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Thursday, January 28, 2016

Warren Buffet is making millions on the backs of working class Black people.

This company has pillaged entire communities


Brandi Collins, ColorOfChange.org <info@colorofchange.org> Unsubscribe

Warren Buffet is making millions on the backs of working class Black people.


Government officials shouldn't turn a blind eye.



Dear Cathy,

Warren Buffet owns the company that makes the most mobile home loans to Black borrowers in the country. And he’s stripping them of their hard-earned money.

Buffet owns Berkshire Hathaway, a company that controls Clayton Homes. Clayton makes up almost half of the new mobile home market in the United States and is the largest single homebuilder in the country.1 But this conglomerate, comprised of 18 different companies, doesn’t just manufacture and sell mobile homes--it finances its customers’ purchases, too, through its subsidiaries, Vanderbilt Mortgage and 21st Mortgage.2

Clayton Homes’ reach is strongest in communities of color. For example, in 2014, the company financed 72 percent of the Black people in the United States who took out a loan to pay for mobile homes. This targeting is problematic because Clayton is also relentlessly discriminatory in its lending practices. Federal data revealed that among Vanderbilt’s customers who finance, a Black homebuyer making $75,000 a year could expect to pay more interest on their home loan than a white homebuyer making $35,000. And according to information from the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, Clayton’s loans are not just subprime--their interest rates are twice as high as the industry average. The company also targets Spanish-speaking and Native American communities through advertising, then refuses to provide translated documents during sales transactions.

Tell the CFPB and the DOJ: Investigate Clayton Homes’ abuse of Black customers.

None of these details would have come to light without the investigative journalism of Buzzfeed, the Seattle Times and The Center for Public Integrity, but knowing about the harm that Clayton has done to Black customers is not enough.3 We need the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Department of Justice to conduct a joint investigation leading to concrete policies to block this kind of financial pillaging done by private companies.

We know that lending industries are consistently discriminatory against Black people, contributing not just to a widening income gap, but also to an even wider wealth gap.4 Losing thousands of dollars in income and savings to companies like Clayton, when Black workers are also destined to make less money on average for their work than any other demographic, just exacerbates the systemic racism they encounter elsewhere.

These practices amount to large-scale theft from Black and Brown customers, providing no value for the thousands of dollars in loan fees and interest markups that customers are tricked into paying. In some areas of the country, Clayton Homes is single-handedly responsible for looting entire communities of color. The company’s offenses against buyers include:
  • Clayton representatives falsifying loan applications by lying about the take-home income of applicants.
  • Clayton representatives telling customers that its subsidiaries’ high-interest loans are the only financing option available to them.
  • Changing loan terms unexpectedly after customers pay deposits or invest money in preparing a tract of land for their new home.
Clayton Homes has been able to get away with this massive income stripping of Black and Brown customers in part because they have consistently lied about the terms of their loans and flouted laws designed to protect consumers. Warren Buffett has had multiple opportunities to address these findings and has doubled down on stating that his mobile home giant does not discriminate against customers based on race.5

But there’s proof that Clayton Homes’ actions aren’t just racist; they disregard the law. Tell the CFPB and the DOJ to investigate.

In solidarity,

--Brandi, Rashad, Arisha, Brittaney, Bernard, Evan, and the rest of the ColorOfChange team.

References:

1. “Warren Buffet Wants to Sell You a Mobile Home,” Buzzfeed News, 12-26-2015
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5792?t=6&akid=5325.1106664.vLXZRx

2. “The Mobile-home Trap: How a Warren Buffett Empire Preys on the Poor,” The Seattle Times, 4-2-2015
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5793?t=8&akid=5325.1106664.vLXZRx
3. “Warren Buffett’s Mobile Home Empire Preys on the Poor,” Center for Public Integrity, 4-3-2015
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5794?t=10&akid=5325.1106664.vLXZRx

