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2008 campaign loses a voice for "the other America"

January 30, 2008 - UPDATE: I cross-posted this at DailyKos and it's generating some interesting discussion. It's fitting that former N.C. Senator John Edwards will be heading to New Orleans today to announce his exit from the presidential race. With Edwards' departure, the still-ravaged Gulf Coast will lose its most passionate -- maybe its only -- advocate in the 2008 campaign.

Help bring a presidential debate to New Orleans

September 14, 2007 - Women of the Storm -- a nonprofit, nonpartisan alliance of Louisiana women whose lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina and/or Rita -- is working with Dillard, Loyola, Tulane and Xavier universities to encourage the Commission on Presidential Debates to hold one of their 2008 debates at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

The storms are coming ...

June 12, 2006 - On June 1, the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, the Institute's Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch project issued a major report (pdf) revealing how poorly prepared t