Gulf Coast

Early Saturday February 19 the House of Representatives passed legislation (H.R. 1) that would cut federal spending by $61 billion.  The cuts come mainly in programs dedicated to assistance for vulnerable populations in the U.S. and internationally.   You can let your Senators know that this approach to the budget is neither responsible nor just.…

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Members of the United Nations’ Advisory Group on Forced Evictions will conduct a fact-finding mission in New Orleans July 26-31. The Advisory Group will look at ongoing issues related to the displacement of Gulf Coast residents following Hurricane Katrina. The City of New Orleans has approved the demolition of 4,500 public housing units, with plans…

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