When I saw the folks who were left behind when Hurricane Katrina struck, I was shocked, saddened, angered and ashamed.
I knew what I saw was wrong. Now I'm determined to do what I can to make sure this never happens again.
I wanted to let you know about a group that recently formed to make that happen. I just signed on to their pledge, and I wanted to invite you to do the same.
ColorOfChange.org is working to mobilize a group of 250,000 people -– Black folks and their allies -- who are willing to take a simple pledge: to protect those of us who are struggling at the margins, to make sure they're not left behind again, and to help them gain a political voice.
You can read more and sign it, here:
When a large number of us speak up in a loud voice, it's hard to ignore. The goal of ColorOfChange.org is to help us bring about political change by pressuring elected officials, keeping everyone informed, and creating simple ways for us to come together and take action using the Internet.
Together, we can change the balance of power in this country--and make sure what we saw on TV, we never see again. I hope you'll check it out.
Hurricane Katrina - Hurricane Song