oil salesman think he is .
Ronald Buchanan, Quincy, MA
That is truly criminal and should be PROSECUTED!
jerry Hupp, Clackamas, OR
That is truly criminal and should be PROSECUTED!
jerry Hupp, Clackamas, OR
This is a travesty, and a moral shame that this measure of economic convenience at the price of the most vulnerable would
be undertaken in a country that continues to boast of being the best in the world.
Hugh J. Harmon, Columbia, SC
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Providing safe, healthy water for all our people is the responsibility of a developed nation.
Jennifer Ferrara, South Burlington, VT
This is an insidious way to keep people of color down. I am stunned that it took Rachel Maddow to blow the whistle and get
this in front of everyone.
Elizabeth Ward, Woodridge, IL
Reduce the Oil depletion allowance 2-3% and you can pay for this program to prevent lead induced brain damage and all
the social costs and ills that will keep on costing for a lifetime to come, not to mention the loss of a full life to those
innocent children!! Where are all the born-again Christians on issues like these? Balancing the budget and keeping
corporate taxes low. Freedom for the wealthy is what God taught us to stand for most, n'est pas?
Michael Klein, Akron, OH
First you poison our water in Flint and now this? It's even below evil....
stack kenny, Asheville, NC
This is simply unacceptable, heartless, behavior by our governing bodies. Restore funding now.
Pam Perry, Portland, OR
Please - we need the CDC to be monitoring and supporting our citizens. It has been proven time and again that the
vulnerable in our society are abused by corporations and even our government. The CDC helps keep us honest. That is
worth the price tag associated with restoring the organizations
Valerie Brinkman, Austin, TX
STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE includes ENVIRONMENTAL INJUSTICES: equally alongside the tragedies of INCOME
INEQUALITY. Our peoples are suffering like knever BEFORE, pretty much the only thing poor, low income Black African
American adn VETERANS of all backgrounds can do is call the PRAYER LINES, because everyone else have professional
LOBBYIST and the ACCESSES, not available to AMERICAN CITIZENS who poor, Black and surrounding by companies
and factories that hardly even HIRE our populations, anymore. WE need GREEN Energy JOBS with live-able wages ad
meaningful salaries. Thanks,
Marvin S. Robinson, II
QUINDARO RUINS / Underground Railroad- Exercise 2016
Marvin S. Robinson II, Kansas city, KS
Take action to protect our public health.
Matthew Trotsky, Knoxville, TN
The Flint situation is bad enough, but it's going to happen more and more with our aging water structure.
Carol L. Gloor, Savanna, IL

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It is obscene that this could happen in this country!


Judith Dalton, Pleasant Hill, CA
Protect people's health by using environmentally safe options that support the health of citizens of all income levels and
races.
Violeta Villacorta, Idyllwild, CA
How can this happen in America?
Clark Nisbett, Austin, TX
This needs to be changed now!
Nancy R Griffith, Sacramento, CA
It's unacceptable to be poisoned by big corporate businesses within one's own community. US government needs to restore
funding to the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and lead Poisoning Prevention.
Elizabeth Moncrieffe, Englewood, CO
You would let a whole city poison itself to death? Or is this your real agaenda?
Rodney O Pratt, Covington, GA
The governor of state should be responsible for declaring a state of emergency when it comes to the lives and health of the
citizens in a state. If He or She don't care enough about the citizens of the state, they need to resign and let someone have it
who cares. It's time for officials in every State to think about people as human beings.
Saphronia R. Rucker, Richardson,, TX
Sita Horn
Sita Horn, Dallas, TX
Nasty! Let's get the lead out!
Mary Jo Masters, Kula, HI
PLEASE HELP STOPPING LEAD POISONING IN FLINT, MICHIGAN!!!
Kenneth Abernathy, Denver, CO
All lives matter.
Malvin boyd, Dallas, TX
My mother went to H.S. in Flint.
Nanette Kripke, New York, NY

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Come to my home this summer and have a glass of water. Don't worry, you said it's fine and by the way bring your children
too.
Michael McLean, Lithia Springs, GA
Is this governmental negligence or a pogrom on the poor? Either way - it is endangering lives. Will they then be criticized
for medical costs?
Cecilia Lieder, Duluth, MN
I actually teach children about lead poisoning in the area of north Phila. where it's greatest. Allowing people to be poisoned
by lead in their water, paint, dirt, & dust is not saving anyone any money. Poor health, reduced intelligence, and rage end up
costing the whole U.S.A in a great many ways! WHO in their right mind would put the population at risk with poisoned
water?
Sally Hammerman, West Chester, PA
This is a disgrace and those responsible should be prosecuted
Patricia Kraus, Plymouth Meeting, PA
Stop being stupid Republican anti-christs please. Start doing the work that Jesus would have you do, work that you are
certainly doing the exact opposite of. Just because you are against abortion and gay marriage does NOT make you the least
bit Christian! Start feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, etc. You are the worst advertisement for the Good News!
Ann Catherine Keirns, Castro Valley, CA
Amen & Thank you.-- US military public health war veteran, disabled
Tom J J Kuzma, Sheridan, WY
This is criminal. What has been allowed to happen to the children of Flint is beyond immoral.
Charlotte Sherman, La Habra, CA
As a health care worker I believe this is an impotant and urgent issue
Jennifer Brown, Arcata, CA
frances pearcy
Ms. Framces [pearcy, Detroit, MI
We need to create a healthy place to live for all Americans. What wrong is done should be rectified and people made as
whole as possible
Rebecca Greeley, Acton, MA
and throw these government officials in prison where they belong!
Matthew A. Shubitz, Livingston, NJ

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a form of genocide is happening. they knew this long before it happened and ignored it.
Ms. Framces [pearcy, Detroit, MI
This is a problem that gravely affects children. They have no control over the situation and need protection. What have we
become if we don't take care of the children?
Susan Blain, Gardner, MA
The governor and the mayor that is responsible for this should pay with jail time. The water company that makes the people
pay for the water should go to jail after paying the people back in full right away. The federal government should come in
right away and help. This is a crime and everybody should pay right away.
Nicole Hill, Chicago, IL
Water is our life's blood.
Suzanne Williams, Springfield, MA
This is sad please help these people
Linda Williams, Dallas, TX
Outrageous! This is the United States of America? Where are our representatives? What is their function if not to protect the
People?
Time for a revolution!
Sally Nelson, Temecula, CA
Led stunts lives, weakening the whole, weakening our nation. If education is the answer to a productive work force, start
with cleaning up the lead that reduces IQs. Don't piss lead on Americans!
John Young, San Benito, TX
Would you let your children drink this water?
Kat Elliott, Norwich, CT
You'd rather treat sick kids for the rest of their lives than put money up front to get the water fit to drink, wouldn't you?
Stupid!
John McPeek, Fairfax, VA
Do the Right Thing!
Steve Ritchie, Northboro, MA
Why was this ever allowed to fall by the wayside??
Stephanie Gibert, MONTROSE, CO

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shame on you, Mr Snyder


Ivy Lobato, Belfast, ME
Do the right thing.
Joy R Washington, Riverside, CA
Brenda Brock
brenda brock, PHOENIX, AZ
What the State of Michigan has done to poison its residents is horrible. Do what you can to overcome this injustice,
Allen Gibas, Minneapolis, MN
How many communities besides Flint, MI have fallen through the cracks with respect to lead in minority populations?
Bob Railey, Marquette, MI
This is environmental racism - putting families of color and the poor near toxic sites, or garbage-dumping nearby, or
pollution or lead or noise - at a level not shared by richer neighborhoods. This stinks as much as the water in the Flint River.
STOP ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM NOW!
Andrea Weever, San Francisco, CA
We don't want your thoughts, or your prayers or other non-actions. What we do want is the funding restored to the branches
of government that oversee environmental, health and safety concerns of the American people.
Wendy Emlinger, El Paso, TX
Lolita A. Pitts
Lolita A. Pitts, Charter Township of Clinton, MI
Outrageous!
Ann Raynolds PsyD, Quechee, VT
This Program needs to see increased funding - NOT reductions!!
Meg Kidd, Keene, NH
This is absolutely unacceptable.
Charity Crouse, San Francisco, CA
People need protection from the Koch family minions and scums.
Jonathan Hall, TEHACHAPI, CA

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We need to do more than the work that we have done with this particular issue.
Gregory Davenport, Chicago, IL
LOVE everyone...
David Mundth, Madison, WI
Diana Link
Diana V. Link, Haddam, CT
I'm very concerned about the conditions regarding contaminated water, in low income areas. I'm seeking Federal
intervention to resolve this serious problem.
Darren C. Gibbs, Far Rockaway, NY
Somehow we have to drag ourselves out of the 19th Century.
Robert Fritsch, Dexter, ME
lead poisoning should not be killing our children, please make sure this does not happen.
antonina licastri, NYC, NY
Howard gaffney
Howard Gaffney, Brooklyn, NY
This is so SHAMEFUL
Betsi I Bilyck, San Francisco, CA
I am an elected City Council Member in Cadillac, Michigan. The negligence of Governor Snyder and his "Bottom Line"
appointees are criminal. They need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law!
Antoinette Schippers, Cadillac, MI
Howard gaffney
Howard Gaffney, Brooklyn, NY
Bad water is responsible for the deaths of more children than any other disease. It is imperative that Flint receive filters and
other means to clean up its water.
David L Rosmer, Norfolk, VA
N/A
Francisco Dacosta, Willingboro, NJ

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The defunding of this program is a national DISGRACE! Restore the funding that is so vitally important for so many people.
Frank Meeker, Cherokee Village, AR
No excuses!
Dr. Janet K. Ainsworth, Moreland, GA
This is disgusting and unacceptable!....
Jimmie Wooten, Kingston, MA
this should not be
Diane Nye, Crystal River, FL
this is shameful!
Ms. Vicki Stuart, Burnet, TX
Bring manufacturing to Michigan instead of China. Good jobs good health good life.
Oren Sachs, null, NY
This is unconscionable! Is nothing still being done? Has FEMA not yet gotten involved!
Diane Watters, Simi Valley, CA
If Congress doesn't restore this funding, we will be paying for it anyway in the future dealing with the results of lead
poisoning in the population - behavior issues (including crime), learning disabilities (resulting in lowered lifetime income
for those affected). There is no question about the dangers of lead being absorbed by humans - that's why they don't allow it
in gasoline anymore!
Sherrie Raymond, knoxville, TN
Help the People!!!
Anthony Golden, Los Angeles, CA
This situation is disgusting. Those who implemented this plan should be prosecuted.
Madeline Edwards, Wellington, MO
It is completely unacceptable that we allow the exposure to lead poisoning as well multiple toxic substances to so many of
our citizens. There needs to be accountability.
Frank Meyer, Appleton, WI

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I heard testimony from a mother whose children were all college-bound A students, until Flint's water supply was changed to
the corrosive Flint River. Now her children, if they can ever leave home, will be bound for adult homes for the
developmentally disabled--their ability to learn and remember and reason was so decimated by lead poisoning that their
future has been utterly destroyed. There is no cure for the damage incurred by lead poisoning, and the children mentioned
above are just three of the children of Flint whose future has been stolen from them. There is no way to "make this right" as
the governor promised. Lead poisoning is permanent.
Judith Blair, Ithaca, NY
First Amendment Rights before Second Amendment Rights !!
John Kolstoe, Orleans, MI
Eseohe Arhebamen-Yamasaki
Eseohe Arhebamen-Yamasaki, Brooklyn, NY
In 1978, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission enacted federal legislation that banned toxic lead-based paint in
consumer products. However, lead-based paint can still be found in more than 24 million houses and apartments built before
1978, according to USA Today. It is sellers & landlords responsibility to protect renters & future owners from lead paint.
Claire Sonnabaum, San Diego, CA
We need a sense of urgency to match the State Of Emergency in Flint Michigan.
Jonathan mettle-nunoo, Westland, MI
If Flint wasn't stupidity, it was intentional.
Robert McCombs, Arcata, CA
This should NOT be happening in our country in 2016!
Bethanne Schrecengost, DeLand, FL
I don't think officials were "asleep". I think they were well aware and deliberately uncaring.
Sharon Rickert, Stillwater, MN
My brother had lead poisoning as a child, and he spent about three months in the hospital. He had problems in school and
later dropped out. Lead poisioning is serious, think about it, that's why it's called poisioning because it is poisioning your
body.
Deborah Kelley, CLEVELAND Hts, OH
Water is life. Priority one. Nutritional deficiencies results with aggressive behavior or mental illness is Priority two. Our
country must be healthy to function well. This is an issue in many areas and many states.
Regena Hudson, Daly City, CA

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This is unacceptable!
Ramana and Neil Karkus, PLANO, TX
Gov. Snyder is responsible for this failure and should be charged as a criminal!!!
Karosina Officer, Troy, MI
This is insane and disgusting. Gov. Snyder deserves jail for his acts.
David M. Dunn, Lansing, MI
Now is your chance to right the wrong that was perpetrated when the budget for Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention was reduced by more than half.
Jan Berlin, Bullville, NY
Martha Cooley
Martha Cooley, Southaven, MS
In this day and age, our government not helping these children is unforgivable.
Charla Mair, Mitchell, OR
where the fuck is FEMA you idiots. doing a good job browny
Robert Tannenbaum, hallandale beach, FL
This is quite disturbing. We expect the CDC to take care of health issues for all citizens, but it is particularly disturbing
when budget cuts fall on those least able to protect themselves. SHAME!
sally newell, Underwood, WA
Please hurry and HELP!!!
William S. Hoff jr, champaign, IL
It is absolutely a state of emergency! Clean water is a essential necessity from drinking, cooking, bathing and even brushing
your teeth! In Flint we are serious and making our voices heard!
Rosie Lee Rheaves, Flint, MI
No citizen should be poisoned for drinking water, or bathing in water.
d'Anne MacNeil, Mesa, AZ
These are issues of the poor, whoa re stuck in sub=standard housing. Do the right thing (for once) and restore this funding
now! I'm tired of the support for corporate welfare, while at the same time treating the poor with absolute disdain.
Kelli Gilbert, Conifer, CO

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This is a crime against low income people and our whole country will pay the price. Help now and prevent the devastation
that lead poisoning wreaks for years.
Donna Libbey, Metamora, IL
Obviously poisoning Flint's residents, especially the children of Flint, Michigan is a disgrace and an evil gesture at
enforcing genocidal plans to eliminate people of color.
Bronson Rockwell, Baton Rouge, LA
Unacceptable.
Natalie Carlson, Watsonville, CA
please also support the UN 5 World
please also support the UN 5 World Conference on Women in India in 2020. Thank you
Ellen Osborne, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
My son was lead poisoned as an infant. We learned of his 37 lead level when he was four...too late. He was already in special
ed. pre-school. It costs the government over $100,000/year to care for him. Joel just turned 42.
Patricia M. Williams, Lewes, DE
Cannot believe these people STILL have bad water. Fix this! NOW!
E D Barber, Downers Grove, IL
TeapubliKKKlan elected officials are the reason we are failing to ensure basic INALIENABLE rights to our citizens. Freddy
Grey's case is a horrible example of a citizen who was fail TWICE by a system that is badly "out of balance"! Elected and
appointed officials and regulators should be doing their jobs HONESTLY and not as lackeys for the oligarchs and
corporations. Quit feathering your nests and "governing" at the expense of the citizenry!
Leo Wadley, Fort Worth, TX
Shameful that this was not discovered much earlier!
Sari Lindauer, Hollis Center, ME
This is a disgrace. It is morally despicable. Kindly reinstate this program and prove you are still human..Thank you
Linda Pappert, Wilmington, DE
MAY GOD ALMIGHTY BE WITH THEM!
Cheryl Kinney, Wickliffe, OH
An apology for Flint's water situation is shameful, maddening and far short of what MI needs/needed to do. So many children
have been harmed for life - unforgivable!!!
Ann Thomas, Grand Rapids, MI
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Our children deserve the protection of our government from these preventable health crisis.
Nikki Knox, indianapolis, IN
This whole situation is such a disgrace! We desperately need these CDC programs operating at full budget to stop more
disasters.
Julie R. Glover, Clinton, WA
I support the words stated here by Color of Change. AmeriKKKa needs to stop the State-Sponsored domestic terrorism aimed
at People of Color and the Poor.
Justin, San Bernardino, CA
Nothing is higher priority than the health and safety of our children. They are our future. That means all of our children,
notjust those in affluent communities.
Theo B. Giesy, Norfolk, VA
PLEASE TAKE THE RIGHT, FAIR, JUST, HUMANE AND HEALTHY ACTION AND RESTORE FUNDING FOR THE CDC
HEALTHY HOMES AND LEAD POISONING PREVENTION PROGRAM IN FISCAL YEAR 2017.
Mr. Mary Frank Ann and Graffagnino, Tucson, AZ
All babies are important. ALL BABIES ARE IMPORTANT.
Sue Donnay, Kissimmee, FL
Cheryl Bowen
Cheryl Bowen, Port Orchard, WA
Charles Ambrose
Charles AMBROSE, Grand Rapids, MI
What was done to the people of Flint, Michigan was an abomination.
Susan J. Waldman, Randolph, NJ
Snyder is a liar and his group in our Capital. Voting is very important.
Anita Bishop, Ann Arbor, MI
Something smells rotten in congress these days.Fill some 5 gallon jugs and ask congress to drink up
Scott Schuette, HERNANDO, FL

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Even minimal levels of lead in the blood, far lower than CDC cutoffs, have been shown to lower IQ significantly.
Attention deficit and behavioral problems including criminal activity are other associated problems.
This is a more serious threat than foreign terrorists, yet officials do nothing - criminal negligence in my mind.
James Melloh MD MD, S Portland, ME
Right-wing Republican genocide!
Mr. philip L Mendes, West Chester, OH
Flint is a health crisis!
Ann Bower-Jackson, Grand Rapids, MI
Governor Snyder and that Emergency Manager need to be arrested for what they have done to Flint children and families out
of greed
Lois Brooks, Ferndale, MI
It should NOT TAKE A YEAR OR MORE TO FIX THIS MESS!
C Dorsey, NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ
This needs complete attention to turn around the damage that has been done.Thank you.
anne west, Forest Grove, OR
The lives of these little ones are precious. They are our future and we are charged with the responsibility of protecting them
not killing them.
Chukwuemeka Nwachuku, Streamwood, IL
How can we be called the greatest nation on earth and we can't even protect our own people against lead poisoning or any
other controllable disease. Who is paying attention and I use the word paying with question.
Walter Bell, Fountain Valley, CA
Black people and other low income families deserve to be able to live, full, healthy, happy, productive lives. Lead
poisoning is a form of racism and oppression. Our children definitely deserve better lives than this.
Evelyn Cogdell, Chicago, IL
If we don't end lead poisoning, we face violence from its victims since it affects self-control.
Edythe Cox, Hingham, MA
REALLY in America
Walter, Aurora, CO

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Protect ALL Americans, even those in low income communities from lead poisoning! Do not discriminate!!!!
Pamela Sheridan, Woodstown, NJ
Emma Armbruster
Emma Armbruster, Saint Louis, MO
Lead poisoning should be a thing of the past. Restore funding for this critical health issue.
Maurine Canarsky, Portland, OR
There is no excuse for Americans not to have clean and safe water, no matter what level of income. This is not a third world
country without resources. Please get this done.
Martin Snow, Denver, CO
It is sickening, disheartening, & appalling that man has put his OWN self-centered greed before the many. Is this what God &
the Bible teach ? NO. A nation with "In God We Trust" on it's currency, should seriously reconsider itself, take a long hard
look at the "man in the mirror", & come to a better understanding of just what exactly it is that man is all about.
Paul S, Corpus Christi, TX
Something has to give
Demontron Washington, Houston, TX
this is a national disgrace. we must act w/ urgency.
michael rodrigues, Dade City, FL
This is unacceptable ! Who defunded this? I will look it up.....I'm sure its more likely the Republicans
Tina Ruiz, Baldwin Park, CA
You don't want to know my personal comments because you won't like it. I say every lawmaker who voted against this
should drink one glass of this poisioned water!!!
Tina Ruiz, Baldwin Park, CA
Hang the Mich Govenor
Helen Lauderdale, Romeoville, IL
And if Republicans were actually behind this, they should be sued for all of their money & jailed.
Elizabeth M. LaBue, Staten Island, NY
This is a truly shameful situation. It sounds criminal to me. There should be an investigation along with the remedy!
Peggy schlicher, Marietta, OH
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In ancient times the Romans lined their water aqueducts lead. They also wine drank from lead goblets. One effect of lead is
to destroy that part of the brain that controls inhibitions. this could explain their over the top games and the decline of their
country. There is NO safe exposure to ingesting lead. Reduce lead and you reduce crime.
Rex Womack, Citrus Heights, CA
This is a shameful situation. It actually sounds criminal to me. I think there should be an investigation while this is being
addressed. These people should also have free health care and screening for years to address any long term health issues.
Peggy schlicher, Marietta, OH
Criminal prosecution is in order for all in the responsibility chain up to and including Snyder. Michigan taxpayers must pay
full reparation to injured and learning disabled Flint children for life.
Lynn Lewis, Pleasanton, CA
The lead poisoning travesty in Flint, MI could haveshould have been prevented. In conjunction with restoring common
sense funding, the 'masterminds' behind such a heinous debacle should be held criminally, financially and ethically liable.
In view that the poisoning will negatively impact every aspect of a life throughout its entirety, the parties responsiblefor
creating the circumstances, ensuring the waters safety and perpetuating the lieshould be legally and financially obligated
to all residents adversely affected by the contamination throughout the entirety of residents lifetimes.
Natasha Hopkins, Florissant, MO
Take care of this terrible problem
Carol Teodori, Canonsburg, PA
Take care of Americans first-not foreign governments!
Thomas A. Guaraldi, Houston, TX
If you and your office do not take immediate action to change the status of drinking water in Flint, Michigan, I will
personally write about your disregard for people of color. My articles get noticed. You and your behavior will be prosecurted
for heinous disregard.
Janice Mancinelli Sapp, Little River, SC
No more war, let's rebuild our country. We can no longer afford the rich . . . where are the pitchforks??
Ronald vander Bosch MPH, Greenfield, MA
Our tax dollars are for protecting people. Government, do your job!
Victoria Larimore, West Hollywood, CA
Flint as in Katrina? Why are so many Black Americans suffering this outrage?
Martin Iseri, Fair Oaks, CA

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George Moschonas, Los Angeles, CA
Remember your oath of office.
Asim Muhammad, Brooklyn, NY
UNBELIEVABLE. SICK. DIRTY POLITICANS
Miriam Busby, Yucaipa, CA
May The god of jacob bless this petition with good news soon. Amen. May The God of Jacob bless all citizens of Flint
,Michigan with good health always. Amen,and Amen.
DEVREN BREAUX, SAN JOSE, CA
Unconscionable black bias toward public health law over last 40 years in regards to lead , among many other poisons.
Maureen Roche, Petrolia, CA
This should never have happened. Please clean up this so their children have a chance to grow up and live normal lives.
Joan Leonard, Minneapolis, MN
I agree with the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org with regard to the need to fund programs to fight the lead
poisoning of children.
Daniel Giesy, Norfolk, VA
This is disgraceful
Sandra Urgo, Stillwater, MN
"Get the lead out," gettin' the lead out, you callous louts!
James Hansen, Wilmette, IL
Michigan is showing that Black lives don't matter by murdering thousands of low income Black families through exposure
to prolonged exposure to toxic lead tainted water and with full knowledge of this, cutting funding for the CDC Healthy
Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. This is the ultimate in criminality. All of these legislative officials should
lose their jobs and be jailed.
Toni Oliver, Atlanta, GA
Stop the poisoning in our communities! Put the protection measures in place to prevent lead poisoning!
VAN GIBBS, MIAMI, FL
This situation needs to be addressed immediately
Kathy smith, TRUMANN, AR
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Were corporations and those making over $250,000/year be taxed appropriately, there'd be plenty of money to take care of
those you are SUPPOSED to be serving. This Republican Congress disgusts me.
Laurey Jaros, TUCSON, AZ
I stand with the people of Flint.
Krystle, Bronx, NY
Something MUST be done to help the poor and underprivileged in our great country.
Edward Burton Sr., Saint Louis, MO
Lead Poisoning of our children is a severe health problem which is untenable. What has our concern for the common good
been replaced with? This is a form of environmental terrorism. Prayers are in order.
Alice Wittenbach, Grand Rapids, MI
Listen to communities when they say their water is bad and involve them in the solution
Antonia Matthew, Bloomington, IN
Lead Poisoning of our children is a severe health problem which is untenable. What has our concern for the common good
been replaced with? This is a form of environmental terrorism. Prayers are in order.
Alice Wittenbach, Grand Rapids, MI
For heaven's sake folks, I thought this was suppose to be a Christian country, not a Military one led by polluting
corporations!
If you need to cut anything then CUT THE MILITARY BUDGET BY 1% AND FUND THE CDC!
Casey Fernandez, San Francisco, CA
We want real action, not lame excuses!!
Clean up the mess or else you're fired!!
Billy "The WiZaRd" Angus, Hamilton, MT
Too long has this unequal treatment of Black and low-income communities continued. Please
work to protect all of America's citizens from such demeaning, harmful treatment.
Winifred McDowell, Springfield, VT
I am a 67yr old female senior citizen appalled that the funding for this program has been reduced by more than half. America
is divided by the "have" and "have nots". Allowing children to suffer and perhaps die of lead poisoning criminal. I think I
can say safely that if those children were the kids of the "Haves" funding would be available to rectify the problem.
RESTORE the full funding.
CJ Castagnola, San Leandro, CA

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While you're at it, take the aluminum and other heavy metals out of the vaccines, too.
Linda Chamberlin, Los Alamos, NM
It is not Americas potential but Americas responsibility to provide it's citizens with safety.
Tony Santiago, BRONX, NY
For shame!
Margaret Rice Moir, brewster, MA
What would you do if this was happening to your families!
Patricia Connelly, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Help, help, who's caring for the blacks and low income?
Patricia E. Meade, Neptune, NJ
Lead is especially damaging to young children and people.
Jean Douthwright, New Smyrna Beach, FL
Instead of bombing infra-structures of other beleaguered countries, let's use that money to rebuild our own. Linda Furr
Linda furr, Chico, CA
Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration are responsible for poisoning Flint for a year and doing nothing about it! They
should be prosecuted under federal statutes!
Steven J Ercole, Staten Island, NY
I can imagine few things worse than losing a safe water supply. The impact this has had on children and their families is
unimaginable. Please help get our priorities clear and provide immediate, adequate funding for the Center for Disease
Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. And what can you do
meanwhile?
Ruth Jacobs
Ruth Jacobs, Delmar, NY
THIS Happening in 2015-2016 is UTTERLY DISGUSTING
Marcia Curry, Leander, TX
April mose
April mose, Missouri City, TX
The time is now to do what is right.
Ande Kobek, Indianapolis, IN
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Jill Magoon, Overland Park, KS
the word caring comes to mind.
Mr. Charles R Stevens, Charlotte, TN
OMG! In what country are we living when a BASIC NEED such as Water is not being provided. Thus, we should not have
tell the government (legislators) to increase funding for the CDCHHHLPPP. Where in the world is your Humanity!!!???
B. Burr, Carson, CA
even the children here are at risk ..there are homes with peeing lead paint...
George Ulrich;Registered Nurse Of Ulrich;Registered Nurse of Montana, Browning, MT
Marilyn Brouwer
Dr. Marilyn Brouwer, GRAND RAPIDS, MI
Clean water needs to be a minimum baseline for any community. To deny a community clean water because of financial
difficulties in the city administration is criminal. The financial difficulties were partly the result of massive banking frauds
which have not been prosecuted. The guilty parties are wealthy and well insulated, close to immune, from the damage they
caused. The innocent children who are victims of this fraud and poor judgement by elected officials probably have no legal
redress. Whether they do or not, they need immediate help to counteract the poisoning they received and to improve their
overall nutritional and health status so they can recover and grow up to be high functioning adults, not crippled people in
need of constant support and help. Please fund the CDC request for Healthy Homes.
Theolinda Knight, Berkeley, CA
NO COMMENT NECESSARY...JUST ACTION.
Madeleine Fisher Fisher Kern, Los Angeles, CA
Led poisoning is terrible and permanent. Unforgivable. Please help...thanks
Paula Gordon, Gualala, CA
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the
Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Abel Prudhomme, Pasadena, CA
What has happened in this case needs to be investigated fully and heads must roll! It is criminal to do this in the name of
saving money!
Katherine Schock, null, WY

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We pay for our water and deserve safe water. No one in the United States should have to be consuming unhealthy water...it is
NEVER acceptable when it is poisoned by industries and their neglect. It is also NOT acceptable for our elected officials to
ignore the rights of our citizens and put them by their neglect into harms way.
Denise Tschann, Ashland, OR
This is shameful. Clean water is a necessity and a right.
Jennifer Gresko Schevers, WAYNE, IL
This hits home for me since I'm from Michigan. Please stop!!
Crystal Westbrooks, Matthews, NC
llscottjr@gmail.com
Leon L Scott Jr, Bellingham, WA
this story made me cringe you bet your bottom dollar there kids don't live there
Kathleen Cappola, buford, GA
Why don't we take care of our children instead of the billionaires?
Chrys Morris, Imperial, PA
I believe that every one no matter what nationality needs to be in good health.
John D'Amico Sr., Ridgewood, NY
It is the 21 Century this should not be an issue.
Shafia, Akron, OH
Those responsible should go to jail!!
R Milstein, Ann Arbor, MI
Restore funding for the Center for Disease
Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention program...every child deserves a chance to live free of lead poisoning!
Mary Nolan, Saint Louis, MO
Take the money out of Gov. Snyder's pension.
Paula Mindes, Cleveland Hts, OH

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In 1980 the federal government funded a program that located and tested inner city children who were at risk of lead
poisoning. My son was one of those children who was tested by worker on a mobile unit that went door to door. He was able
to get help and is nowplanning his wedding. No brain damage. No delayed development. No other ill effects from the lead
poisioning he was treated for at two years old. Please give these children a chance to live healthy lives. The same chance my
son received.
Mae O. Rauls, Fargo, ND
A Republican state govn. shows its true colors!!
Vickie Madway, Malden, MA
The government is supposed to safeguard the well being of its citizens regardless of color or race! This means it should
continue to fund the Center for Disease Controls Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Dr. Mario Edgardo Magana, Corvallis, OR
I know about this from someone who grew up in Michigan. It is shameful. A lot of people have stayed quiet about a situation
that affects our children.
sharaine ely, washington, DC
This is like the 19th century! Where is the Michigan government and the Federal government?
Lucille Roussin, New York, NY
Bernie Sanders!!!!
Cecily Lopes, Pawtucket, RI
This is a total disgrace that funding is not provided for all of our children. The lead poisoning issue is a big deal.
Theresa Royster, PHILADELPHIA, PA
This is a total disgrace that funding is not provided for all of our children. The lead poisoning issue is a big deal.
Theresa Royster, PHILADELPHIA, PA
All Americans must have healthy environments in which to live and clean water. Anything less is totally unacceptable.
america sherwood, LITTLETON, CO
It's past time to increase the CDC's budget overall, but especially for programs that protect children's health.
Susan Queen, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
I'm a horrified residents of Michigan and recognize this is happening. It's time to act.
Michelle Hagans, Dexter, MI

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Ronald Miller, Santa Rosa, CA
Aid now!
Kenwaun Flinn, Milwaukee, WI
Please restore the funding for lead control
Deborah Porter, San Diego, CA
Dear Criminal Investigation managers:
Because USPS officials return 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810s mail to senders, Property owner Ralph
Timberlake files this mail fraud complaint against USPS. Since USPS officials are fraudulently returning property owner
Ralph Timberlake's mail to its senders, he submits this letter for a copy of the evidence used to warrant returning mail to
senders. Nonetheless, they repudiated Ralph Timberlakes rights and privileges to receive USPS' property and home mail
delivery services; hence, USPS officials denied his rights and his privileges without granting his requested hearings.
Because they illicitly proscribe USPS property and home mail delivery services to Ralph Timberlakes property, he requests
a criminal and a civil investigation into the USPS ban. Why are 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810 and Ralph
Timberlakes Frist-Class Mail subjected to USPS personnel-impeding whims? Hence, USPS officials took the aforesaid
denial of services without due process of law. However, such malfeasance USPS actives are a blatant illustration, an
unashamed example, and a heinous instance of a USPS kakistocracy. Why did kakistocrtaical USPS officials order the
perpetual banning of all First-Class Mail delivery services to 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810? Especially
while denying requests for evidence and an impartial hearing. However, it is a crime of fraud; USPS officials unceasing
abridgment of property owner Ralph Timberlake's right to receive property and home mail delivery services. Why are USPS
officials rebuffing this partys application for a copy of the lawful reasons and the legitimate justification for the denial of
services? Yes, the USPS decisions to return Ralph Timberlake's mail to its senders, are a gross wrong and a travesty of
justice.
Ralph Timberlake, Huntsville, AL

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Dear Criminal Investigation managers:


Because USPS officials return 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810s mail to senders, Property owner Ralph
Timberlake files this mail fraud complaint against USPS. Since USPS officials are fraudulently returning property owner
Ralph Timberlake's mail to its senders, he submits this letter for a copy of the evidence used to warrant returning mail to
senders. Nonetheless, they repudiated Ralph Timberlakes rights and privileges to receive USPS' property and home mail
delivery services; hence, USPS officials denied his rights and his privileges without granting his requested hearings.
Because they illicitly proscribe USPS property and home mail delivery services to Ralph Timberlakes property, he requests
a criminal and a civil investigation into the USPS ban. Why are 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810 and Ralph
Timberlakes Frist-Class Mail subjected to USPS personnel-impeding whims? Hence, USPS officials took the aforesaid
denial of services without due process of law. However, such malfeasance USPS actives are a blatant illustration, an
unashamed example, and a heinous instance of a USPS kakistocracy. Why did kakistocrtaical USPS officials order the
perpetual banning of all First-Class Mail delivery services to 2117 Atkins Drive, Huntsville, Alabama 35810? Especially
while denying requests for evidence and an impartial hearing. However, it is a crime of fraud; USPS officials unceasing
abridgment of property owner Ralph Timberlake's right to receive property and home mail delivery services. Why are USPS
officials rebuffing this partys application for a copy of the lawful reasons and the legitimate justification for the denial of
services? Yes, the USPS decisions to return Ralph Timberlake's mail to its senders, are a gross wrong and a travesty of
justice.
Ralph Timberlake, Huntsville, AL
This is unacceptable and inhumane. Everyone has the right to clean water.
Kate Dull, Miami, FL
Hakimah Cannon
Hakimah Cannon, Homewood, IL
This is not acceptable.
Marcy Maez, OLYMPIA, WA
This is a no brainer. Do it.
George Homanich, Binghamton, NY
This is an unbelievable situation! Our government representatives have turned their backs on the people of Detroit, over and
over again. Enough!
Craig James, Arvada, CO
Once again a "so called" Republican leader has let the poor, and African American community down. It is a long, sad,
pattern. Register and Vote!
Tim Johnson, Pueblo, CO

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Point of fact ...Flint, Michigan has been inflicting lead poisoned water for the last year and half and only now have they tried
to remedy the situation ! But, thousands of children have been affected and this is a no win thing for them and their parents !
Filters will help after they're installed but, the damage has already been done ! What about all the millions of children that
have been affected, like my granddaughter but she was treated early and hasn't suffered from any I'll effects ! No water
buffaloes from FEMA because the governor is and idiot and wouldn't admit that poisoning the town was just a risk of
dealing with a flat broke city , state and he had the responsibility to do something immediately and he didn't !!!! That's
unconscionable and he should be removed from office and the government offices responsible for this should be sued in
Federal Court !
Shelagh Shelagh Mayhew, Washington, MO
Vote, Vote, Vote.
Tim Johnson, Pueblo, CO
Anyone in any way responsible for lead poisoning should be charged with a criminal offense that is
subject to imprisonment.
Kathleen Bobb, Westerlo, NY
Lead again and it turns out, still. It is a disgrace for this to happen in our nation in this century.
Marianne L. Twyman MD, Vashon, WA
I have lead poisoning, and I live in California. It's a terrible thing to have in your body. Please stop the assault.
Lynda Comerate, MAGALIA, CA
The cost of health care is a burdon on all of us, and ignoring environmental dangers, much like the lack of dental programs
by the way, add to a significant overall cost that we all end up sharing and paying for. Low income families deserve equal
protections in all cases of heath concerns and that is an area of great sin for this rich nation. This "Christian" nation is
anything but, let's be real.
Thomas Keenan, Coeur d' Alene, ID
Snyder should be sued out of office!
Ron Elmore, Traverse City, MI
Those who purposely allowed this travesty to come about need to be in prison for life. You have ruined the lives of
thousands! Shame
Darlene & Robert kirby, Magalia, CA
Occupy is everyone of all ethnicities of all ages. One day we will truly be free even us poor economically challenged white
people of color.
Todd Freeland Templeton, Sunland, CA

