Six months after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands of people who were affected by the storm are still homeless, jobless and separated from their loved ones and community. The face of Louisiana and Mississippi is changed, possibly forever. Yet no progress has been made in helping the survivors return to the area, ensuring their right to fair elections with real access, or enticing businesses to return and reconstruct. In fact, only 82 representatives out of 435 have signed on to co-sponsor House Resolution 4197: the Hurricane Katrina Recovery, Reclamation, Restoration, Reconstruction and Reunion Act of 2005.
TAKE ACTION -- just enter your zip code in the box on the next screen to send a message to your Representative asking them to co-sponsor the bill, or thanking them for already being a co-sponsor.
This important bill would provide housing vouchers, community development block grants, counseling and absentee ballots for survivors. Local businesses would receive incentives to return to the Gulf Coast and rebuild. Passage of this bill is imperative for progress in the area—so why isn't it supported by every representative?
Does your representative support HR 4197? Enter your zip code here or view the complete list. They need to hear from constituents and advocacy groups that this bill should be at the top of everyone's priority list. By ignoring the problems that are still plaguing the Gulf Coast, we can never move forward from this disaster.
Email your Representative today.
NOW makes it very easy to send either a form letter or a letter you compose yourself to your representative. it takes only a few seconds to do. please go and send a quick message!! it could make a big difference in the lives of the people in NOLA and the MS gulfcoast.
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