Call for letters from the Gulf
There will soon be a series of meetings with congressional leaders by a delegation of Gulf Coast citizens concerning the affects now being experienced in the Gulf of Mexico with regards to the 2010 Gulf Oil Catastrophe.
We ask that all interested and compassionate people, on and beyond the Gulf Coast, please submit a one page letter regarding their personal experiences with this event, as well as possible solutions and/or demands in relation to it.
Please focus one or more of the following issues when writing your letter:
The Gulf Coast Claims Facility Process
Human Health Impact
Environmental / Ecosystem Impact
Cultural Loss Issues
Moratorium / Leasing Issues
Continuing Clean Up Efforts
Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration
Land Fill Issues
Humanitarian Economic Aid
Please submit letters firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than noon central time on March 11, 2011.
Delegates will hand distribute all letters to federal entities and leaders, and a sampling from each category will be posted online for public viewing.
Cherri Foytlin is an oil worker's wife, mother of six, Louisiana resident and journalist whose family has been deeply impacted by the BP Gulf Oil Spill and consequential moratorium on deep water drilling. She has been a constant voice, speaking out to the Obama Administration's Gulf Oil Spill Commission, and in countless forms of media. On July 15, 2010, in a CNN interview, she called out to the president for help, but was unanswered. She has also spoken at "The Rally for Economic Survival" and at the "Spill Into Washington Rally" in Washington D.C.where she challenged the American people to get involved in what she sees as an "atrocity on the shores" of the Gulf Coast. In addition, Cherri has written and illustrated a children's coloring book on coastal erosion. Cherri will continue her fight for the industries, people, culture and wildlife of south Louisiana and the Gulf Coast "until we are made whole again".