Monday, January 29, 2007

Chairman Thompson calls for WPA-like Program to Rebuild Gulf Coast

Dear all,

Great news! I have just received an email from Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren informing us that the idea for a Gulf Coast Civic Works Project has made it into a major public policy address made today by Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chair of Homeland Security. Click here to read.

Finally, a national leader has called for what we have been saying for two months.

We need a WPA-like program to rebuild the Gulf Coast. We should be thrilled that we have made so much progress in such a short time.

However, let us remember that the work has just begun. We will need to continue organizing and advocating in order for Congress to develop legislation for 100,000 civic work jobs.

We are currently developing the next stages of our campaign. They include:

  1. Nation-wide Summit on College Campuses: "Post-Katrina Awareness Summit: "We Can't Stop! We Won't Stop!" 2nd week of April
  2. Congressional Petition and Phone-in Campaign
  3. Asking Questions to Presidential Candidates
  4. Pass Non-Binding Resolutions in City Council and State Legislatures

Read the Position Paper for more details. Join the the campaign, email us

And while it is great that we were mentioned in Congressman Thompson's speech, we have a long way to go before we get this idea introduced into Congress and passed.

Contact Congressman's Thompson's office & ask him to introduce the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project as legislation: Click Here.

May the Great Work continue!
best, scott ml


Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home