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A Better Way to Help Hurricane Victims (Short of Electing a Government That Will Do It)


A lot of unions are going to be donating aid in the coming days and weeks.

One of two things will happen.

1) They will give to Red Cross and other mainstream aid organizations and
then walk away.

2) They can support grassroots, democratic, people-of-color-led
organizations who are fighting for a say in how (or if) New Orleans is
reconstructed. These grassroots organizations will be fighing for, among
other things, stable, union jobs for those doing reconstruction. Aside from
being the right thing to do, it is also in labor's direct interest to
support these organizations.

Please Please Please spread the word to our union brothers and sisters.
This is a vital fight, and it will affect us all. Its not just about New
Orleans. Its about fundamental questions of what aid, relief and
reconstruction will look like from Iraq to Sri Lanka to New Orleans to
wherever is next.

Check out the organizations on this website:

http://www.sparkplugfoundation.org/katrinarelief.html

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