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It is unacceptable and morally wrong to not take action right now to save our communities!
Heather Montes Ireland, Milwaukee, WI
Get the lead out & provide clean water!
Kirsten Andersen, Yonkers, NY
I had to call the EPA to get methane prob fixed at our school. We need to care more and look out for our infrastructure
Dominic de Bellis, Benicia, CA
This is unconscionable! To have endangered people especially the children is criminal! How dare Snyder and his
administration allow this to happen and not take steps to immediately address this horrible health crisis!
Ann Collins, Saint Louis, MO
STOP KILLING PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!
G Wilder, Memphis, TN
Lead poisoning can also lead to blindness. Although I did not lose my sight from that, I did lose my sight after "acceptable
levels of arsenic in our water had been found. In lowering funding for public health, our government is only setting itself up
for much higher levels of then taking care of thoghs it injured.
Victoria Vaughan, Oakmont, PA
Thank you in advance for considering something besides short-term corporate profits.
Lynn Cascio, Huntington, NY
NO person should have to endure lead poisoning!
Karen Mayer, Eureka, CA
this problem is robbing the youth of there future and causing problems that need to b fixed
janie anderson, san jose, CA
I find it incredible that this was allowed to happen.
Jonathan Cornell, Tucson, AZ
No community should be forced to tolerate lead poisoning via their water supply. This irreversibly damages people,
especially children and causes learning problems as well.
MaryRose Randall, Rock Hill, SC
Isn't it our duty to protect children? There is no safe level of lead.
Bernadine Turner, Newberry, FL

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Go get em
Bill Davis, Woodland, CA
Adequate protection for all is required.
Susann Brown, Rochester, NY
This thing of caring more for businesses than the people who make up this country HAS TO STOP.
Linda Goetz, Arcadia, CA
kill perpetrators
Star Star, Somersworth, NH
Think of all the tax payer funded emergency room treatments that could be prevented.
Martin Brent, Lehigh Acres, FL
This is Genocide in it finest hour. Black lives Matter!
zanberle Sheppard, Philadelphia, PA
Get the lead out!
Kathy Thompson, Manassa, CO
The children of Flint, Michigan can not wait. They are being poisoned daily by the actions of state and local government.
We need the Center for Disease Controls Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to be properly funded and
to do its job.
Bonnie Britt, Loveland, OH
Please take immediate action ASAP!
Angie P., Snellville, GA
Please, don't leave our most vulnerable at risk!
David Klinke, Airmont, NY
This should have never happened! They knew what they were doing. The water company knew that water was not safe.
Shelley Williams, Endicott, NY
Disgusting the lack of moral strengh government demonstrates.
Arrie Hammel, Niagara Falls, NY

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Alexander James- we need the Government, normal people like & unalike myself to step in the right direction towards this
issue. The fact that we are not concerned for the health of our own is the biggest crime.
ALEX JAMES, Milwaukee, WI
U have my vote
Renetta, Omaha, NE
Forty some years ago we fought for clean water and air--now we have to ask not to be poisoned? Incredible !
Cynthia A. Williams, Proctor, MT
Homes with lead paint are mostly located in the poor neighborhoods, affecting kids with no healthcare to take care of lead
poisoning.
Shoshana Serxner-Merchant, Raleigh, NC
This issue should have been resolved decades ago.
Rita Butler, Louisville, KY
Please take action to protect people's health!
Dinorah Meyer, San Francisco, CA
What happened to these citizens,
Babies, children, pregnant mothers IS CRIMINAL !!!
Margaret A Galletley, Lake City, IA
I have seen the horrible effects of lead poisoning on my patients. It is an outrage that the people of Flint were poisoned,
essentially by their city managers. Please restore funding to help protect families from environmental hazards such as lead.
Naomi Feiman, Boulder, CO
Black Lives Matter!!! The lives of low income people matter!!!!
Esther Schiller, Newbury Park, CA
Our children are suffering atrociously!
Carol Limbach, Saint Francis, WI
In America where all thing should be equal...one would think that everyone had quality drinking water. It would be
horrendous if the water were free; but to add insult to injury these people are paying to be killed. If there is lead free water in
3rd world countries surely Flint can figure this out.
Tiara Jackson, North Augusta, SC

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It's cruel and inexcusable to not have funds to keep people alive but to always have funds for weapons, war, and death.
Restore funds for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Jin Emerson-Cobb, Memphis, TN
If Michigan won't clean up their own mess, the federal government must!
Michael Mitchell, New York, NY
Allowing this to happen in any town or city in the US is immoral - it must stop immediately.
Susan Shawl, Oakland, CA
JAIL GOV. SNYDER
Mr. Keith Horne, Lakewood, CA
This is trully disgraceful. Such neglect of a vital life giving force such as water cannot be neglected. Those responsible must
be prosecuted.
Nina Council, Ashland, OR
As a school psychologist I have seen the permanent and debilitating effects of lead poisoning on cognitive development.
This is unconscionable in 2016 and in the U.S.A.
Jeanne Collin-Smith, San Diego, CA
Let's get with it!
Edward Whitehead, Lenoir City, TN
As a teacher, I find this disregard for the potential and heath of our children to be appalling. Restore funding now!!!!!!
Laurie Meisenheimer, San Mateo, CA
All my life, I have heard that African Americans are just lazy and no good. But their schools are the worst, their women have
not been allowed access to birth control, on and on - and now this. If this had been a rich white community, they would
NEVER have been subjected to this. Hold these decision makers accountable for damaging young black brains and lives.
This whole scenaria makes me sick and the governor and his staff need to be incarcerated.
Debbie A. Dumas, Yellville, AR
It is no secret that led can do permanent irreversible damage to the brain. Why are we permitting these crimes to occur to
America's children?
Myra Fox, Ann Arbor, MI

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Lead poisoning is dangerous and serious concern to public health all over the nation. These communities and their
children's development is at risk and it has to be handled. Not everyone is aware that they haventhe problem, others may
know but cannot do anything about it. There needs to be guidelines that make a home sale contingent on testing &
abatement where the problem is prevelent and based on age of the housing stock. No one should buy a home or rent a
property containing lead. PERIOD
Jayne Dickus, Cleveland, OH
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the
Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Simone Marie Meeker, Helendale, CA
Please restore fundings for our communities.
Crystal Banks, Naperville, IL
Please restore fundings in our communities...
Crystal Banks, Naperville, IL
I was told my son had high levels of lead in his blood 26 years ago. I don't know if this contributed to later problems, but it
was an issue.
Hasana D Martin, Rochester, NY
we don't live in a 3rd world country. we are supposed to be civilized and providing clean water and food.
gail stamps, Evansville, IN
Criminal charges for criminal activity!
Marita Garrett, Pittsburgh, PA
This is absolutely outrageous and without any possible excuse.
L.M. Holmes, Honolulu, HI
This is shameful and action should be taken immediately.
Gina Troisi, Norwalk, CT
Our children are our responsability. Please protect them.
Isabel Delatorre-Hansen, Brownsville, TX
Our children are our responsability. Please protect them.
Isabel Delatorre-Hansen, Brownsville, TX

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Sounds like Volkswagen may be managing decision making and technology in Flint as well as in their cars.
J Lemley, Ithaca, NY
It's appalling, the regard in which Flint citizens and their children are held. For crying out loud: do the right thing. Restore
safe drinking water,
Todd Trimble, Redding, CT
This is what happens when Republicans say there is too much regulation in government.
Jim McClure, San Jose, CA
Indict Rick Snyder now!
WM I. GOLDSTEIN, Beverly Hills, CA
National disgrace
Pierina Provenzano, Wappingers Falls, NY
No American should be treated this way no human being should be treated this way we have a responsibility as our fellow
countrymen
Candace Mezey, Denver, CO
No American should be treated this way no human being should be treated this way we have a responsibility as our fellow
countrymen
Candace Mezey, Denver, CO
Dianne P. Robinson
Dianne P. Robinson, Pensacola, FL
May jesus give u all the help you need, that our government never will. #BLACKLIVESMATTER#
Josette Jackson, Perth Amboy, NJ
I'm asking the government to restore the funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and lead Poising
Prevention Program for 2016 and the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget, it is very much need for the betterment of low Income
community. Thanks for any support can be give to the environmental hazardous areas. Thank you again. Dianne
Dianne P. Robinson, Pensacola, FL
You have an obligation to protect all your people. Know your priorities.
Nigel Lim, Pewaukee, WI
Please stand strong against environmental racism.
Joshua Steele, Studio City, CA
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Nobody should have to live where they are exposed to lead poisoning. The Federal government needs to step up to the
plate.
Susan Hill, Gardner, MA
Lead poisoning should not be a problem in this country - include funding for the Lead Poisoning Prevention in 2017's
budget. There is no excuse for this.
Ann Miners, OAKDALE, CA
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Jamilah Shakir, Atlanta, GA
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Jamilah Shakir, Atlanta, GA
This is too sad. Is this the United States or are we in a 3rd world country?
Marie Webster, Carlsbad, CA
Who called this water drinkable?
Catherine Dishion, Corbett, OR
This was intentional to save money without common sense treatment of the water that everyone knew it needed. The
governor only wanted to save money and putting children at risk was not his concern. Put the nut in jail where all those
responsible need to be right behind him working in a chain gang. And do it now.
Clayton James Conway, Seattle, WA
Water is essential to human life and health. Our government must be trusted to protect human life and health. Please provide
drinkable water to the people of Flint, Michigan and investigate how toxic chemicals were allowed into the water system
and prosecute those responsible. It is unconscionable that human health was jeopardized in this way. Sincerely,
Ms. Jules Hughes, seattle, WA
In the 21st century, we STILL are allowing Americans to be poisoned. Unbelievable!!
Mary McGaughey, Gresham, OR
The feds subsidize the industries polluting this region; The least they can do is mitigate some of the adverse health effects it
has caused, among them-- lead poisoning.
Barry Katz, Los Angeles, CA
The Federal government should be ashamed of themselves but they don't give a shit about you unless you are rich. May they
get lead poisoning and rot in Hell!
Randolph Griffin, Cygnet, OH
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There must be accountability with our federal officials to force states to make every community free from toxic lead! Please
restore funding for the Healthy Homes and lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Laura Young, Beaverton, OR
Disgusting that people allowed unsafe lead-polluted water in a low-income community, when a lot is known about the
danger, especially for children
Sally Joughin, Portland, OR
It is a travesty that safe drinking water isn't available to everyone in the world's richest country
Willetta Clark, Oakland, CA
Lead poisoning is a chief cause of hypertension.
Frederick Ma, Renton, WA
STOP Poisoning US
Paula Griffin, Fulton, MO
Allowing lead poisoning is criminal!
Dr. Schavi M. Ali, Farmington, MI
This is NOT ok
Miss Corrinne Byrd, ,
Yet another example that racism is alive and flourishing in America. Makes me ill.
Virginia Cotts BSN, Lakewood, CO
There are some programs you do not reduce. Keeping children healthy is one of them. It is disgusting that this was cut.
Patricia Davis Chang, West Lafayette, IN
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elissavet spyridou, North Salem, NY
Are you kidding me!? Fix it!!
Elizabeth Pongo, Brooklyn, NY
This is indeed unacceptable for this to happen. Children are our future and everyone deserves a chance to live long happy
lives.
Beverly Williams, Mansfield, OH

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Lead poisoning affects a child's IQ and their abilty to learn. If we want productive citizens we've got to get the lead out!
Ruth Humphrey, Metamora, IL
Respect the CDC and all of our communities.
Ilene Wagner, Oakand, CA
This is SHAMEFUL! What ever happened to morality in this country? Is this 2016 America?...I mean REALLY??????
kim G. sullivan, kew gardens, NY
Lead and arsenic are the elements at the base of water testing for potability. Clearly all officials were negligent.
Giles Bayley, MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Be a human being, not a money mongering antiseptic creep. Fund the Center for Disease Control and get rid of the Lead
Poisoning elements existing in communities.
Norman Grochowski, Crescent City, CA
Spend less money of arms and much more on the health ofd the nation.
Costa Gazi, ,
this is vitally important work.
Crystal Carter, los angeles, CA
All children deserve safe, healthy food & water & it is the responsibility of government to provide these necessities.
Jo Anne Hall, San Rafael, CA
US government please restore funding for the Center of Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in Flint, Michigan in 2017's budget.
Kelly Anderson, Charlotte, NC
Berkefeld gravity fed water filters can remove lead. www.bastyr.edu for more on getting lead out of human body.
Lyle Courtsal, Port Townsend, WA
Ghastly, unbelievable,criminal, Prison.
J Nels, Hood River, OR
it is despicable and shameful that black people and low income people have to suffer for the moral bankruptcy and failures
of our elected officials and other town and city officials! Please restore the funding and rectify this situation immediately.
Carole Marcacci, Acton, MA

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Personally I think, "The Nerd", should cover the cost of solving this problem his dictator caused.
Mary J Cox, Shelby Township, MI
Prison will be too good for these greedy and uncaring individuals!
Jill Johnston, Vader, WA
healthy by rid them of the lead poison.
Dr Bishop O C, New Orleans, LA
JACKIE PENN
Jackie, Los Angeles, CA
It's time to do the right thing!
Mari Stachenfeld, Aliso Viejo, CA
This is a no brainer
Coral Caudle, North Port, FL
The carelessness that lead to this situation should be prosecuted.
Rozlyn Reynolds, Portland, OR
Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal
Year 2017 budget now.
Karla Bonner, Washington, DC
Poisoning babies & adults in a major Michigan city is CRIMINAL! You can't tell me nobody in charge knew the water was
polluted.
Claude D Jones, Detroit, MI
And if you can't "Find a Way"---- perhaps 'officials' should take a pay cut and see what that does.
Carol Huyser, Hudsonville, MI
Aren't you aware that this is deliberate? The govt. Wants most of us dead, but first they want to make us fight each other.
United, we stand. Divided, we die.
Daniel Lint, Redding, CA
All Lives Matter !
Lori Shapiro, Norfolk, VA

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Tammie Perkins-Crouch
Tammie Perkins-Crouch, Hazelwood, MO
Stop punishing the vulnerabe.
Tim Tim House, Upton, MA
Stop punishing the vulnerable.
Tim Tim House, Upton, MA
Do the right thing.
Nicholas Seaman, ,
It is time to stop treating the communities of color as if they are not citizens of this country. Please reinstate the laws that
protect them from the damage caused by disrespectful, careless treatment of their communities and stop inflicting harm upon
them.
Carol Shoop, Hudson, OH
Reducing funding for lead abatement is criminal. Please stop the madness.
Dorothy Barber, Sodus, NY
Stop the environmental racism !!
Tia, Charlotte, NC

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We really need to have public health care as the most important things for cities, counties and states in America.
For far too long, anti-choice politicians have interfered in reproductive health decisions by banning insurance coverage for
abortion care. These bans push safe and affordable abortion care out of reach for those struggling to make ends meet.
This falls hardest on those who already face significant barriers to quality health care, such as low-income women,
immigrant women, young women, women of color, and transgender and gender-nonconforming people.
In fact, restricting Medicaid coverage of abortion forces one in four poor women seeking abortion services to carry her
pregnancy to term.
A movement led by people of color, young people, and reproductive and economic justice advocates is rising up against
these restrictions. Now, were calling on President Obama to take a bold stand against the Hyde Amendment and related
abortion funding restrictions by eliminating them from his Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
The impact of abortion insurance bans can have devastating effects on a woman and her familys economic future. A recent
study found that a woman who seeks but is denied abortion care is more likely to fall into poverty than a woman who is able
to get the care she needs.
When people can plan if and when to have children, its good for them and for society as a whole. By removing abortion
funding restrictions from his FY 2017 budget, President Obama would help ensure that every woman would be able to get
safe and affordable abortion care if and when she needs it.
Bp. Thomas Thomas Hooker Jr., Garland, TX
Bigotry contempt and hate has harmed a generation. Enough!
Rocco D'Amelio, Neenah, WI
I am sick and tired of our country being degraded to third world status while we squander billions on defense and yet let our
own people be poisoned
James Ellis, oak hill, WV
The government officials were not asleep at the wheel. They knew or would not consult with the scientists who knew, river
water, untreated, would irreversibly damage the pipes. They didn't care. The governor and his people are criminals and
belong in jail.
Ann Griffin, Milwaukee, WI
People from low income communities have knowledge and experience that those from more privileged backgrounds do not.
We must make sure that people are protected from hazards that could prevent them from reaching their full potential and
solving problems that we have so far been unable to do.
Steven Serikaku, Chicago, IL
This would not happen in wealthy communities!!!!
Margo Wyse, Hanover, NM

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This is a disgrace. Health and safe water should be human rights, and the United States government needs to follow every
other first world nation in the world: pay for health care and take responsibility for their citizens well being.
Lorelei Looker, ELLSWORTH, ME
I stand behind the people of Flint, Michigan. This horrible situation needs to be rectified NOW, and the
person or persons responsible for this atrocity need to be held accountable. But of course, one can only dream.
Cindy Campbell, Ballston Spa, NY
take care of home first before other country's and self
Paula West, fort wayne, IN
Care about low-income people, and stop taking money from rich people.
Ed Miller, Albany, NY
Do the right thing. Take proper actions and stop making excuses.
Carol M-Smith, West Palm Beach, FL
I have relatives in flint. Please don't poison them.
Edward underwood, Denver, CO
Restore Funding for CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget.
Teri Kimmons-Struck, Seattle, WA
This is a disgrace and the funding needs to be restored in full and if necessary, increased so that the necessary action can be
taken to protect ALL communities from environmental hazards that negatively affect health and livelihoods.
Lynn Prigge, Haddonfield, NJ
When did this country stop having a war on poverty and now just want to make war on poor people and destroy their lives?
Harrietrt Williams, Deltona, FL
Ignoring this issue does not serve anyone.
Marcia Hylan, S. Newfane, VT
I will be praying
Gerald Frank Prentice Jr, Reading, PA
This is the right thing to do .How can America be the great country it supposed to be if its residents can't have lead free water
jimmie bass, Brooklyn, NY

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Kenneth H. Burton, Atlanta, GA
That stupid governor should be impeached! and free care given to those impacted by his greedy, stupidity
Jocelyn Henry, Nokomis, FL
The CRIMINALLY negligent actions of inept politicians have caused PERMANENT and DEVASTATING brain damage to a
generation of Flint children. This CANNOT be allowed to continue!
Amy Carpenter, EUGENE, OR
As a consumer of paint chips as a child, I know firsthand the danger exposure to lead does to children. Clean up your mess.
LA Communists, Los Angeles, CA
THINK ABOUT YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN JUST THINK ABOUT A CHILD HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Janeann, patchogue, NY
Dear Representative,
Why are killing low income black families by not placing the Disease Control Heath in Homes and Lead Poising Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget?
Why are you not convicting property owner's and landlords to inform black families when renting or leasing the property to
the Public Housing A. nation wide? you must do your job to get my vote.
Charlita Purnell, Houston, TX
Lead cause irreparable damage to young children that leads to neurological problems as well as behavior problems.
thisis preventable and should never had be allowed to happen in the richest country in the world.
Carole Plourde, null, MA
The whole purpose of government it to provide for the well being of its people in ways that the people themselves alone
cannot do. Restore full funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
for the Fiscal year 2017 and BEYOND!
Mary Radloff, Orange, VA
The federal government should be insuring children are not exposed to lead and that problems are mitigated immediately if
such exposure occurs.
Jennifer Roberts, Amherst, MA
This needs to change. It's disgraceful how these people and their needs are being disregarded. All the officials that enabled
this should be so ashamed of themselves.
Audrey Butler, Phoenixville, PA
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It appears that someone was not paying attention. What a shame.


Donald & Eleanor W. D. Kaufman, North Newton, KS
To whomever is responsible:
Shame on you. Fix this however possible and give those people medical assistance on your dime.
LISA Kellar, New York, NY
I read a similar story a few days ago, and it made me so sad. How can we stop the Republicans (aka: scaredy cats) all over this
country from from screwing up the country with their ridiculous budget cuts that are having disastrous effects on all of us?
Susan Hopper, San Jacinto, CA
Lead poisoning is not acceptable, not when we can prevent it easily...
Louisette Pochat, Mount Ida, AR
This should not occur in these days and times.
Deborah Dalrymple, Carrollton, TX
The situation in Flint is a national disgrace that cannot be allowed to happen again. Take a stand at the federal level to
prevent this tragedy from spreading to vulnerable communities across the country.
Matthew Koch, Boulder, CO
A total disgrace!! Impeach Snyder!!!
Lorraine Hominga, Traverse City, MI
I live one block from Freeman Elementary where some of the highest lead levels were reported!
Larry Shears, Flint, MI
I live one block from Freeman Elementary where some of the highest lead levels were reported!
Larry Shears, Flint, MI
This is an atrocity that should never have happened in the first place. Do the right thing!
Tom Emmott, Traverse City, MI
This is a public health emergency to which we must respond.
Mary Jane Pagan, null, RI
Kathleen Bobb
Kathleen Bobb, Westerlo, NY

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Do the right thing to save lives.


Lynn Moshier, Saint Petersburg, FL
The jerks responsible for this outrage should be prosecuted for malfeasance.
Richard H. Randall, Spokane, WA
Stop killing my people!
Chris Davis, Dorchester, MA
Flint was where I grew up! Clean water is a Must and a right! Please help!
Wendy Fields-Lardie, Long Beach, WA
Please do the right thing. Quality of life should have a higher priority than PORK.
Charles E. McCray Sr., Queens Village, NY
Do the right thing simply because it is the right thing to do. It is unconscionable that in this so-called great country this
action to prevent serious health issues is necessary to ask. Restore the funding and increase it until all people have access to
conditions that do not causing poisoning from lead.
J. S. Sanders, Woodbury, NJ
We the people need the CDC. Destore now!!
Marilyn Pitts, Carrollton, TX
any reason this should still be an issue when we ve understood the danger for decades?
martin Dooley, Portland, OR
This is truly unacceptable. As a nurse, who had grandsons exposed to lead, we were immediately assisted with measures to
fix the problem in the home...please restore funding for prevention programs asap for these people in Flint, Mich, and in the
rest of the country...
JoAnn Mason, Saint Paul, MN
If guns can be an inalienable right, health care should also, ESPECIALLY FOR CHILDREN.
Roy Kenneth Miller, Macon, GA
Cutting funds for prevention of lead poisoning is not only immoral, it is penny wise and pound foolish. The cost to society
from the damage to lead poisoned kids today is astronomical.
Margot Barnet, Worcester, MA
I stand with you.
Judith Crim, Sun City West, AZ
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What can I say about a developed country that does not have safe water for their people, something is VERY WRONG about
the form of government that puts profit before people.
Charlotte Yates, Columbus, OH
They simply don't care. Just vote them out!
Arlene Rollins, Philadelphia, PA
Louise Watson
Louise Watson, winder, GA
disgraceful to let it go so long
Elizabeth McDonald, Leeds, AL
How could this happen in the US???? We TRUST in our government!! Funding is vital & necessary to protect our
communities.
Lisa Renfree, Boulder, CO
The funding is VITAL to protect our communities! This should NEVER have happened & funding needs to be approved so
that it NEVER does again!
Lisa Renfree, Boulder, CO
Lucas Lopez
Lucas Lopez, Brooklyn, NY
It's time to put people first again with government spending. Please use our tax dollars to ensure the health of the most needy
in our communities and support the fight against toxic housing.
Lizabeth Smith, Albany, NY
Helping US let US help Other in US.
Connie Denkins, Paducah, KY
How can we allow lead to be in the drinking water of any of our communities?
Ms. Elizabeth Boynton, Temple Terrace, FL
Every American deserves to have clean water
Mary Halperin, Doylestown, PA
Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program in the Fiscal
Year 2017 budget. What is happening to the morality of our country? It is unacceptable to do otherwise.
Lynne Henderson, Berkeley, CA
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At this late date and in America, this is unconsciencable!


Joyce Forney, Dallas, TX
It is unconscionable that due to CDC lack of funds for prevention of lead poisioning, that anyone should live in homes
where lead exposure puts them at risk for disastrous health problems.
Nona Simons, Orangevale, CA
THIS NEEDS A PETITION?
WOW...poisonous water, and we have to force action with millions of voices calling for the corruption and LIES to cease?
Kristine Kristine Blake, Manchester, CT
Let's do what's right. Lives are more important than dollars....Stop cutting cost and risking lives.
LiSA Lisa Roy, Houston, TX
As a Native of the city of Flint, I can not believe this has happened. We must apply any needed funding to fix the problem.
Alan Thiese thiese, Spokane, WA
One of the most shameful events in recent memory.
Herman Joseph T, Los Angeles, CA
Let there be consequences for hurting our children!
Andrea Smith, St Petersburg, FL
Toni Leake
Toni Leake, Reynoldsburg, OH
Kimberly Davis
Kimberly Davis, Copiague, NY
All of America requires & should have healthy water & homes.
Gaye sardelis, Port Charlotte, FL
Ruth O Sherer
Ruth Sherer, PALO ALTO, CA
Poisoning our children must not continue! Thank you for restoring funding to prevent this!
Ruth Sherer, PALO ALTO, CA
We are All Americans.
Gretchen Stallworth, LAS VEGAS, NV
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As a prdiatrician, I have seen cases of severe lead poisining and know the toxic and permanent effects of lead on children's
brains.
Cenie cafarelli, PITTSFORD, NY
People everywhere need and deserve clean safe drinking, showering and cooking water.
Dennis Shultz, Saint Louis, MO
Will the monopoly capitalists and the billionaire class lead us into full-fledged third-world country status? I am ashamed to
live in this country.
Robert Van Fleet, Burnt Ranch, CA
How long will government officials get away with endangering civilian lives
Makesi Lopez, Bladensburg, MD
I would say I can't believe this is happening in America.... But I can. Corrupt government officials are rising up in every
corner of our society. Heads should be rolling about this, but when I post these issues up on fb it IG, no-one even comments
or shares the information. Black people seem to be asleep concerning the urgency and long term effects this will have on our
youth.
Antwain Lambouths, Milwaukee, WI
We need to make money available to test for poisons in food and water.
Shirley Rice, Burdett, NY
We need to make money available to test for poisons in food and water.
Shirley Rice, Burdett, NY
Emmanuel Adjaye
Emmanuel Adjaye, Bel Air, MD
The situation in Flint is unconscionable! So many government hacks are at fault in this mess that it almost seems like a
conspiracy.
Perry M. Smith, Baltimore, MD
As a retired pediatrician, I have seen the devastating effects of high blood lead levels. I thought we got rid of this back in the
fifties when we got rid of lead paint in houses. Never imagined it would be in the drinking water and allowed to remain--I
really worry about these kids that were needlessly exposed
Robert E YIM MD, Lutherville Timonium, MD
Someone needs to go straight to prison for this deliberate act of violence. For life. And not just someone, but several people.
Governor, mayor, environmental people. Everybody!!!
Antwain Lambouths, Milwaukee, WI
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Childhood lead poisoning harms children for life. Please take immediate action to end this grave injustice!!!
Colleen Cordes, Takoma Park, MD
Freddie ran for his life, murdered at the hands of those sworn to protect and serve. The facts of the case have determined that
his arrest was an illegal act as he had committed no crime. Yet, he is still dead; much deader than he was when the chase
began and also much deader when he was placed in the police transport. Perhaps if he had gotten any fair treatment from the
beginnings of his short life, he would be alive today. Perhaps it began with lead paint poisoning and poverty. Let's begin
there and work our way up.
Barbara Tunstall, Pikesville, MD, MD
Lead poisoning is not only an issue of aging infrastructure but how we work with it to keep our citizens of all ages safe. The
crisis levels of lead in the drinking water in Flint, MI were brought on quickly by short-term decisions that ignored
safeguards to prevent pipe corrosion and lead release. Safe drinking water is a human right; support programs to keep
utilities safe as communities struggle with increasing supply and service costs.
Denise Conner, Newark, DE
mfoleyreese@gmail.com
Maureen Foley-Reese, Everett, MA
This is a travesty.
Mr. Vaughn E. Taylor-Akutagawa, Brooklyn, NY
Lead poisoning resulting from government's inaction is totally unacceptable.
LILLIAN PECKER, Brooklyn, NY
The Chicago Tribune ran an article last June that showed studies linking childhood lead exposure to violent crimes. You are
doing these communities a disservice by reducing the funding required to identify and abate these lead hazards. Anything
that reduces crime, improves child health, and has a positive impact on communities SHOULD NOT LOSE FUNDING!
Tariq Mohammed, Richmond, VA
we are creating a life time of care for support services for children who have the right to grow up in a healthy environment.
Barb MAc, Easton, MD
Recall the Governor
Ezekiel Nicholson Jr, Germantown, MD
Ending exclusionary zoning would also help. Instead of rehabilitating an older home that has lead, why not just tear it down
and allow smaller homes. As long as a home is not a threat to anyone's health or safety then it should not be prohibited.
Think RV, travel trailer, singlewide or tiny home. The housing market should be as free as the car market. Freedom leads to
prosperity.
James Herman, Hillsboro, OH
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Congress cut your own pay and fund this. The Lobbyists give you enough money.
Raymond Thibault, ELKTON, MD
This is a class issue as much as a race issuethe affected children are our collective future and our collective responsibility. There is no clearer example of "the most
vulnerable among us". How we protect and care for them is the measure and cost of a civilized society.
Jennifer Lansdale, Towson, MD
This is a national disgrace.
Ellen Ryan, Rockville, MD
The Governor committed a criminal act.
Patric McCoy, chicago, IL
This situation is absolutely disgraceful. First for our goverment to allow corporations to destroy the earth's resources for
profit and then to allow innocent unsuspecting children to be permanently damaged by this contamination is absolutely
unacceptable.
Ms. Barbara Douglas, Smyrna, GA
I intend to vote this issue, along with common-sense gun measures.
David Powell, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Please help the people indangered by lead poisoning.
Russell Wilmore, Baltimore, MD
Terry Johnson
Terry Johnson, Baltimore, MD
As a retired small systems DW & WWTP operator for over 30 years this whole affair really reeks.
Ernest Kretschmar, Zephyrhills, FL
And also bring criminal charges (at least for negligence and intential endangerment) for the Gov of Michigan and the
business manager he put in place that authorized toxic lead-tainted water to poison the entire town of FLINT Michigan (and
fire the regional EPA manager who removed the EPA field agent from his investigation and allows this travesty to occur. She
is also culpable.
Constance Bevitt, SILVER SPRING, MD
Children are damaged by ingesting lead. We will pay now or pay later for their health problems.
Jane DeMouy, BETHESDA, MD

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Children are damaged by ingesting lead. We ill pay now in funding or later when they have health problems.
Jane DeMouy, BETHESDA, MD
This is so Very important. Babies & Toddlers should not have to Suffer their whole lives because a Governor (or anyone Else
for that matter) wanted to save some money!
Lois J Tague, Dayton, OH
Mission Control #2. Provide funding and actually clean up homes & buildings with lead
James Wall, Laurel, MD
This is a disgrace that needs immediate action. This strongly resembles Holocaust!
Ethel McNeal, Arlington, TX
As a public health worker, I find this situation to be tragic and outrageous. The state and federal government need to step up
in aggressive ways to ensure the health of Flint residents moving forward,.
(Betty) Elizabeth Robinson, Baltimore, MD
Decision makers should be required to live in the conditions they create. They should be drinking that toxic water.
J Gray, Columbia, MD
JUST DO IT!!!!
Kathy Kelley, Wilmington, DE
Tell the truths, work together to make what changes you can within the community. We must do what we can to help our
own.
James Wesley, Waldorf, MD
Truly a disgrace that must be addressed to make sure no more children are harmed.
June McGuckian, Easton, MD
God Bless the need of the communities. Thank you Color Of Change for the significant position you are in via community
involvement and support.
R Elvir, Silver Spring, MD
Shocking disregard for citizens.
Sandra Eskin, Iowa City, IA
Governor Snyder has no conscience. He should be in prison for having destroyed so many innocent lives and for destroying
children's futures.
Pat Mellon, Bremerton, WA
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Stop the Lead poisoning in Flint,Michiganas well as other U.S cities and restore the CDC
federal program,Healthy Homes and Lead PoisoningPrevention Program...URGENT
Ms. Evelyn Gonzales, Silver Spring, MD
I can't believe this is happening in the US!
Jessica Couleur, Phoenix, AZ
This is outrageous.
Katie, Lakewood, OH
All families should be protected from lead poisoning. All are children of God.
Carlene jenner, Tempe, AZ
This government no longer protects its poor and treats its minorities like trash. It has killed the middle class and feels no
remorse for its demise. The irony is that we are forced to pay them to treat us so badly.
Rosalind Pope, Baltimore, MD
It is difficult to believe that this is in Flint, Michigan in 2016. It certainly seems more like a third world country. I've been
donating to organizations that deliver clean fresh water to poor nations without modern facilities for years! Gov. Rick
Snyder, you are a sad example of a so-called "leader" of a major state in America! Itis called FEMA and it is there for a
reason! CALL THEM!!!
Sarah gia del campo, BALTIMORE, MD
Michigan should pay for the long term effects of the actions of their government. That means supporting/subsidizing health
care and income for all the children/people affected, for life.
jean westler, SILVER SPRING, MD
Great example why "Black Lives Matter" is important and all of us of every color need to support it.
Carole Knoles, Newport, OR
The governor of Michigan should be arrested and charged with mass poisoning.
Adrienne Weller, Seattle, WA
Shameful!
Gladys Hayes-Owens, Norfolk, VA
Please help
Crystal Davis, Germantown, MD

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Outrageous to deliberately subject a population to poisoned water.


