Gulf Watch: Landrieu, Vitter urged to lead on N.O. public housing

The U.S. House of Representatives last month passed H.R. 1227, a measure that would reopen minimally damaged New Orleans public housing units closed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The bill has now moved to the Senate, but Louisiana's Sens. Mary Landrieu (D) and David Vitter (R) have not stepped up to provide the leadership the measure needs to pass.

That's why -- an organization that aims to strengthen black America's political voice -- is asking concerned citizens to call on the senators to show leadership and urge the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs to take up the measure immediately. To add your name to the message the group will be sending the Senators, click here. To learn more about the effort to halt the demolition of public housing in New Orleans, click here.