We want to demonstrate to our national leaders
that the people of the United States support the
idea of rebuilding the Gulf Coast by providing
WPA-like jobs to the local residents and
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Our goal is to gather 100,000
signatures, and to deliver these petitions in a
powerful and symbolic fashion to Congress.
This ideas is both practical and American.
Practical because who better to
rebuild the community than the local residents
who have lost so much, and American because this
idea for civic work is deeply rooted in the
Civic work, the idea where
government provides jobs for the people to
rebuild their community, was first proposed by
Jacob Coxey in 1894, then implemented by
President Roosevelt in the 1930s, and called
upon once again by Dr. Martin Luther King in the
In order to encourage students and community
members, the person who obtains the most
signatures will receive a free airline ticket to
Washington D.C. to be a part of the team
delivering the petitions, which will include
stops at the Roosevelt Memorial and to the site
of the soon to be built King Memorial.
the petition here, and start collecting
signatures now! And please return them to the
address on the petition.