Vic and Barby Ulmer, Saratoga, CA
This is unacceptable, what else can we do?
Mandell E. Davis, Hyattsville, MD
Saving money should not excuse poisoning children. Shame on you.
John Eric Eric Goines, Brentwood, MD
They investigate black men, let's investigate this! COME ON MRS-PROSECUTOR.
Gerald e Bryson Jr, Detroit, MI
Please allow me to ask for your help on another issue here in Oklahoma. Please help us. I am praying for families in Flint.
Katrina Roberts, Oklahoma City, OK
Farah Mo
Farah Mo, Ontario, CA
How can this government treat these children, our future in such a cruel way?
Margaret Louden, null, MD
Are we trying to regress back to the early 19th Century where companies could do whatever they pleased with out worry pf
reprisals?
Kyle Kleckner, Berkley, MI
Retardation caused by lead poison can be a major factor in how a child's life turns out. It should really make you wonder if
so many black young people end up in prison because of learning disabilities coupled with inability to learn skills that lead
to jobs.
Nancy Bailey, Stafford, TX
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK?!!!!!!! PAT COLLINS
pat collins, MILWAUKEE, WI
Stop cutting funding for the poor! Start cutting from the already rich, and putting more into shoring up those in need.
Marjorie Freeman, Trumbull, CT
It is completely outrageous what we have condemned our children to. I suspect the usual suspects, Republicans, are at fault
for these cuts. The least we can do is restore this funding.
Grania Marcus, Rochester, NY
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I've worked professionally in water treatment. Only a blind idiot (or privatizing corporate prostitute) would switch water
sources without investigating the change in chemistry. This is the most irresponsible act of government I've ever heard of.
Michael Schenk, Baltimore, MD
I agree and will stand in the fight against our government on lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan and any other locations.
Chaz Rodgers, Lancaster, TX
This is domestic terrorism.
Margaret, Seattle, WA
It's hard to believe that lead poisoning would not be totally taken care of by now. Who in the world would not be alarmed by
this--besides congresspersons, I can not think of anyone.
Helen L Mealy, annapolis, MD
No comment just do it.
Lon Sanders Jr., Maywood, IL
When are our legislators going to stop saving up the worst we have and dumping it on the very people who already have
trouble enough?
Judith Davidsen, New York, NY
Now
Stephanie Smith, Columbia, MD
How about we send less war money to Israel to help keep this program funded?
David Brian Ayers, Parkesburg, PA
ZENA DUZE
Zena Duze, Randallstown, MD
Every citizen has the right not to be poisoned by it's government. Fix this problem with the same swift speed you would if it
were in an affluent community
Nolan G Salix, DILLON, MT
ROMAN EMPIRE FELL FROM LEAD POISONING.
Val Sanfilippo, San Diego, CA
How could you not address this issue?
Pam Riddle, Dallas, TX

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Y are we taking care of illegals who broke the law by comimg here? When people living in America can't get help gor their
needs.
LaShawn Burgess, GERMANTOWN, MD
Y are we taking care of illegals who broke the law by comimg here? When people living in America can't get help gor their
needs.
LaShawn Burgess, GERMANTOWN, MD
Please
Josh Mong, PORTLAND, OR
Shameful, Criminal..Act Now!
Daryl Baskerville, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Janet Barber
Janet E. Barber, Temple Hills, MD
This is a blatant disregard for human life. How is it that people just do not care about the health and well-being of others?
Conchita Terry McIver, Winston-Salem, NC
I am astonished that this problem still exists. Is there any humanity in the Congress?
Barbara Cook, Glen Burnie, MD
This egregius health negligence must stop.
Rachel-Ray Cleveland, Beltsville, MD
Quite simply, Governor Snyder is a Criminal, and should be prosecuted when his term expires
Nestor Shea Foley Jr., gaithersburg, MD
tax the corporations & the rich!
Marc Smason, Seattle, WA
Thank you in advance for your consideration in this matter.
abraham kayne, Ann Arbor, MI
This has gone on too long. It is an outrage !!!
Donna Viale-Gertler, KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN

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The tea baggers are trying to kill people that don't vote their way. It is time for the 1st to be last, and the last to be 1st.
REVOLUTION.
Michael Reb Eliminator McGowan, Ocean Pines, MD
Why aren't the people responsible for this and the cover up in jail???!
Khabira McDow-Keefer, null, OR
This is a crime against humanity at its most basic level!
Patricia Bullock, Carmel, CA
The rich tea baggers are trying to eliminate anyone who isn't rich and white. How much more should we endure before we
act?
Michael McGowan, Ocean Pines, MD
Immediate needed with arrangement for social and health needs of those affected.
Ernest Nanor, Columbia, MD
This should not be happening. It has been many decades since lead-based paint has been out-lawed.
Ruthie Loeffelbein, Placerville, CA
IT'S A DISGRACE!!
Barbara MERRITT, FlushinG, NY
Letting this kind of "error" go on for so long smells more of deliberation rather than error. Trying to get rid of some of your
cities poorer inhabitants are we? I hope you can sleep nights, for when you go, it will be down rather than up.
Margaret Johnson, Golden, CO
This should not be happening. It has been many decades since lead-based was outlawed.
Ruthie Loeffelbein, Placerville, CA
This is horrific - please do something about it!
Helen Hickman, ,
Yes all lives matter, now it's time to do something
R Johnson, Seabrook, TX
This is an international crisis. The entire world will look at America and say, {see you let your children die from poisoned
water and food. Stay out of our country.} We lose all credibility. This is a crime and is not the America I hear politicians tout
so much in their empty speeches. No one has my vote till this is fixed.
Dan Perrett, Glendale, CA
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A shocking failure of our local and federal agencie and government. Reminiscent of the Katrina fiasco.
Susan Bannister, Columbia, MD
This grievous injustice has long-term consequences for a generation.
Annette Bridges, Saint Louis, MO
Stop the lead poisoning in Flint Michigan and any other American city!
Glenise Vaughan-Marshall, Lanham, MD
Eliminate this health risk by restoring funding
Toni Arnold, Olympia Fields, IL
Could someone in our government care enough about the citizenry that pays the taxes that keeps you all in your jobs to
make an effort?
Brenda Brown-Paul, Upper Marlboro, MD
For the Federal Government to do nothing about this saddens and sicken and outrages me. This is a sin against children.
Gail Gail McDougle, Louisville, CO
A NO-BRAINER!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nancy Fifer, null, DE
This is an inexcusable situation. The role of government is to do those things that individuals cannot handle alone. What
the heck are the mayor and governor doing about all this? Sitting on their hands?
Melinda Gale, Brunswick, ME
Murderers of children!
maureen martin, fort bragg, CA
The effects on these children could be irreversible and the Republicans also defund speacial services for them
Linda Holt, ANNAPOLIS, MD
The Governor of Michigan should be investigated immediately - what he has permitted to happen in Flint is criminal.
Children will never reach their potential as a result of the lead poisoning!
Mildred M Meyer, High Falls, NY
Was this obviously a way to do "mass killing" of minorities? It sure sounds like it!! Racism is alive and well in this country!!
Bette P. Carpenter, Severn, MD

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Guess I'm not vacationing in Flint any time soon!


David Cotner, Ventura, CA
Outrageous and inhumane!!
Gloria, Chesterfield, VA
As a public health professional, a parent, and a citizen I am outraged at the damage done in Flint by this failure to protect the
water supply.
Anais Tuepker, Portland, OR
Why can't the government do the right thing for ALL CITIZENS?????????
Delores Parker, Irving, TX
School districts in older urban areas have probs too
Dominic de Bellis, Benicia, CA
The decline if lead poisoning directly led to the decline in violence in this country. Our citizens also have the human
dignity and right to clean water. Restore the funding now.
Kathleen McGregor, Pasadena, CA
Lead poisoning is not reversible. The health of our children affects us all, and by "our children" i mean all the children in
this country. We can't pretend that allowing poor minority children to be ill, hurt and disabled doesn't affect us all. Restore
funding for the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program!
Lisa de Avila, Menlo Park, CA
There is little worse a public servant can do than poison their population.
Melissa Hathaway, GRESHAM, OR
ENVIRONMENT vs. PROFIT--LET'S CHOOSE ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE!
Paul Mayer, Livingston, TX
This situation is outrageous and totally indefensible. These communities must be made safe from toxic water and those who
took the action (to save money in Flint --$100/day) must be prosecuted. This is a public health matter of the highest order.
Joan MacDonald, Mountain View, CA
This is a travesty that the water problem in Flint went unaddressed for so long. Citizens should not be sacrificed for
corporate profits.
Willa Reinhard, Takoma Park, MD

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This situation is inexcusable! Someone needs to be held responsible and go to jail.


Ed Dvorscak, Sagola, MI
If this funding is appropriated, there must be very, very tight controls so that these political criminals can't get their porkythe-pig hands on any of it. We have to start holding these scumbags accountable for their illegal behavior and make the
sentences match those that are doled out to the poor. We, the people are going to have to start taking matters into our hands
if congress and the judicial system don't correct their behavior very soon. We, the people are within that very straw that
broke the camel's back.
Donia W Connell, Anthony, FL
He should be arrested.
Yolanda pierce, Redford, MI
This is evil and wrong amd unAmerican.
M Pelfrey, Anaheim, CA
John Davis
John Davis, Atlanta, GA
What happened and is happening in Flint is appaling.
Courtney Petersen, Columbia, MD
CDC should also seek to recover its costs by tracing and identifying the original source of the pollutant. If the problem was
caused by human activities, the entity that caused the damage should pay for it.
Kenneth Gibson, Oakland, CA
I can't believe that the poisoning of thousands was allowed.
Jo-Ann Gesterling, Cranston, RI
We cannot put children at risk like this. It is unconscionable!
Kalpana Guttman, Newton Centre, MA
We need to care for those who have been hurt. We need to hold the people responsible accountable. We need to teach
compassion now and for decision makers in the future.
Amy Buckingham, Ionia, MI
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Janet Lloyd, Evanston, IL

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Nikki Pablo, New Orleans, LA
This tragedy was COMPLETELY avoidable. The people responsible, from the Governor on down, need to face serious
consequences like jail or prison time.
Lynne P Anderson, Stockbridge, GA
Phillip Williams
Phillip Williams, Cincinnati, OH
Phyllis Bryant
Phyllis Bryant, Forestville, MD
I will never know why the black race has been treated so badly, while this country was built on the blood, sweat and tears of
our ancestors. We has a people need to love one another, come together as our ancestors did and become UNITED once
again!
Phyllis Bryant, Forestville, MD
STOP POISONING MY PEOPLE!
CHERRY GRIFFIN, BRIARWOOD, NY
Gov. Snyder has committed heinous criminal acts upon the people of the State of Michigan, and the residents of Flint,
Michigan, the State over which he resides as Governor. Of course, the government should fund the Center for Disease
Contorl Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program for the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. As to Gov. Snyder, he
needs to be prosecuted and jailed for his crimes to his own people ... removed from office. He has wreaked havoc on the State
of Michigan and its people. He's an insidious "murderer" and needs to stand trial.
Ms. B E. Murphy, Park Forest, IL
This is shameful. Poverty should not literally be something that poisons.
Valda Jean J Combs, Fort Worth, TX
Truly unacceptable.
Carol Sundberg, Sarasota, FL
Fund this program with direct taxes or fines on DuPont and all the other giant paint corporations that have profited, in the
billions, from selling leaded paint to us -- probably beyond when they knew it would make people sick. Thank you.
Jan Walton, Alameda, CA
Children are the future, we cannot afford to fail them.
Natasha Wilkins, Memphis, TN

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How can there have been such little regard of human lives? Of American citizens? Of children?
Debbie clayton, Cambridge, MD
Hard to believe and so discouraging to think lead poisoning is still sickening and causing harmful long term effects .
Marilyn Lesslie, point pleasant beach, NJ
The struggle continues...
Derick R Jordan, New York, NY
SMH
Emile E. Cruse, Philadelphia, PA
I want to hear the presidential candidates talking about this issue.
Tina Langton, Plano, TX
Cara Capolupo
Cara Capolupo, Sherman Oaks,, CA
Please save Flint, MI and the rest of the state from Gov. Snyder's private business takeover scheme. The private sector needs
significant regulation and oversight.
Willard C. Hooks Jr., Naperville, IL
I am without words...
These are the people that are elected into office???? Wake up America.
Jacki Mosk, Santa Monica, CA
I am without words..
These are the people elected into???
WAKE UP America...
Jacki Mosk, Santa Monica, CA
This should not be happening in America!
Laura Anderson, Duluth, MN
This is outrageous, and unacceptable. Please take action!
Karen Taylor, Flushing, NY
Water is urgent.
Rebecca Townsend, Louisville, KY

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This should be supported. Othewise, we are saying that we don't care if poor kids' learning is stunted. What kind of a
backwards country would act this way when the resources exist to fix this?!?
Karel Riley, Austin, TX
Jail the governor the mayor and every one involved in the coverup
Francis Collins, San Francisco, CA
Isn't that wonderful! Lead poisoning in Flint and federal funding for Disease Control's Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning
etc., etc..... has been reduced by more than half!!
US government, restore funding to the Center for Disease Control! Have you no shame? Children are involved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
James & Marilyn Keegan, Ocala, FL
unfortunately just one more symptom of a corrupt and racist country.
Robert Greene, COLLEGE PARK, GA
Outrageous!
Cynthia Gilliard, Philadelphia, PA
Totally unacceptable. Heads should roll and I hop they do.
Linda Medeiros, Cloverdale, CA
YOU NEED TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT AND DECENT!
Sarah smith-oard, Fontana, CA
This is not a disgrace... this is a CRIME, and the criminals behind this poisoning should be prosecuted, and put behind bars,
period!
James L. Palmer, Mesa, AZ
Besides protecting Black and low-income communities from environmental hazards being a humanitarian endeavor, it is
also a global necessity. What do we think is going to happen to these poor children as they grow up with disadvantages,
such as brain damage from lead poisoning, that cannot be overcome? That is going to be hugely expensive in the realms of
health care, education, crime, financial assistance. Why not put the money to toward prevention, fairness, kindness and love.
Bonnie Pannell, CROCKETT, CA
This is a new and unanticipated crisis that requires swift action by the CDC. Where has it been?
Shirley Whitney, New York, NY
For the harm he has comitted to the children of Flint, I think the governor should be impeached.
Beatrice Howard, Berkeley, CA

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Flint Michigan is where I was born and raised. They city is in dire need of help and support to stop the lead poisoning
through the water supply. I was just recently visited Flint and my 3 year old grandson broke out in a rash the first day he
used the contaminated water. Protect all children no matter the color from preventable lead poisoning.
Leta Mcferrin, Denham Springs, LA
This is indeed shameful, and should be stopped at once. Adequate funding to stop this should be enforced immediately.
Joyce S Hammack, Ft. Worth, TX
This must be a National Priority, ASAP!
People must be arrested for this crime against millions of young and old alike.
Margaret Ramtin, Grayslake, IL
This must be a National Priority, ASAP!
People must be arrested for this crime against millions of young and old alike.
Margaret Ramtin, Grayslake, IL
What was allowed to occur is Flint, Michigan was disgraceful and appalling. We are not a Third World country, so let's stop
behaving as though we don't have the science, technology and financial resources to keep this from ever happening again.
EVER.
Lara Kaskabas, Olney, MD
This is shocking and shameful to read what is happening in Michigan. It should not occur anywhere in the USA. Shame on
the persons responsible for allowing this to happen. Permenant means irreversible damage to those who have been poisoned.
Action needs to taken immediately to correct this horrible situation.
Mrs. Linda Atkins, Danbury, TX
I am appalled by this news! Shame on our government officials who knowingly allowed this to happen. Lead poisoning
damage is irreversible and should never happen in this day and time with the rules and regulations governing the control of
lead in products. I pray that immediate action be taken to stop this horrible and devastating situation of lead poisoning in
Michigan and any other area of concern.
Mrs. Linda Atkins, Danbury, TX
This governor should be out of office now.
Lavern Cason, baltimore, MD
This constitutes depraved indifference negligence or homocide if deaths result. Arrests must be made!
Carol H. Horwitz, Brooklyn, NY

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PROTECT AND RESPECT ANY FORMS OF LIFE, FOR NOT TO ELIMINATE ANY LIVING BEING, ANIMAL,
VEGETATION, MINERAL, THESE FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS that WE HAVE ALL:
LOVE and LIFE.
Eric Vanacore, New York, NY
Criminal negligence?
Tracy E. Farr, Saint Paul, MN
What the State did after knowledge was criminal and people should be held accountable and punished severely.
Keith Kearney, Falls Church, VA
Sabrina Harris
sabrina Harris, Greensboro, NC
Safe water is a basic right.
John Komdat, Denver, CO
The people who willfully created and then ignored this crisis need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The
Governor of Michigan and his advisors are DIRECTLY responsible for this -- they need to be prosecuted and jailed for their
crime against humanity!!!
Kathryn O'Connor, Jackson Heights, NY
Clean the water, stop allowing people to be poisoned,
Keith Robinson, Woodbridge, VA
This shit is crayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyy. We are in the United States of America, right?
Michael Huarachi, NEW YORK, NY
This is to an option but a necessity. What happened in Flint, Michigan could happen anywhere.
Leslie Mardenborough, New Rochelle, NY
we are definitely going backwards
Margaret M. Western, Amityville, NY
Every child lost to lead poisoning is a stain on the soul of the nation.
Charlie Cooper, Baltimore, MD
these people are being poisoned. what is wrong with this picture? we fight to prevent terrorists yet we have paid terrorists in
public office
Margaret M. Western, Amityville, NY
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Protect our children!


Laurel Loomis, Easthampton, MA
We need Justic
Joseph Barker, Lawrenceville, GA
there isn't enough punishment to fit this crime but everyone responsible should pay
Anita Randall, Rochester, MI
This is deploration.
Gayle King, Atlanta, GA
cathy bennett
Cathy Bennett, lithonia, GA
Sandra Philpott-Burke
Sandra Philpott-Burke, Detroit, MI
Governor Snyder and the water officials should be charged with multiple felony charges
Robert MacLuskie, Bowie, MD
This is indefensible.
Marie MacIntyre, Houston, TX
Everyone Hamas a right to clean water. The officials have known about this for some time but yet choose to do nothing. It is
shameful we are now in 2016 and people are still living like this!
Currie H., The Colony, TX
The state needs to be sued because there maybe long-term health complications with these children. This is a total disgrace
and shameful, reckless behavior!! the people involved should be fired!!!
Tina Vanison, Manassas, VA
this critical issue must be funded immediately.
christine Maccabee, Sabillasville, MD
Shame on us for allowing this to happen! This is where the "States Rights" movement has it wrong. Please intervene!!
MARYGAIL SULLIVAN, Portland, OR
The government is poisoning our children!
Angelo Musto, Oceanside, NY
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Lead paint is not a "problem of the past" - it is a current health hazard, and will affect our communities into the indefinite
future if children are poisoned.
Bonnie C, Baltimore, MD
The lead poisoning disaster was caused my ignorant decisions made on the wrong basis of trying to save money rather than
respecting the dignity and lives of the people this water serves. Protect all our people from these kinds of ignorant decisions
by reinstating healthy homes that provides guidelines for acceptable environmental conditions expecially for those most
wrongfully disempowered: Black Americans and the poor.
Sue Hodes, Seattle, WA
Lead is a problem all over the country.
http://www.northjersey.com/mob ile/news/environment/making-a- wasteland-ford-the-feds-the-mo b-1.277122?page=all
Robert Shields, Everett, WA
Kirk M.
Kirkgeorge L Morrison, College Park, MD
Michigans Governor and Emergency Manager need to be arrested now!
Juanita Bunch, gaston, IN
As a nurse-midwife who worked at the Oakland, CA county hospital, I KNOW the dangers of being poor! One is having
inadequate housing, water, heating.
RN Lorie Brillinger CNM, Berkeley, CA
The governor and some of his staff needs to be prosecuted.
Donna Sharp, Union City, GA
Safe drinking water is about as basic as it gets. The war on the poor needs to stop.
Loren Bawn, Des Moines, IA
Safe drinking water is about as basic as it gets. The war on the poor needs to stop.
Loren Bawn, Des Moines, IA
Charges must be filed against people who knew but did nothing about it. Inaction must pay!
Marisa Laufer, San Antonio, TX
That ANY goverenment official can effectively poison his population/constituents, then lie about the resources' condition,
then tell them to go ahead and use it anyway....and there's NO accountability for their lies (no punishment, prison time
etc.)....the wheels of justice work not for most Americans (affordability an issue here, too).
Randy Johnson, East Falmouth, MA
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LaTasha Barlow, Las Vegas, NV
There is only one way to prevent this kind of thing from happening again. Charge the governor with reckless homicide,
prosecute him and throw him in jail for a painfully long time.
David D Bolotin, Chicago, IL
THIS IS TERRIBLE! RESTORE THIS VERY NECESSARY FUNDING AND PUNISH THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR
CAUSING THIS HARMFUL SITUATION.
Lee Loe, HOUSTON, TX
Michigan's "emergency manager" program not only deprives citizens of an elected government, it has also proven
disastrous: an administration that cannot or will not provide one of the most basic human needs, a safe water supply, is
beneath responsibility, beyond contempt, and should be replaced immediately.
Why does the U.S. government elect to fund NSA spying and drone wars of aggression, but not the basic needs of its own
citizens? Such behavior is reminiscent of Germany in 1945 or the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, and we know how those
regimes ended. Current federal, state, and municipal American governments often act as if they truly despise their citizens,
yet still expect us to pay taxes (often funding our own oppression and corporate welfare) and be "patriotic."
Damage from lead poisoning is permanent and entirely preventable, and therefore inexcusable.
Roberta Beach, St. Paul, MN
Clean water should be a right not a privatized, polluted swill to make profits off poor people.
Joe Arnold, Rochester, NY
Is it possible that more is going on here with the Republican Governor than previously declared. Should we be sweeping
Michigan for other instances of genocide before it is too late ?
Robert Hale, Malden, MA
NOBODY, regardless of income, race, color, creed, etc. deserves to have lead poisoning!!!
Joyce Shiffrin, Brooklyn, NY
Black Lives Matter!
Natasha K Gaspard, Brooklyn, NY
It is imperative that there be funding to eliminate lead contamination in Flint MI and other communities where people are
endangered. Neighborhoods cannot thrive when the people in them are being poisoned!!!
Jyaphia Christos-Rodgers, New Orleans, LA
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Angela Simpson, Detroit, MI
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Adrianne Richards, New York, NY
Disgraceful!
Sunnie Jackson-Grimes, Glenn Dale, MD
Please make good decisions.
Josh Pucci, Richmond, VA
The war on Black people has now taken a poisonous turn. Shame on America!!
Wilbur Anaba, Hillsborough, NJ
this is also happening in new york city
Kira Richards, New York, NY
Congress as shown they don't really do their all for Americans . Give us a sign you value our lives by restoring funding for
the Center for Disease Control's Healthy Homes and Leas Poisoning Prevention program in the 2017 Fiscal Year budget.
martha cano, el paso, TX
susan norris
susan norris, Palm Coast, FL
Lets get back to the values that made our country great.....
Maryanne Lant, Phoenix, AZ
We will pay much more in the future if we do not take care of this problem now. Similarly, if adequate mental health was
readily available, some viloent shootings, etc. could have been prevented. It appears that our society is willing to put/pay
for more crime prevention, but not pay for prevention such as mental health and economic opportunities.
John Christopher Hutchison, Salem, OR
Although I am not the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org, I agree with what this letter says. I remember back in the
early 1970s when this issue was beginning to be seriously discussed. There is no reason why we shouldn't have eliminated
this problem by now!!!
Joan Peters, Menlo Park, CA
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Hortnse LeVere, Philadelphia, PA

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Besides the recent poisoning of the citizens of Flint, MI, Maryland's older housing stock, covered in lead paint, still poisons
a sufficient quantity of low income children. We need to restore the CDC funding because we have government officials
who fail to consider how their decisions affect the lives of people, who are marginalized.
Linda Indyke, Cockeysville, MD
If possible, the guilty parties involved should face federal charges if that is possible.
Timothy Janssen, Ann Arbor, MI
I strongly support this action!
Thomas O. Bertrand, Indianapolis, IN
Without the lead abatement program in St. Louis County, the last two houses my grandkids lived in would have been
dangerously toxic.
Susan Stauber, Saint Louis, MO
IT'S MURDER TO ADD LEAD TO THE WATER
Keith Ki, Rochester, NY
Make an example of the Gov. of Michigan. This can't happen ever again.
Dawn Ward, Georgetown, CO
I stand with my "Sisters" in a demand to restore the funding of the CDCHHLP to combat such devastating tragedies.
Winnefred Rowell-Bullard, Sicklerville, NJ
We should quit treating people as if they are shit.
Ron Frendreis, West Palm Beach, FL
Please restore finding to our greatest resource of our country...people.
Phyllis Martin, Pennsauken, NJ
Personally I hope Governor Snyder is arrested for this preventable travesty.
Sven ahlen, arlington, WA
Lead poisoning should never be a part of Americans' lifestyle. Step up and protect all Americans!
Jan McMichael, Saint Louis, MO
It's a shame 2016 that as a resident of Flint that my is being poison by water which is are health requirement to live, on top of
that I have to pay a water bill every month.
Sonya White, Flint, MI

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They need to provide long-term care and support. Someone needs to go to prison.
Heather K. Siegfried, Portland, OR
These people are in crisis. Do something NOW!
greg matthews, Albuquerque, NM
What the government is doing amounts to genocide for the inner city dwellers. Africanamerican make up the larger portion
of cities affected by this gross neglect. All children deserve a chance to grow up. All children deserve clean safe water to
drink. Cutting funding for the agency that protects those rights is reckless disregard. America is throwing her treasure back
into the sea by ignoring the long term effect of losing one precious life to a preventable situation .
LaVern McKnight, Atlanta, GA
No one should have to suffer especially from a know cause, it is cruel and unnecessary treatment.
Andrea Stevens, Alleghany, CA
now would be good
Himavat Ishaya, Cincinnati, OH
Thank you for your support.
Bernard Plovnick, Brookline, MA
What is going on in this society that would permit a travesty such as this to a selected part of US humans
Thomas Gerrard, Pleasantville, NJ
That this is happening in the United States of America is appalling and horrific. Fix the damn priblem!
Margaret Eastwood, Shingle Springs, CA
Please, if this is only a financial decision, isn't it less expensive for preventative measures than the cost of a lifetime of
treating these affected children? On a human level, these are our CHILDREN!
Michelle Leffler, null, NY
Genocide. Call it what it is. Arrest the governor of Michigan.
Genitha Blue, Hempstead, NY
Shakeenah Kedem
Shakeenah Kedem, Eureka Springs, AR
I spent my early childhood in Flint 30+ years ago. Irreparable damage is being done to children's brains, and I'm sad and
angry. We had lots of problems, but at least being POISONED BY THE STATE ON PURPOSE wasn't one of them!
Atena Danner, Chicago, IL
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Capitalism's short term profit motive is incompatible with long term public health and long term environmental health.
John and Martha Stoltenberg, Elkhart Lake, WI
This is wrong and needs to be dealt with. This should have been prevented.
Carmelita Andrew, Danville, KY
I stand with the people of Flint, East Baltimore, and countless other marginalized Black communities that have suffered from
environmental hazards at the expense of government error and scientific racism. Restore funding for the CDC's Healthy
Homes and Lead Poising Prevention program!
Chance Craig, Brooklyn, NY
This has been going on for century to the American people. Therefore,it must be positive resolution base on protection and
safety for these families..
Sherry Clayton, Columbia, MD
This whole incident in Flint is obscene. Thanks to Dr. Mona and others, hopefully the impact on the children will be
reduced.
Linda Brebner (Rev. Brebner, Rochester, NY
This is just the tip of the iceberg, as far as the brutal austerity the repugnicans are hoping to impose on the non-rich. To
them, things like a "healthy environment" and "clean water" are market commodities, and either you can afford them OR
YOU CAN'T, IN WHICH CASE THE HELL WITH YOU
Richard Blake, Chelsea, MI
http://petitions.moveon.org/si gn/julia-lead-the-way-lead
Kim Cole, Marshfield, MA
Do something compassionate.
Edward Solano, Sea Cliff, NY
Do the right thing.
Pamela A Peter, CHICAGO, IL
Hard to believe this could knowingly be allowed to happen happen to a town of city in the United States of America.
Wendy, Bellows Falls, VT
I wholeheartedly support this petition!
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This is beyond negligence, it is stupidity. It is common knowledge that the pH of water is critical in reacting with metal
alloy water pipes.
Paul Gregg, Seymour, WI
Fight for environment must be won.
Roman Avila, Locust Valley, NY
What happened in Flint is the Governor's fault, and his so called Zar's. Trying to save money has basically poisoned an
entire city.
Peggy Satterfield, Akron, PA
Lead may destroy many children's ability to handle life's challenges.
Peter Haroutian, Worcester, MA
This is one more case of folks acting as if lives don't matter. We need to get the lead out!
Mary Stewart, Wilmington, CA
There is no excuse for the systemic failures that have allowed the people of Flint Michigan to be poisoned.
Sarah Propst, Naples, FL
It is time to end Governor Rick Snyder poisoning of the children of Flint. This disaster has been known since September and
is the direct result of his actions and the incompetents he placed in power, but that the situation remains critical after five
month is entirely his direct responsibility and for which he should be criminally prosecuted.
Efrem Lipkin, Berkeley, CA
Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program so our children will be protected from
lead poisoning.
Olivia de la Garza, Victorville, CA
This is truly a horrifically disgusting attempt to destroy the Black and poor.
It MUST be stopped and people that are responsible need to go to JAIL.
Loniece Ningo, Greenville, SC
This is so sad and unnecessary
Joan Agro, Orangeburg, NY
Lead poisoning should not be happening in the USA (or anywhere for that matter).
Shar Fortuanak, Cottage Grove, MN

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I believe that everyone from the governor on down who was involved in this attempted murder should go to jail for what
they did to the people of Flint!
Laquetta Nelson, White Plains, MD
We need to do the right thing for children.
Jane Knox, ridgefield, CT
If this was in white and high income community-it would be given top priority,
Rodney Allen, lOS aNGELES, CA
We're turning into a third world country...
Sherrill Futrell, Davis, CA
I hope some charged are filed against Rick Snyder. He intentionally poisoned a WHOLE city!
Michael Person, Fort Worth, TX
Its no accident. No one will save us but us. The oppressor has no incentive to help the oppressed.
Anthony Allen, Cincinnati, OH
The answer is simple stop practicing attacks on water, refrigerators(food), stoves, and counter-tops in the Bronx. It's genicide
and I can imagine it's probably affecting people around the world.
1st flight in Command: Commander Nicole Monique Brown, U.S.NAVY
Nicole-Monique Brown, Bronx, NY
Why do the blacks have to suffer and died over and over again from the genocides that you people over us keep pledging
our child with. Haven't enough of of died from the poisonous air that we breath, the hungry our babies died from testing, or
lead in our drinking water or men being tested for Std's or guns placed in the hands of the young. This all is genocide.
Elaine Speaknpowerthompson, Bridgeport, CT
Stop the madness
Nedra Claybrook, Detroit, MI
This needs to cease!!!
Mary W. Lue, Gordon, GA
Stip this now
Maura Derey, Lapeer, MI
Just do it!
Shannon Brown, Silver Spring, MD
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Re-instate full funding for the CDC's Healthy Homes & Lead Poisoning Presentation Program.
Mindy Rouff, St.Louis, MO
We appear to have the same problems as underdeveloped nations.
Carrie e. Simpson, New York, NY
What's happening in Flint is more than tragic. It is CRIMINAL. The governor and the mayor should be brought up on
criminal charges!! I STAND WITH FLINT!!!
Alice Spann, Norfolk, VA
It is simply unacceptable to jeopardize the future of our children by exposing them to lead. Money spent to prevent this now
will pay off later, as we will be able to avoid having the huge medical costs that more lead poisoning would bring.
Elaine Ricci, Houston, TX
Diane Morgan
Diane Morgan, phila, PA
Unbelievable.
Blthnaid Deeny, Boston, MA
All of our children - All of our families need protection from Lead Poisoning. This is a horror! Inexcusable - it undermines
the community and the country's health and the citizen's ability to live optimally.
Rosemary Irving, New York, NY
This is a tragedy! Please restore the funding to the CDC to restart the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program.
Nancy Murray, Adrian, MI
Lead poisoning of low income black communities shouldn't be happening. I am reading of recent issues in Baltimore and
now Detroit. Hard to believe these are random incidents.
Denise Davison, Baltimore, MD
Please pass legislation to rid Flint MI of its lead poisoning problem.
Mrs. LaTonya Cook, Schaumburg, IL
SHAMEFUL!
R Palm, DRIPSPGS, TX
Restore the funding for lead poisoning in Flint Michigan.
Kimberly proctor, West Haven, CT
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This is evil at best and a blatant attempt at environmental genocide of African Americans!
Wanda W Banks-Smith, Rochester, NY
The world is watching! And history will judge the officials of Flint, MI, harshly. And we will see the effects of this horrific
situation for years to come through the families who have to wait to see what physical ailments exposure to lead
contamination of this magnitude will have on their children, on them.And the financial ramifications are Untold..
Rosalind Gormley, Decatur, GA
The world is watching! And history will judge the officials of Flint, MI, harshly. And we will see the effects of this horrific
situation for years to come through the families who have to wait to see what physical ailments exposure to lead
contamination of this magnitude will have on their children, on them.And the financial ramifications are Untold..
Rosalind Gormley, Decatur, GA
It's appalling to hear of such unjust practices occuring in many low income communities across this country. These kinds of
injustices have been occuring within Black communities for decades in this country.
Natachia Carter, Las Vegas, NV
It's appalling to hear of such unjust practices occuring in many low income communities across this country. These kinds of
injustices have been occuring within Black communities for decades in this country.
Natachia Carter, Las Vegas, NV
Restore funding and increase awareness of this continuing health threat.
Sandra Lark, Stone Mountain, GA
I truly assumed that we had moved beyond the Dark Ages where the powerful did whatever they liked, regardless of
consequences. Guess not.
Catharine Stringfellow, Rio Rancho, NM
Help the God children and God will help you also. Have pity help ,help help.
God bless you!
Pastor Osmane Vilbrun, Irvington, NJ
That's just wrong on so many levels.
Judy Campbell, Oak Park, MI
Lets do something about this now!
Kim Hamlett, Alexandria, VA
lack of concern often causes more harm than
deliberate malfeasance
David Erdreich, Berkeley, CA
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The harming of little children through either negligence, or abuse, is a crime.


Only the Republican Party believes what has been done in Michigan,, is a good thing.
Republican members of Congress need to be fired.
Let's see how well they can deal with unemployment, welfare, and food stamps.
Mike J. Jarrett, TUCSON, AZ
Access to clean water is a Humxn right!!!!
It must be respected by the United States!
Alex Aguayo, Artesia, CA
I am truly upset about what was allowed to happen in Flint Michigan how could you not know that when you which to river
water that the river water was unsafe for humans but you didn't care because it would only effect the Black Family you don't
care that Black lives matter this is another way to kill us off or give our children Brain damage I'm 74 years young have seen
a lot in my life time when will it stop & we learn to love each others as God love us we all God children
Alma Shelton, Union, GA
The harm incurred by the children of Flint will impair them for a lifetime.
Janet Cuenca, Saint Louis, MO
Shameful! How can this happen in America? The governor should be impeached and jailed.
Sarah Herring, Carriere, MS
This is absolutely unacceptable! In this day and age there is no excuse whatsoever
to have lead in anyone's drinking water. It is a known fact that lead is extremely dangerous, especially on children.
Joan Relyea, Raleigh, NC
U.S. Government - Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Sheila Whitehorn, Dolton, IL
The TRUTH shall set us free.
Donald L. Bruestle, Pueblo, CO
This situation is appalling. Please don't write off the lives of these children and their families.
Valerie Reader, Ft Mitchell, KY
I am outraged by this--these are all of our children and our future!
Jennifer Anderson, Stillwater, MN
Disgusted
Kaili Turner, Brooklyn, NY
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This is unconscionable!
Edison Mosley II, Cleveland, OH
B'out time!
h suby, Lancaster, CA
So now they are trying to genocide the Black community; this will come back on their own community watch & see.
Yvonne Richardson, Bakersfield, CA
This shouldn't be tolerated by the federal government
Africa Tilford, Louisville, KY
Off with his head.
Kent Swenson, franklin, NC
We must bring back an attempt at equality and equity.
Barbara Clark, Virginia Beach, VA
Karen Alcorn..... Black Lives Matter
Karen Alcorn, New Orleans, LA
We are not a 3rd World Country...yet. We must take immediate and comprehensive action to help these fellow citizens from
this human caused disaster.
Rose Best, Olympia, WA
Fix this!!!
Elaine Oberle, Pittsfield, MA
I am weeping; I am deeply ashamed of the "white" race (though I know there is no such thing as race--we are all of the human
race). This problem is blatant racism, un-American, un-Christian and INHUMANE! IMPEACH THE GOVERNOR AND ALL
HIS CABINET AND THROW OUT THE WHOLE LEGISLATURE and let everyone vote so they can replace the scum with
humans!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saundra Boyd, Houston, TX
Saving money on the backs of our youngest, most vulnerable citizens is totally unacceptable. "Penny-wise and poundfoolish" has been the nature of legislation in our state and national legislatures. This needs to change.
Donna Chambers, Rockton, IL
TOTALLY INSANE!!!!!!!
Toby Dunbar, Kaslo,
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Poisened water has been chosen to save money. Now repairing of this situation will cost 100 times as much compared to the
expected savings - after devastating health issues.
Dirk Bruehl, SALISBURY, PA
This is such an outrage, that the government should do whatever is necessary to correct the situation, and do it immediately.
Ferne Jacobs, Los Angeles,, CA
Lead poisoning is a serious issue. We are in 2016 and everyone in the US should be provided access to clean, healthful
water, free of contaminants including lead. It is a matter of Public Health
Kevin Milani, El Sobrante, CA
A shame that anybody would be treated this way
Mia countryman, Columbus, GA
If anyone is culpable for this tragedy, they should be imprisoned for life. Inthe meantime, the water needs to be made healthy
and the people compensated fairly (as if they are as white as I)!
Saundra Boyd, Houston, TX
Citizens deserve clean water!
judy& David Sillen, Red Bank, NJ
Completely disgraceful, criminal conduct by government.
Dawn Fuge, New York, NY
Please see that these citizens get the clean
well deserved water as any humans would.
Please, as soon as possible, nobody should
have to drink poison water.Fix the issue, please.
Ella covington, Winston Salem, NC
Katrina monroe
Katrina Monroe, Vallejo, CA
I am outraged by the blatant disregard for the health and public safety of the people of Flint, Michigan, whose deliberate and
extended exposure to unclean drinking water, even after state officials had been informed of it, rises to the level of a criminal
action and should be investigated.
Joy Newmann, Madison, WI
If this happened in a third world country it would be labeled a genocidal atrocity. That it happened (and is being JUSTIFIED
by the powers that be) in this country is appalling. Justice must be done.
Emily DeHuff, Newport, OR
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There are no options here. A government of the people must be protected by the people. The government must be held
accountable.
Robert Meder, PORTLAND, OR
This situation is a DISGRACE! FIX IT!
Neil Merrick, Brooklyn, NY
This is in-human and somebody must be held accountable
Herbert Gordon, Hartford, CT
As Dave Johnson wrote for the Campaign for America's Future, this is "a long-term public health crisis. People will need
evaluation and care for years. Flints children that have been affected are going to need special teaching and other
assistance, as well as other help for the rest of their lives." We can also expect an increase in crime because so many young
people have been exposed to harmful levels of lead.
Christopher Rockwood, Wauwatosa, WI
Restore these funds NOW!!
Marilyn Voorhies, null, ME
This is just a despicable action stemming from political greed, and total disregard for a population of different racial
background. This governor should already be behind bars, for crime against humanity, unless of course black lives are not
regarded as human lives, in the US constitution!
Tay Eugenia, Jacksonville, FL
It looks like we need "Erin Brockovich" army. What is our country coming to when only the rich and famous are being of
concern. Shame on us.
Shann Davenport, Harbor Springs, MI
Do unto others as you would want them to do unto you.
Robin, Southfield, MI
Why do we even have to fight for them to have clean water!? The government should feel shame!
Susannah Evans, Concord, CA
This is an outrage. This is treason against the people!
John Ping Chong, NY, NY
Our infrastructure is failing. We must protect citizens from the hazards of environmental toxins. Please make the necessary
funds available to do so.
Susan Fuller, Wolfeboro, NH
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All this about the water is insane at best. The person with all the authority needs to be fired at least. And then charged with
his actions with the water.
Vivianne Mosca-Clark, Williams, OR
Help is needed now!!
Lydia Salaam, Orlando, FL
Raquel Rodriguez
Raquel Rodriguez, Cotuit, MA
Clean it up! Be responsible!
Gwyneth Bowman, Ashland, OR
Please help families!
Kathryn Panaro, Lynbrook, NY
This type of carelessness of any people should never be tolerated. Do the right thing and take care of the people of Flint.
Supply the city with clean water and filters, free medical check ups due to the threat of being contamination and ridding any
relate ailments. All th government officials involved need to be released and or face charges for these crimes against
humanity
Kenneth Henry, Orlando, FL
Everyone must have a right to POISON-FREE WATER!!
Brenda Martin, Ashland, KY
It's a national disgrace and someone needs to go to jail for this.
Ed Connor, OLYMPIA, WA
Somebody should be criminally liable for what happened in Flint
Rodney Singleton, Kingsland, GA
Enough of the eugenics in slow motion!!!
John C C Armstrong, Muncie, IN
Its in close to my neighborhood, I'm from Port Huron and yes its outta hand...
Apostle Joe G BROOKS, El Paso, TX
w t f ... ! ! ! ! ! ! !
Richard Cary, ASHEVILLE, NC

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This water situation is absolutely ridiculous.


