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Obama Urged to Sign Gulf Coast Civic Works Program

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Publication Date: 
January 9, 2009

President-Elect Barack Obama, Majority Leader Harry Reid, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi received letters urging the signing of an Executive Order authorizing the Gulf Coast Civic Works Program and the inclusion of $6.7 billion for Gulf Coast Civic Works projects to rebuild communities, restore the coastal environment and revitalize local economies in the American Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act. 

The letters were signed by NESRI and 130+ diverse community, environmental, faith, human rights, labor, and student organizations across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and their national allies as part of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Campaign.

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