-“We are the forgotten.”
-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.
-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.
-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.
-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?
-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
-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.
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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 #4 No water. People aren’t going to work. Someone posted on social media.
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