Audra Ferguson, Jonesboro, GA
I know if there's something President Obama's can do to help he will.
Darleen Owens, Cranbury, NJ
No regard for humanity and the health issues that will occur because of tainted water. This is an outrage and the Governor
should be ran out of office.
Lillian Finney, Norfolk, VA
Stop Enviromental Racism
John Meyerson, Philadelphia, PA
Change the pipe's and stop the horror!
Bonnie Helm, null, IL
It saddens me that it is 2016 and blacks are still hated profusely.
Valarie Spencer, Talladega, AL
The man-made catastrophe in Flint makes it more obvious than ever that we can and must restore this vital program to the
fullest.
Ira Levine, Los Angeles, CA
Always strive to do the right thing for all peolple!
Felipe Zamarron, Tahlequah, OK
Let's act like human beings. Please.
Edmund Doran, VANCOUVER, WA
The lack of attention to this matter is a form of genocide!
Ana Vertel, null, CA
Poor people matter too, if they vote.
James Moffat, Englishtown, NJ
This is nothing short of criminal.
Donna Henes, BROOKLYN, NY
We are not out of the woods yet -- nor are our children yet safe.
Peter Rogan, Royal Oak, MI
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STOP the Poisoning of your citizens!!!!!


Ruth Cassidy, West Palm Beach, FL
Apathy home wild. Governor didn't care till he got caught.
Dennis Myhre, Menomonie, WI
Terrorism. Racism. Hatred. Disrespect on a grand level. People died right? Then the governor should be tried for MURDER
Charles Capito, Columbus, OH
This is a civil rights issue when people of color and people of lower income are more negatively impacted. This must stop!!
All lives matter!!
carole craig, Indianapolis, IN
I have been reading about the dis colored water in Flint for quite a few months, the fact that govt officials have only taken
action due to increased media attention is criminal. If this had happened in my neighborhood we would have benefitted
from the white privilege that protects our experience of what it means to live in America today. I am tired of living in a
country that refuses to fully accept the systemic racism that plagues the potential of the American Dream.
Heidi Walker, Cary, NC
American people better start standing up stop being divided. Man is destroying this this world with hate and crazy
Scott, Simi Valley, CA
Please!!
Heather Exley, Bala Cynwyd, PA
People over profit :)
Carlos Townsend, Fountain Valley, CA
It would never happen in the rich neighborhood
Lakeshea, Stone Mountain, GA
It would never happen in the rich neighborhood
Lakeshea, Stone Mountain, GA
All America's people, including poor, mostly minority Flint residents count, even though they haven't made the Snyder VIP
list.
R brouwer, Grand Haven, MI

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How Despicable You Are Michigan...


I Was Born and Raised in Ohio and I*m Ashamed To Call You A Neighbor...
Return To The Perfect State You Used To Be...
Charlene Kerchevall, Oceanside, CA
Fix this
John Rice, Philadelphia, PA
Terry McCammon
Terry McCammon, Roselle, IL
This is worse than an outrage.
Lynda Hendrell, Tucson, AZ
No Governments should prefer profits over People
Charles Gee, Atlanta Ga, GA
Snyder is a liar and a coward, he couldn't stop his voice from shaking or remember what he was going to say next. He should
be arrested
Cherokee Pree, Detroit, MI
This situation is absolutely beyond belief. All persons involved, especially the governor, must face criminal prosecution.
William LaPrelle, Olympia, WA
The GOP have done everything in their power to turn this Country into a third World Country with this it now looks like
one.
James Sellers, Saint Louis, MO
Jail for the Gov.
Larry Kellogg, FORT BRAGG, CA
Alice Shiffman
Ashiffman@aol.com
Michael Shiffman
shifflaw@aol.com
Alice Shiffman, Mill Valley, CA
This is outrageous that American citizens have been betrayed, lied to and have their lives threatened by their elected
authorities. These people need to be imprisoned and let them drink, wash and eat with the same water they told everyone as
being safe.
Pat Williams, Jamestown, NY
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Please do what's right and not what's popular. Take a stand!


Stephanie Sessoms-Midgett, Elmhurst, NY
This is a National Disgrace!!!!!!!
Priscilla Chapman, Lima, OH
republicans cant be harmed by drinking leaded water, thats why they dont care
Stuart moon, Rocky Mount, NC
This happens in third world. Our US of A now classified Flint as Third World. Shame
Kris selka, Boynton Beach, FL
Gov Synder should be in jail!!
Arthur L Coleman JR, Columbus, OH
Marcelyn Conwell
Marcelyn Conwell, Birmingham, AL
The situation in Flint is as outrageous as it was preventable. Funding for lead poisoning abatement must be restored!
Felicia Betancourt, Berkeley, CA
What has happened in Flint, Michigan is completely disgusting and contemptible. Make anybody, and I do mean anybody,
responsible for this outrage pay. If they allowed this or ordered it or whatever the heck happened, they need to pay. Maybe
twenty years in prison and forfeiture of all their assets will get them to see the error of their ways. But probably not.
Subhumans like them, that would allow innocent people, babies for God's sake to be poisoned, can justify anything in their
sick, pathetic, worthless minds.
Kathleen Serrano, Havertown, PA
Retire you Republican Slug
Kenton McGraw, SAINT ALBANS, WV
What happened in Flint is utterly shameful! How hard it is to be proud of my government when abuses like this happen.
Carol Cross, Redwood City, CA
It is shameful that in this day and age such irresponsible behavior has gone on.
Nathaniel Queen, New York, NY
Handle it.
Nicole Williams, Atlanta, GA

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Not only is the political behavior of the "emergency manager and other state politicians unconscionable, but the response is
criminally slow and inadequate. I question whether the "emergency manager" as the retraction of democratically elected
officials is even constitutional.
Roslyn Regudon, Issaquah, WA
I want the politicians who were involved in Flint water crisis to be arrested
Joanne Armenia, Newport, RI
Please act to protect the health of safety of our communities. Restore funding to the CDC to prevent more disasters like the
one in Flint due to uncontrolled and unregulated lead poisoning.
Thank you!
Sonia Bettez, Corrales, NM
The Flint Water Crisis is NOT an OOPS or an oversite, or just bawd judgement. The poisoning of the people of Flint was a
calculated act of Domestic Terror!
EVERY individual that actually signed ANY document that allowed the "water project" to proceed is guilty of DOMESTIC
TERRORISM, just as a foreign agent would be charged for POISONING the population!
Those career civil servants made decisions based on MONEY --- NOT public safety! The "fall out" from this event will haunt
everyone that consumed that water for YEARS. Physical, Mental, Genetic, financial DAMAGE! Every signatory of the "water
Project" MUST personally be held accountable AND personally financially liable for ALL damages. No taxpaying public
should EVER have to pay for the damage these politicians have perpetrated upon them. Every political functionary in this
mess should be immediately arrested, incarcerated (NO Bail), and prosecuted as Domestic Terrorists --- THAT is what the
Patriot Acts were created for -- Due Process Bush/Cheney/PNAC style!
David Dana, SPANAWAY, WA
This is absolutely, unthinkably, horrific and inhumane. I cannot believe that the people of Flint, MI, have been exposed to
such conditions and told their water supply was safe when the governor, other leaders, and experts KNEW the water was
unsafe to drink. Now that lives have been gambled with, some lost, too many more tainted and poisoned, it's time to restore
funding to try to have some semblance of care for those affected as well as to help prevent future horrifying events from
happening.
Erin Wolf, Appleton, WI
Qiana Mitchell
Qiana, Bluffton, SC
Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program !!!!
Sarah Fennell, Stone Mountain, GA
Brooklyn Brown
Brook brown, columbus, OH

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Here is a vision of a Republican world with less regulations, and rich whites deciding the fate of poor whites and blacks.
Daniel Callaghan, New Port Richey, FL
The governor is a republicn do I need to say more?
Deanna Henley, Lenexa, KS
Snyder is a republican ,no need to say any more.
Deanna Henley, Lenexa, KS
This is an outrage!
Dennis Ambruso, Prescott, AZ
Fund the water company in Flint and stop your genocide.
James Young, Charlotte, NC
This is a crime, and a tragedy. Everything needs to be done to correct this situation and to provide long term care for those
effected by this lead poisoning.
Ann D. Weintraub, Rochester, NY
The sitting government representatives have gone beyond despicable behavior and landed squarely in the criminal. The
federal government must protect all citizens as they did in the South when they had to force local government to
desegregate schools. Michigan has a criminal government and only the federal government can step in to see that life
liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is ensured for all citizens.
James Sterne, Madison, WI
That stupid M.f. Governor Snyder needs not only to resign, but to be arrested, and answer to so-called budget cut-backs.
Totally unacceptable and disguising.
Gary S. Haag, San Diego, CA
This is a crime!
herman hardy, Pittsburgh, PA
This is absolutely unacceptable and outrageous! Their Governor needs to resign or be impeached!
Ben Meyers, Houma, LA
The public officials who allowed this travesty do no deserve to be public servants. They may well deserve to occupy a jail
cell.
Clyde Summerell, JACKSONVILLE, FL

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Stop the poisoning of the people of the US by corporate polluters backed by the Government! Put these people in prison
where they belong!
Paul Shabazian, Granada Hills, CA
I sure am glad I moved from Flint in 1980!
Guy Harrison, VICKSBURG, MI
Prophet Hosanna Jesse Oliver Gray
Prophet Jesse Oliver Gray, Detroit,, MI
Water is essential.
Valerie I VanOrden, Portage, MI
It is absolutely essential that the US government take immediate action to end lead poisoning in ALL WATER SYSTEMS!
Jack P Tull, Anacortes, WA
This is the sort of safety net and infrastructure government money should be used for, not spending more on the military
than most of the rest of the world together.
Stan Benton, VON ORMY, TX
We ALL need protection. We ALL need an enforcement team for our safety laws. There is no distinction among us. We ALL
need it! And, I am not black! There is no distinction among us ALL.
Kerry Madigan, pine plains, NY
Theresa Smith
Theresa Smith, Anaheim, CA
A government that knowingly connives with the poisoning of its citizens has lost its legitimacy.
Paul Baker, Chicago, IL
The Flint situation is a national disgrace. Fix it!
Carol Nix, PLYMOUTH, IN
The situation in Flint is criminal and anyone who knew and did not act should go to prison. How many more places is this
happening? And just why is the Flint River toxic? This is the result of corporate greed at its most cynical. It starts here and
now you must ask what fracking will cause... death and sickness for more poor people...? Wake up America. The fiduciary
obligation of safe guarding the Public Trust is the government's responsibility. Stop selling us down the river.... it's toxic,
remember?!
Lynne Oulman, Bellingham, WA

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THE PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE SHOULD BE JAILED. THIS IS AN ACT OF MURDER.


Hilda Bolden, Marina del Rey, CA
Why aren't the people responsible being prosecuted for manslaughter?
Mercedes R Lackey, Claremore, OK
It is indefensible that this should happen in this day and in this country!!!
Jack P Tull, Anacortes, WA
Deplorable; just another casualty of the recession and the redistribution of the nation's wealth. Wake up voters! Take action!
This could be you.
Maureen Bramlage, Key West, FL
This situation is unconscionable. This should not happen in our country, and we must take all steps possible to protect ALL
of our citizens.
Lori Melton, Pittsburgh, PA
What would you have done if the water had been that horrible in a wealthy city in Michigan? How can you people look
yourselves in the mirror in the morning? This is an excellent example of institutionalized racism at its most disgusting. How
are you planning to help those little children affected by lead poisoning?
Laurie Dawson, Santa Rosa, CA
Ridiculous!!!
Rosemary Murphy, Chicago, IL
wiping out a Nation at a time...I will be praying for your town.,,
Racha Barlow, Philadelphia, PA
wiping out a Nation at a time...I will be praying for your town.,,
Racha Barlow, Philadelphia, PA
Marvin Royal
Marvin Royal, detroit, MI
A national horror and disgrace and it wouldn't surprise me one bit to learn it's all been part of a plan. In fact, having just
written that I believe it IS part of a plan. Yes, I believe that white bigots ARE that evil.
Elena Latici, Weston, CT

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Not only is Flint water disastrously polluted but also the Ohio River where Dupont dumped years of hazardous chemicals
affecting aquifers and everything in and along the river. These areas have to be addressed and everything possible done to
clean up the water. And more: we must see to it that corporations take responsibility for their actions as well as government
officials acting like corporate officials who only care for the bottom line - cost and short term gain.
D Chilson, SAHUARITA, AZ
get rid of your governor. he did this on purpose.
Susan Milke, null, WA
Outrageous!!!
Sheila delson, Northhampton, MA
goldfinger667@gmail.com
Rohan Anthony Johnpillai, ,
This is urgent.
Beth Schulman, WASHINGTON, DC
There is no excuse for exposing innocent children to lead poisoning. We need to stop it & make sure it does not happen
again.
Gale Swensson, Cerritos, CA
FURIOUS. NO EXCUSE.
Ronald Krinock, Landenberg, PA
This is an outrageous crime against the people of this city and this state. The governor should be arrested and charged with
criminal injustice and malfeasance in office.
Carol Ann Peterson, CERES, CA
The Governor should be forced to drink Flint's water...
Robert (Bob) McPherson, Stanley, VA
Consequences must be given to those responsible for this despicable act by the leadership in Flint . Those families and
children are suffering because of what was done. We must give assistance as quickly as possible and we must seek
consequences for the Governor.
Velvia M Garner, Denver, CO
Safe water is a right not a privilege
Emily Wiebe, New York, NY

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Health threats are real and harm real people.


laurie Hause, Albuquerque, NM
We also need safe air to breathe. You can smell the chemicals in the air. It makes your eyes water.
Denise, Los Angeles, CA
Lead poisoning in children causes severe learning problems and poor outcomes in life. It's worse than experiments with
syphillis in the 1940's. The children should be given psychological and medical support for the rest of their years.
Families should be given relocation allowances to get out of Flint. FEDS, STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT MUST
ACT NOW TO HELP THE POPULATION OF FLINT COPE WITH THIS DISASTER -- LEARN FROM KATRINA.
ruth Zubrensky, milwaukee, WI
Stop the fascism of "emergency managers" NOW.....shame on Snyder.
Barbara Peter, Lake Forest, IL
Please do not let this continue!
Mary Mobley, LIVE OAK, FL
I find this whole thing so appalling I just want to scream. Its an unnecessary tradgedy to say the least. Unfortunately, I don't
just live it through the media from here in Florida. You are my roommate is from Flint and she moved down here during the
time it started. I remember reading the initial stories and she wasn't worried because "they already switched back to Detroit's
water so it's all good". Now she knows better and so does her family that still lives there. She's not black, but she is on
disability. Her niece lives in the projects with her 4 interacial children and she is saving to move to another state, but the
damage has already been done. The children had to get tested for lead and other metals along with other toxins. My
roommate goes tomorrow for more bloodwork and she suspects some of her more recent health concerns are related. She has
growths on her elbows and learned that her niece and a few of her coworkerschave the same thing. The children have rashes
and other skin conditions so obviously even bathing isn't safe. The saddest part to me is that this woman was exposed to
toxic waste as a young girl. They found old drums buried in the backyard and it was discovered that their entire
neighborhood was built on top of a site where the auto plants had buried their waste. That is how the Flint river got so
contaminated, from the auto plants. The government bought out the homeowners and then supposedly cleaned it all up, but
there is no way to completely clean up that poison. The houses were later bought by other families who believed it was safe
and failed tonight heed the warnings. She has had cancer twice, is allergic to many pharmaceuticals including all pain meds.
She and the boy who lived next door both grew up and had children who were severely mentally retarded. Hers died at the
age of 22 and she has never gotten past that loss. The government protected those companies from being sued so there was
nothing they could do. Now she has to go through this again along with the rest of her family and friends. Governer Snyder
and the others who were complicit should be facing criminal charges along with the loss of their jobs. They put themselves
and their families at risk also. How do they even sleep at night?
Carol Drymon, Port Charlotte, FL
This is absolutely criminal! Michigan Gov. Snyder should resign IMMEDIATELY!
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This is so sad and it is also so criminal. It should not have happened. Someone or more need(s) to be held accountable for all
these lives destroyed.
Susan G Kawtoski, CENTER VALLEY, PA
Cut the military (they haven't won a war since WWII and have NEVER had an audit) and put the money into agencies like
Center for Disease Control's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. Hell, put it anywhere but in the
military.
Ms. Jacqueline O'Connor, Sierra Vista, AZ
We cannot allow our nation to deteriorate like this. We must repair all substandard water systems.
Norm Conrad, Seattle, WA
I am angry about the poisoning stupidity, but am outraged about the lack of care, acknowledgment and speed that any
efforts are suddenly being taken.It is so obvious that had this not gone viral, snyder would still be
sitting on his ass,in denial and pointing his crooked fingers at others.
roth woods, ANN ARBOR, MI
Shame on our racist corporate whore dinosaurs in congress. They don't care about we the people.Only corporate money. The
same money they stole from we the people. Time for a revolution and vote these corporate whores out and destroy the
murdering corporations and their murdering billionaires that back them. They are killing us & our planet. Wake up America.
It's us or them.
Paul Fife, Clearlake, CA
End environmental racism.
Tanya Jenkins, Sunnyvale, CA
The poisoning of the people in Flint. Michigan, along with the overarching cover-up is a travesty that calls for the
resignation and criminal prosecution of Gov. Snyder and all of the governmental and private entities involved.
Belinda Samuda, NEW YORK, NY
The only reason we need government is to help protect us...and the US Gov doesn't even do that!
Eleanor P Wiltshire, Atlanta, GA

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Isa 1:23-25 [LB] Your leaders are rebels, companions of thieves; all of them take bribes and won't defend the widows and
orphans. Therefore the Lord of Hosts .... says: I will pour out my anger on U, my enemies! I myself will melt U in a smelting
pot, and skim off your slag.
Isa 2:22 [LB] Puny man! Frail as his breath! Don't ever put your trust in him!
Isa 3:10-11 [NIV] Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds. Woe to the wicked!
Disaster is upon them! They will be paid back for what their hands have done.
Isa 3:14-15 [LB] First to feel his wrath will be the elders and the princes, for they have defrauded the poor. They have filled
their barns with grain extorted from the helpless peasants. How dare U grind my people in the dust like that! the Lord of
Hosts will demand of them.
Isa 5:7 [NIV] .... And he looked for justice, but saw bloodshed; for righteousness, but heard cries of distress.
David Porter, null, GA
Not cleaning up lead paint and other toxins in people's homes robs all of us of the potential contributions of the children we
allow to be poisoned and irrevocably affects their lives. We owe them, and ourselves, better.
Heather Hoffman, Cambridge, MA
Dear Mr. Obama: Seems autos are more important to you than health and education. Right? -Tom and Helen
Tom and Helen Sager, ROLLA, MO
It should be against the law to poison people for profit.
Chuck Chitwood, BOULDER, CO
This is the city where I was born, and raised. My heart beats Flint yhrough my blood, and is engraved in on my body. I love
where I'm from, and hate what has happened to my people, city and what is taking place now. We had challenges geowing,
but it hac nothing to do with the water. This has sparked an anger that is irreconcilable until this is taken care of with mass of
other problems!
Yukima Lusane-Moss, Loganville, GA
Sorry, I'm done with saying it's someone else's problem. Go ahead, motherfucker! MAKE me work harder!!!!!
Paul DeCoster, Brooklyn, NY
What is happening in Flint re their water is shocking, criminal, and evil. Increase the funding! Increase the enforcement!
Maris Arnold, Berkeley, CA
this is a crime against humanity and those responsible need to be put in prison!
Mrs. Varda Burns, Norwich, VT
It's a shame and it's sad that people in low poverty area's have to live and go through this.
Shameeka Robinson, Rosedale, NY

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richard kunkel, Wadsworth, OH
This is a disgrace.
Mr. Mark B. Jordan, Santa Cruz, CA
Please save our people!!!!!!
Sandra Foster, Mobile, AL
Snyder need to go to jail now.
Joseph Huddy, Lacey, WA
I am appalled that legal action has not been taken against the Governor.
Tanya Holland, New York, NY
Unbelievable we live in a free democracy that is so greedy and selfish to the people. The rich people would never have bad
water even though there are a lot fewer of them percentage wise at the voters booths.
Gary Bogumil, Atlanta, GA
This is disgusting! Governor Snyder MUST resign!!!
Daniel Krog, Studio City, CA
It is amazing that we have to ask anybody not to be poisoned by the water we drink ...
Yanni Arvanitis, Little Neck, NY
The people of Flint deserve the respect of having a basic right to clean water. They are paying for water that is damaging
children and their families. I understand their are other cities suffering as well and I support the effort to restore funding for
the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Ms. Denise Cross, Grand Rapids, MI
A first world nation should not have third world infrastructure. It not only costs innocent lives; it shames the USA all over
the world. Restore funding to these vital programs.
Susan Pezzino, CHICAGO, IL
As I watched Governor Rick Snyder being interviewed on the news this evening it was hard to not notice how carefully he
answered the questions he was asked. Perhaps he was advised by his lawyer to be careful not to incriminate himself any more
than he has already. What he did goes beyond being amoral. It is criminal. Not only should he step down but be prosecuted
for the crime of poisoning a town.
Kathryn Acosta, EATONVILLE, WA

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Should we call this travesty by Michigan's state government the Snyder Pogrom?
Toney Blanks, San Diego, CA
Look at uranium in California water ! Then do something.
Joel Ziegler, Arcata, CA
This must stop immediately and be remedied
Andrea Nickerson, Vallejo, CA
This is not a third world country and should never have happened!
Cherry Goode, Anaheim, CA
I CONCUR!
All Lives Matter!
Don't you get it? How can you miss the obvious? Do you CARE at all?
Gladys T. T., Quitman, GA
You need to act now and fast.
Carl Ezold, South Pasadena, CA
An abomination in these united states
Beverly Rogers, Edmonds, WA
Checkmate
Elizabeth Seargeant, Elgin, TX
Poor people of color need to be protected just like everyone else. Of all times in our history, why would the CDC's Healthy
Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program have its funding be reduced by more than half? With our country's
infrastructure in tatters, these issues are only going to increase over time.
Susan/Robert Puscheck, null, MI
This can never happen again.
Lori Eltzholtz, Lee's Summit, MO
SHARRMANTHA WHITE THE GOVERNOR SHOULD RESIGN I SWEAR THE WHITE MAN IS DOING EVERYTHING TO
US FROM POLICE BRUTALLY TO THE WATER AND WHO ARE THE ONE THAT SUFFER WHEN THEY WANT CUT
THE BUDGET BLACK PEOPLE WHEN SCHOOLS GET CLOSED IT'S ARE BLACK SCHOOLS BLACK PEOPLE NEED
TO STOP KILLING EACH OTHER AND GET IT TOGETHER CAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO GET RID OF US BY ANY
MEANS NECESSARY
Sharrmantha White, Braddock, PA

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Supporting public health is not only the right thing to do for citizens and human beings, it is also the most cost effective.
Pay a little now to keep people from being exposed to toxic pollutants, or pay a lot later for their medical care and
disabilities.
Larry Lawton, Aberdeen, WA
This never had to have happened and it should not of had.
Barbara Pulliam, Shelby, NC
What happened in Flint is appalling.
Nancy Spangler, SF, CA
What happened in Flint is appalling.
Nancy Spangler, SF, CA
Knowingly poisoning people is a criminal act.
Katherine Andrean, Tallahassee, FL
Snyder should be fired and charged!
Otis Wilburn, Fort Worth, TX
It is an outrage that this country spends trillions to kill citizens of other countries for their oil while allowing our own people
to be poisoned to "save" money. Our infrastructure is crumbling. Spend OUR money on the U.S.
Lester and Judy Hoyle, Cave Junction, OR
This behavior is criminal and needs to be severely punished. Yeah, sure.
Jean Goetinck, TUCSON, AZ
And please make sure this type of thing never happens again to any residents of any town or city in the United States.
Lucia Lazar, Kapaa, HI
I wonder what "president Trump" would do about this!!..deplorable!! I`m glad I live in germany..
Felicia Peters, Toledo, OH
Prosecute ALL of those in government who were aware of the contamination of the water supply to the fullest extent of the
law. Their actions to save a buck are criminal. They should be prosecuted for criminal manslaughter in retribution for those
who died and intent to kill for those who are bodily harmed.
Karen Loftin, Hampstead, NC
Please restore funding for CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Arvetta Parrott, Olathe, KS
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They should reimburse everyone's bills and not charge anyone ever again b/c it remains unsafe! From what I have read they
knew it was tainted ... and still Poisoned our people and Babies will likely be Devastated with Many Illnesses only b/c they
thought it would save money ... now all the pipes are contaminated ...
Cheri Cherry, Moreno Valley, CA
Lead poisoing an entire community, shame on you!
Ms. Faith Abraham, Birmingham, AL
And lockup that scumbag, Snyder, too!
Thomas Hohn, ITHACA, NY
Michelle Golson
MIchelle Golson, Hampton, GA
How ironic that racism in America is so catastrophic that it turns out to be a greater threat than ISIS and external acts of
terrorism
Abdul EL-Amin, Daytona Beach, FL
If there was ever a question as to my second class citizenship, you have answered it. The actions of the mayor of Flint and
governor of MI illustrate how far from Jim Crow we have not come.
Jewel, Chicago, IL
No amount of health care spending can undo the lifetime damage of lead poisoning. It must be prevented.
Sally Brotman, Truro, MA
Snyder needs to do time for this.
Richard Ward, Albuquerque, NM
Environmental Racism! Stop the Madness!
Judy Boot, Philadelphia, PA
just another white supremacy move. can't keep them from voting legally? defund things like cdc, epa then poison the shit
out of them? welcome to the new christian america!
Bill Chockla, Estes Park, CO
Government is supposed to protect us. Do your jobs.
L Peace Council, Los Angeles, CA
Do the right thing for these people!
Frank J. Boch, North Irwin, PA
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Of course, if you don't think it's important - MOVE TO FLINT, and find out for yourselves...
Mr. Richard S. Fullerton, Winston-Salem, NC
This is disgraceful who ever is responsible should be prosecuted for not doing the job they were paid to do,
Rosalind, Trenton, NJ
Sad to know this has happened for this long and this is just the beginning. These kids are going to struggle and suffer from
this. I stand with Colorofchange
Oneida Quinones, Newark, NJ
EVIL
mary Seeber, lakewood, CO
It's a human disaster here!
Donna Wildschut, Grand Rapids, MI
Governor Snyder needs to be JAILED and his personal assets used for the repair. There is no excuse for his conduct.
Randolph Giffin, Madison, WI
Until all the discrimination and injustices of the past have been completely ameliorated, the United States cannot be said to
be a country in full racial opportunity & harmony. The problem with the amelioration programs of the past is that if they
didn't work completely, they were cut back or abandoned instead of being adjusted & improved; OR, when the programs
were seen to work at just over 50%, the problem was considered to be solved & the program was cut back or ended. In
WHITE communities, social programs to improve the quality of life are continued until the problem is FULLY SOLVED.
However, because LOW INCOME & POOR PEOPLE have the stigma of being lazy folks who just want to depend on the
government dole, programs to improve their quality of life are eliminated as cost savings for reducing government budgets.
Thus the full integration of people of color into the full opportunities of the USA remains INCOMPLETE. Until communities
of color have the same opportunities in housing, education, health care, and employment, THE TASK OF UPGRADING
RACIAL OPPORTUNITY TO EQUALITY WITH WHITES REMAINS INCOMPLETE! It is a disgrace that this has continued
this long in a country which claims Christian Values! It is a disgrace that the Greatest Nation on Earth has not solved
this problem before the 21st Century!!! I SAY THIS AS A PERSON WHO IS WHITE.
Katherine Blum Russell, null, GA
Bad politicians have been poisoning the citizens of Michigan for many years.
al dunigan, Baton Rouge, LA
those responsible should spend a minimum of 20 years in prison
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chemical trails of poison from airplanes sent over our communities, forced alcohol and man-made drugs, and Black children
targeted WHY are you so unqualified for the human race your sickness grows with the destruction of others WHY
Judy Rayford, Lawrenceville, GA
This is NOT a failure of government; it is the result of corrupt government that serves corporate interests over its
constituents' interests . Do the RIGHT thing and restore funding for this program that saves lives.
Lori Jones, St. Louis, MO
WHY IS THE GOVENOR THE ONLY ONE UNDER FIRE? WASN'T THE DECISION MADE BY A COMMITTEE?
Lucille Milano, SARASOTA, FL
William Thomas Jr
William Thomas Jr, Sacramento, CA
I'm so scared, this could happen in Pittsburgh, im signing because I want to and im praying for Flint
Bridget McCord, Pittsburgh, PA
I am appalled that the lead poisoning in Flint, MI was allowed to happen. Please restore funding for the Healthy Homes and
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Kirsten Gellella, Salt Lake City, UT
I can't believe I need to sign this in 2016.
When will you learn?
Steven Gocel, Chicago, IL
I have worked as a health care and public health professional for my entire career, and I have seen the horrors of lead and
other heavy metal poisoning. The most important aspect of the problem at Flint and other sites of poisoning is that it is
PREVENTABLE and steps can be taken to mitigate the effects in those who have been affected. Knowing this, how can you
cut funds for these programs? Please support restoring funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program.
Edie Selles, Westwood, MA

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To the Congress of the USA: Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
What Snyder and his cronies did to the citizens of Flint Michigan is criminal. Whatever funds DO get spent to restore clean
water to the citizens of Flint, whatever those funds turn out to be, Snyder should not be allowed to touch one cent of it.
Snyder should be immediately sent to jail for KNOWINGLY allowing the citizens in Flint, and ESPECIALLY THE
CHILDREN to drink and use lead-laden water. He is ultimately responsible for the deaths of those who actually died from
Legionnaires Disease, he caused those deaths too. He is a criminal, and his ploy to poison the citizens of Flint, then declare
an emergency, and THEN expect to collect money from his wrongdoing is criminal behavior.
In America we do not intentionally poison the water supply of our fellow Americans. That is how it is SUPPOSED to be.
Snyder and his cronies did just that, they intentionally poisoned the water supply of our fellow Americans in Flint,
Michigan. Letting it happen and doing NOTHING to stop it, is the same thing as taking poison and dumping it into the
water supply. He knew about it and just did nothing.
Anyway, what has happened with the drinking water in Flint, Michigan (AND what has also happened in the schools of
Detroit) is criminal behavior. It is WRONG, it is ILLEGAL to create an emergency, and THEN turn around and collect money
from that. THIS is what happens in "red" states that are controlled by Republican Governors and their cronies. Poisoning
water in local municipalities, destroying the public schools, destroying the rights of workers, THAT is how Republicans and
Teabaggers roll in "red" states. I live in a "red" state too. I know how it works.
Snyder and his cronies should be imprisoned.
But anyway, the poisoning of the water in Flint, Michigan shows what Republicans are willing to do to their not wealthy
constituents. This is like what Assad did to his Syrian people, just on a smaller and slightly less deadlier scale. This shows
how those in "red" states, run by Republicans and Teabaggers, are actually willing to destroy the very people they are being
paid to represent. Why ANYONE votes for them is way beyond me. I guess willful ignorance (thanks to FOX SO-CALLED
news and the hate radio that accompanies it), I guess dumbing-down citizens and encouraging willful ignorance goes a long
way in putting tyrants into power. The Republicans know that, and could THAT be yet another reason to attack the public
schools with lack of funding? To keep the kids dumb, and the lead poison in their brains will ALSO not allow them to learn
and develop? And about the schools in Detroit, I bet there are no rats running around in the privatized, for-profit, mostly
white schools that are populated by students whose parents have a lot of money, like there are in the unheated, neglected,
rat-infested, barely-funded public schools of Detroit. Privatizing of schools is a giant mistake. America is suffering from that.
Congress, restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the
Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Through nonviolent conflict resolution, May Peace prevail on Earth
Julie Thacker, Fayetteville, AR
Wow,its not bad enough we have to Fight for Our Rights for a Job,Housing, and decent Schools,for Our Families,but to Fight
for Clean Water,is an Out Right Atrocity !! So whats the deal?? We can Pay for Clean Water,but get Poisoned water instead
??? Stop trying to KILL US !!! YOU FORGOT,WE ARE ALL THE HUMAN RACE!! NOT JUST BLACK,BROWN,OR
WHITE !!!!
Trina Hawkins, Sioux City, IA