4. “Here’s Median Incomes By Race Since 1967 [CHART],” Business Insider, 9-17-2013
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5795?t=12&akid=5325.1106664.vLXZRx
5. “Warren Buffett’s mobile-home company denies discriminating against minorities,” The Seattle Times, 1-11-2016
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/5796?t=14&akid=5325.1106664.vLXZRx

9 shocking Flint water crisis facts they don’t want you to know

Sunday, January 24, 2016

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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sign now: Flint's poisoned children

Sign now: Flint's poisoned children

Michael Moore moveon-help@list.moveon.org 

12:07 PM (4 hours ago)
to me
Dear fellow MoveOn member,
What's happening in Flint, Michigan, is disastrous—and it's personal for me: Flint is my hometown and the community at the forefront of my first major documentary film, "Roger & Me." 
I’ve been demanding justice, especially for the children of Flint, and it’s progress that President Obama has now declared our lead-poisoning crisis a federal emergency—but much more needs to be done, starting with holding Governor Rick Snyder accountable for poisoning our children.Please sign my petition to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch calling on her to hold Gov. Snyder accountable, which says:
We demand an investigation and, if warranted, the arrest and prosecution of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

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.
Gov. Snyder violated federal law by cutting off clean drinking water to the city of Flint, impacting more than 100,000 people. Instead of safe, clean drinking water, the people of Flint had polluted water piped into their homes from the Flint River—water that was then contaminated with lead.
The governor said he did this to save money.2 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.3

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 served—and other elected officials must be put on notice that people's lives are more important than balancing a budget.
Thanks!
—Michael Moore
1. "Flint's water crisis: newly released emails show Michigan officials' long indifference to residents' concerns," Vox, January 21, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/813?t=6&akid=161245.9429300.wv6S1S
2. "Michigan’s Failure to Protect Flint," The New York Times, January 15, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/693?t=8&akid=161245.9429300.wv6S1S
3. "Lead, What Do Parents Need to Know to Protect Their Children?" Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accessed January 19, 2016
http://act.moveon.org/go/750?t=10&akid=161245.9429300.wv6S1S
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Friday, January 22, 2016

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

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REQUESTING Interiews, Promos for 23RD BLACK LOVE DAY, National & Local Solutions to Racism & Intra-racial Peace


REQUESTING Interiews, Promos for 23RD BLACK LOVE DAY, National & Local Solutions to Racism & Intra-racial Peace


AFRICAN AMERICAN HOLIDAY ASSOCIATION (AAHA)                  
Perpetuates and preserves culture through traditional and non-traditional holidays, celebration & rituals
  202-667-2577       
Contact:  Rashida Thomas publicists

 
NATIONAL PRESS RELEASE: 
23rd Black Love Day, Feb. 13, 2016 Provides Peaceful Solutions to Racism, White Supremacy and Intra-Racial Prejudice
 
For Immediate Release:  The 23nd Black Love Day 2016 national theme “Healing the Hurt/Sharing the Solutions to Racism and Prejudice” will expose the many working solutions to the  challenging issues of racism, prejudice and racially charged violence that has spiked since President Obama’s election, creating further hurt and trauma in Black, White and other diverse communities.  

Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder of Black Love Day (BLD), founder/director of the African-American Holiday Association (AAHA), the non-profit, steward of BLD and a Certified Breathologist, is putting out the world-wide and local call to action.

On Black Love Day, February 13, around the World, at 12 Noon, Handy-Kendi is calling on a collective focus on relationship actions, peace and love solutions that can be replicated and modeled.   

She asks that we “affirm  visualize and offer affirmative prayer that, “the hurts of racism and prejudice heal so pain, trauma, and violence can be released for the higher vibration of love to transform us”.

