Monday, December 5th, 2005

Fight For Gulf Coast Survivors’ Right of Return

Here’s what you can do immediately…help get hurricane survivors to the meeting through the following efforts being organized by the People’s Hurricane Relief Fund & Oversight Coalition,, and the Youth Media Council:

Shout Out for Hurricane Survivors’ Right to Return
Media Call-In Action

1. Mobilize hurricane survivors and those who care about racism and poverty in the south to participate in the Peoples Hurricane Fund December 9th National People’s Assembly in Jackson, Miss. and Dec. 10th March for Human Rights in New Orleans, LA.
2. Echo displaced survivors’ right to return and rebuild in targeted areas of the U.S.

Primary Audience: Hurricane survivors, poor people, people of color, and other affected groups in Atlanta, GA, Jackson and Biloxi Mississippi, Baton Rouge, LA, and Alabama.

Secondary Audience: Displaced hurricane survivors in Texas, Los Angles, and Chicago

Press List: 2-3 radio live call-in shows per target area (approx. 20), websites reaching folks in targeted areas.

We will reach people through email and websites in targeted areas who care about the right of Katrina survivors to return to and rebuild their home. We’ll ask them to make 1 shout out per day for 4 days to local radio stations with live call-in shows. We will ask callers to hit us back at a central email address to get a rudimentary count of how many calls were made. We will ask local orgs to monitor the stations so we can get a sense of the effectiveness of the action.

posted by @ 11:48 am | 4 Comments

4 Responses to “Fight For Gulf Coast Survivors’ Right of Return”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have to say, seeing the phrase “Right of Return” within America is rather surreal for me, after all the years of hearing it applied to Israel/Palestine and a host of other foreign conflicts. Man.


  2. Anonymous says:

    Most of New Orleans still does not have electricity. The Bush Admin. has not committed to a plan to spend the money needed for the wetlands or the levees. The Bush Admin. will not provide section 8 money so poor folks can afford rent in higher ground portions of town. FEMA and the Army Corps are still clueless. The Mayor, the governor, and the Senators have not come up with a plan of their own, other than asking for lots of money. All of these items must be considered when you are talking about a “return.” Steve

  3. Jeff says:

    Yes, I hear that most definitely. Not to mention all the environmental issues that still need to be taken care of.

    I think we can all agree that all the people of New Orleans ought to have a say in what the future of the city looks like…not just the folks who have had the means, the luck, or the political clout to already have returned. That’s what I think the idea of “right of return” and this meeting is meant to be about.

  4. rafi says:

    Guys don’t forget how lucky they are now that they have wireless internet access to come home to! It’s like Xmas came early this year.

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