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Crystal, Milwaukee, WI
Why?
T J, rosedale, NY
This is what happens when you trust a government that doesn't do its homework, ignores science, and, at the expense of
human life, must save a buck. Ignorance and anti-science in action.
Nancy Fetterman, LOS GATOS, CA
Again, again, again, and again. We are all so weary of the poor and disenfranchised being abused in this world of bullies.
Please,please,for the whole worlds sake stop this craziness.
Terry Creech Brunt, pine, CO
Please do what is right!
Van Hausman, San Francisco, CA
they need help, this is so unreal that this has happend and they knew about it!
Jaime Lewis, Ann Arbor, MI
this is a tragic situation and they need help and they deserve help!!!
Jaime Lewis, Ann Arbor, MI
There is NO excuse that Gov Snyder can offer and he and all of those in his administration who have responsibility for the
health of the residents of Flint, including city admin, should be held criminally and personally liable for the water system
decisions. Holding them truly responsible will discourage other public officials from "ignoring" or passing the buck on
issues such as this. Do NOT let them hide behind immunity of public officials laws.
Prof. Dave Mount, Saint Louis, MO
This is typical to what happens to poor ppl.
Thomas Spann, Chicago, IL
Silence is consent, can you hear us now?
Leonard, Banning, CA
I cannot believe this is happening in the United States of America! There is No excuse!
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We need to
Get the lead out now!
Hollis Whiting, Carmel Valley, CA
Every child, every American deserves clean water! Shameful that corrupt politicians prioritized money over and generation
of children! Support and fix immediately!
Cindy Bradley, Melbourne, FL
Poison the minds and bodies of black children? To save a few bucks? Shame on you sub-human cretins.
Bill ewall, Brookline, MA
Are we becoming a third world country?
Lani Arellanes-Hansen, PETALUMA, CA
Governor, Government, Leaders you should be ashamed of yourselves!!!
Amelia Uriegas, Lawrenceville, GA
This is NOT acceptable! Anyone who had anything to do with this MUST be prosecuted! Immediately!!!
Brenda Adrine, Cleveland, OH
It's a shame that goes on all too often in this country especially where there are a majority of working black people. Say what
you want but this is just ore of the systematic genicide being perpetrated on the poor where plans are already in place to
eventually allow these crooked politicians and development rouges to go back into these abandoned communities and take
them back over. We have seen this movie before.
Leonard Dowdell, Indianapolis, IN
This is the face of modern day Jim Crow! Continued genocide of black people.
Cheryl A Mason, Woodbridge, VA
The Governor absolutely knew about the water situation in Flint, MI. Every city that was taken over by these city managers
were black cities. He ran on being "one tough nerd" (his slogan) and that he would be the one to balance the budget. We
didn't know at the time it would be through these Black cities that, more than likely, did not put him in office. I could go on
an on but the bottom line is he didn't care about these cities that are majority black residents.
Rhonda Stokes, Lansing, MI
How about a public works program to eliminate the lead hazards while giving employment to poor communities?
Peggy Evans, Cookeville, TN

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At 80, as a lover of history & politics, I feel we should limit the Presidential Election from Labor Day to Columbus Day &
Limit the Amount of money each party can spend! Also, Limit Representatives to 6 terms & Senators to 2 terms-We limit the
President, Why not Congress? What do you think? Lastly, should we have the League of Women Voters run the Debates! We
need to have the League of Women Voters run the Debates!
ROGER CARLSON, Steamboat Springs, CO
This is one reason we have a federal government, to guarantee these basic protections to all Americans, basic human rights
for all citizens. So cut the budget somewhere else besides the part for avoiding poisoning our own children.
joel sundseth, Minneapolis, MN
Stop killing our black communities and help make change for justice and equality
Iee, Virginia Beach, VA
Stop killing our black communities and help make change for justice and equality
Iee, Virginia Beach, VA
The US government needs to restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. We can not permit another Flint, MI to occur anywhere in the USA.
David R Jones, Littleton, CO
This is a critical investment in our future. The tragedy in Flint and so many other communities is caused by disinvestments
in what the one percent and the puppet politicians believe are undeserving, surplus workers. They see these important
investments as just "throwing money at the PROBLEM" while truly throwing money at "incentives" for themselves. This
while they sit on billions in offshore accounts. I can't think of anything more immoral.
Benita J. J. Campbell, Burgettstown, PA
This is a critical investment in our future. The tragedy in Flint and so many other communities is caused by disinvestments
in what the one percent and the puppet politicians believe are undeserving, surplus workers. They see these important
investments as just "throwing money at the PROBLEM" while truly throwing money at "incentives" for themselves. This
while they sit on billions in offshore accounts. I can't think of anything more immoral.
Benita J. J. Campbell, Burgettstown, PA
Not acceptable in the 21st century. If we can't do better than this, let's stop calling our country great. It is NOT!
Peggy S Alcorn, Seminole, FL
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So disgusted. This is an attach on poor people, people of color, and the disenfranchised. The federal government must act.
The repercussions to those affected is terrible and will cover years - - they must be taken care of and we will accept nothing
less!!!
Rebecca Moore, Woodstock, NY
bottom line, water should be free, it is a human right, not a commodity. If anything only the cost of water transportation
should be paid for. Those costs should be transparent.
Luciana Proao, Portland, OR
This is a form of Genocide, the change must take place. Here and now
Beverlee Hawes, Anniston, AL
my ;name is Ronald miles I am an environmental chemist. I find the horading of fresh water to be a major problem. just like
in the wild west days water rights are , and will be the sign of the times, these modern times. the accumulation of fresh water
has been a priority for the last 10 years. all fresh water sources around the world are being bought up. the ones that cant be
bought are being contaminated. this practice is to assure that fresh water will be more precious than anything in the history
of mankind. the cost of a single bottle today is about 90 cents in 20 years how much will it cost? this crisis is astounding. we
must act now. I sound the siren and have done so for the last 10 years. the cost of acre feet of water, the way water is
measured, has sky-rocketed. not only will I sign the petition I call for a world wide study on the accumulation of fresh water
and the contamination of none attainable sources. I am sounding the alarm because we have been lulled into a state of turn
on the faucet and fresh drinking water will come forth, this in many cases is not so.
Ronald Miles, Fairfield, CA
I'm from Michigan and I have learned what a corrupt moron Gov. Synder is.
Eddie_Ed O'Brien, Los Angeles, CA
Send the Mayor to jail for not standing up to the plate of his responsibilities. He knew the risk he was putting the residents in
of Flint MI. He need to pay for neglecting the residents putting them at risk he knew what he was doing he knew as early as
July 2015. Arrest me is all I can say about this.
Zelma Ledbetter, Dallas, TX
Please wake up and stand up and speak up
Robert Norton, La Mesa, CA
A scandalous situation!
Michal Pober, NEW YORK, NY
I'm with Michael Moore. Send Snyder et al to jail.
Hy cohen, New York, NY

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Hannah Perkins, Wichita, KS
I am writing to ask that the US Government restore funding for lead poisoning prevention program. The person in my
hometown who worked in the program was terminated due to cut back on funding. What is happening to the people in Flint
would be unacceptable for white citizens. Black lives matter too. We have to keep saying it, because every system in this
country devalues black lives.
Cheryljay7351@yahoocom Johnson, asheville, NC
This is way beyond out rage ! This speaks to what the white power structure really thinks of black and poor white folks
across this country!
Wayne Bartow, New Windsor, NY
How does this happen in the greatest country on earth? Atrocious!
Johnny, ALEXANDRIA, LA
The mayor & MANY others must be arrested for crimes against the people. People have also died from legionnaires disease!
Georgia S, Cedar Hill, TX
Satonna Ballard
Satonna N Ballard-DeBose, Oakland, CA
No community should go through what Flint is going through now.
Julia Catchpole, YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Linda Zeh
Linda Zeh, Morgantown, WV
Everyone deserves a healthy environment at home for their children.
Alissa Saginaw, Auburndale, MA
An entire Generation mostly African American children boys and girls alike now will have learning and brain disorders!
AND NO ONE IS EVEN DISCUSSING HOW THESE KIDS MAY BECOME INFERTILE! webmd article Feb 2013!!!! CDC
(NIOSH) sept 2013 NEVER ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN! SO YES GOV RICK SNYDER AKA ONETOUGHNERD NEEDS
TO BE BROUGHT UP ON CHARGES OF GENOCIDE! HIM AND THIS DAMNED EMERGENCY MANAGER!
Kimberlyn Long, Las Vegas, NV
This is a travesty and someone needs to be held responsible
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Money over people - poor people, people of color - because their kids don't matter. This is beyond abhorrent. You might see
this in a very bad third world country. The fact that those horrible men didn't even put the anti corrosive agent required by
law and now expect "big government" (the taxpayers) which they constantly bad mouth with their mantra that government is
too big. It is OK if it is socilism to bail out monied interests to bail them out with the shocking sums required to address the
corroded pipes - the term "penny wise, pound foolish" comes to mind. As far as I am concerned, everyone knew how bad the
Flint river was/is. It corroded auto parts! Anyone involved in this fateful decision should be brought to justice and jailed.
Paula Cronin, Hooksett, NH
This is criminal.
kierra gordon, Perth Amboy, NJ
This is a disgrace! This is not a Third World Country. We all deserve to be treated with dignity. The unconscious mindset of
politicians and our government, must stop now!
Janice D. Scott-Pair, CHESAPEAKE, VA
Well, I know it's not Las Vegas where the water is running dry, but it's a very scary situation up in Flint, where people can't
even drink their water or use their water from the bathroom, since the lead levels are so high. That's why we need to do
something about this before it gets much worse, & the Centers of Disease Control has also cut their Healthy Homes & Lead
Poisoning Program, which is also not a good sign for the people of Flint. Plus the Governor also declared an emergency for
Flint's water & many children are suffering from this mess. That's why we need to tell the President to do more to help the
people of Flint & that the people can have access to the affordable, safe drinking water that everyone needs.
Derek Gendvil, null, NV
Bernie's right - we need a revolution for ALL of the 99%.
ellene shapiro, Highland Park, IL
This should not happen in America!
Jonna Gleason, Newburgh, IN
What is there to be said about something as shameful as this. Everyone knows it's wrong and that it was going to happen
when it was allowed to happen. There was no crack to fall through it was a wide chasm that was opened for the express
purpose of letting Black people be harmed. This is so shameful you have got to know "God will repay".
Sincerely
Klaudya Cain
Klaudya Cain, Clayton, NC
I agree with the renowned singer Michael Jackson statement "They don't care about us."
Annie L. Rutledge, Fort Myers, FL

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Kathryn Smith, Altadena, CA
THIS IS MURDER!
Paul Nelson, Seattle, WA
Where is the Justice Department. This is a disgrace. Apologizing does it take away the years of medical care these people
will have to endure. All involved should have criminal charges brought against them. From the governor on down.
Wanda Lewis, Philadelphia, PA
This crisis is terrible. This City with the majority of People of color is the state of Our Country toward People of color.
Another slam in the face of Our great President. God will have the final say
Rita Robinson, Marion, IA
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR IMPEACH HIS LYING INCOMPETANT ASS. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THERE WAS
INTENT. IT WAS DONE WITH RECKLESSNESS THAT DESCRIBES A TORT BREACH OF CONTRACT. IMPEACH THIS
LIZARD BRAINED COLD HEARTED MAN.
Sabra Hardy, new york, NY
Lets Also Make A Commitment On Who Is Going To Become The Next POTUS!
Joel S.Fowler, Philadelphia, PA
Environmental racism must be eliminated.
Taiye Adeoti, Sunnyvale, CA
As congress debates overturning the affordable care act (not healthcare for themselves) we have to wonder, who will take
care of these children/adults long term as they suffer the results of lead poisoning?
Christine Martin, Queens Village, NY
Carmella Coqmard
Carmella Coqmard, Chicago, IL
Young innocent children and pregnant women derserve fresh clean drinking water .
It is always good to share.
Constance Devries, Grand Rapids, MI
This unacceptable, criminal this carelessness wouldn't have happened in Rochester or Lapeer Michigan, someone should be
accountable for this health hazard.
Broderick Bryant, LANSING, MI

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We rely on the government to protect our most vulnerable communities. This must be prioritized!
Luise Malloy, Cheverly, MD
It Is shameful that this water crisis is happening in The USA !
Charles E. Clay I, Monrovia, CA
How sad, but as the Flint Fiasco demonstrates persuasively, we need stronger protection AGAINST OURSELVES and the
bubble-brained choices made by such people as Michigan's Governor Snyder to (wait for this!!) save money.
Dick Brown, Charlottesville, VA
I AM TOTALLY IN AWE THAT SUCH AN EVIL MEAN SPIRITED SITUATION IS HAPPENING IN THE YEAR
2016...HOWEVER I'M NOT SURPRISED DUE TOO THE FACT THAT BLACK PEOPLE ARE FAR TOO ACCEPTING OF
WHATEVER IS TOLD TO THEM.....EDUCATION IS PARAMOUNT....A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TOO
WASTE......WAKE-UPPPPPPP!!!!!! !! STOP LISTENING!!!!!!!!
Msgail Dawson Arrasheed, PHILADELPHIA, PA
The water situation in Flint is not just a mistake, it is criminal, and those people in charge (Governor on down) should be
held liable and accountable.
Wayne Urton, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
This was outright criminal, and all the administration involved should be held liable.
Wayne Urton, INDIANAPOLIS, IN
I grew up in Holland Michigan. This is a disgrace on the legacy of my state!
Tonia Deur, null, TX
The officials in charge should be prosecuted. The Flint River was known to be contaminated, the people complained of the
"taste and smell" of the water and were told it was OK to drink. It was not, and now all those affected have some level of lead
poisoning. Arrest those in charge!
Sheila Desmond, Cameron Park, CA
This is domestic terrorism & should be punished. Every one of these citizens has grounds for a lawsuit.
Chemeka Riley, Raleigh, NC
The actions or non-action of the government officials in Flint, Michigan are reprehensible. How are their actions any
different than what happened in Tuskeegee, Alabama in the 1930's. Those in charge must be held accountable. No matter
how many apologies are issued it does not help the citizens that have been poisoned or potentially poisoned with lead.
Please do not sweep this under the rug.
Karen Harrison, Bedford, OH

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Mika McDade
Mika, Randallstown, MD
What happened in Flint is unforgivable!!!
Tracy Elliott, North Hollywood, CA
Lead poisoning in drinking water is totally unacceptable! How this could happen is beyond understanding. Saving the city
money by poisioning the populous is a most vile evil act. Those individuals responsible deserve swift abusive justice now
for this act of torture against their own neighbors.
This is a vile act against humanity. Racist by nature and should be treated as an act of prejudice against communities of
color.
Gabe Desmidt, El Cerrito, CA
It is unbelievable that anywhere in the USA a person can not trust their tsp water. Where is the oversight? What happened to
regulations?
Dolores Lombardi, Upper Darby, PA
What a great record Rick Snyder has for caring about the Michigan's people, rather than its money; he must make the GOP
proud! : (
Neville Bruce, ,
Absolutely disgraceful!
Mrs. Lorraine Palmer, Woodstock, OH
I believe Flint was targeted because the community is majority black and low income.
DeWayne Gaffin, Apex, NC
The people of Michigan need to join in a class action Lawsuit against their governor. Criminal charges need to be file as
well!
Bruce Jackson, Oxnard, CA
How can we allow this to happen!!!
Marilyn Head, Hatboro, PA
How long can we remain a strong nation if our people are poisoned?
Only traitors would do so.
Charles Love, Redding, CA
Black Lives Matters
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susan Bailey, Tampa, FL
The same thing is happening here in Baltimore. Freddy Gray was a lead paint poisoned baby, arrested 24 times and only 21
years of age.
Patrick Henderson, Baltimore, MD
Monya Visor
Monya Visor, Westfield, IN
Torrie A. Richardson
Torrie Richardson, Houston, TX
Born and raised in Flint.
Ruth D Harvey, Washington, DC
Enough is enough. For God's sake; Black Lives Matter, even those in poor communities; they matter as much or MORE than
the affluent who are insulated from poverty. READ YOUR BIBLE! The Gospel message of Jesus is all about caring for those
who are on the bottom of society. Read Matthew who says those who don't care for the poor will go to hell. Read Luke
whose entire Gospel message is the Social Gospel. Wake up, for God's sake.
Mark Granfors-Hunt, Greenbelt, MD
I am a victim of lead poisoning
Timothy, Baltimore, MD
Unfortunately I believe this is the tip of the iceberg....my prayers to the suffering families in Flint
Ati H Cushmeer, Pflugerville, TX
This is morally, and ethically wrong! It's a shame and disgrace to take advantage of anyone like this. Now there are future
health problems for these people, and who is going to pay for that? This is ridiculous to put people like this in a position of
power, and keep them the there when it's openly seen that they're abusing their power.
Diana Wilson, Longs, SC
Do the right thing for these people! Restore funding to the programs....thank you.
Julie Amato, Mountain View, CA
This is indeed a filthy business. And now we know what good government should be about.
Jeri schatz, PHILADELPHIA, PA

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Andrea Guice
Andrea Guice, Lima, OH
These power-crazy gov-scum have to be removed from office.
John Adams, Southington, OH
Restore Funding You Murderers , The Governor Should Be Executed!!!
Katherine Eggleston, Youngstown, OH
This is absolutely one of the worst atrocities in our country. Shame on Flint's politicians/Mayor, etc. This should NEVER
have happened and it is a warning message to every city and every state to protect its citizens from this poison in their
water!!!!
Diane Whiteley, Chicago, IL
JO ANNA SHAW
Jo Anna Shaw, Little Rock, AR
It is truly time for the US Federal Government to put policy on the table to give blacks a state and territory of their own.
Funds to make this territory livable and funds to make sure this territory thrives for at least 20 years or until blacks can do for
self. Said territory needs to be right here in America where blacks have built this nation with their blood and continue to
bleed. People in power feel blacks are disposable and it's time for blacks to move on.
Tara Botts, Pittsburg, CA
If that was my kids, I would castrate some balls. Where were the health authorities commissioned to oversee the water
quality? Do they not have kids? Do they not live in that city? Who would not have noticed that something was wrong long
ago? Disgusting. Some people need to go to jail.
Marilyn Blen, Yamhill, OR
Donna Vanderhoof
Donna Vanderhoof, Crystal Lake, IL
Sick of conservatives poisoning our air and water
Al Moore, Greensbug, IN
It is an immoral travesty that this kind of health emergency is happening in the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the
world. We should be ashamed of our failure to act and do something to change that - NOW!
Jennifer Hanson, Santa Clara, CA
Refund now!
Leslie Salzinger, Berkeley, CA
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Deplorable!
anna farrell, ,
All citizens are entitled to a clean, healthy and safe environment, no matter what their sociological or financial status.
Mark Lerner, white plains, NY
In one word, Appalling.
Al Rosenkranz, Trenton, NJ
Being a State Of Michigan resident. WE THE CITIZEN OF DETROIT/FLINT AND MICHIGAN ARE ASKING GOV.
SNYDER RESIGN AND BE SENT TO JAIL. PERIOD !!!
Pamela Hogan, Detroit, MI
Stop this Republican stupidity NOW!!
Mike S S Goodman, Madison, WI
This is such a shame for this can cause life long harm to children.
Barbara Loftin, Asbury, NJ
faye perry
Faye Perry, Brooklyn, NY
Knowing is not enough we must take action
dameon Meyers, desmoines, IA
What is happening in Flint is a sin and a shame.
Ruby Sprott, New York, NY
Corporatism, and racism, were Hitler's tools. In America, this sort of thing shouldn't happen, but it does !
Mr. Don Garrett, Escondido, CA
Arrest those in charge until proven innocent.
Louis Pintkowski, Fort Collins, CO
Where WAS the EPA -------?????
Kathy Hatch, Hilton Head Island, SC
Do the right thing by the people that help elect you to office
Shellae Ross, Greensboro, NC

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Alberta Owens, Saint Louis, MO
And Please have Gov. Rick Snyder to resign for this criminal atrocity!!
Veronica Kirk, San Antonio, TX
Flint's situation is preposterous. The problem should not have happened, and it should be fixed as quickly as possible. Some
things are more important than money!
Tom Dillon, Winston Salem, NC
Just as there is a war against women in this country, there is a war against minorities and the poor. The poisoning of the
people in Flint, Michigan is criminal. Congress needs to pass laws that apply equally to all Americans.
Margot Lenhart, Brookline, MA
It is almost beyond belief that in 2016 a representative "of the people" has to be begged to restore funding for lead
poisoning prevention,and for protecting communities from environmental hazards. This country's political system has
become morally corrupt.
Dee Storms, Baltimore, MD
Please stop allowing American cities to be used as sacrifice zones in order to fulfill the ultimate agenda of total
privatization.
Richard Freeman, Berkeley, CA
Do the right thing for all citizens, not just the rich ones.
Deborah S S Felnagle, Gilbert, AZ
Massive poisoning. A very Developing World syndrome, except that there is a First World budget to prevent this.
Marie M Lloyd, Mount Marion, NY
This is beyond criminal!
Rheta Johnson, Potomac, MD
Truly astonished that we are still being poisoned by lead.
Karen L. White, Stockbridge, GA
What's happening in Flint is an outrage!
John, Fort Collins, CO
They are all our children.
Caroline McCormack, Alexandria, VA
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Even the slave masters made sure their field hands were healthy! The Black Community holds no value to the Politicians
currently in power in Michigan. Testing should also be done in other predominantly Black Communities in MI, i.e. Benton
Harber and Saginaw.
Pamela Y. Smith, Inkster, MI
How obscene is this!!!!
Denise Guidry, Santa Rosa, CA
We are not a third world country but why are we acting like one.
Sherice Hughey, Mount Vernon, NY
QUIT GRANDSTANDING ON "SMALL GOVERNMENT: WHILE DESTROYING PUBLIC HEALTH. SHAME ON ALL OF
YOU
Elaine Laisure, Weatherford, TX
Fix this disgusting and poisonous water for all in Flint,Michigan. The people responsible for this disaster should be
procecuted and hauled off to lifetime in prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rita Cardarelli, Elmwood Park, IL
Fix this disgusting and poisonous water for all in Flint,Michigan. The people responsible for this disaster should be
procecuted and hauled off to lifetime in prison!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rita Cardarelli, Elmwood Park, IL
Lets take the BILLIONS of our tax dollars being spent over in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria and take care of our own citizens.
Brian Donohue, Mill Valley, CA
This is just one more example of the need to remember that the lives of the poor and of people of color matter!!! Don't
dismiss Flint, MI again! Enough!
roberta Gilman, Santa Barbara, CA
Black lives matter. Black health matters.
Mariann Regan, Fairfield, CT
What happened to "One Nation, Under God, Indivisible with Liberty and Justice for all"?. While I'm not a supporter of the
Black Lives Matter movement, as a middle aged Black American educator, the situation happening in Flint, Michigan makes
me wonder IF BLACK LIVES REALLY DO MATTER? Why do elected Republicans have such disdain and hatred of their
fellow Americans of Color? Do we matter? Don't we deserve clean and safe drinking water? Don't we deserve to live too? Dr.
King would be so disappointed with the behavior of elected officials entrusted with the welfare of their fellow citizens even
if they are poor and Black. What have we overcome?
Brenda K. Scott, Tallahassee, FL

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This is deplorable. The governor needs to pay for this out if his discretionary funds and halt all government travel that tax
payer expense. Furthermore, the company that has polluted the water also needs to make restitution.
Laura Walker, Alexandria, VA
IN AMERICA--WHAT A DISGRACE
Susan Dobra, Paradise, CA
It is a crisis and a wake up call...lets hope the government and the citizens of every state hear it.
Lynn Ketchum, MADISON, WI
Esco Babatunde
Escofhari Babatunde, Sedalia, NC
And they say(crazy talk shows) that Republicans want to help the people.
Jean A Brewer, Dayton, OH
We need this to be a country that we can all be proud of. Occurrences such as this only bring shame upon us.
Robert Schafer, Durham, NC
It is time that our governments serve the people rather than political agenda of the few.
George Stone, West Hartford, CT
For the federal government to work again for all Americans congress has to heed the people's will and fund it, not sabotage
it. Restore CDC funding!
Claudia Hanes, Bowling Green, KY
I'm davestated about the Sad Situation in Flint, Michigen!!! A Broken Hearrt!!!!
Saladine O Johnson, Oakland, CA
Citizens of Flint need to ban together and refuse to pay for poisoned water.
Amy Gullia-DeGregorio, HOUSTON, TX
Let's not emphasize on just our Black communities , because if they are just filtering the poison to those communities and
only those areas it's a black thing... let's fight for all man kind.. let's start fighting for Humanity .. their becoming more
barbaric because we're allowing them to.. ttheir blood is red just like yours . . The GOD I serve is no respector of persons.
Ms. Cookie Ervin, Fort Worth, TX
Stop the LIES. Time politicians work for the people. Getting where one wonders if there are any honest politicians left!!
Frances, Roseville, MN

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Barbara Woods, New York, NY
Praying for. the change.
Mary Sho ckley, Lees Summit, MO
Federal & state funds needed in flint now!!!!
Margaret Matz, Woodstock, VT
Federal & state funds needed in flint now!!!!
Margaret Matz, Woodstock, VT
The water supply should be safe everywhere in this country, after all we are not a third world country. Everyone responsible
for not making it safe should be prosecuted and this includes everyone in Congress who fails to restore funding for all CDC
prevention and EPA programs!
Richard Cruce, Atlanta, GA
We self-righteously preach to low-income citizens that "education is the way out" of their poverty - and then permanently
damage their brains with lead poisoning. This is a disgusting practice which must stop.
R Rogers, OK, OK
Natasha Allen
Natasha Allen, Mount Vernon, NY
This is callous racism and classism of the most horrendous level
Linda Burroughs, San Carlos, CA
Untreated poisonous water sold at higher prices is a travesty.
Harriet Garner, Rio Vista, CA
This is a disgusting, corrupt Governor and he should resign immediately.
Toni Vala, NORWALK, CT
Camille
Camille Boyd, cheshire, CT
They clean water, and decent Housing to live
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Mary Gagliano, OAK LAWN, IL
Outrageous. Governor Snyder should be tried, found guilty of greed and blatant neglect, and made to serve time for his
misdeeds.
Virginia Harris Kurth, Raleigh, NC
We the people need to take back our country.
Rosario H Torres, Santa Fe, NM
The situation in Flint is clear evidence that the Center for Disease Control's Healthy Homes program is necessary and needs
to be fully funded. There is no debate here. Safe drinking water is essential! This is an environmental justice issue!
katie thomas, Sacramento, CA
This is just the tip of the ice berg. The food and other products targeting minorities communities should be inspected as
well.
Christi Griffin, Saint Louis, MO
We have lost our way...This unconscionable treatment of our citizenry is indicative of the larger issue. The lack of
compassion and concern for those of color. This ongoing racial divide is a festering cancer in our democracy. Until we come
to grips with, acknowledge and address the discrimination and inequality that plague our Nation we will never become what
we are meant to be. These low income communities were already struggling - now they are forced to come to terms with the
ramifications of lead poisoning? This would NEVER happen in an affluent community...Snyder should resign or be removed
from office. It is STUNNING that he is still bring permitted to obfuscate and place the blame on others. Come on, America!
Stand with Flint!
Regina Kenny, El Dorado Hills, CA
YES! - restore this funding.
Peter D. Reimer, Hayward, CA
This seems a reasonable step that might have prevented the Flint crisis. Also stop charging residence for poisoned water.
Tom Hopkins, Portland, OR
What happened in Flint should be a lesson to all of us. We can't trust state governments to protect their citizens. We need the
Federal government to do its job, and take whatever actions are necessary to protect the health and welfare of American
citizens, including our right to drink water that won't poison us.
Jonathan Marten, Jersey City, NJ
So logical
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Stop killing people.


William Boardman, Woodstock, VT
Water is a natural resource. Gov. Snyder knew about this tragedy well before July 2015. He and all those involved in the
cover up should be brought to justice.
Melanie Barnes, Chicago, IL
People and lives are not disposable. Quit treating them as such. Put the Protection back in "EPA" and the "Control" back in
CDC. This was entirely preventable!! thank you.
Jan Groh, Portland, OR
This is a major crisis, and steps must be made to insure the safety of residenta and to prosecute those who allowed this to
happen. This is America not some third world country, let's act like we are a great nation, not a petty one.
Peter Milio, Pasadena, CA
All that were involved should be brought up on criminal charges for endangering the life and welfare for all affected by this
andre D. Lewis, Berkeley, IL
Isn't this called genocide?
Maya Dolena, Pahoa, HI
DO YOUR GD JOBS, YOU ROTTERS!!!
Dorothy Wilkinson, null, CA
Please re-test all the lead water levels in this country. For our children's future.
Nerissa DeAbreu, Silver Spring, MD
Residents of Flint should be reimbursed for toxic water that they already used and until the situation is corrected, they
shouldn't have to pay a water bill.
Edward Kowalczyk, Milton, DE
What happen in Flint represents the worst of abuses from arrogant bureaucrats.
Phil Pinol, Clearwater Beach, FL
Even more money is needed. The entire Flint water distribution system needs to be replaced and it needs to start
immedfiatelyu
Ronald E. West, Boulder, CO
This is a crime scene, and it needs to be investigated as such.
Robert Post, Villas, NJ
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How can you blatantly ignore human beings being poisoned in Flint's water supply without taking any type of action?
Black communities deserve clean drinking water, just like the white communities! We are worthy of clean drinking water
and humane treatment! Eradicate environmental racism!
Felicia Williams, Chicago, IL
It's hard to believe in 2016 the US Government is allowing this to happen to these people. They need to restore the funding
and fix this problem immediately.
Stephanie Hall, Trumbull, CT
The Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program should be fully funded to prevent more tragedies like what is
happening in Flint.
Elise M Marcheff, Brighton, MI
Gov. Snyder needs to resign!!!!!!
Richard Johnsen, Hartwick, NY
This is appalling. Government should be about protecting us all, and equally!
Roxanne Warren, New York, NY
What happened in Detroit is totally unacceptable. You have to wonder , how many more cities is this happening in .?
Henry Stampley, Memphis, TN
Deliberately giving lead-tainted water to children is almost as bad as murder. It should be severely punished.
Jerry Swaim, Sidney, OH
Shame on any political that would turn their backs on this crisis.
Evelyn Cruz, San Diego, CA
Prove to the WORLD that ALL Americans have equality of Life, Liberty and the pursuit to a HEALTHY LIFE.
Fred Nickens, Washington, DC
What has happened in Flint, Michigan is a disgrace. The people that failed the people of Flint should be imprisoned. They
failed to do their jobs. Safe water is fundamental and a human right. I am so ashamed that it happened in the United States.
Belinda Lang, Birmingham, AL
More proof that the KKK has dropped the White Hood robes for Badges, Judges robes & Chairs in every part of government!
The rich that hold office, No longer represent their constituents, But themselves and whom ever can line their pockets! This
is another example Genocide of the Low Income minorities (Blacks, Whites, and All others) ! When will it end?
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Jaune Q. Smith, corrales, NM
Public officials that knew about the harm being done to citizens must be prosecuted.
Beth Hartman, Wilmington, DE
Please also check into the environmental racism in Gary, IN.
Nora Glenn, Gary, IN
What happened in Flint, Michigan is a crime, and those responsible should be prosecuted.
Linda Hutchison, Montgomery Village, MD
THIS IS A DOWN RIGHT TRAVESTY AND THE GOVERNOR NEES TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
Marie Williams, Tucson, AZ
I trust that the Governor, Mayor and other officials with resign AND be criminally held accountable!
Rita Dove, Saugus, MA
This is an outrage!
Tami Esson, New York, NY
Flint's water supply is a toxic nightmare that could--and should--have been prevented. The CDC needs to be properly funded
so that it can oversee water quality standards to ensure no communities become victims of water pollutants that endanger
citizens' health, as has happened in Flint, Michigan.
Eloise Swenson, Brookfield, CT
Clean Water is a right. The people of Flint need and deserve clean water.
Ms. Annie Houston, washington, DC
Clean water basic to life. Be sure to keep it clean and PUBLIC. --- PaPa Tom Halpin For Tom and Betty Essex Junction, VT
Thomae & Elizabeth Halpin, Essex Junction, VT
We can do better.
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I cannot believe what's happening to our cities across the nation. Some of the Governors, Mayor's, City Council people are
corrupt. Glad we got rid of our corrupt Republican Govenator Arnold. From Chicago to Flint to so many other cities, the
people are being harmed by corruption of elected officials and by the police. it's like our major cities are being run by
organized crime bosses. Please don't let them scapegoat anyone and please get to the bottom of how this happened to Flint
in the first place. Being Lead poisoned on purpose is not cool. Being wrongfully killed by police is wrong too. Somebody
should go to jail. Please don't let PGE get away with murder either. We are paying for their wrong doing with higher bills.
Fran Wilkinson, Milpitas, CA
Toxic injury is a very serious consequence of decisions driven by austerity. Government exists to fulfill the needs of people.
Dolores Furtado, Overland Park, KS
Use chelation therapy (try EDTA) on the victims. Do unto others ... ME
Marielle E E, Zephyrhills, FL
Another worthless GOP Governor who should be going down in flames is still in office and I see no effort by the DOJ to
investigate this political crime.
Wayman Williams, Pasadena, CA
what a disgrace, the Government knew about this and just let it get worse, my fear is that this will be devastating in a long
run for the residents of Flint, Michigan and my thoughts and prayers go out to all the people who have been made to suffer
for negligence of what I feel is a corrupt Government
Bruce West, Marietta, GA
EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO LIVE! WITH CLEEN WATERS.
Mr Laurie K LA Forte, Wasilla, AK
be accountable, prioritize the needs of the citizens of the USA.... & do the next right thing for the people, no matter their
social standing
Greg weitz, Sacramento, CA
The governor of Michigan should be indicted for what he has done to Flint families. He has especially put young children at
risk for lead poisoning. This is shameful.
Elizabeth Morris, Dayton, OH
This is an untenable situation and these citizens should not have to pay for Snyder & cronies unabashed greed.
Cecilia Banner, Longmont, CO
You should cut funds and subsidies of the oil and gas industry, not funds to protect our children.
Wayne Wathen, Littleton, CO

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HOW could this happen? The FIRST responsibility of government is to protect its people -- ALL its people.
Vera Rushmer, Ocean City, NJ
Mable Thomas
Mable Thomas, Atlanta, GA
Is this is what the Republican party wants to poison the American people? If not put the CDC back to doing it's job with the
funding it needs!
Hward Webster, PHOENIX, AZ
Disgraceful and Criminal.
Frances Davis, Brooklyn, NY
This is beyond outrageous! All communities should immediately test their water supplies for lead and any other impurities!
There is no excuse for this kind of occurance. Unbelievable!
Fran Lazerov, Indianapolis, IN
This is beyond outrageous. Makes me sick to my stomach that this could happen in the USA to any community.
Joe Fajen, Nevada City, CA
This is appalling. Snyder and his cohort should be prosecuted for this egregious dereliction of the public trust.
Michele Marantz, Longmeadow, MA
Stop poison the people of FlinT!
Dyan R Oldenburg, Santa Fe, NM
LaTanya Johnson
LaTanya Johnson, Clover, SC
Lead poisoning is unamerican.
Mark Hillenbrand, Oak Lawn, IL
feliciana lilgerose
Feliciana Lilgerose, Aurora, CO
Shame on the government for cutting funding for this program. Not only was this debacle caused by politics but also cutting
the funds to help take care of it is unconscionable. This is not an entitlement. It is to safe guard the people for whom you
work for, in case the Republicans have forgotten.
Gillian Anderson, Santa Rosa, CA

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Robert boyle, Port Saint Lucie, FL
The job's not done. Fund it till you finish it.
Nicholas Sammond, New Hartford, NY
I find that lead poisoning in Flint's water source is certainly incomprehensible. Since that is and has been the area for the
auto industry, stricter controls and authority visits must be implemented and overseen by the federal government water
resource engineer. What other similar health problems may have arisen from other cities and states? Time is of the essence.
Ronald Schouweiler, Las Vegas, NV
This is very Un-American! Knowingly Poisoning the water of our Citizens is beyond outrageous. Resignations and jail terms
are in order.
Brenda Pinkelton, Manassas, VA
Do something to help your people! That's right YOUR people!
Jolene Bouchon, Austin, TX
God save our black communities
Patrick O'Neal, Chesapeake, VA
I think this only the tip of the iceberg. We need to check out all water supplies in this country.
Yvette Hayes, Ellicott City, MD
Keep our children healthy. It is a travesty that the U.S. allows these conditions to continue. So selfishly and dangerously
short-sighted!
Nancy L. Sorensen, Madison, WI
Not only lead pipes, but the legacy of leaded gasoline and lead paint need full abatement.
Tom Wilson, Pasco, WA
Restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Health Homes and Lead Poisoning.
B Avery Avery MD, Portland, OR
The funding had been removed? There is no lack of tax revenues. Where is all the money going to?
Robert P Sanders, Rocky Point, NY
This is completely barbaric that the government of Michigan could allow this to happen! I am outraged and over disturbed
at what is happening. You have my support!!!
Richard brown, WATERBURY, CT
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Diane Nero, richmond, VA
Cancel the water bill debt for everyone in Flint. Don't make them pay to poison themselves!
Jo Ann Kreider, Metamora, IL
The rich people just do not care whether we live or die......!
Bruce Hardesty, Philpot, KY
As a liberal democrat I am incensed that the Federal Government is allowing republicans to jeopardize the health of those
they feel have no worth to society. Come on Obama/Democrats! Do we have to wait for Bernie Sanders to become president
to finally protect the lives of all Americans?
Jerry Giefer, Windom, MN
The rich people just do not care whether we live or die......!
Bruce Hardesty, Philpot, KY
Governor Snyder needs more punishment than just resigning. He needs to live there with his family, use the water he felt was
safe enough for the Flint resident's and lose all the perks that go with being Governor/Former Governor. Helping Flint
Residents with the clean up process and paying their medical bills would be a good start.
RoseAnn Sarah, Ann Arbor, MI
What happened in Flint, MI should never happen in the United States of America.
Nekesha Phoenix, Pflugerville, TX
Elexis Estrada
Elexis estrada, Madison, WI
We must oversee the actions of state and local government to ensure the safety of our water.
Danielle Scherer, Cranberry Township, PA
Poisining 100,000 people too give tax breaks to those that already have more than they need is as evil as it gits
James Freeman, Barberton, OH
Time to restore funding to CDC for lead poisoning control. I am tired of a penny pinching congress that constantly shred
social protections for BS.
Kim Harrington, Emeryville, CA