In the local D.C. Metropolitan area, the 23nd, official national, Black Love Relationship Ceremony, Love & Peace Summit and Healing Circle will be held:  Sat., Feb. 13, 2016 from 9am – 7pm   and Sun, Feb. 14 from10:30- 6 pm at Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church, 1114 Sixth Street, N.W, Wash, D.C. 20001 ( 2 blocks from Mt. Vernon Square, Metro Yellow/Green Line).  Co-sponsored by Galbraith and AAHA, the event is open to the public and will be live-streamed.  It offers sacred sounds by Earth Love Tune-Up Crew; the Ritual of Reconciliation and the demonstration of the 5 Tenets of Black Love; Breathology racial healing activities; the premiere of “Destiny”, a musical love video by recording artist Andaiye; a tribute to scholar Dr. Frances Cress Welsing; invited speakers Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Author, Dr. Kevin Washington, Pres., Black Psychologist Assoc, Joel Segal, Dir, Environmental Justice Coalition; Penny Gamble Williams, Spiritual Warrior Woman,  Sister Brenda Muhammad, NOI, and 20 other peace-maker leaders

Black Love Day is the 3rd nationally commemorated African-American Holiday (wholyday) observance of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love through 5 tenets (loving acts) - for The Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Black Community, and the Black Race.  

BLD also encourages Whites in the 24 hour period to "show love in action" towards Blacks by working on their own racial attitudes and behaviors.

The goals of this day are to increase peace, stop violence, end self-hatred/ racism, and offer a spiritual, African-centered, alternative to the commercialized, and sometimes violent, Valentine's Day.   

Since 1993 the first BLD, Handy-Kendi, has shared the BLD tenets and their higher love vibrations with millions on radio, t.v,  in print, on college campuses, with community organizations, and through her “The Black Love Book”,  

To schedule Ayo Handy-Kendi for an interview; to acquire “The Black Love Book”; to host a Black Love Relationship Ceremony or "Ritual of Reconciliation"; or to inquire about her “Breathology Racial Healing” or “Conflict Resolution”, please contact, Rashida Thomas, publicist, 202-667-2577www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org or info@AfricanAmericanHolidays.org 

### CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT OR 60 SECOND PSA       
What would happen if around the Nation, for 24 hours on Black Love Day, February 13, everyone in the Black community performed at least, 5 specific acts of love – towards the Creator, for Self, for Family, for the Community and for the Black Race, and at the same time, everyone in the White community put “love in action towards Blacks? 
 
This is what happens on Black Love Day, the 3rd nationally, observed African-American holiday (wholyday) of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love now celebrating its 23rd year. To increase peace, stop violence, end Black self-hatred and White supremacy/racism, Black Love Day encourages us to return to love to heal all of our relationships.
 
Nationally, stop at 12 NOON to meditate and visualize a focus on this year’s theme:  “Healing the Hurt/Sharing the Solutions to Racism & Prejudice”. 
 
Locally, attend the official 23st Black Love Relationship Ceremony, Peace & Love  Summit & Healing Circle will be Feb 13 and 142016, at Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church, 1114 Sixth  Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20001, Free and Open to the Public.
 
Go to www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org  to learn how to celebrate Black Love Day Or call 202-667-2577, that’s 202-667-2577.  ###
 
MEDIA ALERT FOR BLACK LOVE RELATIONSHIP CEREMONY, PEACE & LOVE SUMMIT AND HEALING CIRCLE
 
WHAT is Black Love Day:  Black Love Day, Feb. 13th,  is the 3rd nationally commemorated African-American holiday (wholyday) observance of atonement, reconciliation, celebration and 24 hour demonstration of Black Love through 5 tenets (loving acts) - for The Creator, for Self, for the Black Family, the Black Community, and the Black Race.  BLD also encourages Whites in the 24 hour period to "show love in action" towards Blacks by working on their own racial attitudes and behaviors  It has been commemorated since 1993, founded by Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder/director, African American Holiday Association (AAHA) , a Certified Breathologist/ Transformative Facilitator. 
 
WORLD-WIDE ACTIVITY
World wide/Nationally, stop at 12 NOON to meditate/reflect/affirm/visulaize on this year’s theme:  “Healing the Hurt/Sharing the Solutions to Racism & Prejudice”. 
 
