10,000+ now suffering effects from oil disaster… Gulf residents are walking to Washington D.C. on March 13 for help

Walking to D.C. – please read, share and act, Cherri Foytlin and The Road to Washington, March 8, 2011:

Read more about the THE ROAD TO WASHINGTON via Project Gulf Impact

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.

Read more here or here.

5 comments to 10,000+ now suffering effects from oil disaster… Gulf residents are walking to Washington D.C. on March 13 for help

  • kingfish33919

    Finally people are speaking up for themselves and if enough do it, it will be noticed and maybe something will be done to help.

  • xdrfox

    It took 9 years before health care was set up for the 911 people who suffered from toxins, Let us make sure this does not happen to the victims of the Gulf Oil Gusher !

  • If you walk, you must walk for all of us. The BP oil volcano’s toxic effects have already reached deep into the interior of the United States, even perhaps — to foreign nations.

    All of us who are not already ill will be. All of us. The Gulf of Mexico was the *first* geographic area to present with human victims, but in no way is it the last.

    Compensation from BP for the victims must be forthcoming and generous, and that would be *only* for those living along the Gulf of Mexico at this time.

    But walk for all of us.

    Please. Walk for all of us.

  • ivanthedestroyer77

    If you fail to get any attention from Washington Take a Bus To Wall Street.

  • patty t., alabama

    great idea. keep us posted!

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