progressive hurricane relief
in case you haven't heard of this already, thought folks might be interested...
> Please consider giving to the "PEOPLE'S HURRICANE FUND."
> This fund will be directed and administered by New
> Orleanian evacuees themselves. It is being organized by
> established progressive community groups that will respect the
> people affected by the disaster. They will address immediate
> survival needs while also helping the community to build strength
> for the longer term struggles for social justice that are ahead.
> The fund has been established by Community Labor United
> (CLU), a coalition of the progressive organizations
> throughout New Orleans. CLU has been working in the
> community for the past eight years. This group will ensure
> that donations are used effectively, and that people
> impacted by the disaster play a strong role in rebuilding
> their lives and their communities.
> For more information: www.qecr.org
> Tax-Exempt donations can be made out to:
> The People's Hurricane Fund
> c/o Vanguard Public Foundation
> 383 Rhode Island St, Ste 301
> San Francisco CA 94103
also, ( here is a list from Jobs with Justice of progressive groups organizing 'to ensure that the voices of the Gulf Coast's working people are heard'Collapse )
see also this from the National Youth Advocacy Coalition,
who are working on 'a targeted “Hurricane Katrina LGBT Relief Fund,” to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our community receive the critical support they need to regain stability in their lives.'
and ( here is jwj's appeal for an email action to the federal governmentCollapse )
this paragraph was news to me:
"Today, in a move that will further hurt the working families
affected by the hurricane, President Bush issued an executive
order that will allow employers using federal disaster
assistance money to pay poverty wages to workers in the areas
affected by Hurricane Katrina. The executive order suspends the
requirements of the Davis-Bacon law, a federal law which
requires that federal contractors to pay workers wages that are
at least equal to the prevailing wages in the area where the
work is conducted, such as highway construction and other
federally-funded construction projects."
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