25 JUNE 2012 – ELEANOR DAY and the beginning of aNEW WEB 2.0 GREEN DEAL DAY ?By COGEO CONSULTING at the Press Club of France(www.pressclub.fr)Philippe Porta – CEO – COGEO CONSULTING ( OSHA – EMS – CSR )(www.cogeoconsulting.com)Florian Gomart - CORPORATE ECOLOGIST at COGEO and LegalInternational Advisor for NGO and “Ni Putes Ni Soumises” directed byFadela Amara(firstname.lastname@example.org)Mathieu Rochat, and Team members – WEBO CONFERENCE(www.weboconference.com)GREEN COLLAR GUYS AND WOMEN are today changing the World for abetter future for our childrens….In the New Green Web 2.0 Business, they create the conditions againstsocial, environmental and economic crisis…The Web 2.0 Green solution is perhaps the good solution even in Germany,Angela Merkel decided to kill some Green Business to preserve the budgetof the German Federal Government.We are thinking, we need all Green Collar Guys and Women, all over theWord, to realize our Dreams – a Safe World, peace and wellbeing forpeople living in every country…So I remembered Georges Frèche: he was my Teacher on AmericanHistory at the University of Montpellier (France) in 82-84’ period.Once upon an Eleanor Day on 25 June, he told us about ER and the biginfluence she had during The New Deal…..Today, I have a thought for every woman, just because all woman could bean ER!
1932 – USA – THE NEW DEAL ( ROOSEVELT – ER – and Keynes)2012 – FRANCE – THE NEW WEB 2.0 GREEN NEW DEAL –With COGEO CONSULTINGPhilippe Porta – Florian Gomart – Mathieu RochatThey are influencing the World for a Better Life !Question: What New Deal Policies did Eleanor Roosevelt influence?Answer:Although she worried at first that her life as first ladywould end her freedom to speak out and act for the causesshe cared so deeply about, ER soon found ways ofexerting her influence in her new role. She began holdingpress conferences open only to women reporters. Sheworked successfully with Molly Dewsonto increase thenumber of women appointments in the Rooseveltadministration. She argued that women should be able tohold their jobs even if their husbands were employed, andmade sure there were relief programs for women ("She-She-She Camps"), as well as for men. She pressed for thecreation of youth programs, encouraging theestablishment of the National Youth Administration. Shebefriended black leaders Mary McLeodBethune and Walter White, became a champion of civilrights, lobbied against the poll tax, supportedthe Southern Tenant Farmers Union, and pushed for theinclusion of blacks in government programs. Housingbecame one of her special concerns and she worked withthe Housing Division of the Public WorksAdministration and the Washington Housing Authority to support planned communities("greenbelt towns") and slum clearance projects. She enthusiastically supported federal aid tothe arts, played a key role in establishing the Federal Arts Projects, and defended the projectsagainst congressional attacks. She took a special interest in the communities built by theRoosevelt administration for displaced workers, particularly the one at Arthurdale, WestVirginia, which she visited frequently. A strong supporter of workers rights, she lobbied fortheNational Labor Relations Act, championed the concept of a living wage, and urged thepassage of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
She visited coal mines, migrant camps, and the homes of sharecroppers and slum-dwellers.She inspected government programs and projects. Through her tireless travels throughout thecountry and the heavy volume of mail she received from people desperately seeking help, sheplaced herself more personally and directly in touch with the conditions under which peoplelived during the Depression than any member of FDRs administration. She employed thisknowledge in her articles, speeches, radio talks, and the "My Day" column she began writingsix days a week in 1936, urging the adoption of measures to address the needs of theAmerican people. She sent some of the letters she received from people seeking help togovernment officials with a note asking if something could be done. She reported to FDR onconditions during theDepression, on the success or failure of New Deal programs, passed onletters asking for help, lobbied for specific policy initiatives, and urged him to act.As Rexford Tugwell, one of the original members of FDRs Brains Trust, described ERsattempts to lobby FDR, "No one who ever saw Eleanor Roosevelt sit down facing herhusband, and, holding his eye firmly, say to him, Franklin, I think you should . . . or,Franklin, surely you will not . . . will ever forget the experience. . . . It would be impossibleto say how often and to what extent American governmental processes have been turned innew directions because of her determination."(1)Notes: 1. Rexford Tugwell, "Remarks," Roosevelt Day Dinner Journal, Americans for Democratic Action, January 31, 1963.Sources:Black, Allida M. Casting Her Own Shadow: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Shaping of PostwarLiberalism. New York: Columbia University Press, 1996, 23-49.Cook, Blanche Wiesen. Eleanor Roosevelt: Volume Two, The Defining Years, 1933-1938. New York: Penguin Books, 1999, 70-91, 130-189, 233-334, 389-434, 508-537.Lash, Joseph P. Eleanor and Franklin. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1971, 366-433, 452-472, 511-554.