100 hours later, we've got supplies rolling into New Orleans. Therefore, my previous petition is outdated.
However, I'd like you to sign a new one here:
To: the United States Senate
On August 29, 2005, a major hurricane struck the Southeastern United
States, including the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. Thousands
of people perished in the immediate aftermath.
The United States Government has been slow to respond. Hundreds of people
or more are dying because of dehydration and hunger. Many more will die due to
illness caused by unsanitary conditions, including, but not limited to, human
waste in the flood waters.
The delays represent a large breach of Homeland Security. We have shown by
our ineptitude that we can no longer respond to the immediate needs of Americans
in times of crisis.
We hereby call on the United States Senate to hold immediate public
hearings into the delays by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) in getting help and relief to
the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We also call on full and unencumbered
cooperation from the heads of these agencies, President George Walker Bush, and
other members of his cabinet.
We also call for the resignation or firing of any employee found to have
impeded the delivery of services to the victims, including any senior Bush
Administration officials that may be involved.
Also, just a reminder to give to agencies like the Red Cross.