Petition Through Oxfam
Two years ago, Americans united to help the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But recovery of the region suffers from neglect.
We need to urge all presidential candidates to show their commitment to keeping America's promise to the Gulf Coast by issuing an agenda outlining how, as president, they will ensure the recovery of the hurricane-devastated region.
Please sign Oxfam's petition.
Two years after the devastation brought on by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Gulf Coast is still hurting. Tens of thousands still live in temporary housing. Schools are closed. Businesses are struggling.
A lot of people made a lot of promises as the flood waters drained, but these days, the worst disaster in recent US history is barely mentioned by the media or politicians . Continued neglect threatens to leave people more poor and more at risk. With our leaders suffering from Katrina amnesia, the current presidential campaign is our best chance to bring Gulf Coast recovery back into the spotlight.
Tell the presidential candidates to keep America’s promise to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
Oxfam America and a broad coalition of groups are calling on all the presidential candidates, from both parties, to make Gulf Coast recovery a top priority of their campaigns.
We'll need thousands of people to take action. With your help, we can make sure the new leadership in the White House recognizes that, even though the issue isn’t on the front pages anymore, the recovery is NOT over - and we can't yet close this chapter of our history.
Click here to tell the presidential candidates to keep America’s promise to rebuild the Gulf Coast.
Thank you for supporting the people of the Gulf Coast.
Tim Fullerton Oxfam America