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As the lists of flight information were finally posted for evacuees at the Louisville shelter, people were shocked to see themselves listed not by name or flight information, but by ANIMAL GROUPS. For example, there is the dog group and the cow group and the monkey group. A photo is attached. People are shocked and outraged at this disrespectful and racist treatment. Evacuees have been saying all along that they are being treated like animals, now the Red Cross has proven it! Please take a minute to call the Red Cross and let them know that we WILL NOT STAND for this insulting, racist treatment.

In addition, Red Cross SEPARATED FAMILIES and put them on different flights. Children have been separated from their parents! Please let the Red Cross know that children MUST be on the SAME FLIGHT as their parents, and families must stay together as they travel back to New Orleans.

**********PLEASE CALL THE LOUISVILLE RED CROSS AND FORWARD THIS TO ALL OF YOUR NETWORKS**********

Louisville Red Cross: (502) 589-4450
Amber Youngblood, Public Relations: (502) 561-3711 or (502) 759-1421

Demand that:

(1) Families be put on the same flight, especially children with parents.
(2) That the lists be taken down and immediately replaced with lists that respect the dignity of evacuees.
(3) That the Red Cross issue a public apology.
(4) That those responsible be held accountable for this insult.

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