I awoke this morning with a strong leading to issue a call to action to Friends and all who care to proclaim the water situation in Flint, Michigan, has to be addressed immediately. Every minute children are exposed to that poison. Unfortunately this is not an isolated situation. But it is an acute situation that has the focus of the nation, and if some kind of progress can be made in Flint, we can use that success in these other situations. Rachael Maddow’s show will deal with this, bring further attention.
Please, if every Friend could bring this disaster to their Meeting for action, if every Friend could write a letter to their local paper, these would be steps to engage to end environmental racism.
Another thing Friends can do and encourage others to do is sign the petition from Color of Change to Congress to restore funding for the Center for Disease Control Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention program in the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.
This is a prime time for us to be talking about racism in our meetings.