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Help Publicize New Orleans Community Congress II

On December 2, thousands of New Orleanians will gather at five town hall meetings and fifteen webcast meetings to discuss and choose investment priorities to rebuild their hometown. Community Congress II will utilize interactive TV to link thousands of participants attending events in New Orleans and four other cities with high concentrations of New Orleans evacuees: Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Dallas, and Houston. In addition, New Orleans residents living outside those cities can view and call into the meeting at participating libraries in more than 15 cities nationwide. There are an estimated 267,000 New Orleans residents who have not yet returned to the city – 60 percent of the city’s pre-Katrina population – according to a study commissioned this summer by the Louisiana Recovery Authority.

AmericaSpeaks has been working with an amazing team of community organizations, planners, service agencies and individual volunteers to prepare for next Saturday’s meeting. Everyone can be part of this effort by

1) Spreading the word to current and former New Orleans residents by downloading a registration flyer and passing on the registration website (https://ww2.eventrebels.com/er/Registration/RegistrationForm.jsp?ActivityID=1319) and toll-free number 866-940-1095;

2) Facilitating at one of the webcast meetings: Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Jackson, Jacksonville, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Minneapolis-St. Paul, NYC, Philadelphia, Princeton, San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC – email sahluwalia@americaspeaks.org;

3) Recruiting African American or Louisiana facilitators for Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Dallas or Houston;

4) Volunteering at one of the five in-person Community Congress Meetings – email registration@americaspeaks.org with Volunteer in “city name” as the subject line;

5) Blogging about the meeting or notifying your local news outlet with this press release.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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