Saturday, November 22, 2008

MAGIC WAND MENTALITY :: PROMISES AFTER KATRINA

"BIGGER & BETTER" - PROMISES TO KATRINA VICTIMS HAVE FALLEN SHORT

THE MAGIC WAND MENTALITY:

Immediately following Katrina's enormously devastating landfall along the Mississippi Gulf coast, statements were made by government officials of all sorts, statements which sounded like they were providing hope of a fair and timely recovery and rebuilding process to ALL who had lost so much. Those statements and seemingly promises for all were projected in bold, loud, official voices for all of the country to hear. Where are those voices now?

IS MISSISSIPPI BUILDING BACK BETTER THAN BEFORE? – The August 2008 Steps Coalition Report Card

STEPS COALITION – Mission Statement : The Steps Coalition is to promote an equitable recovery and healthy, just, and sustainable communities in South Mississippi.

The Coalition shares these INTERCONNECTED VALUES:
AFFORDABLE HOUSING, COMMUNITY PRESERVATION, ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE, HUMAN RIGHTS.

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