Rural America Ignored by FEMA, These are the farmers that feed you!
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Illinois Governor
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Rural America Ignored by FEMA, These are the farmers that feed you!

    1. Kerry Phillips
    2. Petition by

      Kerry Phillips

      Ivins, UT

FEMA refused aid to Southern Illinois tornado victims. These are the farm towns and farmers that feed the USA and the world. Perhaps FEMA wants us to import more of the wonderful food from Mexico?  Why don't we just give it up and import our food from China?  Please support USA farmers and farm towns.  Do you want to eat USA grown food?  Then please support the farm towns and farmers that grow it!  Let FEMA know by signing this petition.

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    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Dannyal Miller HERRIN, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition because I am a Southern Illinoisian and I dont agree with FEMA...

    • Heidi Carder HARRISBURG, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      It frustrates me to no end that the good ole US of A can break it's back to help nations around the world but won't lift a little finger to help it's own.

    • tiffany king STURGIS, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      i had a friend lose everything in this tornado

    • melissa griffith ELDORADO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      a few of my acquaintances and family friends lost their relatives during this tornado. So try telling them that the destruction was not enough for FEMA to step in. I get outraged everytime there is a disaster overseas and our government is the first to step in but when it happens on our soil, we are forgotten and we are the ones who pay the taxes.

    • Amy Peterson MARION, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      A few years ago a home that sat on the North West corner of Feazel and Barnett Street in Harrisburg, IL had burned. It took some time for the people (unkown owners to me) to replace this home but they eventually did to a double wide, Modular home. While touring the place that I called home for fifteen years I saw that particular home had been ravaged in half by the F-4 Tornado. I thought to myself, what else could happen to these people? Does it not matter to the State or Federal Government whom we pay taxes to in order to be repaid for what we pay for, in order to receive SOME help? Then why do we pay taxes? Why do we have a govenor that gets on the local news to give us lip service if he is not going to do what he is not going to promise to do what he said he was going to do? I wholeheartedly thank the outpouring help that came from around the country that came to help the citizens of Southern Illinois of the Leap Day Tornado, however, it was the citizens that will save this country... not the government.


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