LOCAL ACTIVITY IN HONOR OF BLACK LOVE DAY:
Attend the official 23st Black Love Relationship Ceremony, Peace & Love  Summit & Healing Circle on  Feb. 13 and 14, 2016, at Galbraith A.M.E. Zion Church, 1114 Sixth  Street, N.W., Washington, D. C. 20001, Free and Open to the Public.
 
PARTICIPANTS AT OFFICIAL 23RD BLACK LOVE LOCAL EVENT:
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Author,  Dr. Kevin Washington, Pres., Black Psychologist Assoc, Joel Segal, Dir, Environmental Justice  Coaliton; Penny Gamble Williams, Wampona and 20 other peace-maker, leaders.

Go to www.AfricanAmericanHolidays.org to learn how to celebrate Black Love Day   Or  call 202-667-2577, that’s 202-667-2577.  

### with deepest Breath

The Breath Sekou Ayo Handy-Kendi, CB,  CTF, CLYL, CLYT, Reiki Master Founder, Optimum Life Breathologytm &Transcendence Breathworktm
CEO, PositivEnergyWorks, LLC, Founder/Dir, African American Holiday Asso. Author, Speaker, Storyteller, Composer, 
Host - The Sage-ing Baby Boomers Show"
founder, Black Love Day - Feb. 13
202-667-2577
www.PositivEnergyWorks.com

Let me help you relearn how to breathetm because there is Power in the Breath. Breathe better to live better.  Breathologytm is life-changing, minute-to-minute Yoga for Spirit, Mind and Body." -
Ayo Handy-Kendi, founder, Optimum Life Breatholgy tm


Saturday, January 16, 2016

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President Obama, PLEASE Come to Flint

President Obama, PLEASE Come to Flint

Jan. 16, 2016, Michael Moore maillist@michaelmoore.com

I'm outraged at what's happening in Flint, so I decided to write President Obama asking for his support. Read my new letter below and sign our petition here: http://michaelmoore.com/ObamaComeToFlint


Dear President Obama,

I am writing this to you from the place where I was born -- Flint, Michigan. Please consider this personal appeal from me and the 102,000 citizens of the city of Flint who have been poisoned -- not by a mistake, not by a natural disaster, but by a governor and his administration who, to "cut costs," took over the city of Flint from its duly elected leaders, unhooked the city from its fresh water supply of Lake Huron, and then made the people drink the toxic water from the Flint River. This was nearly two years ago.

This week it was revealed that at least 10 people in Flint have now been killed by these premeditated actions of the Governor of Michigan. This governor, Rick Snyder, nullified the democratic election of this mostly African-American city -- where 41% of the people live below the "official" poverty line -- and replaced the elected Mayor and city council with a crony who was instructed to take all his orders from the governor's office.

One of those orders from the State of Michigan was this: "It costs too much money to supply Flint with clean drinking water from Lake Huron (the 3rd largest body of fresh water in the world). We can save a lot of money doing this differently. So unhook the city from that source and let them drink the water known as 'General Motors' Sewer' -- the Flint River."

And, lo and behold, the Governor was right. It was a lot cheaper! Fifteen million dollars cheaper! And for saving all that money, it is now estimated that to repair the damaged water system in Flint, it will cost at least $1.5 billion. Someone had suggested to the governor, before he did this, that the river contained many toxins. He ignored that. One of his own people said maybe they should add a safe-to-drink "corrosive protector" to the water so that the toxins in said water wouldn't leach the lead off the aging water pipe infrastructure and into the drinking water. "How much will that cost?" asked the governor's office.

"Just $100 a day for only 3 months," the governor was told. Oh, $100 a day?! THAT'S TOO MUCH!, came the reply from the governor. Don't worry about the lead. "Lead is a seasonal thing," he would later explain to the public. "Heck, there's lead in everything!" Just let them drink the river water.

This is a city full of poor black people, a city where half the population (including myself) found a way to escape the misery and the madness (the crime rate is so bad, we've lead the country in murders for most years -- and just to get an idea of what that means, if NYC had the same murder rate as Flint last year, over 4,000 New Yorkers would have been killed, instead of the 340 who actually were).

