I had wanted to save this announcement until March 12, but I cannot.
As you know, on March 12, in Westwego, LA at the Farmers Market we will be hosting an event in which we hope to honor those who have been working in the Gulf on behalf of the people and environment, with booths available for people to obtain information and get help with needs surrounding the spill and to join in fellowship surrounding some great music.You will find the link to that event here http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=103042516441587.
What I have not mentioned yet, is that the next morning - Sunday, I and several others will begin a long walk to Washington D.C. to raise awareness of issues still pertaining to the BP Oil Catastrophe and to build a movement across the nation for real environmental justice for the people of the Gulf, and our country.
Our goals for this pilgrimage include:
- To rally support, through public pressure, for the sponsorship of a healthcare bill for the people on the coast - over 11,000 according to LEAN, who are silently suffering the effects from the spill - including not only comprehensive testing, but diagnosis and long term treatment.
- To raise awareness of the ongoing issues in the Gulf, the least of which is that - this place is a mess and that the American public is being lied to.