NEW ORLEANS (July 19, 2010) â€“ In the face of the Gulf oil spill and in response to ongoing coastal restoration needs, the Women of the Storm, a non-partisan, grassroots organization formed in New Orleans and South Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, are planning the launch of a campaign to Restore the Gulf. A grassroots initiative to secure long-term funding to restore and protect the Gulf Coast and area wetlands, the campaign is designed to capture signatures to an online petition in support of this cause.
“The Gulf Coast is an American treasure and its deterioration affects us all,” said Sandra Bullock. “The solution begins with each American demanding the restoration of the Gulf of Mexico, its coastlines and its wetlands for ourselves and for future generations.”
The Restore the Gulf effort is designed to communicate the importance of the region to the entire country, giving Americans in every state a concrete way to show their support for the Gulf Coast.