Monday, December 12, 2005


Katrina Victims Plan Holiday Ad In D.C. Newspaper

Maybe this is a necessary evil, but I can think of a thousand ways that money would be better spent here, now.

Some Hurricane Katrina victims are hoping a newspaper ad keeps them in front of Congress during the holidays.

They've raised more than $10,000 to buy an ad in the Capitol Hill newspaper "Roll Call."

The ad is called "A message from homeless New Orleanians."

Itsays many storm victims have lived like refugees in their own country.

It also says they're still waiting for Congress to spearhead the rebuilding of flood protection in New Orleans.

One resident says the ad should remind lawmakers that many New Orleans area residents won't be able to go home for Christmas.

Others say they want to remind the federal government of its obligations to help.

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