KKUP: "Meeting of the Ways"
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
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
-- Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, California (Download
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
"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.
ColorOfChange.org is proud to be a supporter of the Gulf Coast
Civic Works Project."
-- James Rucker, Director of Color Of
List of Gulf
towns Students will visit:
In Jackson Co. MS.
In Harrison Co. MS.
D'Iberville Volunteer Center
In Hancock Co. MS.
Bay St. Louis