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1/20/06 - ‘Louisiana Winter’ Comes to a Close: Students Vow to Continue to Advocate for Civic Works Legislation   Download
01/16/07 - A Rebuilding Surge in New Orleans: Louisiana Winter Students Call for 100,000 Civic Works Jobs Download
01/15/07 - “Louisiana Winter” Students
at MLK School in Lower Ninth Ward: Dr. King's Advocacy for a Public Works Program Highlighted Download
01/14/07 - “Louisiana Winter” Students Arrive in New Orleans for Week-Long Campaign Download
01/12/07 - Rep. Barbara Lee Statement for Louisiana Winter Students Download
01/11/07 - “Louisiana Winter” Students Set to Arrive in New Orleans Download
12/14/06 - Rep. Lofgren Commends Gulf Coast Civic Works Project Proposal
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12/14/06 - Louisiana Winter, 2007 Press Packet, San Jose, CA  Download
12/14/06 - Louisiana Winter, 2007 Press Conference Notes, Gulfport, MS  Download
12/12/06 - A National Call to Students: “Louisiana Winter”  Download

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"I was delighted to hear about Louisiana Winter. I want to thank you all for your efforts to get the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project passed. I am pleased to hear about the strong response from university students signing up to support Louisiana Winter."
-- Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana

"My father-in-law, Sargent Shriver, always told me that serving others was the most gratifying thing anyone can do. During this week, each of you will come to realize the truthfulness of his wisdom. I commend your involvement in this project and your desire to better the lives of your fellow Americans.  You are living proof that our country’s future rests in very capable and very
charitable hands."
-- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California (Download Full Statement)

"The areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina must be a priority for all Americans—in Congress and throughout the United States.  It is our moral obligation to acknowledge that there have always been two America’s here in the United States; and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita lifted the curtain on the connection of race and poverty....  I am personally vested in eradicating the poverty across this country-particularly in the Gulf Coast and support increasing funding and job opportunities for our brothers and sisters trying to rebuild their lives."
-- Congresswoman Barbara Lee, California (Download Full Statement)

"Today's call to action serves as a critical resurgence of attention, compassion, and resources directed toward the residents and displaced of the Gulf Coast. The Louisiana Winter student volunteers will bring a sense of hope and new energy to the rebuilding efforts. There is so much that remains to be done in housing, employment, health care, and education. Only a national effort, fueled by the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project and the employment of tens of thousands of Gulf Coast residents, can bring about the healing and reconstruction of these vital communities. I am very proud of our San Jose State students who will be participating in Louisiana Winter week."
--Assemblywoman Sally Lieber, Speaker pro Tempore, California State Assembly

"Mississippians believe that we have worked diligently to put our lives and homes back together following Hurricane Katrina. The volunteers all agree. Now we have the opportunity to prove that on a national scale. The Gulf Coast Civic Works Project can help us remind others that there is still much work to be done and make our area whole again and that we still need the support and volunteerism of others."
~Brian Carriere, Gulfport City Council President

"The Gulf Coast Civic Works Project presents a common sense solution that's as bold and broad as the problem it's trying to solve. In addition to being more efficient than the approaches for rebuilding currently being considered, it represents an investment in the people of the Gulf--not large corporations--and most importantly, it gives survivors the power to rebuild their homes and their lives. is proud to be a supporter of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Project." 
-- James Rucker, Director of Color Of Change

List of Gulf towns Students will visit:

New Orleans
In Jackson Co. MS.
Operation TLC
Ocean Springs

In Harrison Co. MS.
D'Iberville Volunteer Center
Long Beach
Pass Christian

In Hancock Co. MS.
Bay St. Louis

Inquiries? Contact Scott Myers-Lipton, 510-508-5382

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