My city has been pummeled by General Motors, Wall Street and the State and Federal governments. It's no surprise that the Republicans who control our State Capitol in Michigan didn't have to worry about any push-back from the residents of Flint because, to them, that's just a bunch of eviscerated black people who have absolutely no power, "don't vote for us any way," and have NO means to fight back.

And now, after every single child in Flint has been poisoned with lead-filled water that the State knew a year ago was in that water, we learn that the governor's office sought to cover it up, hiding it not just from the defenseless African Americans they secretly fear and despise, but also hiding it from YOU and the federal government! (Link)

And, as if things couldn't get any worse, the news of 87 people with Legionnaires Disease happened this week. Ten Flint residents have been KILLED by this disease which is caused by tainted water. Not by gun violence, not in Afghanistan, but by an act of racism and violence perpetrated by the -- I'm sorry to say -- white, Republican governor of Michigan who knew months ago the water was toxic.

All fingers from the doctors and scientists point to the filthy, toxic Flint River as the cause of this Legionnaires Disease outbreak. 10 human souls deceased. In an average year, Flint already had an astounding 8 cases (and rarely a death) of people contracting Legionnaires Disease. Since the citizens of Flint were forced to use the water from the Flint River, EIGHTY-SEVEN CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES DISEASE have happened! AND TEN DEATHS! And the number is expected to rise.

President Obama -- the people of Flint are crying out to you for help. Our Congressman, Dan Kildee, has called the federal government for assistance. But he's been told that it's a "State issue" and that "the State of Michigan has to be the one asking the feds for the help."

NO! The STATE is the one who CAUSED THIS! That's like asking the fox if he could repair the chicken coop. No, Mr. President, we need YOUR help -- TODAY. 100,000 people have no water to drink, to cook with or to bathe in.

This week, you are coming to Michigan to attend the Detroit Auto Show. We implore you to come to Flint, less than an hour's drive north of Detroit. Do not ignore this tragedy taking place every day. This may be Gov. Snyder's Katrina, but it will become your Bush-Flying-Over-New Orleans Moment if you come to Michigan and then just fly away. I know you don't want that image of flying over us as you "fake-sad" look down on Flint just as Bush did in that never-to-be-forgotten photo-op over New Orleans. I know you are going to come to the rescue here in Flint. I can't imagine any other scenario.

We need:


The CDC here at once to truly assess all of the disease and damage that has been forced upon the people of Flint.


FEMA has to supply large water containers in every home in Flint -- and they must be filled by water trucks until the new infrastructure is resolved.


The EPA must take over matters from the State (can the governor be removed and replaced like he did to the mayor of Flint?). Immediately.


You must send in the Army Corps of Engineers to build that new water infrastructure. Otherwise, you might as well just evacuate all the people from Flint and move them to a white city that has clean drinking water -- and where this would never happen.

President Obama, I'm counting on you to give us a response. Can we expect to see you, in Flint, in the next few days?

Yours,
Michael Moore
Filmmaker
Flint native


P.S. - Everyone please sign our petition and share this! http://michaelmoore.com/ObamaComeToFlint

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

An Open Letter to Michigan's Governor Snyder (aka #ArrestGovSnyder) from Michael Moore, a resident of Traverse City, MI


An Open Letter to Michigan's Governor Snyder (aka #ArrestGovSnyder) from Michael Moore, a resident of Traverse City, MI


Michael Moore maillist@michaelmoore.com via go.netatlantic.com

Jan 8, 2016

I wrote a letter calling for the arrest of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for poisoning the people of Flint. Read it here, sign the petition, and please share!

Dear Governor Snyder:

Thanks to you, sir, and the premeditated actions of your administrators, you have effectively poisoned, not just some, but apparently ALL of the children in my hometown of Flint, Michigan.

And for that, you have to go to jail.

To poison all the children in an historic American city is no small feat. Even international terrorist organizations haven't figured out yet how to do something on a magnitude like this.

