Rebuild New Orleans by and for the People
January 18, 2006
Right now, five months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, there is still no electricity or sewage in New Orleans, dead bodies are still being found, and the city is about to bulldoze hundreds of homes on the barest of notice.
Underlying these facts is a struggle over who will control the rebuilding of New Orleans. Will the residents be able to come back and make a home again? Or will business interests seize the day and create a condo-filled theme park?
New Orleans must be rebuilt by and for the New Orleans people. Funding must be made available for subsidizing evacuees' housing, health care, and education until the New Orleans infrastructure can be rebuilt. Funding must be provided for rebuilding the levees, the infrastructure, the schools, and key institutions.
We, the undersigned, want our tax dollars to help average New Orleans citizens maintain their standard of living, just as we did for the 9/11 families. It is only right.
The Rebuild New Orleans by and for the People petition to United States Congress was written by Pat Soberanis and is in the category Government at GoPetition.