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Accountablility by the Justice Department. This is where the outrage should be.
James D Harris Jr, Richmond, VA
this poisoning is terrible. We can't let these things happen in our country
Cathy Parkhurst, Mandan, ND
This should not be happening in the 21st century!
Mr. Damion Arrick, Columbus, OH
Why must the poor suffer from lack of clean drinking water in America?! Please fix this urgent problem and protect our
children! Thanks
Michelle McConnell Bass, Atlanta, GA
ALL AMERICANS deserve protection from unhealthy (possibly lethal) environmental hazards.
Hazel Poolos, Richfield, NC
All my words right now are disrespected,so with that said i will put Flint Michigan on the prayer list at church.
Janice Owens, Morgan City, LA
Clean and healthy water is a basic right, and the Flint crisis shows that we need to work hard to secure this for all.
Adrian Vetter, Seattle, WA
Can you drink such water?
Harry Chang, Las Vegas, NV
The poison pills of business as usual!
Charles Gillard, BOULDER, CO
ALL THOSE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS NEED TO BE FIRED AND PROSECUTED!
Karen Levins, ALBUQUERQUE, NM
It is time that the GOP and Corporations are held accountable for there attack on people's health.
Gloria Smith, Newark, OH
Morally, ethically, humanely wrong. Utterly shameful and outrageous the seen and unforseen implications of this man-made
disaster.
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Dear Representative,
Seeing your values in action I am confident you will work hard to see that more kids in Flint suffer and take this poison to
other cities.
Terry Doran, Fort Wayne, IN
This has to STOP! And only other voices joining in will accomplish this.
Navita Gunter, Nashville, TN
Please do not compromise the future of our children's health.Restore the funding to the Center of rDisease Control Healthy
Homes and Lead Poisoning program in fiscal year 2017 budget. Thank you
Rosemarie Perla, Pittsburgh, PA
This is not a new problem, but it is a preventable problem. The history of lead poisoning and its effects on unprotected
children should have no place in the United States of America.
Deborah Peterson, Cambridge, MA
This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!! How in the world could the one's that run the Water System there in Flint sleep at
night knowing you're poisoning people. Have we lost all Humanity? This is truly a sad situation.
Adrienne Barnes, Scottdale, GA
We can do better. The poor need to have the protection of law, especially when those in power prefer to care for the budget
as a preference over them.
Mary Eisenfeld, Vancouver, WA
Access to clean water should be a natural right. We have to do better!
Alicia McGhee, Chicago, IL
This is a national disgrace, and of course they will blame the public school teachers if these children have trouble learning.
Patricia Bennett, Greenport, NY
Free/ clean water is a human right. Flint administrators should be jailed and fined. All medical costs picked up and plumbing
changed for all... No charge!
Ellen Kirshbaum, Brooklyn, NY
Depraved indifference describes the behavior of Michigan's governor, his administration and his appointed city manager.
Actions speak louder than words. Their NON-actions and LATE-actions broadcasts in no uncertain terms what they think of
all Flint residents. The governor, his administration, staff and appointees place the value of Flint human beings as being
below that of their animals and pets.
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Marilyn Blalock, Melbourne, FL
Tea beggars will destroy democracy if allowed to continue, vote progressive in 2016.
robert Anderson, Rapid City, MI
Knowing that the same agenda is being enacted across the country, I hope that the Flint crisis will make the rest of aware of
what our leaders are trying to do and help us avert it.
Sharon Tompkins, ASHEVILLE, NC
It's one thing not to have water, but it's entirely different thing to be poisoned.
Araceli Esparza, Madison, WI
Your support is necessary!!
Anita Vogel, ORANGE CITY, IA
This has been going on too long fix the problem bottle water is not the answer, it is deeper then that, pipes, health etc....Do
the right thing.
Deborah Bevelle, Detroit, MI
Please try to remember the real Golden Rule- Do unto others as you would have others do to you. Life is funny ; we could
easily find ourselves in the other guy's place. So if not for the best, altruistic motives then do it for selfish reasons of self
preservation- work on alleviating the injustices and harm to all people in these everyday essential to life matters. Clean
water is certainly at the top of the to do/change list, but there are many more !
Mira Jovanovic, San Diego, CA
So, just like Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, we as the wealthiest nation on the planet sit by and watch as nothing
sufficient is happening to help or assist residents in Flint, MI. Really...
Howie Harkema, MCMINNVILLE, OR
Radeyah Sos
Radeyah Sos, Chino Hills, CA
It is our duty to fight for our freedom It is our duty to win we must love each other and protect each other We have nothing
to lose but our chains
Camille Williams, Chicago, IL
Lead in drinking water is criminal.
Nigel Thornell, Roseburg, OR

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protect ALL people from lead poisoning. lead was supposed to be removed from paints, housing, etc. decades ago so why is
this still not done?
Carol L Neill, Overland Park, KS
When did we become worst than third world countries?
Clarke Mason, Detroit, MI
Flint is the story of severe governmental criminal activity. A the least, criminal negligence. At the worst, well, you know.
Robert Foley, Seattle, WA
Restore funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and lead posioning. Prevention Program. This is a necessity not an option
Raneisha Meadors, Inglewood, CA
Human rights violations must be persecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Poisoning water systems is an act of genocide!
Dante Boykin, North Olmsted, OH
This is outrageous.
Patrick Delaney, Hermiston, OR
This needs to happen
Mark Mcdougal, SPRINGFIELD, IL
Genocide continues in the USA in the 21st century and our indifference and/or passivness makes us complices.
Marisol Alcantara Ortigoza, Tuskegee Institute, AL
The governor needs to be held accountable along with the water master!!!!
Roger Booth, Springfield,, OR
Atrocious and criminal.
Carol Domansky, Maybee, MI
alanda.wraye@gmail.com
Alanda Wraye, Westminster, CO
Don't you--on so me level--find it incredible that a petition needs to be created for this???? LEAD poisoning--it could be
YOUR family. Think about that. Please.
Cynthia Gecas, Oakland, CA
Poisoning kids deserves life in prison.
Tristen Schmidt, Alameda, CA
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Marceline Carter
Marceline Carter, Wellington, FL
All children in our country must have safe water to drink!
Lara Drouhard, Portland, OR
One word- horrible
Michelle Todd, West Des Moines, IA
What has happened here is deplorable. All US citizens deserve healthy, clean water.
Anne McFall, Jacksonville, FL
Yes
Michelle Sanchez, Colorado Springs, CO
This might as well be labelled as a mass murder!
Robert A. Moore, Pensacola, FL
Monet Boyd
Monet Boyd, Richmond, CA
We are not better than China the way we deal with our citizens' health.
A shame!
Christine Nusse, New York, NY
IN ADDITION, A GREAT PART OF THIS BILL SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN--NOT THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR THE TAXPAYERS OF THE UNITED STATES. IT IS MY BELIEF THAT REPUBLICAN
GOVERNORS AND STATE LEGISLATORS KNOW THAT NO MATTER WHAT THEY DO WRONG IT WILL
EVENTUALLY BE PAID FOR BY THE OTHER 49 STATES!! HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE AND IF ENOUGH OF THEIR
RESPECTIVE CONSTITUENTS REALIZE THAT IT IS HITTING THEM IN THE POCKETBOOK THAT THEY WILL VOTE
OUT THESE FISCALLY AND SOCIALLY IRRESPONSIBLE HACKS AND DEMAND THAT THEY SERVE JAIL TIME
FOR THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY--POISONING PEOPLE, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, IS WHAT DICTATORS
DO TO THEIR PEOPLE!!! ENOUGH!!!
Annette Masters, Baltimore, MD
Safe water is an American birthright. CDC
must adequately oversee the proper supply of safe water for all American citizens everywhere in our country.
Rose Marie Marie Leather, Phoenix, AZ
My heart is broken over this !
Joanette Walker-Ragsdale, Carrsville, VA
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The only good news here is that some courageous souls made it public. Now it is our responsibility as a nation to make it
right, and to learn from it how to prevent future events of this nature. SHAMEFUL.
Janis Swalwell, Freeland, WA
Criminal trials are in order.
Lehman L King, cleves, OH
It is long past time to provide clean, safe drinking water to the American people
vicki scott, Lino Lakes, MN
Please sue them
Chris O'NEAL, Chesapeake, VA
Sick
Alison Ross, atlanta, GA
The damage from toxin metal poisoning, such as lead poisoning, from our water and air has done such damage because
government agencies have too often been influenced by for-profit businesses rather than by science. We need to stop the
nonsense that science and government regulations are bad and for-profit businesses are good. Inevitably, when businesses
are not forced to pay for the consequences of their evil actions, people suffer and it usually the young, poor or less powerful
who pay the price.
Inaction must stop! Accountability must begin by large fines and imprisonment of business leaders and government leaders
including politicians who allow the business leaders to do great harm
Dr. Mark Johnson, Chicago, IL
The government that we pay taxes to & is suppose to protect it's citizens, is the very organization that takes our money then
lies to the people they are suppose to protect & represent. This is our government. No wonder people are angry & distrustful
of our governing bodies.
Judith Apone, Sagamore Beach, MA
The inaction by the U.S. government is both immoral and unjust. Is it only due to the fact that the community is BLACK??
Ronald Mathsen, Wausau, WI
Your health come first
john cabe, LENOIR CITY, TN
The problem began when the Governor of Michigan took over the city and all legally- elected local officials were kicked
out. The people had no one locally to turn to. Therefore it is evident the Gov. committed crime in taking over the city,
ousting local elected officials and refusing to stop the diversion of water to the Flint River with all the lead pipes connected
to it.
Elaine Leach, Nisswa, MN
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To save money the this outright unsafe problem was put "in" the bodies of human beings, their animals, entire outside
environment (lawns, trees, from watering) did the lead go into the clothing, bedding while in the washing machine? Were
the dishes, pots, pans and knives, forks, spoons coated in lead from hand washing or even from the dish washer?
In the yards where the lawns, trees, flowering plants coated with lead or taken into the plants by their roots? What about the
birds, insects (butterfly's and bees) poisoned?
What happened to, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"?
Dennis Bihner, PALM SPRINGS, CA
It should never have happened! Those responsible must be dealt with by the law. Irreparable damage has been done to
children and adults...
Rodolfo Carona, Chestnut Hill, MA
Is there a manual on how to hold government officials accountable when they fail to honor the public trust?
Evie Safran, Crozet, VA
This non-enforcement orogram raises tenant awareness as well as landlords without penalty to get health issues taken care of
most efficiently and with less red tape.
Mar Mogoll_n, New London, CT
This is a major health crises that needs to be prevented.
Ellie Meehan, null, FL
This seems like the least we can do!
Jay Byerley, Fountain Hills, AZ
Harriet sims
Harriet Sims, Fairburn, GA
This is but one example of many demonstrating how decisions based on a short-sighted capitalistic ideology end up costing
everybody so much more in the long run.
James+hermon, ,
Criminal. Political reason for poisoning people should not just be Snyder's resignation. He and others who knew should do
prison time.
Gordon Johnson, Alexandria, VA
UNSPEAKABLE TRAGEDY.... AND DELIBERATE CRIME!!! PROSECUTE AND JAIL GOV RICK SNYDER & HIS
CRONIES.
THEY M-U-S-T BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!
Dorothy Aeto, Portland, OR
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Mary Edmunds, San Jose, CA
Each time I hear an utterance re: Flint, I find myself uttering "WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?" There is absolutely no
reasonable explanation, surely no excuse, and it is imperative that we hold those in authority (the highest authority....in this
case, the governor) responsible.
Rev Monte Hillis, Washington, DC
Makes no sense ..
chester blair, Corpus Christi, TX
Wrong on every level
Chester blair, Corpus Christi, TX
I understand from a Gulf War Veteran that when he was in Desert Storm, a special water system was built to accommodate the
American serviceman who worked in the DESERT. Why not look to Saudia Arabia and Africa for a temporary system to help
the people of Flint, Michigan. How many plastic bottles are needed for this "man made" MONUMENTAL PROBLEM and for
how long!!??
barbara R. chennault\, Sr. sr, Detroit, MI
I am appalled to think that we can allow this to happen to families here in the USA. To imagine the parents fears and anguish
is beyond comprehension and to see local, state and federal governments pass the buck is beyond awful. Act now and do the
right thing for these children and these families.
Charlotte Levi Frank, Montville, NJ
What is going on in the world today
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I am a taxpayer and voter on Long Island, NY. The news reports I am seeing over the crisis in Flint, MI where residents are
being forced to drink, bathe in AND pay for unsafe, contaminated and corrosive drinking are appalling and egregious human
rights violations. While I realize that it isn't happening here, we cannot afford to adopt that attitude, as Flint can easily
happen anywhere whenever greedy elected officials decide to save a buck at the expense of tens of thousands of residents.
This issue in particular hits home for me as just 4 years ago, I contacted the EPA, my local congressman and Suffolk County
Water Authority regarding a series of copper pinhole leaks in my co-op's complex as a result of items used to purify our
water. Thankfully we had private testing done to ensure that our water is safe, but whose to say that if no action is taken
against the responsible persons in Flint, MI, that someone in my area won't get the bright idea that they can save the Town
some money and change our water supply source without regard for lead poisoning and mass contaminating an entire city,
its children and future generations?
I am appalled that no action is being taken. Residents of Flint are being threatened to pay for water that General Motors
stopped using more than a year ago because it was corroding steel automotive parts. Those who refuse to pay for this
corrosive water find themselves faced with threats by state officials who threaten water shut offs and even removing children
from homes that owe water balances and placing those children in foster care. Is this really America in 2016?
Genessee County Jail in Michigan is also forcing Inmates to drink the contaminated Flint Water. These are human rights
violations, egregious ones at that occurring right here on US soil. No immediate remediation appears to be taking place.
Residents are being given Brita filters, but no officials are even saying or appear to be certain whether such filters will rid
that water of the corrosive contaminants that destroyed GM's steel. I voted for you as my Senator, because I know you are a
person of integrity and against abusive practices such as what is occurring in Flint. I ask you to please bring immediate relief
to the people of Flint and accountability to those responsible for poisoning and entire city and future generation. Thank you
for your attention.
Andrea Payne, New York, NY
I lived in Flint when the water was healthy, years ago. The current situation makes me cry for Flint and its people!
Jack Burgess, Chillicothe, OH
We should force you to drinktheir water, that is what you deserve. Well I could come up with a number of good ideas like
you can eat shit get out of office you corrupt asshole..
Ishmael Abraham, Flatrock, NC
Save lives first then money.
Joseph Roland, Hollywood, FL
Do the right thing. Clean up, pay for Heath costs and never let this happen again!
Kris McDaniel-Miccio, Denver, CO
Save lives first then money.
Joseph Roland, Hollywood, FL
Take care of these people.
John Weinhold, Olean, NY
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How could this happen? How could anyone see that water and use it or pay for it. Shame on the governor and shame on the
people that didn't stand up for themselves.
Renee Spain, Greensboro, NC
Nurenberg!
John Herron, Charlotte, NC
It's hard to believe that such a obvious travesty could occur, and it's inexcusable. Immediate action to save the citizens of
Flint must be taken.
Wendy Rieder, Old Saybrook, CT
Rosa Mendicino
Rosa Mendicino, Albany, CA
Funding needs to be restored to the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program to
protect vulnerable communities. Thank you.
Judith Schumacher-Jennings, Walnut Creek, CA
Mary Battenfeld
Mary Battenfeld, Jamaica Plain, MA
As usual, the most vulnerable and under represented segments of society are paying the price for the rich to get richer.
Dorothy Fitch, Yonkers, NY
Mary Battenfeld
Mary Battenfeld, Jamaica Plain, MA
Mary Battenfeld
Mary Battenfeld, Jamaica Plain, MA
Step up gov't!
Kim crickard, San Diego, CA
Marsha R Moore
Marsha R Moore, Baltimore, MD
And prosecute the guilty parties, especially the governor.
TJ Firebrook, Cary, NC

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THIS IS MORE POISON FROM RIGHT WING NUTS. THEY ARE TRYING TO DISMANTAL VOTING RIGHTS. CRAP IS
THE ONLY IDEA THEY HAVE
GREGORY MARSTELLER, CANFIELD, OH
This a wake up call to do something about led poisoning! Than allow it hurt ppl in the community any longer!
Helen Oyekan, Richmondville, NY
Elyria Zuniga
Elyria Zuniga, New Orleans, LA
The Flint water crisis is well beyond outrageous. Those responsible must be removed and jailed. The water company needs
to be investigated as well. The federal gov't must step in to ensure such poisoning never happens again, in any community.
Stephanie Low, New York, NY
This is not America -- we continue to fight to environmental, economical, political, socail and judicial justice
Mrs. Claudia S. Gray, Queens Village, NY
time for the start taking accountability for Flint as well as other cities in Michigan
David McMaster, Cathedral City, CA
Restore full federal funding of this critical program!
Cheryl Jones, SEATTLE, WA
THIS IS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ISSUE!
Susan Marie Mondor, Gansevoort, NY
COME ON YOU GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS OF FLINT..............GET GOING & GET THIS BIG PROBLEM FIXED!!!
Ruth Pahinui, Waimanalo, HI
The Declaration of Independence promises Americans "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". Where the hell are these
for Flint?
Steve Drucker, Sherrard, IL
Lonnie Thomas
Lonnie Thomas, Palmdale, CA
I think it's ridiculous that the U.S. Government can't get up off it's ass and do what is right. This country is more corrupt than
Mexico.
Michael Connell, El Paso, TX

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Thid is ETHNIC GENOCIDE of Black people in America. This GENOCIDE have been happening for 460 years and no one
on this planet have brought this up. This the RELIGION OF WHITE SUPREMACY ON THIS PLANET.
Curtis sanders, Charleston, SC
The health and well-being of US citizens is a right and must be protected.
Patricia A. Banyard, Matteson, IL
stop the poisoning in flint michigan
Jerrywall L. wall, Queensvillage, NY
dlyourgirl@gmail.com
P Annette DarknLovely Gray, Williston, SC
The value capitalism places on life are strikingly vulgar!
Sir D she purports to be "The Land of the Brave & Home of The Free" is an always has questionable at best. Greene,
Houston, TX
Clear water is a right, not a privilege.
Iyalosa Songonjoko Adeyemo, Dallas, TX
Any program that helps our citizenry be less stupid is worth spending the money.
Michael Shupe, Hancock, MI
Big business is killing our kids with toxins everywhere.
Maureen A Absten, COLUMBUS, OH
It is a Mational Shame
Hector Palchik, Fairfax, VA
Shame!
Ruth Twiggs, Richmond, VA
help these people
Pat warstler, Goshen, IN
Lisa Aaronson
Lisa Aaronson, San Mateo, CA
such urgent crisis needs an immediate solution and immediate funding
Anna Giacoma Giacoma Bottalat, Arlington, MA
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Jail the Michigan authorities !!


Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa, CA
This is an outrage!
david andrews, Baltimore, MD
This is an outrage!
david andrews, Baltimore, MD
The next step should be the Gov in jail. Arrest his ass.
Beth Ward, Mooresville, NC
Christal hardy
Christal hardy, Philadelphia, PA
This is outrageous racism and must be remedied asap. I hope the childrn (and adults) did not suffer permanent damage.
Don Sayre, BEACHWOOD, OH
I wrote to Governor Snyder and asked that the Flint residents not be asked to pay high water bills for polluted water. The
only response I received was about the water filters and the water being handed out. Not about the issued I asked about. I am
a resident of Sparta, Michigan thankfully I have well water.
Debbie Balasko, Sparta, MI
This unacceptable, and demonstrates American leadership and politics invested in genocide.
Take the step to preventing more deaths of Americans, restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and
Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Linda Her, Saint Paul, MN
I'm 72 years young and I don't recall anything of this magnitude of lead poisoning in a city having ever occurred in the US
in my lifetime. Just another example of the 1% not caring about the 99%. Governor Rick Snyder should be impeached at
best, and criminal charges should be started.
W S, AUSTIN, TX
Stop killing Fellow Americans GOP !!!!
James L. Bradbury, CLAREMONT, CA
This could have been prevented.
Robert F. Hunter, Richmond, IN

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state and local governments are run by sub human whatever/not people......
Sharon Patterson, Pembroke Pines, FL
Solitary confinement for the Michigan authorities !!!
Bo Svensson, Santa Rosa, CA
Robin Allen
Robin, Jamaica, NY
I'm a Flint, MI resident
Chall Ruffin, Flint, MI
Rick Snyder (I won't honor him with the title of Governor) must be charged and if found guilty, sent to jail for the long term
effects he has had on peoples' lives.
Bonnie Erickson, Brooklyn, NY
I would definitely agree that it makes sense to restore funding to the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
programs. An ounce of prevention beats even 15 ounces of cure.
Frank Glass, Albany, OR
We do know the dangers of lead.
Colin Kay, Tinley Park, IL
WE WON'T STAND FOR IT!
Sharon Maxwell-Hendricks, Portland, OR
DISGRACEFUL in the 21st century. Gov. should be punished and I think this HAS to be STRONGLY PUSHED for!
Ellinor Washington, Philadelphia, PA
I think this is another environmental racism...
Unconscionable. Where is the CDC?
Ann Hardman, Louisville, KY
Why? Why? Why? Why the children? They are monsters and should be in jail.
Freeman Murray, Silver Spring, MD
This is a modern day atrocious act that has gone on far too long. When will the government hold those who knew
accountable?
Sherita Heath, Bronx, NY

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This is just nameless. Reject the philosophy that writes off entire populations . js
Joseph Sabatini, Albuquerque, NM
clean water is a human right
Sue&Tim Scholl, Kansas City, MO
Flint Michigan's suffering is a tragedy that was absolutely avoidable. Fire those involved who did nothing and step up to do
what is right for the citizens of Flint. I'm embarrased at how this has been handled or mishandled.
Patricia Bready, Cincinnati, OH
Do the right thing
Walter C. Cloud, Decatur, GA
They should go to jail! !!!!!!!
David Mason Carter, Hamilton, VA
The government works for the peoples interest WITHOUT THE WORKING CLASS YOU HAVE NOTHING! Keep them
healthy and safe this is NOT A THIRD WORLD NATION. THIS IS NOT THE COUNTRY I GREW TO BE PROUD OF!
Jenn Ramautar, Saint Paul, MN
Rick Snyder should not only resign, he should be arrested and charged with criminal negligence. If anyone dies as a result of
it, the word homicide should be added to the charges. He has done irreparable harm to his constituents, and he has no
excuse.
Stephen Whiteley, Underhill Center, VT
This is deliberate and premeditated murder!
Kathleen Perry, Houston, TX
YES I AM YELLING, THIS IS LIFETIME CONSEQUENCES FOR CHILDREN THAT COULD NOT MAKE A CHOICE,
THEY WERE NEVER GIVEN A CHOICE. WHAT PART OF THIS IS CRIMINAL ACTIONS DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND?
RICK SNYDER IS A TWO BIT LYING THIEVING CRIMINAL WHAT PART DONT' YOU UNDERSTAND? AND HE AND
HIS MANAGEMENT TEAM ALL BELONG IN JAIL FOR ALONG LONG TIME...
Glenn Ross, Eureka, CA
This could easily be Tennessee with a disaster in Oakridge. This represents the the beginning of climate change disasters as
well. We must prepare ourselves to handle these issues in a humane and caring manner for our fellow citizens.
Rhonda Cowden, KNOXVILLE, TN

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Gov Snyder and the Republican Party in MI have failed to act in a responsible manner and thus have place a large number of
individuals at risk for health problems that would have been avoided by wise and concerned public administration of the
city's utilities.
Kevin woods, Normal, IL
Pure clean water must be available to ALL Americans!
Linda Triplett, Blue Springs, MO
Nobody should suffer from lead poisoning anywhere in this country in 2016! Absolutely shameful!
Brenda Litman, Minneapolis, MN
The lower the income, the greater the moral responsibility on those who govern.
John Huddle, La Pine, OR
This should never happen in the world's richest country.
C Stoutamyer, atlanta, GA
This is truly a disgrace that this was done to the people of Flint !!!
Jacki Deamer, Wakefield, RI
Please stop this outrage.
Kathi Turner, Van Nuys, CA
The CDC has an obligation to prevent lead poisoning. Give them the funds to continue this preventive program!
Lisa A Kavanaugh, Oberlin, OH
This issue has to be a priority. It affects children, and they should come before anything else.
Nancy Enright, Bloomfield, NJ
The cuts made to lead poisoning programs are unacceptable and, yes, discriminatory. They deserve to be fully funded.
James D Vragel, Cranbury, NJ
Armenda Bonds
Armenda Bonds, Atlanta, GA
everyone knew about it , this is disgusting
devon jmuhammad, Newark, NJ
Clean water and air should be a given. Restore funding for these basic needs.
Joan Walker, Chenango Forks, NY
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Poisonous water - in the US - in 2016. Absolutely unacceptable.


Karel Kretzschmar, San Francisco, CA
Eva de la torre
Eva de la torre, Scottsdale, AZ
Please take action to restore clean water, healthy environment and democratic governance in Flint Michigan and across our
country.
VHanchin, Pittsburgh, PA
This criminal activity by elected officials should be dealt with impeachment and jailing of those involved. Is this the kind of
country we want that doesn't care about its citizen, if so we have no right to criticize other oppressive and harsh countries or
governments.
caroline good, Sherman Oaks, CA
We can not allow under city to be poisoned as Flint has been. The federal Government must step in and protect citizens from
the unconsciable actions of its state officials
Patricia yeghissian, Silver Spring, MD
This shouldn't be happening to any city in the United States
Gregory Louderback, Portsmouth, OH
Barbara Aaron
Barbara Aaron, Ardsley, NY
This is ridiculous and the governor needs to step down.
Anita Jerrell, Frisco, TX
Water contamination is a human rights violation and should be corrected instantly
Randy Alberti, Temecula, CA
if that would have been a shooting the democrats would be on tv wanting to take your gun. but this is republican governor
and obama is kissing his ass. the democrats and republicans are all one party. one party one place to shop one church one
railroad and last but not least one
james moore, Johnston City, IL
Why does the richest nation in the world treat the "least of its citizens" so poorly, and then claim to be a Christian nation.
We have become "Christian" in name only!
Hank Stevens, Gresham, OR

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LINDA BROWN
Linda Brown, Decatur, GA
We should do all we can to prevent anything like this from happening again. This is where our tax dollars should be going
rather than to wasteful federal agencies.
Catherine Gibbons, Worcester, MA
The importance of government funding that helps protect Americans living where they are more likely to be exposed to
pollution cannot be overemphasized. Restore funding to protect the economically disadvantaged.
Samuel Brungardt, Saint Paul, MN
I support flint all the way I think its terrible what is happening and I'm doing whatever I can in my home town of Cincinnati
to help!
Jolice Turner, Cincinnati, OH
Unclean and poisonous water is unacceptable. It's deplorable. This needs to stop at Flint.
Anne Dette, Brooklyn, NY
Access to clean water is a fundamental human right. People of conscience, whoever you are, rise up. People are more
important than money.
Marie Norrell, Fort Worth, TX
Every penny paid by affected families since the switchover should be refunded to them immedicately and no further charges
until the water has been certified for quality by the federal government.
John & Anita Larkworthy, Decatur, GA
It is appalling that local and state government allowed this to happen.
Vanette Mcconahey, Bethalto, IL
Mary Cella
Mary Cella, Elburn, IL
Stop United States Justice Dept. Should be ashamed what is more important you let these children and families maybe you
should join Gov.Snyder and quit
Ronald Galloway, Burtonsville, MD
What happened to Flint's water is an outrage.
John D Wyndham, PETERBOROUGH, NH

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This is an outrage! People of Flint deserve justice.


Susan aldrich, Seattle, WA
This is ridiculous. We are not able to provide clean AND DRINKABLE water. Lack of Leadership.
Maaz Munir, Irvine, CA
Black health matters; black live matter!
John Colgan-Davis, Philadelphia, PA
This is terrifying. Everyone deserves healthy water as a human right. Help save the Flint community <3
Sam Boyer, Richmond, VA
Rick Snyder must be charged with attempted murder and made to drink this water for years
Victoria Szatkowski, Portland, ME
We have to do the right thing ~ racism & politics as the parameters are ~ w r o n g ~ cold disconnected and hateful ~ that is
not the world we want to live in .Remove the criminals from office.
Ray Iasiello, Milton, MA
MALFEASANCE -- brought to you by the GOP!
John Catherine, New York, NY
This is a very important program and deserves funding by Congress because the effects of lead poisoning affect children all
their lifelong. Failure to fund this would indicate non-interest in children of all ages, and all legislators should have an
interest in our children.
BK Haskell, Clover, SC
Pro-lifers...What about the lives of children in Flint?
Essie L. Willis, Upper Marlboro, MD
Lead poisoning is not a minor problem for those who have endured it. I think it is an outrage that any elected or appointed
official has not been informed that lead poisoning is permanent and disabling - especially for children. Everyone who was
involved with this environmental disaster should go to jail. I was a pediatric nurse, and I know what I am talking about. This
is not a small problem. This is a life-long problem for the children who were exposed. C.May, RN, California.
Cindy May, Los Angeles, CA
Black Lives Matter
Teri Carlyle, VALLEJO, CA

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He is just another business man in charge of government; that's like an atheist running a church. business and government
are not the same set of skill sets.
Albert Copeland, Belton, TX
STOP KILLING OUR PEOPLE
Maxine Jefferson, Tallahassee, FL
My family lives there along with the elders in my family. Down to pregnant relatives. If this were you and your family, you
would do whatever you are Able to do, to rectify this! Treat me as your family and know by helping family, we will ever
grow stronger. So family, please pass this bill, our legacy is counting on you. This is so difficult to think, or speak that the
state government and some US Senators are responsible for ending lives in my family over Gods restoration, water?
Angel Knight, Gary, IN
Tamekia L Cummings
Tamekia L Cummings, Austin, TX
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John Panko, Chicago, IL
Outrageous that this problem was ignored so long. Definite need for federal over site by CDC!
Melanie Mouzoon MD M.D., Houston, TX
clean water is a right
Joyce Harvey, NASHVILLE, NC
Cabrini shyers
Cabrini Shyers, Tulsa, OK
STOP KILLING PEOPLE
Maxine Jefferson, Tallahassee, FL
HELP PAY 4 ALL
D Burkart, North Hollywood, CA
This is what you are supposed to, do so do it!
Phillip C'de C'de Baca, null, CA
No child should be exposed to lead!!!
kids will suffer irreversible damage to their brain!
LouAnn Colvin, Marshall, MN
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What has happened in Flint is not only Un-American but fundamentally immoral.
Bruce Cox, Brevard, NC
Worthless fascist parasites
Harold Manning, Martinsburg, WV
The time is long over due for a "New Deal" type of nation wide commitment to rebuild our infrastructures and to hold
accountable those who are guilty of malfeasance of office in publicly held offices. We absolutely MUST send those who are
guilty, to definite long term prison sentences. Otherwise, all our infrastructure will get much, much worse and very soon, at
that.
Dr. Drs. Wayne Pamela Pamela, San Antonio, TX
This crisis in MI is just the tip. Protect our people - OUR PEOPLE!
Ron Standley, Larkspur, CO
Chuckie Coulter
Chuckie Coulter, Decatur, GA
What a waste
Anthony bartleson, Melbourne, FL
Barbara A. Nolen
Barbara Nolen, Los Angeles, CA
Please do something as this is disgraceful. We can give tax breaks to 1% but can't fund living saving bills.
anna Brigham, Vienna, VA
this is criminal!!! Unethical, Unaccptabe, and Inhumane!
K. Lipps, Prairie Village, KS
Alice Simms
Alice Simms, MIAMI, FL
FLINT is why we regulated in the first place, because people were being made sick by decisions putting people after money
Gina de Miranda, Concord, CA
We must make sure that communities are protected from environmental hazards and disasters.
Robin Taylor, Rochester, MN

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Kerry A. Gallagher
Kerry Gallagher, West Palm Beach, FL
Let's straighten this dials aster out quick!
Marion vannamen, Portland, OR
Contaminated water, food and air should be closely monitored by city, county, state and national entities.
Dolores Lucero, Houston, TX
Those that are responsible should be on the hook for this gross mistake. Fracking in our ground water with unknown
chemicals should not happen either.. But the people that had to endure this lead contaminated water for over a year should
be given something more than an apology.
Donald Howe, Fall City, WA
Even if the Flint poisoning was not intentional it was NOT accidental.
Systemic inequality is a reality in the U.S. and it must be addressed or our pretense to national greatness will remain just
that.
William Weiswasser, Huntington Woods, MI
Dana Higgins
Dana Higgins, Yonkers, NY
Obviously this request is based on medical necessity.
Donna Hilton, Aurora, CO
Totally preventable and even, today, that same disgusting water is being sent to their homes! Why hasn't something been
done???
Gail Alford, Eureka, CA
Lead in drinking water is deadly and dangerous. All Americans should have lead free water to drink.
Roberto Lovato, Portland, OR
It's the right thing to do!
Jane Hill, Clermont, FL
This would never happen to majority white cities. This is a total disgrace.
Jennifer Dozier, Boston, MA

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One of the most basic responsibilities of just government is ensuring that no one is allowed to lie about the safety of the
water we drink, the air we breathe, or the food we eat. Failing to fund the Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program of the CDC is simply unacceptable, particularly given the clear evidence from communities like Flint Michigan
that local municipalities cannot be relied on to tell the truth.
Michele Cox, Castro Valley, CA
The Department of Justice should be involved in this matter. The Govenor should resign.
Ruby K. Muhammad, Corona, NY
Good government should mean good health for its citizens. Government support should be not limited to good roads, good
economy, good public safety. Health is an important part of our community. Flint shows how limited government fails its
citizens.
Ralph Wright, Patchogue, NY
Robina Barlow
Robina Barlow, ,
unacceptable
Dee Davis, Pflugerville, TX
Disgraceful and wicked neglect and unconcern for the poor and minority!
Ingrid Bennett, Charlotte, NC
It's unthinkable that the U.S. wouldn't restore the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program.
Christine Deyss, Delmar, NY
Clean water for blacks
Veronica Bastian, Walterboro, SC
That this has been going on for so long with such terrible exposure and cost to the victims is a travesty. Actual remedy and
repair, not "band-aids" of filters, must be immediate!
Barbara Haga, Portland, OR
The governor should go to jail immediately.
Jan and Larry Slobin, Portland, OR
Besides being unconscionable, it is incredibly short-sighted to cut funding for lead poisoning prevention; so cheap
compared to the societal costs of higher numbers of brain-damaged persons--the health care, the lost potential, and more--it
is incalculable.
Ms. Susan Lippman, Austin, TX

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This poisoning of the citizens of Flint Muchigan is unconscionable. Work to correct this situation today. Flint and
elsewhere. Thank you.
Kathleen Phelan, Berwyn, IL
Govenor Snyder needs to be replaced and the people need better representation. How can he get away with poisoning his
people? This is what happens when one person has all the power and decision making for everyone. We supposedly live in a
Democracy and Flint got left out. Flint needs to be heard and this needs to be taken care of now. Snyder needs to go. He was
a bad idea to begin with.
Candice Silverstein, North Hollywood, CA
Snyder should be chains. If a terrorist poisoned our water, he's be . . . oh wait, that's Snyder . . . and yes, he's a terrorist!
Tim Hays, Elmhurst, IL
The scab has been ripped off the festering poison inside the body politic every single time a RETHUGLICAN gains power.
Vote for PROGRESSIVE values: BERNIE SANDERS for President. Flint is the symbol of the corruption of our once vaunted
democracy.
Marjorie Trifon, null, SC
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere!" Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Bilal Yasin El-Amin, Richmond, VA
The USA is a citadel of racism. This problem is indicative of a larger problem in American society.
Joseph Hancock, Los Angeles, CA
No one in this country should have to worry about the quality and safety of their water supply. There needs to be dire
consequences to anyone who abuses this right.
Katherine Kautz, Denver, CO
C'mon, now....if state government is not able to do the most basic of functions, then those who are in charge MUST step
down, and let those who are capable of managing basic public services take over!!!!!
Darcyll Dale, South Hamilton, MA
And they wonder why the incidence of crime is high in minority/poor communities. This goes a long way to explain the why
of the above. My God - will we ever learn???
Marcia Kellotat, Willard, MO
Disgraceful! For far to long polluting corporations and incompetent/dishonest public officials have been given free passes
for their misdeeds and failures. Jail cells should be waiting for theses offenders.
Dave Frederick, Montague, MI

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Do the right thing for once..............screw tax cuts for the wealthy, we are ALL Americans.
Richard Kopystynsky, Boynton Beach, FL
Well into the 21st century we need to stop the scourge of lead poisoning in modern society. People who are lead poisoned as
children cannot live up to their full potential and are more likely to end up without adequate education with all those life
long ramifications. As I "white" R.N. treating heroin addiction in the African-American community I am appalled and
sickened to see the continued deeply entrenched structural racism which allows such enormous acts of aggression on whole
swaths of America unpunished. Were a single "lone wolf" or ISIS person to carry out such an act as has happened by
politicians and bureaucrats of Flint, Michigan there would be no jail sentence to long for such a crime.
Here in Baltimore I see lead poisoning among many of my clients suffering from heroin addiction. If we don't fund the CDC
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program we will still spend the money on juvenile "justice" , prisons and
lost quality of life for entire communities due to lead poisoning.
LIke polio, smallpox and other maladies which have been controlled and conquered, lead poisoning needs to stop in the
USA if we are to be a functional society.
Sincerely,
Corinne Borel, R.N.
Corinne Borel, Baltimore, MD
Shame on who ever caused thisome problem. They d houl f do some hard time.
Johnnie B. harvey, Windermere, FL
If every decision maker had to have their children live with the consequences of their (in)actions, the world would be a
different place.
Ann Galbraith Miller, Duluth, MN
restore funding to pre 2012 levels.
Joseph L. Sistare Sr., Charlotte, NC
The Flint water crisis and lead poisoning issues are horrendous. These children will have so many problematic issues facing
them as they grow into teens and young adults. Who will be monitoring their plight? It's really sad, but I don't think many of
our elected officials care. Let us remember Katrina, and all the black families that were placed in those trailers. It will be up
to different organizations to get involved, and religious institutions. Lead poisoning exists in many inner city dwellings
across the nation.
Nola Andrews, Essex, MD
Take care of lost jobs. Restore the CCC for the purpose of repairing and updating our infrastructure.
Diane, iak hill, VA
The Truth Shall Set US Free!!
Tim Hamilton, Pittsburg, KS
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This is horrible and needs to be made right.


