Friday, April 25, 2008

Gulf Coast delegation Advocates for HR 4048 on Hill

This week, the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation has taken the leadership in bringing 40 Gulf Coast community leaders to DC to lobby the AL, MS, and LA congressional delegations, as well as members of the Education and Labor Committee.

One of the main goals of the group is to ask for co-sponsorship of HR 4048 and to ask for a hearing of the bill. The Gulf Coast group has spoken to, or is scheduled to speak tomorrow to, the following representatives:
  • Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D MS–2)
  • Rep. Chip Pickering (R MS–3)
  • Rep. Charles Boustany Jr. (R LA–7)
  • Rep. Spencer Bachus (R AL–6)
  • Rep. Artur Davis (D AL–7)
  • Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (D TX-15)
  • Rep. Robert C. Scott (D VA–3)
  • Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D CA-6)
  • Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D OH–10)
  • Rep. David Wu (D-OR-1)
  • Rep. Danny K. Davis (D IL–7)

For our part, the students have a campaign to get all 53 CA Congress members signed on as co-sponsors to HR 4048. Yesterday, we faxed the letters to 50 of the 53 CA Congress members (we already have 3 on board). Next week, we will follow up with phone calls.

We encourage all to contact their Congress members asking for co-sponsorship.


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