Email Secretary Mabus: “One Gulf, Resilient Gulf"
The Gulf Coast still needs your support.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall and the New Orleans levees failed, the city is on the rise thanks to the fierce determination and spirit of its residents. Yet there is so much work to be done, and so many who still want to return home. Now, the BP oil disaster is devastating communities and the livelihoods of countless more Gulf Coast residents, many of whom are still rebuilding after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Ike and Gustav.
As you might know, President Obama has appointed Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to develop a Gulf Coast Recovery plan. This week, the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project, along with its partners Oxfam America, Trouble the Water, the Gulf Coast Fund, Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation, and over 100 other groups at the forefront of Gulf Coast recovery, have released a blueprint for the long-term recovery that calls on community-based, democratic, equitable and green solutions to the ongoing crises in the region.
Please send an email asking Secretary Mabus (firstname.lastname@example.org) to include the recommendations of “One Gulf, Resilient Gulf" into the Obama Administration's plan for Gulf Coast recovery.
You can also send an email through Trouble the Water's website at http://www.troublethewaterfilm.com/page/speakout/onegulf
* The report can be accessed at http://www.oxfamamerica.org/onegulf.
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