Kimberly Cabot, Arcata, CA
This is disgusting!
Rick E Sweeney, Henderson, NV
We cannot accept the poisoning of our people just because right wing nut politicians want to cut funding for tax cuts.
This stops now!
Rebecca Carr, Metairie, LA
It's happening to families low income families here in Denver too! Enough is enough!
Heidi sue harris, Denver, CO
This should have never happened.
James D Butler III, Hartford, CT
If you have money for wars, surely the lives you are trying to protect deserve proper funding! The world is watching. We
can't expect to be respected abroad and are not taking care of the citizens right here in our backyard. Please restore my faith
in the government made for the people by the people! The community in Flint, Michigan have a right to the American dream
as well...
Tanisha Straker, Corona, NY
This is deplorable and sinful. remember: "God does not sllep nor slumber." Someone is going to pay and they not going to
like the payment plan.
George R. Lartigue, Bakersfield, CA
We all deserve clean water. The government should take more of an interest in our environment and health concerns!!
Bill Acord, SAINT LOUIS, MO
Who is going to jail?
Paul Callaghan, AUBURN, CA
This is inhumane! Nobody should have to drink contaminated water so that the city can save money. We are becoming a
third world nation!
gerfald bair, MIAMI, FL
It's shameful that any of our citizens have been poisoned by toxic water, and the governor doesn't seem to care at all, even
appointing a donor of his to perform an "investigation," which will clearly be biased in his favor.
Barbara Kazlowski, Cedar Hill, TX

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This is criminal. Those who knowingly did this should be charged with attempted murder.
Sara Lisa, Tucson, AZ
Rosemary Germany
Rose Germany, Mount Clemens, MI
Human health needs to be held as precious right for all. No compromise is acceptable. Polluters are to be held accountable ,
and must restore the water at their expense. Quality water supply is mandatory for all.
Susan Turner, WARREN, IL
Criminal!!!
James Betz, Sutherlin, OR
Outraged. And people are still required there to pay their water bill. When they don't pay their water bill they lose their
homes and sometimes their children. Jail the perpetrators! Stop requiring people to pay for poisoned water!
Leslie Newman, Las Vegas, NV
Pay for all of the damage done!
Tam Ryan, Mesa, AZ
Government's main lob is to ensure the total safety safety of its citizens, not the other way around.
Benvineto Watson, Boynton Beach, FL
Christine Dobrowolski
Christine Dobrowolski, Louisville, KY
Tushundra Graves
Tushundra Graves, Jackson, TN
Soo Sorry For This Tragedy!!
Elaine Green, Chattanooga, TN
And it's no after-thought that I urge that ALL water service bills to Flint residents be cancelled, retroactively to the date of
switching to river water.
Sue DiCara, El Paso, TX
Stop pandering to those who don't care or be voted out of office!
Michael Kurtz, Washington, DC

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We as a nation cannot afford to disable healthy children, and care for them for the next 70 years of life.
Linda L Smith, Des Moines, IA
This is a total GOP disgrace!
Jerry Voss, Missoula, MT
People shouldn't have to worry about what might be in their drinking water. Restore full money to the CDC Health Homes
and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Rose Riker, Sioux City, IA
Republicans seem to be ALL TALK/NO ACTION.
Charles Lehmann, Paterson, NJ
There are no words for the depths of how low the officials will stupe!
Anthony bartleson, Melbourne, FL
this situation could have been prevented but once again mining and transportation of fossil fuels counts more than the
health of the people of this nation.
Kate Ruland, Dorset, VT
This should never have been allowed to happen in America! Now, we have to fix this and fix it right! Replace those bad
pipes----even in the homes! File charges against the State officials, including the Governor!
Mary Anne Woodrom, Lufkin, TX
The Flint water crisis sounds like the small pox blankets that the US Army gave to Tribal people knowing full well the high
risk to the Native population. As a nation we have taken action against countries engaged in genocide. Can you honestly
tell me that lead contamination, slashed funding for CDC Lead Poisoning Prevention, slashed funding for safety-net
programs, and trigger-happy police do not amount to the same thing? These policies are outrageous. FYI, I'm white and I
vote in every primary and general election. For a start, fully fund the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program.
S Brownell, BERWYN, IL
This is jarring. How many "Flints" will it take to show America how REAL environmental racism is???
Semhal Tekeste, Alexandria, VA
Consciously and deliberately ignoring the poisoning of water supplies is murder.
Earll H Nikkel Jr, Denver, CO
Arrest, try, imprison "Slick" Snyder!
Leonard Jay Jay Hastings, Manchester, MI

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Poisoning people For Profit is criminal; responsible authorities must be indicted.


Don Harlor Richardson, Brevard, NC
Poisoning people For Profit is criminal; responsible authorities must be indicted.
Don Harlor Richardson, Brevard, NC
Yes. When did our legislators just become "yes men" for lobbysists? Let's show them the power of the ballot box.
Mary Travers, Seattle, WA
Denise Bolden-Little
Denise Bolden-Little, Birmingham, AL
I did not and do not approve of the Gov. dismantling all of the elected government people in the state and replacing them
with one selected overseeor! This is what happens when no one is accountable.!
Phyllis Krystal, CHICO, CA
Republicans are all TALK and NO ACTION.
Charles Lehmann, Paterson, NJ
This action is outrageous. Simply put, it's genocide. Let those in authority take appropriate action without delay
Celeste Santos, Pottersville, NJ
You would think we live in a 3rd world country. Not the United States. This is a travesty.
Tinesha COLE, Chino, CA
Despicable, PREVENTABLE tragedy. Let's see JUSTICE!
Danielle Bissonnette, Westminster, MD
I find it unfathomable that Congress has cut funding for the CDC's Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
This program was, I'm certain, a last resort, stopgap protection for minority families in too many communities in our country
who live in harm's way from environmental polluters, who apparently include (at least in Michigan) their very own elected
representatives. And all in the interest of "austerity"? Give me a break! Republicans aren't really interested in austerity, much
less in balancing the budget. They just want to cut, cut, and then cut some more, and virtually all of their cuts fall on the
poor, the minority citizens of this land, the disenfranchised and powerless who have no voice, or whose voice is being
ignored, by both major political parties. This is a tragedy, and I urge Congress to reverse course before it ends up poisoning
any more Americans.
Ralph Dowden, Denton, TX
The truth will come out here and all perpetrators should be charged with crimes
Bobbie Knight, Denver, CO

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Restoring funding for this program will help alleviate this terrible situation.
Randolph Willoby, Webster, TX
It is time now for there to be a comprehensive review of our environmental protection standards.
William Smith, New York, NY
RESTORE FUNDING NOW
Doris Falk, Colville, WA
Is this really the greatest country in the world when a community is poisoned by lead in the water?
Kathleen Brennan, Pittsburgh, PA
Please work towards healing longstanding racial injustices in our country by restoring funding for the CDC Healthy Homes
and Lead Poisoning Prevention program. As a middle class, white kid growing up in a house with old paint, I was privileged
enough to have adequate medical care to get tested for lead poisoning when I was young. It's important to me that other
children are kept just as safe from the environmental hazards in their lives, no matter what their race or socioeconomic status
is.
Morgana Warner-Evans, Haverford, PA
This is criminal.
Peter Peter Berman, Bloomington, MN
We know how to solve this problem and the consequences if we don't. This is a true public health emergency and we need to
take care of it NOW.
RN Mary Frances Kelly-Poh BSN, Benicia, CA
Shame on all of you.
Ricoh Battle, Atlanta, GA
Funding for detection of chemicals, and more importantly, oversight of local leadership to prevent irresponsible decisions
such as the one(s) that occurred in the recent Flint water crisis is needed to protect people, especially those that are most
vulnerable.
Diana Paninos, Narberth, PA
Children and families deserve to be safe from lead poisoning.
Regi Teasley, Ithaca, NY
In this case, as in many others, MORE regulation is absolutely critical!
Susan J J. Murphy, Saugerties, NY

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RESTORE FUNDING NOW AND DEAL WITH THE VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM
Gerald Falk, Colville, WA
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filippine de Haan, Bedford, NY
A full federal and state investigation should be done to determine how the water supply contamination of Flint could have
been allowed to go on for so long. If shown to be culpable, the administration of Flint should be brought up on charges that
involve jail time if convicted.
Michael Burgess, Ithaca, NY
Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the
Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
Michael Dorr, Columbia Falls, ME
US citizens should NEVER be subjected to a poisoned water system! We are spending trillions on war but not helping the
children who are part of our future. Just imagine that this happened to your child.
D Hilpipre, Eden Prairie, MN 55347, MN
Please do not stop until someone, the criminals that did and/or allowed it are punished!
Kim Mayfield, Tacoma, WA
This is despicable money grubbing at its worst. And if it's true this was an attempt to privatize water distribution, it's criminal
and racist in so many ways.
Alida Rol, Portland, OR
Yan T. Black
Yan Black Taegon Black Nia Bryant-Wilmore, Topeka, KS
The situation in Flint is appalling and all efforts to correct this IMMEDIATELY must be implemented. The impact on the
health and welfare of the residents of Flint is frightening. This is a genuine state of emergency.
Wendy Tucker, West Hollywood, CA
The Governor should be put in jail for what he did.
Karen Wilkerson, Briarwood, NY
At this point, I am almost embarresed to let anyone know I was born and raised in Michigan (Detroit, to be exact!). But the
lead-poisoning problem is large enough, and wide-spread enough to require that EVERY STATE - backed by the Federal
Government - see that this problem is brought to an end, and SOON!
As a nation, we should be ashamed at such incredible failings!
Fr Robert C Granfeldt, Augusta, GA
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Why is Americans to be poisoned in their own homes?


Mo McClain, Bloomfield, NJ
We must be safe in our own homes ! Whether it's a natural or other type of threat we need to have a way to work through it.
Flint is inexcusable, to think, our own "leaders" poisoned us. Unbelievable !!!
Ms K Riley, Spokane, WA
Sharonda Vesey
Sharonda Vesey, Westland, MI
We are better than this. These are our fellow citizens, children and their parents, the elderly, we must help them and help
them now.
Patricia Mattos, Minneapolis, MN
There is NO safe limit for lead. This MUST be corrected at once.
Diane Harper, Long Beach, CA
When will Black Lives Matter or for that matter when will those who are living in poverty have the same value as their more
affluent neighbors?
Cheryl M. Williams, Santa Cruz, CA
More and more it feels like I'm living in a third-world country - a police state that's not only dangerous to walk around in for
fear of being shot by "law enforcement" - but whose air and water are patently unsafe!
Our President who honestly seems to be trying to do the right thing, is beaten back at every crossroad by a right-wing
consortium who have been led and lied-to by self-serving politicians...and the acts are getting more brazen each time they
come to light.
This cannot bode well for the future of this once-great Nation.
Dean H. Anderson
Dean Anderson, Chicago, IL
In older infrastructure lead is ubiquitous -- and it inclusion in diets can produce permanent brain damage along with other
deleterious effects.
Donald W. W. Henderson Ph.D. Ph.D., Ithaca, NY
Maria Saddler
Maria Anastasia Saddler, Tuskegee, AL
Do these people bathe, with bottled water?
Mary, Kalamazoo, MI
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Camille Curran, Placerville, CA
Arrest and prosecute every person involved with this criminal decision!! ;o(
Don R Chasteen, Millbury, OH
Our infrastructure is disintegrating, our water is poisoned, and we need our government to step up and help make America
safe for our countrymen.
Marcus Brewer, Buda, TX
Clean safe water at reasonable costs is a right all US citizens should have. Those who don't see this should resign from public
office and let those who can govern fairly do so.
Stephen Silva, RAYNHAM, MA
Yolanda E Green
Yolanda Green, Rochester, NY
Those responsible must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the local, state & federal law!
Mark johnson, Vashon, WA
This is disgusting and inhuman
Alicia Clayton, Randolph, VT
Michael Hooks
Michael Hooks, Cincinnati, OH
Crisis? This wasn't a crisis this is systematic genocide. And those who had a hand in it and I mean all of them need to be
prosecuted and put behind bars like the criminals they are!!
Pam McCray, West Jordan, UT
This whole thing is FACINOROUS !!!
Sharon Rieke, Florence, OR
Institutional racism at its dangeruos best!
Maureen & Jerry Peifer & Kaiser, Chicago, IL
This should never have happens! Heads should roll...
John D David, Houston, TX

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Just do it.
Mark Butler, miami beach, FL
This is HAPPENING NOW, this must happen now!
Linda Carlson, Cedar Hill, TX
Restoring funding for healthy homes for all the people most in need is the right thing to do.
Dee Packard, Portland, OR
I have family in Flint, I think it's sad the nobody is taking action to give clean water to Americans!!! You can give them all
the drinking water in the world but what about their bath water??? This need is at an all time high to get clean water to bath
and drink in Flint!!!!
Nikia Riddle, Saint Paul, MN
This is a disgrace to our country and the governor of that state!
Juan Alcala, Arroyo Hondo, NM
This is clear evidence of how corrupt some politics are in our current environment. People are getting elected who care more
about expanding their wallet than about the constituents they are elected to serve. This is a disgrace and I pray this Governor
will be brought up on criminal charges. Justice would be to have him drank a gallon of the water he has inflicted on others.
P M Martin, Upper Marlboro, MD
Problems in low income and minority communities are all too often ignored by public officials. All those responsible for the
lead poisoning need to be held accountable. Funding needs to be restored, The fact that a petition is necessary is a disgrace!
Jacqueline Bobnick, Lawrence, PA
Flint Lives Matter!!!
B Howard, Mount Clemens, MI
The citizens of Flint, Michigan should demand a refund for their utility payments, beginning with the date the poisoned
water started flowing into their homes and businesses. These consumers should also demand that the State pay all medical
bills arising from the contaminated water. Without such requirements or penalties, local and state government officials
throughout this nation will continue to (wrongly) believe they can shortchange citizens.
I can only hope this deplorable incident -- added to a whole litany of wrongs done to communities of colour -- will wake all
progressive voters from our stupor, compel us to get our voter registrations in order now, and to turn out in historic numbers
in the fall in order to vote for candidates that will finally act on the behalf of citizens, not big business or big billionaires.
If not now, then when?
Wendy Brezin, Jacksonville, FL

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This is outrageous!!!
Miss Melissa Forrest-Garcia, San Francisco, CA
It is incomprehensible that in the United States of America there are people who do not have access to clean water. Those
responsible cannot go unpunished. We must never allow something like this to happen again.
Joana Young, Chicago, IL
It is imperative to do whatever is necessary to protect the people!!!
Bunny Daubner, Bristol, VT
Flint Lives Matter!
B L. Howard, Gary, IN
Stop lead in our water.
Dorie Sicher, Carmichael, CA
This the most blatantly racist, criminal act that should be punished with a prison sentence, where this "governor" should be
made to drink the water that he fed to Flint>
John Fulop, W. Stockbridge, MA
Punish the greedy callous perpetrators of this crime---Snyder and his associates/pals!
A. Zide, Chicago, IL
Should never have gotten to this point. We are not a 3rd world country. Fix it!
Marcia Kemp, Little Rock, AR
I don't know what in the F is wrong with leadership that can sit and watch a child die of lead poisoning and still wring his
hands.
If something isn't done to provide Flint with emergency water the people should bring back the lunching of the responsible
party.
Richard Falzone, ALLIANCE, OH
Someone needs to go to jail as the result of this. It is nothing short of criminal. Straight talk is what is needed. Not a bunch of
goobligook.
Barbara J Brickhouse, Suffolk, VA
We are revisiting another crisis and response of a generation or more ago. Safe water, lead-free, has been taken for granted in
even the poorest areas (and should be a birth-right of all Americans). But lead is still dangerous, and present, in our daily
lives. Please restore funding and priority to heavy metal poisoning prevention. Thank you.
William White, Seattle, WA

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Defunding the CDC by 50% is simply unacceptable!


Cheryl Cheryl S. Pero PhD, Chicago, IL
Why is the Governor not in JAIL?
MICHAEL FLOYD, Chicago, IL
Clean and clear water is a human right. It is a right of all living beings.
Bonnie Wodin, Heath, MA
There is no excuse for knowingly exposing children to lead. Preventing lead poisoning is an essential first step in giving
every child the right to reach their full potential. We need to do it immediately, provide remediation for health and
mental/mental health effects, and assure high quality education from birth on.
Betty Bardige, Cambridge, MA
As if allowing such murder to happen was not bad enough, ignoring its continuation is extreme EVIL! Shame on those
responsible.
Yvonne Clark, Phoenix, AZ
We need a strong EPA. Our environment is where we all live.
John Ephland, Kalamazoo, MI
The idea that generations of Americans can now be poisoned with seeming impunity by their local officials is utterly
frightening. It's time to send a VERY clear message that such criminal behavior should be tried at the highest level.
Vanessa Y. McClinchy, Newton, MA
Health workers should be going door to door to help these families.
Elisabeth Beckstead, Wenatchee, WA
We agree with Michael Moore that the governor should be prosecuted. Congress needs to represent the people in this
country, not the bankers and CEO's.
Mrs. Leonard and Ellen Ellen Zablow, New York, NY
Really, this is outrageous. With modern means to assure safe water a failure like this is quite inexcusable.
Philip L. Capp, Naches, WA
Shame on the state for allowing such a problem
Marvin Biers, TARZANA, CA
Is it any wonder people are fed up with the government?
Terry Warkentine, Albuquerque, NM
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Joseph Debblay, Buffalo, NY
May God help you all. Janeka Jackson
Janeka Jackson, lawrenceville, GA
if changing the water supply was political, it was an antisocial act.
Philip G Rich, Albany, NY
This is an inexcusable mistake. Whoever made these changes should be fired. When you want to change the water, it should
be tested and pipes checked before you destroy. This is a shame and criminal move just to save money!!
Leona Leven, NEW HAVEN, CT
This is like an evil unleashed never seen before.
Rita bauknight, Lincolnton, NC
It is well beyond outrageous that this should have happened. The solution should start with a firing squad.
Todd phillips, Middleburg, VA
SAVE and CLEAN WATER NOW!
Saundra Balog, Washington, UT
There is no justification for the lead poisoning in Flint Michigan. The inaction in criminal!!
Nancy Mueller, Chapel Hill, NC
It is obvious that this program is badly needed and should be fully funded.
James L. L. McCall, Dallas, TX
Please help. These children are our future.
Helinka Lenkiewicz, Binghamton, NY
This is America, not some 3rd world country where CLEAN, HEALTHY water is not considered an essential component of
daily life. What's been done to the people of Flint cannot be apologized for, but it must be FIXED IMMEDIATELY!
Bottled water & water filters are not the answer, and these create yet another environmental faux pas.
It's a PRIORITY, EMERGENCY issue!
Janie Mac, Chapel Hill, NC
Governor Snyder and his cronies' wanton disregard for the health and well being of the residents of Flint is unconscionable.
They can't be allowed to escape prosecution for their crimes.
Patrick & Valerie J McGann, Marianna, FL
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Cynthia Heaton, Berwyn, PA
rosa battle
Rosa Battle, conetoe, NC
Outrageous. Rescind past bills for contaminated water and offer help immediately.
Zoe La Salandra, MONTCLAIR, NJ
What has happened to the people in Flint is criminal, yet I wouldn't be surprised if this kind of thing would happen again
under careless government officials like Gov. Snyder and the people under him. We need the CDC's Healthy Homes and
Lead Poisoning Prevention Program to be funded in the budget for 2017 to prevent it from happening again.
Barbara Wilcox, Newark, DE
Why was such critical funding taken away in the first place?!
Nicole Fountain, Fremont, CA
And Enact NESARA now!
Rhoda Mitchell, Santa Fe, NM
How can this happen here? Shameful!
Joanne Chenoweth, WHITE CITY, OR
The governor of the state of Michigan is the one thst must pay! He new, and did not take care of the people in his state! He
needs to be held accountable for the ongoing problems this will cause. Throw him in jail for as long as the illnesses are
present. It will be a very long time!!
Sandi Billington, Dubuque, IA
This water problem is crazy there's no way that they can make it nor live with that nasty dirty water & they don't need to be
charged for water that their not even being used cost/bill need to be waved!!
Alicia Horton, Detroit, MI
It serves Michigan right, they voted for the GOP. The costs that have been incurred by the mess are going to have to be paid
for by the Government that the people who so dispise Gov. are crying to now. I have no sympathy for any GOP voter.
Mary Ruth Mcdermith, Mountain View, CA
Have you heard that government is to protect the people?
Kathleen Keenan-Takagi, Buffalo, NY

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Shameful. These leaders are morally bankrupt.


There can be no excuse whatsoever for the irreparable damage wreaked on this community.
Katherine Soverall, Brooklyn, NY
It's unconscionable and shameful that this happened in the U.S. and in Michigan in 2014, 2015, and 2016. It would never
have happened in a wealthy, predominantly white city. We need to go back to having local and national government that
works for the people, not for big corporations and wealthy donors. Please restore CDC funding for lead poisoning prevention
programs.
Rev Peggy Malnati, Farmington Hills, MI
The best solution is found a book, called: "The Environmentalists' Paradise!" on www. Amazon. com.
Ray Swangkee, ,
The Only way we'll ever stop this racial profiling is to get rid of all of the Republicans in every state. Their the most racist
people on our planet, even though they try to say their the christian party! What a joke!
Suzanne Michael, Clio, MI
The people of the Americas have awakened!
Hendrix EL, Fort Lauderdale, FL
In this day and age, it is a crime that a community was being poisoned by a river. We need more funding for the
Environmental Protection Agency and other programs that protect the environment and safeguard against something like
Flint not happening ever again.
Julie Wolfer, Oxford, CT
This is a major tragedy and the Federal Government should help these people.
Vicki Moldafsky, SAINT LOUIS, MO
It seems to me that in the future drinking water will be an exclusive luxury for the rich.
Laurie LaGoe, ALEXANDRIA, VA
This is absolutely horrible. The situation would have been dealt with a lot sooner if those responsible had to drink, bath or
touch this tainted water. Also, the company trying to collect on any water bills should back off because I think they played a
big roll in this problem as well. They should not get a dime until the problem has been resolved. They have a lot of nerve
trying to collect off of making people sick. Greed is alive and well.
Mso Bal, Chicago, IL
JUST DO WHAT GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE WOULD DO!
Neal Umphred, Redmond, WA

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This is an absolute outrage. Criminal charges need to be filed against the governor and anyone else who knew and did
nothing. I can think of a few charges: Obstruction of justice, racial profiling, bias crime...the list goes on.
Nadine Billard, Montclair, NJ
It is an outrage that we are not taking better care of our citizens, especially the children.
Susan E Marcus, Portland, OR
Poison water is a clear manifestation of a racist divide affecting people of color all across the US.
Susan Higgins, Austin, TX
This is very likely the tip of the iceberg for much of the drinking water in our country sad.
David Coleman, COBB, CA
Greed and corruption are poisoning and killing Americans. How can this happen?
Janet Tice, Chapel Hill, NC
They know exactly what they was doing poisoning the black community.
Benjamin Cochrane, Tulsa, OK
What the Governor of Michigan and the Emergency Manager of Flint did was CRIMINAL. They should be criminally
prosecuted for CHILD ENDANGERMENT.
Romi Elnagar, Baton Rouge, LA
Someone or multiple people need to go to jail. What was done is criminal. Straight talk is what is needed, not a bunch of tap
dancing around when discussing the issue. The whole situation is disgusting, saving money at the expense of human lives.
Barbara J Brickhouse, Suffolk, VA
This Situation in Flint is nothing less than Evil Racism! And You must make it right and not only Provide PLENTY of
WATER CLEAN WATER to these folks You must make REPARATIONS to all the citizens of Flint for All they have
lost...These Folks can't and shouldn't even trust their City much less the persons and agencies that made this HORRIBLE
decision
Janine Finnie, Carrollton, GA
This is a disgrace
Colleen mcConnell, Hamilton, NY
A nation that cannot protect its most vulnerable citizens should not be claiming its superiority around the world.
Wendy Mueller, McLean, VA

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DUH!!!
Russell Tarason, South Berwick, ME
DUH!!!
Russell Tarason, South Berwick, ME
Fix the problem now. It's disgraceful that this day and age in America this is happening.
Jim Holmes, Cambridge, OH
The Governor needs to resign... Many children will be effected by this tragedy.
Linda, Sacramento, CA
Thie injustice that has taken place is criminal, disgusting and immoral.
Karina Williams, columbia, SC
No one or group is expendable. Protections must be returned. They were put in place for a reason.
Linda Castillo, Carmichael, CA
I didn't know that this area was predominantly-Black. That state officials would prolong a unhealthy and dangerous
condition through a callous disregard for human life cannot be tolerated.
Recently, my water bill has skyrocketed to higher than those being paid by these poor, unfortunate victims. Is this a piling
on of greed and sloth to this abomination? May God strike a reckoning!
Keith Jones, Washington, DC
This is sickening...I would make everyone that
has caused this be made to drink it for months. . Leaving office is too easy...The
State MUST take care of all effected.
Gloria Gonzales, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL
This is a outrage! where in greatest country in the world due we have these third world country problems? Would this go in a
white community? or Jewish community? How sad.
Kevin Wilson Sr., Bellport, NY
Ron thomas
Ronald Thomas, pomona, CA
As a person who was born and raised in Flint, Michigan, I want to help anyway I can.
Beverly J. Ampy, Durham, NC

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Kamil Davis, Fountain Inn, SC
It is very important at a global level to take action against lead pollution still active for the poorest
Querrien, paris,
This is a outrage!!!
Etta Sterling Stanford, Claymont, DE
This is basic and urgent. Please heed
Marion Cotty, West Hartford, CT
this is an OBSCENITY!!!
Kyva Holman, oakland, CA
Unbelievable! Shame on all involved.
Polly Tarpley, Poulsbo, WA
We fully expect those who are guilty of this horrible situation, to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Scott Granlund, Seattle, WA
Every US citizen should be outraged by this criminal act by officials in Michigan.
James Naremore, bloomington, IN
Please do whatever needs to be done to assure the people of Flint have clean drinking water, even impeaching the state's
government! Thank you.
Phyllis Brown, Marysville, WA
This should never have happened! Now let's reverse it as far as posible!
Bill Lavin, Vienna, OH
The people of the Americas have awakened! The scam is up! Over! Done kaput! Peace!
Hendrix EL, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Protecting ALL AMERICANS is what you have sworn to do. Action now will speak more loudly than election-year lip
service.
E Fort, Minneapolis, MN

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The criminal decisions and actions of the governor of Michigan and his appointed hit-men must be prosecuted in a court of
law!
Roland H. Simon, Charlottesville, VA
Everyone should feel safe at home, don't refund this program
Frank Curley, Middletown, NY
Something like this should be easily prevented! The whole purpose of a water company is to maintain the water supply sent
to the millions of homes in any given area. Therefore there should always be a quality control department. Since there is one
at each water company, I have a hard time believing that this was a problem that couldn't have been diverted. I believe the
individuals involved in mishandling this lead poisoning crisis should step down. There is no excuse that something like this
has happened on their watch.
Kenny Malachi, Winter Park, FL
Love and Light!
OlgaMaria Carmen, Waukesha, WI
Keisha Morris
Keisha Morris, Bronx, NY
Shame on you GOP
Lali, Brockton, MA
Enough with the rhetoric. Jail or at least fine and fire the mayor. What he did and allowed is harmful to thousands of people
who appear to have no recourse? What kind of country is this? Who and what do we care about? Action now!
Leslie Brooks, Seattle, WA
What has happened in Flint is beyond obscene. You do not have to be African-American, as I am not, in order to see this.
Black and low-income communities need equal protection.
Mary Zoeter, Alexandria, VA
This isn't a Third World Country! Protect our water!
Kathy Dominguez, Lincoln, NE
The lead poisoning epidemic occurred years ago and is still happening with slum landlords renting lead infested run down
apartments to poor families in poor neighborhoods. This lead poisoning in water in Flint, Michigan is unacceptable and has
to be rectified.
Vee White, Taunton, MA
Unconscionable
Kari Krug, Cold Spring Harbor, NY
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A simple expectation that the government will provide ALL of its citizens with clean water has now become obsolete. The
greatest country in the world. The greatest country in the world. ..click your heels when saying this statement.
Cynthia Bennett, New York, NY
"The Peacemaker taught us about the Seven Generations. He said, when you sit in council for the welfare of the people, you
must not think of yourself or of your family, not even of your generation. He said, make your decisions on behalf of the
seven generations coming, so that they may enjoy what you have today."
Oren Lyons (Seneca)
Faithkeeper, Onondaga Nation
Jennifer Velmer, Santa Cruz, CA
Darla Ferdinand
Darla Schwing Ferdinand, Ridgefield, NJ
Henry darden
Henry Darden, Rockford, IL
Why does the GOP want Americans to suffer and die?
Michael Butler, Clayton, CA
Carol Green
Carol L Green, Alexandria, VA
THE GOVERNOR SHOULD GO TO JAIL!
Robert T. Starks, Chicago, IL
Restore healthy water to these families. What you do if it was your family? If not judged here on earth, you will be judged by
your creator for not helping these families.
P Colbert, Douglasville, GA
Katrina now Flint Oh! did we become complacent and now. We have been thrown under the bus again. This governor joined
the group of Republicans that swore on the day when President Obama was elected they would do everything in their power
to keep us down. Their anger and collusion will be stopped just like we did to the KKK. We will join together and prevail
over this evil.
BARBARA BAILEY, ROOSEVELT, NY
Stella Lake
Stella Lake, Union City, TN
Addie Love
Addie Love, Topeka, KS
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Why does the government think this cannot happen to their family member
Kathy coleman, Dayton, OH
Teresa Richmond
Teresa SuchaLady Rucks, El Dorado, AR
bessiemccaffrey
Bessie McCaffrey, Staten Island, NY
MONEY=POWER.
POVERTY=NO HELP, NO NOTHING - EVER!!
RESTORE THE DAMN FUNDING!! YOU ALREADY POISONED THE CHILDREN!!!
Irene Martone, Brick, NJ
Wow. You people in charge neither care nor notice about the poor and/or colored. I dearly hope that you sleep as badly as
do your constituents.
Etan Nasreddin-Longo, Newfane, VT
The government officials who poisoned the people of Flint are criminals, and should be prosecuted accordingly.
Charles Kaften, Atlanta, GA
As many others have said, this would never have happened to the water source of Grosse Pointe, MI. Or to the water source
for the Capitol Building.
Martha Shelley, Portland, OR
It s inadmissible
Mrs. sabine Feuilloley, New York, NY
THIS JUST SUCKS!
Lewis Larason, Chalfont, PA
Genocide
Samantha Caldwell, Bedford, OH
Genocide
Samantha Caldwell, Bedford, OH
Glenda Walton
Glenda Walton, Indianapolis, IN
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Carla D. Leftenant, BRONX, NY
You shitbags in what is supposed to be a representative government actually represent only wealth. There will be reckoning
one day, and you bastards will be hanging from lampposts. People are fed up with you scum, who cheer on criminal
behavior, like that at Malheur. Your rich friends will be hanging next to you.
Harvey Reading, Shoshoni, WY
Someone other than Snyder and his cohorts should be in charge of the 80 million that the President has allocated for the
water travesty!
Jacqueline Kimbrough, Miami, FL
Safe drinking water is a basic need and a public good -- that is, it benefits all people. I do not ask for a special standard for
the most vulnerable (the youngest, and those who have the most limited housing options), but rather for every community to
have equal protection under the law from poison in their water supply.
Susan Adley-Warrick, null, NC
God bless you all
Tiffany S., Washington, DC
Having a black president has not been enough. We need Bernie Sanders to deal with the inequality in this country
particularly as it affects people of color.
Charles Helfrick, Dundee, IL
Robin johnson
Robin Johnson, Castro Valley, CA
I'm terribly hurt & distraught over this tragedy that's happening in Flint & would love to participate & do anything that I can
to help
Dalana White, Far Rockaway, NY
I'm appalled that this happened here in Michigan!
Charles Roth, Ann Arbor, MI
There's no excuse for this!
Lynn M Glasscock, Portales, NM
Please take action ASAP
Diane Yanas, GRAND TERRACE, CA

