Spent the bulk of my day at Poe Homes, a Baltimore City low income public housing community that has been WithOut water for FIVE days...so what did the residents have to say?
-“We are the forgotten.”

A Thread
On the Mayor:
-We’ve been calling @mayorbcyoung since Monday and his office has not returned our calls.
-Does he know that we are here?
-How can he go to the zoo and not come here? We are suffering.
-He doesn’t care about us. At. All.
Living without water
-We make choices everyday between taking a bath and flushing the toilet. The toilet always wins because it stinks in our house.
-We feel homeless in our homes.
-If we were white this wouldn’t be happening to us.
-We don’t deserve to live like this.
About this city
-It’s like we are cut off from the world.
-It’s almost as if people don’t care if we live or die.
-It is inhumane to have this happening to us.
-I haven’t been to work all week because I don’t have enough water to take a bath.
-It’s like hell down here.
Folkx here in a Baltimore City - what I know to be true is that NoOne is coming to save us - we MUST save ourselves. -KWW
On telling their own story:
-Do not believe the lies they tell you about us.
-It’s almost as if they believe that since we live in a housing complex, we don’t matter. We do.
-We are not homeless. A lot of us have jobs. Shouldn’t that mean something?
-What would you do?
On the media:
-No our shows up until the cameras get here.
-Please don’t record me while Im getting water, its embarrassing.
-We all got kids down here, don’t put our kids on film. It’s not their fault.
-My kids used to be want to play in the hydrant water but it’s no fun no more
On their Councilman:
-Councilman John Bullock is a Dr. doesn’t he know it feels when people are suffering?
-When you showed up, he showed up. Where has been for the last five days?
-If he lived here, we would have water.

*I will continue to add text as I transcribe my notes
On how We got here:
Mon 9a Water goes out. We called around. No one responded. Leasing Office gave us ONE gallon of water.
-Day #2 Water on for an hour. We called the Mayor. Noone responded. Leasing Office gave us ONE gallon of water and told us to stop complaining
Day #3 Water in & off but It’s brown. We called Everyone including media. No one responded. We received another gallon of water - leasing office lady is not happy.
Day #4 No water. People aren’t going to work. Someone posted on social media.
The media arrives But the Mayor and our councilman do not. Another gallon. No relief. Water workers leave at 6p again
Day #5 Finally the Mayor and our Councilman arrive With the media. Everyone in the area has no water. People feel angry hurt and let down Again by the city
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