Archive for April, 2009

We just received a draft of the legislation we’ve been working on from the Office of Represenative Zoe Lofgren.  There have been a number of changes since we last saw the bill, many of them just in terms of formatting and definition, but we need to be certain this is the best possible bill when it is introduced, so I want to invite you to view the bill and offer comments.

Please take some time to read the draft.  We only have until close of business Monday 4/20 to offer changes.

Discussion Draft of Gulf Coast Civic Works Act of 2009

If you have initial comments please email buchanan@rfkmemorial.org

Or if you’d like to join a conference call discussing possible edits to the bill and next steps, please call:

Title: Edits to Discussion Draft GCCW Act of 2009 Conference Call

Date: April 17th, 2009
Time: 4:30 pm ET/ 3:30 CT
Number: 309-946-5300
Access Code: 433724


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A couple of new updates:


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Can you join a conference call to discuss the next steps in the Gulf Coast Civic Works Campaign, including the legislation, an upcoming lobby event and an Interfaith Week of Prayer and Action (see below for details)?

REVISED Date: April 16th, 2009

Time: 3:30 pm ET/ 2:30 CT
Access Code:

Before the call I wanted to invite you, you colleagues and member to consider participating in the actions below.  To help recovering communities finally return and rebuild with safety and dignity, we need to act now.


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Greetings and Welcome to the Gulf Coast Civic Work Campaign’s new blog. We will keep updates and new information on the campaign posted on this site, including upcoming actions, conference calls and the latest news on Gulf Coast recovery.

The survivors of the Gulf Coast hurricanes deserve some justice, let’s all keep fighting!

-Jeffrey Buchanan

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