Sunday, December 11, 2005

Lafayette activists march in New Orleans for justice.

The Daily Advertiser: "Pautz said Katrina magnified many of the city's pressing issues and prompted the formation of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Reconstruction Coalition, which now has more than 100 member organizations that are working throughout the Gulf Coast to address perceived human rights violations in response to the storms.

According to the group's Web site, the coalition is calling for the government to provide money to reunite families, the creation of a Victim's Compensation Fund, public works jobs for displaced residents and resident representation on all decision-making boards.

Pautz said the first step is to talk to evacuees about their personal experiences and hopes."

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