MOMocrat Queen of Spain nails it. Read Waiting for Obama now.
This is our country. Let's help clean it off and fix it. College students on summer break. Seniors who can take long blocks of time and travel to the Gulf. Families who might be persuaded to take a family volunteer vacation to the economically and environmentally devastated Gulf to help in some way.
Yes, a thousand--no, a million times YES! Yes we can help the Gulf, Mr. President. Just let us know how. We're all sickened by what's happening there to our brother and sister Americans and to the plants and animals. Let's do something truly patriotic, and get volunteers shoulder to shoulder NO MATTER WHAT PARTY, to save this cultural and ecological treasure that is the Gulf.
Sure, we know OFA is there to help with the November elections. But we also know OFA was able to organize people quickly and easily for the National Day of Service that this administration promoted. We'll be there in November, but the Gulf needs us now and let us be there now to help there too.
Let us rise to the occasion. Call us to our higher selves. It's not enough to be angry at BP or to use every instrument of governmental power to hold this corporation legally accountable. It's time for BP to pay for skilled work to be done to clean up the Gulf, *and* for organized volunteers to help however they can.
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