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FHAC Director to Address Democratic Convention at Denver Roundtable

Posted on 25. Aug, 2008 by

On Tuesday, August 26th at 1:00 p.m. PST in Denver, Colorado, Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center (GNOFHAC) Executive Director James Perry will address Democratic National Convention attendees. Perry will discuss the need for the federal government to recommit itself to Gulf Coast recovery. The roundtable will be moderated by Ted Koppel, former Nightline host. Other roundtable participants include Senator Mary Landrieu; Ray Offenheiser, President of Oxfam America; Douglas Brinkley, New Orleans historian; and Donna Brazile, Democratic strategist. The effort is part of a broader campaign by local, regional and national non-profits to ensure the federal government’s continued support of the post-Katrina recovery of America’s Gulf Coast region. The nonprofits will engage in similar efforts at the Republican National Convention.

Perry comments, “New Orleans is one of America’s greatest cities, with a rich history of contributing to America’s growth and development. However, due to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region still need America’s support, three years after the event. We’ve made great progress but are far from full recovery. As Gulf Coast advocates and citizens we call on America to honor President Bush’s commitment to rebuild New Orleans and the American Gulf Coast in a manner that is, ʻeven better and stronger than before the storms.ʼ”

8-25-08 Download the press release here

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