Friday, August 28, 2009

Do You Remember Katrina - We Will Never Forget Her

Do You Remember where you were when Hurricane Katrina made land in New Orleans on August 29, 2005 ?

We will never forget it, because "IT" changes our lives forever;
We ask you to remember with us, and help to fix the gulf coast.
Yes Four Years Later - We Are Still Not Finished.

Many families are still stuck in trailers, as they've received
little to help them return to their pre storm living conditions.
the government told many tall tales in the early days of Katrina.
Much of it Pissed People off and put action into movement by PEOPLE.
Well WE PEOPLE Still Need to Help the People left victims to our governments'
lies and tricks. the court cases, lawsuits and murder cases have proven that
the government had more options than they used; and were complicitors
in the aftermath. that's the bottom line, we are ALL left holding the bag.

How Long Can We Let This Pile Sit as though we don't see it ?
Today is The DAY to Do Something. Take a Moment and click the link
to the KIN - they are working it out, without government bs or games.
This Is US, People Helping People.  Don't Forget Katrina, Ever Please..

It Cost Me My Heart,

Katrina Information Network -

All over the country, there are events commemorating August 29, 2005, the fateful day Hurricane Katrina made landfall.  We remember the abandoned families and lost loved ones.  We have witnessed the public neglect and private profiteering and four years later, as some media and many aid organizations have "moved on", we are committed to keeping up the fight for a just recovery in the Gulf -- until resources go where help is needed, until everyone is home.
With new challenges looming around the Census and dwindling resources, families in the gulf need your support now more than ever.  That is why Katrina Information Network (KIN) is commemorating the anniversary with an extensive events calendar and our new 5 for 5, five actions you can take that take less than five minutes to keep just recovery on the public agenda.

  1. Make sure Gulf communities don't miss out on much needed public resources because returning residents are not counted.  Send a letter to Rep. William Clay, Chair of the House Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census and National Archives urging Congressional hearings to develop special provisions for those temporarily displaced and actively rebuilding to return.
  2. Tell Congress to pass the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act right away.  The region will not recover without real investment in cleaning up the environment and living wage jobs.  This legislation will do both.
  3. Should workers have to worry about losing their job if they are forced to evacuate in the face of a hurricane?  If you think not, please sign Restaurant Opportunities Center's petition to get workers seven days to get home after evacuation orders are lifted.  Evacuees are already worried about their lives; they shouldn't have to worry about their jobs.
  4. Make a commitment to be there when evacuees need us.  Join the People's Evacuation Plan network by signing up to be a resource.  The Greater New Orleans Organizers Roundtable is calling on people of goodwill to help establish safe places and resources for evacuees in the cities where many residents go before disaster strikes.   The Plan is being developed as a way of helping residents avoid the discrimination and criminalization they often face from traditional aid agencies.  If you, your faith community or other organization can help, please sign up today.
  5. Share KIN actions with friends and social networks by posting to Facebook, Twitter and following KIN on Twitter.  And please don't forget to join the KIN page on Facebook where you can find more commemoration information and actions for just recovery in the Gulf.
As we remember those who have passed, the hundreds of thousands still displaced and those still suffering the effects of those fateful weeks in 2005, we thank you for staying the course.  Thanks to you, we can keep the pressure on and make just recovery a reality.
In solidarity,
The KIN Team

Visit the KIN website for more information.


Patrick said...

Wow, it seems like it just happened yesterday. But at least not everyone's forgotten about Katrina -- PBS (WNED in my area) often goes back to New Orleans to report on the (lack of) progress. It's even more sad today than it was when it happened. Then it was an emergency, now it's just a crying shame.

Lenox Knits said...

I have not forgotten. We returned to our favorite city to visit again this summer. I was glad to see progress but you are certainly right that there is still a long way to go. Thanks for sharing this information on how to help.

askcherlock said...

Anderson Cooper did a wonderful tribute to the victims of Katrina and stories of the aftermath last night on CNN. He is one journalist, along with you, who keeps this story in the forefront of our minds. May we never forget. Thanks for the excellent information.