But you did. Your staff and others knew that the water in the Flint River was poison -- but you decided that taking over the city and "cutting costs" to "balance the budget" was more important than the people's health (not to mention their democratic rights to elect their own leaders). So you cut off the clean, fresh glacial lake water of Lake Huron that the citizens of Flint (including myself) had been drinking for decades and, instead, made them drink water from the industrial cesspool we call the Flint River -- a body of "water" where toxins from a dozen General Motors and DuPont factories have been dumped for over a hundred years. And then you decided to put a chemical in this water to "clean" it -- which only ended up stripping the lead off of Flint's aging water pipes, placing that lead in the water and sending it straight into people's taps. Your callous -- and reckless (btw, "reckless" doesn't get you a pass; a reckless driver who kills a child, still goes to jail) -- decision to do this has now, as revealed by the city's top medical facility, caused "irreversible brain damage" in Flint's children, not to mention other bodily damage to all of Flint's adults. Here's how bad it is: Even GM won't let the auto parts they use in building cars touch the Flint water because that water "corrodes" them (link). This is a company that won't even fix an ignition switch after they've discovered it's already killed dozens of people. THAT's how bad the situation is. Even GM thinks you're the devil.

Maybe you don't understand the science behind this. Lead, in water -- now, bear with me, this involves a science lesson and you belong to the anti-science party, the one that believes there's not a climate problem and that Adam and Eve rode on dinosaurs 6,000 years ago. Lead is toxic to the human body. There's no way to fully eliminate it once it's in your system, and children are the most damaged by it.

By taking away the city's clean drinking water in order to "cut costs," and then switching the city's water supply to Flint River water, you have allowed massively unsafe levels of pollutants and lead into the water that travels in to everyone's home. Every Flint resident is trapped by this environmental nightmare which you, Governor, have created.

Like any real criminal, when you were confronted with the truth (by the EPA and other leading water experts across America), you denied what you did. Even worse, you decided to mock your accusers and their findings. As I said, I know you don't like to believe in a lot of science (after all, you used to run Gateway Computers, and that, really, is all anyone needs to know about you), but this time the science has caught up with you -- and this time, I hope, it's going to convict you.

The facts are all there, Mr. Snyder. Every agency involved in this scheme reported directly to you. The children of Flint didn't have a choice as to whether or not they were going to get to drink clean water. But soon it will be your turn to not have that choice about which water you'll be drinking. Because by this time next year, if there is an ounce of justice left in this land, the water you'll be drinking will be served to you from a tap inside Jackson Prison.

I am calling upon my fellow Michiganders -- and seekers of justice everywhere -- to petition U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, asking her to arrest you for corruption and assault (i.e., the physical assault you committed against the children of Flint when you knowingly poisoned them).

Yesterday, the federal prosecutor in Flint, after many of us had called for months for this action, finally opened up an investigation into the matter (link). Now we need your arrest, prosecution and conviction.

And who will be cheering on that day when you are fitted with a bright orange jumpsuit? The poor and minority communities of Michigan who've endured your dictatorial firing of their mayors and school boards so you could place your business friends in charge of their mostly-black cities. They know you never would have done this to a wealthy white suburb.

I welcome all to look at the appalling facts of this case, which have been reported brilliantly here, here, and especially here by the great Rachel Maddow. Thank you, Rachel, for caring so deeply when the rest of the national television media didn't.

I'm asking everyone who agrees with me to sign on to this petition and call for your arrest, Governor Snyder. You are not allowed to run amok in my hometown like you have done. The children whom you have poisoned have to endure a life of pain and lower IQ's from your actions. You have destroyed a generation of children -- and for that, you must pay.

It is time for you to go to prison. Out of mercy, I'll ask that you have in your cell your own personal Gateway computer.

Sincerely,
Michael Moore
Flint native
Michigan resident and voter


P.S. For everyone wanting to sign on to this petition calling for the IMMEDIATE resignation of Governor Snyder AND for the FBI to arrest him, please sign the petition petition here: http://michaelmoore.com/ArrestGovSnyder



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