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CitizenGulf Primer

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On August 25, CitizenGulf will host a series of events to benefit fishing families in Louisiana's southern parishes. The effort is a 501c3 effort in response to the oll spill. http://citizengulf.org.

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CitizenGulf Primer

  1. 1. August 25, 2010<br />
  2. 2. What Is CitizenGulf?<br />Open volunteer-created Citizen Effect program to help fishing families<br />Centers around belief that BP & Obama won’t do enough<br />Offers small actions so anyone can help<br />Provides a better future via education<br />
  3. 3. Why Should We Help?<br />
  4. 4. Oil Spill Ending, Damage Remains<br />Gulf was devastated five years ago by Katrina<br />BP oil spill has put tens of thousands of fishermen out of work<br />Waters still toxified with oil AND dispersant<br />Mass marine deaths and toxins have entered food chain<br />BP payouts to end after 6 months, many of the affected families don’t “qualify”<br />END RESULT: Fishing in the Gulf will never be the same, with no new opportunities<br />
  5. 5. Need for New Futures<br />Next opportunity for a fishers: Oil platform<br />Generations taught to fish; that’s their life<br />Many fishers drop out of schools in their teens<br />Children in school now have best opportunity for a new life<br />
  6. 6. Fact Finding Mission: Catholic Charities doing most with fishing families<br />
  7. 7. After School Assembly Program <br />Cath. Charities offering since Katrina<br />CitizenGulf providing teacher salaries, special events & school supplies, games, math, reading & science curricula<br />All monies go to program san credit card transaction fees<br />
  8. 8. How You Can Help: Host or Attend<br />Meet-ups across the county<br />Fun night in your city<br />NOLA themed music<br />Hurricanes & Gulf themed food, etc.<br />Hang out with like minded individuals<br />
  9. 9. Other Actions<br />Donate<br />Vote in a Sloane’s Pepsi Refresh Contest<br />Build your own CitizenGulf program w/ Citizen Effect<br />
  10. 10. Thank You!(http://citizengulf.org)<br />

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