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Fix the problem and get those people medical treatment present and future.
Carla Monroe, Dallas, TX
It's 2016 - no one should be suffering from lead poisoning. The Flint tragedy is racism & classism in action.
Nellie McKay, Pocono Manor, PA
this is inexcusable and criminal- an example of the plague of racism in our national policies - BILLIONS are being made by
"water" companies who have stolen it from public lands to bottle and/or, like Coke and/or bottling tap water, giving it a
fancy name and selling it for $2 and more a bottle Donna W. Campbell, Sonoma, CA
This is irresponsible if not criminal!
The government should restore for the CDC and reinstate healthy water supply for Flint residents.
Arianesullivan@gmailcom Sullivan, STREAMWOOD, IL
Jacqueline Sheffield
Jacqueline Sheffield, Birmingham, AL
HELP
Margaret Brown, Austin, TX
I do not understand how any part of this is allowed to happen in a free society. Or would you rather unmask and admit you
don't want our country to be free anymore.
Julian Lev, Tijeras, NM
Get right. Consider all children as if they were your own and spend our taxes to get this problem remedied
Grant Rasmussen, Fort Collins, CO
As a former Flint resident, born and raised I cannot believe what is happening! I NEVER thought in my 47 years of living
that I would see a Holocaust and it's going on PUBLICLY right before my eyes!! I was gone from Flint for three years but I
am back in MI, although I am not a resident of my hometown, I am willing to do what I can to help.
Rachelle Ruffin, Round Rock, TX
Funding for prevention of this sort of disaster is critical. I can't think of many things needing adequate funds and resources
more than public health.
Beverly Mahoney, Rapid City, SD
Just because the majority of the residents are BLACK Shame on the people in Power the Governor should be forced to
resign.
Esther Brereton, Brooklyn, NY

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Apparently Republicans don't know the reason why gasolne and house paint do Not contain lead anymore. RESTORE,
immediately, CDC prevention funding to protect children.
Pat P, Indianola, IA
!!!!!!
Adra B Hooks, Houston, TX
It is just nuts that the CDC is not fully funded for healthy homes
Mr. David Fulwiler, Milwaukee, WI
This is a preventable tragedy which no one cares about. We should do better..
Huley Brown, Durham, NC
This is such an outrage. It shows the bankruptcy and the racism of efforts to cut back on regulation concerning resources that
should be safely available for all--and surely for all who live in this extremely wealthy nation.
Eva Kittay, White Lake, NY
How about doing the right thing and caring for our people, the environment and all life forms on earth. Most politicians and
big business only care about wealth & power.
John DEDDY, Miami, FL
You must restore funding for the Lead poisoning prevention ;by 2017
Gilda G. Frantz, Santa Monica, CA
Drinking Water is at risk everywhere! Polluted rivers lead to polluted aquafiers! This Madness needs to stop, and the EPA
needs to begin doing the Job It was set up for.
Robin Chapel, Los Angeles, CA
The Governor should be charged for crimes against humanity. An apology is not adequate.
Ellen TAppin, Hyattsville, MD
The children!!! Going to be warm governor; when you move on.
Jim Sherry, Littleton, CO
This is unbelievable that is pointing to politics over health of poor black n white people synder and his assholes need to be
held accountable and charged willfully endangering people by poison water their residents were drinking fuck em all
Alex Trujillo, Brighton, CO
The people of Flint deserve clean water and a clean government. Thank you.
Steven Norman Calender, Carlsbad, CA
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yes, our lives matter, too. Please help take care of us and the earth!
Hazel Bonner, Rapid City, SD
I guess the health and welfare of people is NOT A priority but getting your lucre is.
Stuart Greenzang, Jaffrey, NH
Words fail me. I cannot believe what happened in Flint, MI. A tragedy that could have been avoided.
FBZorn, Ann Arbor, MI
It seems like everyday we learn of something the government does that reeks of racisim, classism, and greed.
Chris Wilson, Black Mountain, NC
ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM AT IT'S FINEST. AT IT'S WORST IT IS RACIAL CLEANSING. THIS IS DISGUSTING, AND
INTENTIONAL. THOSE CHILDREN WILL NEVER REACH THEIR POTENTIAL, AND IS A LOSS TO US ALL.
FRACKING IS NO DIFFERENT. STOP POISONING US TO LINE THE POCKETS OF TEEMING MASSES OF BLOOD
SUCKING MAGGOTS FEEDING ON THE MISERY OF HUMANKIND. SHAME ON ALL INVOLVED AND THE
GOVERNOR SHOULD RESIGN, AND BE PROSECUTED.
Olivia de Javelina, TUCSON, AZ
This is your right wing government at work, Michigan. Think about it.
Eric Whitney, El Paso, TX
Beverly McDonald
Beverly McDonald, McCalla, AL
Charlotte Kennedy
Charlotte Kennedy, Midland, GA
This is urgent. Please hurry.
Carolyn Villanova, Pittsfield, MA
Restore funding for the Center for Disease
Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention asap.
Pat Getz-Preziosi, Hamden, CT
The government program that oversees the help of different individuals to stop category in different cities. We should have
some kind of public governing body to double check and see if things are watched and covered in the Health Department of
the United States. Some kind of oversea board that will double check and make sure this kind of mistake never happen
again.
Anthony Wilson, Euclid, OH

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Everyone should have access to clean water, especially in a country like the United States!
Sara Awad, Knightdale, NC
Vince Adams
Vince Adams, Milwaukee, WI
Not only should the governor be impeached and arrested for knowingly poisoning the citizens of Flint, but this tragic
incident should be a wake up call to all lazy American voters that they should NEVER sit at home during the midterm
elections because this is the kind of leadership they'll get if they continue to make piss poor excuses for sitting at home and
not voting in the midterms! A 36% or lower voter turnout will always result in states and municipalities undeservedly
getting shitty leadership from clowns like Rick Snyder, Scott Walker and other useless political whores that will
compromise the safety and security of the citizens of the states they're deliberately destroying just so they can score some
cheap political points! It's disgusting!
Carlos J. Echevarria, Inglewood, CA
Caring, committed people united against the corruption, greed and indifference of politicians and corporations are always
the ones to cause change and demand justice.
Carolyn Clapp, Silver Spring, MD
This is an atrocity at the highest level.
Arthur Bigger, Philadelpha Pa
Arthur, Clementon, NJ
Lead poisoning of Flint residents is simply criminal and needs to be prosecuted, to deter future incidents.
Raymond Hutchinson, DANA POINT, CA
How can you poison children, and think it will ever be acceptable?
Renee Lockett, Chicago, IL
What is happening to our world , totally breaks my heart the mayor of the city knew about the water and did nothing to
protect and keep our people safe from harm !and wants them to still pay for contaminated water that is making them sick !
My heart and prayers to everyone
Lisa, Buffalo, NY
Would you want to drink or bathing in that water or cook with that water.
Linda Tease, Oklahoma City, OK
The situation is horrific and everything should be done to fix this problem and protect these families now and into the
future. Hold officials responsible!
Michele Farley, West Hartford, CT

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Enough suffering...enough..Do the right thing.


Jurita Laverne Brown, San Antonio, TX
Give us confidence that corrective action is being taken and not just for Flint!!!
Gary Wittevrongel, Burlington, NC
This has GOT TO STOP.
Jawara D Pittman, Atlanta, GA
We should all be outraged and ashamed that this could happen in 2016, in a country as 'advanced' as the US!
Jeanette Jenkins, Columbia, MD
Valerie Cross
Valerie Cross, Aurora, IL
the tip of the iceberg. there's going to be more cities that are polutted
Judy Artioli, Middlefield, MA
Gerard Webb
Gerard Webb, Clinton, MD
Racism is tiresome for white people but life-changing for people of color. When will the U.S. become truly multi-cultural in
how all communities are treated?
Naom Dagen Bloom, portland, OR
This is a no brainer ? Humanity Needs ?
Ms. Beverly Baker Harris, Fairfield, CA
Jail the guv............CR
Clint Ritter, AUSTIN, TX
What is happening in Michigan is nothing short of criminal. How many more communities are in jeopardy?
Shelley L, Sarasota, FL
Penny wise and pound foolish warned Ben Franklin. We must protect as well as educate and cultivate young minds for our
future security and prosperity. Decency requires it, wisdom demands it.
Alvin Goldman, Denver, CO
Get the lead out
Bruce Brancati, Loxahatchee, FL
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Time to get rid of corrupt Republican governor(s), including Jersey's Chris Christie, and corrupt contractors! The CDC needs
to step up. Porter Ranch, a more affluent community got action quickly, Flint did not. This does not fly.
Susan Aram, Laguna Beach, CA
This is still happening in a 'forward-minded' country such ss ours?! Those who perpetrate and/or tolerate such heinous racial
crimes should be punished- severely and publicly.
Sherilyn Lerner, Livingston, NJ
In 2016 in the USA this situation is unconscionable. If this was a white community this would never be tolerated.
Jean Shirkoff, Portland, OR
Children with lead poisoning are disadvantaged from the start, and there is no cure. That's why prevention is so important.
Rebecca Parks, Hayward, CA
The governor and his appointees should be paying for this travesty!!!! Austerity NEVER works. VOTE all republicans out
Linda Skeels, Everett, WA
Cathy Guthrie
Cathy Guthrie, Novato, CA
We can not allow this neglect of responsibility by city, state, or federal officials to continue.
Most of these people are elected. Now it's time to un-elect them. And hire competent people who care about their fellow
citizens.
Michael Moses, Georgetown, SC
Lisa johnson
Lisa johnson, North Canton, OH
This is ridiculous and sad. It's in the black community!!! Come on people. Sign the petition!!!
Chelsea Mack, Birmingham, AL
There is something very wrong with a system which allows one man to make an important decision which ruins the lives of
so many people. There need to be checks and balances in place, to prevent a singe rogue politician from doing something
similar in the future. The Governor should be held personaly responsible, for the injuries his selfish act has caused.
David Aherne, Huntington Beach, CA
Michigan should take immediate steps to help those victimized by tainted water.
Jeanne Carley, Chatham, MA

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I am happy to support on various levels that involve the racial inequalities in America and this government's evil yet
strategic moves against the black communities.
ROBERT CEASER, Sacramento, CA
This is totally inhuman and someone should be responsible.
Cheryl Reid, Orlando, FL
This is an atrocity!
k. eggers, Addy, WA
The Flint mess is a violation of some basic human rights, and the guilty should all go to jail!
Jorg Aadahl, San Mateo, CA
This is ridiculous that this is even happening in the US. Smh
Tiara Johnson, Woodbridge, VA
This is the most egregious, vile, racist act I have ever heard of. These people, especially children have suffered irreparable
brain damage.
Catherine L. Winsor, McLean, VA
These are the citizens of this country and they deserve our help - no matter what. Why do all of the very rich people get all of
our tax money in subsidies? Something is very wrong here - very wrong indeed.
Lauri Lincoln, Thurman, IA
The governor should be impeached and prosecuted.
Stephen Brock, Eugene, OR
Let's protect ALL persons from exploitation by corporate america in every way possible! Today and always!! THEY
certainly don't care!!
John Zeiger, Englewood, CO
A Travesty.
Wendy Rudo Stevenson, Allen Park, MI
Perfect opportunity for the country to show its support for "Black Lives Matter" and "Poor Lives Matter."
Ernie McCray, San Diego, CA
Please make things right!
Eggers J., Addy, WA

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What happened in Flint is not acceptable in the US.


Kathryn Douville, SAN ANTONIO, TX
DOJ should start a investigation on this matter and charge all who knew and who were involved in this cover up. Jail time as
I see it. We demand an investigation and, if warranted, the arrest and prosecution of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and
charge all who knew and who were involved in this cover up. The governor must be held accountable for poisoning the
children of Flint, for fraud and political corruption, and for covering up the actions of his administration. The governor said
he did this to save money. He knew he could get away with it, because Flint is one of the poorest towns in the country. There
is no way to totally reverse the effects of lead in a child's bloodstream. According to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, there is no safe blood level of lead for children. The children of Flint, already among the poorest in the United
States, will now have to endure a life of pain, irreversible brain damage, and lower IQs because of Gov. Snyder's actions and
the ensuing cover-up. Justice must be servedand other elected officials must be put on notice that people's lives are more
important than balancing a budget
Mike Brulee, Poway, CA
Rachel spears
Rachel spears, West Suffield, CT
It is about time that GOVERNOR SNIDER TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THIS....... WAKE UP!! NOT EVERYONE
WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON!!
Ginamarie Stewart, Hoonah, AK
In loving memory of Doomsy the cat.
Robert Perkins, Round Lake Beach, IL
The CDC is a bedrock of our health system.
Fund it so it can serve all of us.
Rita McCabe, LA GRANGE PARK, IL
Chantell white
Chantell Hughey, Jensen Beach, FL
What is this? Seems like the government is starting their new holocaust. Every person deserves the right to have clean water
that doesn't cause health risks. This is not a 3rd world country. Please restore funding for the Center for Disease Control
Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Thank you.
Denise Klapper, Tracy, CA
What were seeing here is the falling of Rome and it's been going on longer than people think and people still have their
heads in the sand.
Gary L Carone, Vancouver, WA

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Please fix the problem that's what you're there for the people!!!!!!
Jennifer Sales, Brooklyn, NY
Do what you have to do to make sure that
no other community has to face what
Flint, MI did/does.
Governance needs to be responsible. When
it isn't they need to be removed.
Kay Warren, Espanola, NM
the problem with lead was discovered years and years ago---what is the problem? ineptitude?
Jayne Mcgurrin-Feshold, Henderson, NV
please do what is right!!
Renee McEwen
Rene McEwen, PITTSBURGH, PA
This is an OUTRAGE
Carl Maurer, Philadelphia, PA
Gov Snyder should be jailed immediately
C L Perry, merrillville, IN
What the hell is this crap!!!
Rich Evans, Boca Raton, FL
Beyond belief that the Flint poisoning of children could happen in this day, in this country! Support the CDC and support
the president's efforts to re-build our infrastructure (eg, water supply pipes).
Joan Bowers, Seattle, WA
That's disgusting. Would you drink it?!
Rani Duke, Federal Way, WA
Almais vazquez
Almais, Bronx, NY
Funds must be restored to the CDC's program for Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention or more than the
equivalency for the program will be used up caring for those who become ill because of the lapse. How disgusting that local
and even federal governmental agencies want to save money by eliminating safe services for our citizenry.
Joyce T Leanse, Santa Monica, CA

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This is a tregedy
Ethel Leider, West Palm Beach, FL
Shunnae Love
Shunnae Love, Albuquerque, NM
Quitta Temple
Quitta Temple, Lees Summit, MO
It is inconceivable to me that this once great country continues to drop the ball on severe issues!
Please have the sense and decency to reinstate/start by giving the CDC the permission to check all areas needed for lead and
other poisoning agents!! We are supposed to be a civilized country, a world leader, why are we moving backwards? There
are enough intelligent citizens left to demand action on these issues. No matter where you live or who you are! we all
deserve to have the very best water, sewer, drainage, roads, bridges, safety measures in place, protection, services of all types,
homes to live in! Let's become what we are called, The United States of America, not the Separated States/Cities of America
Cynthia Capasso, Atlanta, GA
Lead poisoning testing should be included with the mortgage purchases regardless of painting over old paint on older
homes. Children can still accidentally ingest this lead paint.
Veronica Woodson, Fort Worth, TX
This is a craven abuse of power resulting in unbelievable permanent damage.
Jill Youmans, Chicago, IL
Gov. Snyder, how do you sleep at night.
Margery Goldberg, Washington, DC
This whole mess is a political ploy ! Anyone who has been paying attention to the news has known about this fiasco since
the water supply was switched! And now two years on everyone, politicians especially, have awakened> Where the hell has
everyone been???????? The governor and city manager should have been off the job immediately. And now we have two of
the biggest gas bags and liars out front on the republican ticket. How do these people get out front and in office. People need
to wake up, shut off the sponsored net work news and listen for the true and do some research! Don't buy what you are being
sold!!!!!!
James Herring, Durango, CO
every1 deserves clean water,especially w/o lead!
michael jackson, Hawkins, TX
Shame, shame, Governor.
Sandra west, Roswell, GA

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The United States is shamed before the world due the tainted water crisis in Flint. The economic disparity and racism
inherent in our political system is on display for all the world to see.
Jane Harris, KIRKLAND, WA
Also file criminal charges against those responsible.
Ron Hildreth, Harper Woods, MI
No short term solution. Don't settle for any short term solutions.
Kris Lyons, Anchorage, AK
DISGUSTING for the government to allow this to happen in any scenario.
Joann Joann Felters, Clinton, MD
I live in Flint, and my two little grandsons have been exposed to our poisoned water. We must protect children from lead!
I wish that someone--perhaps at the CDC?--would research the association between environmental lead exposure and school
performance in urban school districts.
Paul Jordan, Flint, MI
What happened to the people of Flint is completely unacceptable, if there's anything that can be put in place to prevent this
from happening to other residents and or correct the probable it's a no brainer, and must be done. The government needs to
do whatever it can to ensure this or something like it never happens again!
Annemarie Stephens, Washington, DC
This is a Travesty in such a poor community. The damage may not not be totally repaired. It is time for the Cleanup of the
Governor and other officials involved! Restore The Funding and Help the People in Flint Michigan.
CAROL PINES, SAN ANTONIO, TX
Please do the right thing!!
Ainsley Skye Waters, Albuquerque, NM
This whole mess is a political ploy ! Anyone who has been paying attention to the news has known about this fiasco since
the water supply was switched! And now two years on everyone, politicians especially, have awakened> Where the hell has
everyone been???????? The governor and city manager should have been off the job immediately. And now we have two of
the biggest gas bags and liars out front on the republican ticket. How do these people get out front and in office. People need
to wake up, shut off the sponsored net work news and listen for the true and do some research! Don't buy what you are being
sold!!!!!!
James Herring, Durango, CO
2016 and we are still addressing the same old issues in the past, "if you are in a poor impovished area then you are nothing".
Deborahburgess, wetumpka, AL

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When one person is poisoned we are all poisoned! As a white person I'm outraged that black communities are being targeted
in this way.
Susan Berkowitz-Schwartz, Delray Bech, FL
Flint, Detroit, Milwaukee, Miami, Pittsburg, Jersey City, Boston, Albany, Philadelphia, Dallas....at this point any place is at
severe risk to poisoned water. It isn't just Flint anymore. Why ? The general population believes the lies of corporations and
their bought governmental and regulatory shills.
Bruce Kuehmichel, Caledonia, MN
Snyder should resign or be recalled or impeached.
Jeffrey Garrison MD, null, WA
The funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program must be restored. Excellent, longterm
treatment of lead-poisoned children has worked well in Providence. Now communities like Flint, MI, have to start at the
bottom, and they need the CDC money to start correcting this terrible wrong.
Sarah Gleason, Providence, RI
I visited Flint, MI between the time water supply was charged before we knew the danger in the water. That could happen
anywhere. Please protect drinking water everywhere in the US.
James Alt, WATERFORD, MI
The cracks are starting to tumble!
Danyel Flanigan, Canoga Park, CA
The cracks are starting to tumble!
Danyel Flanigan, Canoga Park, CA
Everyone needs safe pure water
Pamela Sirtak, Clarendon Hills, IL
This is a grave violation of human rights, and must be remediated.
Susan Bannister, Columbia, MD
It's time to counter the poisoning of innocent American by corrupt politicians. Please make another Flint impossible, NOW!
Thanks.
Barbara Zilles, Iowa City, IA
This is inhuman. How could we call ourselves great and try to help out other countries when we can't help ourselves.
Ashley Worthy, Pompano Beach, FL

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One way to dumb down our populations is to pollute their drinking water!!!
Georgia Carrasco, WAUKEGAN, IL
Minorities and the poor are being systematically poisoned and put at risk with environmental 'dumping'. Flint is the tip of a
horrendous iceberg!
Charlotte Koons, Northport, NY
Outrageous and callous
Roger pierce, Grand Rapids, MI
This is not a Black, White issue it is a humanity issue that needs to be addressed.
Wesley Tyler, PAINESVILLE, OH
Ask Nestle to donate some fresh water to this community. Who polluted the watershed to begin with? In British Columbia
Canada, governments are courting LNG gas projects that threaten to damage small communities and natural living spaces.
Western capitalism rapes communities of our resources while mining for profits. Where is the justice in this? It is time that
the victims of these actions begin to share in the profits. Monsanto, Dow, Microsoft, all you governing fascists of the world,
hear my last words anywhere. This is an example of how corporations, who have individual human rights, are not good
citizens!! We need an equalization plan. Anything I can say past this point would just be derogatory to these corporations
and not helpful to this cause.
Luc Charchuk, Seattle, WA
This needs immediate implementation - children cant wait till 2017., How can the Federal government start NOW to correct
this unconscionable and correctable situation with what should be a fundamental right: Clean Water!
Merelyn Dolins, Maplewood, NJ
this is criminal negigence and officials should face torture manslaughter and murder charges
lee Childress, everett, WA
Fund the CDC.
Thank you.
robert spottswood, Norwich, VT
This is just sad.
Jennifer Hudson, ,
All parties that are responsible should be held accountable including the Governor and Mayor. We should send a message in
this country that all lives matter; Those public servants who's action are contrary to this God given right should be singled
out and punished by the full extent of the law.
Garfield Thomas, Roosevelt, NY

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SOMEBODY should go to jail for this! And I mean SOMEBODY HIGH UP FOR A CHANGE, not some scapegoat making
minimum wage!
Joan Mabry, Manchester Township, NJ
Alan Singer
Alan Singer, Brooklyn usa, NY
The lives with damage and the lives put a risk in lieu of budge cuts could be our leaders of tomorrow. Environmental
hazards put us all in harms way along with Flint regardless whether we are black or white, rich or poor. We are Americans
and all our lives matter. Shame on Michigan law makers and politicians.
La Verne Ward-White, Clinton, MD
Marty Robinson
Marty T. Robinson, Greensboro, NC
The Governor should resign, knowing what was happening is a sin !
Diane OBannon, Houston, TX
We need to restore funding for this important program right away.
Denise Jennings, Huntington Station, NY
Rich against poor, it's a class war
John Donaldson, Gwynn Oak, MD
It makes no sense to have defunded these programs.
Alex Davis, LAS VEGAS, NV
Inflicting irreversible brain damage caused by lead in a public water system is outrageous!
Thelma, Flushing, NY
Dialysis should be mandatory for all exposed residents and paid for by the governor of Michigan!
G Antill, Philadelphia, PA
How horrible is this
Bill Shy, Minneapolis, MN
Erica Oliver
Erica Oliver, DANIA, FL

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What man resorts to for greed and power, NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIVES, especially the poor and those of color! Federal
action MUST be taken to hold those accountable for this abhorrent situation and taken immediately!!!!
Dee White, Capistrano Beach, CA
This is just hard to believe that a Govenor of a State would try to rid a whole town of its people. I totally blame him.
Dorothy Mayer, Denver, CO
People in charge of the water and the Governor as well should be put in jail. Damage to children are the utmost importance
in Flint, MI
Adrienne Lederer, BELLINGHAM, WA
Enough is enough these politicians are there to serve the people not the other way around
Eldonie Mason, Sayreville, NJ
Black Lives Matter
DuJuan Houston, Flint, MI
Put the Governor in JAIL. PUT THAT BASTARD IN JAIL
Rolston Morrison, Roosevelt, NY
Valerie I vanorden
Valerie I. VanOrden, Portage, MI
It's absolutely "horrific that poor people's lives and health mean nothing in this country."
Elissa Donlan, Dorchester, MA
Veronica Richburg
Veronica Richburg, Marietta, GA
Valerie I vanorden
Valerie I. VanOrden, Portage, MI
we need a president who is going to take the idea of changing the 'bottom line' from profits to people.
Ms. Berdalee Schepps, guerneville, CA
Restoring this funding is technically "Defense Spending" Defense against intentionally inflicted disease. Adequate
profanity escapes me to describe these vile persons who did this. This would have never been done to an affluent white
neighborhood. (BTW I am white.)
KAREN ARCEL, OROVILLE, CA

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Also, the parties responsible need to be arrested and charged defrauding the public trust, intentionally doing harm to the
innocent and murder.
William H, Cottage Grove, OR
What happened it Flint is outrageous and unacceptable. We are the wealthiest nation on earth and yet totally preventable
environmental disasters are allowed to take place. Please step up and help put a stop to this and future tragedies.
Keith F. Voos, North Brunswick, NJ
We must have clean water that is our lively hood.
Lula B Miller, STAUNTON, VA
This is about a racist Governor and about a cty that did not matter to him, until too little too late!
Michael C. Crane, Sierra Vista, AZ
Stop Republicans from cutting taxes for the wealthy, forcing cuts to crucial services, programs, police, fire, and education.
It's time to repeal those irresponsible cuts and to start funding the Real Needs of the state, instead of kicking it down the
road.
Thomas Charlier, WARREN, MI
Safe drinking water is a right for all.
Helen Taylor, ,
For many years now Chinle and Chinle Unified School District in Arizona has had brown water that is contaminated with
heavy metals and radioactive wasted from nearby abandoned uranium mines. I worked there in 2006 and I was exposed over
a long period of time. One of President Obama's campaign promises was to clean up the water on Indian Reservations -especially the Navajo Reservation --but the water is still not fit to drink or even to bathe in. No crops can be safely grown
until these abandoned mines and the toxic waste that has contaminated the ground water is cleaned up. This is tantamount
to genocide and yet, none of the campaign promises made to the Navajo concerning cleanup and water purification have
been kept. Flint is an immediate concern, but please don't forget the Native Americans and the teachers and health-workers
who put themselves at risk everyday.
R Harlowe, Idyllwild, CA
The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in just one year as a result of prolonged
exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water!
Andy Steinberg, Amherst, MA
The history of the human race is intertwined with bad water. Like pigs, our home is too often our toilets. It's important to
realize this sad fact and work constantly to alleviate the tragedy.
Oliver Seely, Lakewood, CA

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Ronni Beccles, Upper Marlboro, MD
Nobody should have to live like this, and something needs done as soon as possible.. This is so wrong and uncalled for.
Sharon Fitzgerald, Pittsburgh, PA
Those who purport to care about children, those who are currently born and living right now in the USA, deserve for adults,
and presumably our elected representatives, to care about their well being, their fragile developing brains, and giving them
the same infrastructure enjoyed by children who are not disadvantaged. That this even needs to be said says a great deal
about the times we live in and the hypocrisy of our political discussion. I am requesting that you do your job and enact
funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Prevention program. As a mental health professional who works with
children, I can promise you that these measure will be cheaper than the consequences of poisoned water for families to drink
and bathe in. This debacle is going to cost a fortune - in lives, in a rise in crime, and in health care costs. It is the only moral
choice, not that this has been a significant consideration since the 80's. I hope this crisis present an opportunity for sane
governance and accepting responsibility for the most vulnerable of our country, the young and the poor.
Dawn Burgess-Krop, Gainesville, FL
It's a shame you have to be petitioned to do it
Paula S Bourgeois, Woodland Park, CO
The politicians started this cover-up, they should pay for the losses out of their owns pockets, we cannot continue to pay for
the politicians mistakes. A lot of people & families will suffer for generations!!
Donna Fountain, DOWNEY, CA
Damn shame!
Jacqueline Wilson, Kent, WA
What happened in Flint is an outrage and must be fixed
Deborah Wible, arlington, MA
Shame on the USA!
Ms. Theresa Shelby, Raytown, MO
This is a very urgent concern. Congress must address it with action at once.
Sandra Goodwin, Seattle, WA
Flint is the point of the sword that the potentially fatal impact far right local and state political leaders have on communities
in their jurisdiction that may not have supported them or may in fact just be thought of as not important. Restore the CDC
program!
Lawrence Murray, Laurelton, NY

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There is no time to waste. These dear people deserve your help and care now!
Sarah Zitin, Studio City, CA
Please my heart goes out to everyone in Flint, Michigan affected by the lead etc poisoning. Was so devastated to hear what
happened. Remember Someone's Life is Always more Important than saving $$$. You cannot put a price on someone's life
bec Every Human's Worth is Infinity.
C C, Los Angeles, CA
Put an end to America's functionally abhorrent systemic racism by, once and for all, eliminating the insidious neglect,
criminally under- capitalized programs, and contemptuous disregard for human life that has undermined the health, safety,
and quality of life for millions in America's desperately under-served communities. Clean Up Your Act.
Rachael Scandarion, Hollywood, FL
We must all be able to trust in the safety of our water supplies. Put our taxes to good use!!
Suzanne Gordon, Bonita Springs, FL
I support the statement of "Color of Change and propose that the Governor of Michigan be charged with delayed murder (if
there's such a charge.) It is disgusting that he could support such a reprehensible act as purposely providing the people of
Flint with drinking water that included lead. Everyone involved in this deed should be indited and severely punished.
Joyce Leanse, Santa Monica, CA
Black lives (and health) DO matter!
John Renfrew, Marquette, MI
This is gross negligence; possibly even criminal.
It must be thoroughly investigated, including prosecutions where indicated.
Rick Cales MD, LOUISVILLE, KY
THIS IS CRIMINAL ACTIVITY!
Paul Calnan, Middleboro, MA
outragious !
Vincent Rusch, Schenectady, NY
I'm praying for Flint. Truly sad
Uolanda snow, Racine, WI
Dorthy Fields
Dorthy Varner-Fields, Houston, TX

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Naomi Nae Tarver, Los Angeles, CA

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Across the US, predominantly Black and low-income communities are at dire risk of severe health problems caused by lead
poisoning. Despite this, federal funding for the Center for Disease Controls Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
Program has been reduced by more than half. Its unacceptable: the federal government needs to take action to ensure that
Black and low-income communities are protected from environmental hazards that negatively affect their health and
livelihoods.
Tell the US government to restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
This is the letter we'll send to members of the House and Senate:
Dear Representative,
Im writing you as the Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. We're the nations largest online civil rights organization
with more than one million people working for positive social change and racial progress. I'm writing because the governor
of Michigan has been forced to declare a state of emergency in order to deal with a lead poisoning crisis that has devastated
the majority Black community in Flint. The number of children with dangerous levels of lead in their blood has doubled in
just one year as a result of prolonged exposure to toxic, lead-tainted water. A state of emergency will allow the Michigan
state government access to federal funds in order to resolve this crisis, but long term solutions must be found and
implemented. Restoring funding for the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention
program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget would be a significant first step towards ensuring that no other community faces the
same risks.
In 2012 CDC research determined that there is no safe level of lead exposure and that exposure can cause irreversible
damage in children. Yet funding for the CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program has been eroded from
a Fiscal Year 2005 high of $36 million to only $15 million for Fiscal Year 2016. A deeper understanding of the risks of lead
and other environmental hazards is only useful if we are willing to devote the necessary resources to mitigate those dangers
and safeguard the vulnerable. The best way to do so is to restore funding CDC Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning
Prevention Program to Fiscal Year 2005 levels of at least $35 million, along with a continuing resolution to guarantee that
amount for at least 5 years as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget. Additionally, the federal government should encourage
state and local governments, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, to adopt the updated CDC standards on lead
exposure levels in order to accurately assess the risk of health problems in vulnerable communities. This way we can ensure
that funds are being utilized in the most accurate and efficient manner, and assisting communities with the most urgent need.
We need your support in order to protect the health and well-being of Americans all across the country.
Lead poisoning is not just an issue in Flint, Michigan. In Baltimore, Cleveland, and Detroit, thousands of children have been
irrevocably harmed by exposure to lead paint and other toxins in their homes. Often this occurs in majority Black and lowincome communities, left vulnerable to pollution due to racism and discrimination which constrains their social mobility
and economic opportunity. Due to these factors, Black people often rely on social support programs to bridge the gap in
affordable housing, comprising 45% of low-income public housing inhabitants. Yet studies indicate 35% of all low-income
housing had significant lead-based paint hazards. Of those with hazards, 1.2 million units housed low-income families (less
than $30,000 per year) with children under 6 years of age. With each passing day more and more Black families are impacted
by lead poisoning, which diminishes their quality of life and impairs their potential.
The adoption of the Paris Accords by President Barack Obama signals a recognition of the need to adapt to new
environmental standards and work to create a safer, healthier future for all. Part of that effort must include cleaning up
pollution and other environmental hazards that impact not only our health, but the potential and safety of children around
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the country. When we support programs which ensure that all Americans have safe homes to reside in, safe water to drink,
and safe food to eat, we ensure that our future will be a brighter one. Will you act with us on behalf of Americas potential?
Eugene Buxton, Junction City, KS
Govt.Terrorrest Act Of Genocide Clearly Against The Original Inhabitants Of North Am Eric A...!
Greg Carmouche, Chicago, IL
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john D. Walker, St. Paul, MN
When all that Governor Snyder thinks about is getting his hands on Michigan's assets, DEATH doesn't enter the realm of his
thinking.
Lance L. Wakefield, Woodland Hills, CA
This is simply one of the best reasons NOT to vote with the GOP!
Charles L Howell, Seattle, WA
We think in this country that this would only happen in a third world country, where the one in charge would harm their
own people.
Welcome to the horror in AMERICA !
Sandra Gordon, Middlebury, VT
because this has to be corrected in every way. People should not and cannot be made to pay for tainted water especially
when their health and well-being is at stake. These pipes need to be replaced and the water sourced out of Lake Huron as
before.
Jeffery and Rhonda Hendricks, Topeka, KS
This is sinful, disgusting, disgraceful and another way to kill off black people, you poison them, then try to take away their
healthcare. May God have mercy on your souls.
Belinda Brady, Indianapolis, IN
This is outrageous. Fix it.
Andrea Rule, Ketchum, ID
This is treason as well as endangerment, and should be charged as such.
Carl Trumello, Palo Alto, CA
this is an epidemic and will continue until millions of lives are damaged or the government sponsors measures to mitigate
the poison!
Seth Bates, Carmel, CA

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C St.Clair, Portsmouth, NH
Protect the children. No Lead in their water!
James Corriere, null, CA
Those people need help, their basic human rights have be violated
gloria joseph, Las Vegas, NV
Help the people of Flint.
Pharaoh Black, Minneapolis, MN
We need to put. More resources into reverting this tragedy ever happening again. With all the scientific knowledge we have
today it should never have happened! Much negligence!!
Francis Murphy SNDdeN, Worcester, MA
We are not a third world country and when shortcuts cost lives this is criminal.
Shirley D. Whitaker, Bradenton, FL
The official's rsponsible for this should be put in jail! This is not America any more when money not people rule.
Sharon Harrington, Mesa, AZ
The official's rsponsible for this should be put in jail! This is not America any more when money not people rule.
Sharon Harrington, Mesa, AZ
Please help them
Janice Hill, Farmington, MI
This is the U.S. Everyone should have access to safe, clean water.
Nick Moscato, MALDEN, MA
The governor of Michigan should be put on trial for this assault upon an entire community. The jury should be composed of
members of the community poisoned by this unseemly dastardly act by a man of few principles.
Joan Wienbrauck, Washington, MO
I don't think it's a racist thing that's happened in fint as its effects all in the water ways but a clear case of people in charge
that clearly should not be
Randall Faith, Sellersburg, IN

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This is unbelievable that taxe payers have to go this issue. Then they expect the residents to pay for water that they couldn't
use. The governor need to be in jail and the other folks that knew didn't say anything
Wilsonia Sims, Leesburg, FL
Color fear....h2o not h2so4
Senita Uhilamoelangi, Palo Alto, CA
This is one of the most basic expressions of inequality - water. Please help resolve this.
Andy Cargile, Seattle, WA
Sylvia Ingram
Sylvia, Fort Worth, TX
Please help them...
Janice Hill, Farmington, MI
A flagrant disregard for life the governor should be indicted for murder along with anyone who covered it up
Alan Rosen, locust valley, NY
This is the type of behavior I expect from a 3rd world country not the U.S.A. The governor must go!!
Frank, Colchester, VT
Where is the help for those in Flint?
Why is the Governor not in jail?
Where are the U.S. Marshalls?
Sandra Gordon, Middlebury, VT
Where is the help for those in Flint?
Why is the Governor not in jail?
Where are the U.S. Marshalls?
Sandra Gordon, Middlebury, VT
Lisa Rustemeyer
lisa rustemeyer, Covington, LA
Deplorable
Betsy Loeb, Columbus, OH
Disgusting!
Margaret Joan aldinger, Groton, CT
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The governor of Michigan and his minions have shamed the US in the eyes of the world.
Arthur Fried, Concord, NH
This is absolutely outrageous I can't believe the state of Michigan officials let this happen. Michigan the land of the Great
Lakes.
Chris Eckman, Grand Rapids, MI
Lead poisoning has been affecting our children since the 1960's but no cared because its was only the poor minority
children. Now they have to do something to protect our children. Unfortunately my son was also a lead poisoned child i in
1991 at the age of 2 with toxic levels of 68 kg.He is damaged mentally for life..As soon as he turned 18&6mths he was on his
way to prison for 45 years. So all parents of lead poisoned children get ready because the damage has been done. Now you
have to stand up for your children before they become adults because the laws doesn't care!!
Roycinda Alexander, Norfolk, VA
These are our people, our family, our children and adult lives. Work on their behalf. Don't leave them in distress!
Laura A Donaldson, Columbus, GA
In the 21st c Americans are still b