Let’s take a second from worrying ourselves sick about Lindsay (eyeroll), okay?
NEW ORLEANS (July 20, 2010) — 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, announce today 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, Restore the Gulf features the viral distribution of a celebrity-studded video, “Be the One,” 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.”
Celebrities and influencers who appear in the “Be The One” video in support of this cause include: Sandra Bullock, Drew Brees, Blake Lively, Lenny Kravitz, John Goodman, Dave Matthews, Wendell Pierce, James Carville, Mary Matalin, Emeril Lagasse, Peyton and Eli Manning, Alfre Woodard, Bryan Batt, Harry Shearer, Eric Harvey (of Spoon), Dr. John, Leah Chase, Jack del Rio, Clay Hensley and many more.
The non-profit group Women of the Storm does not advocate particular legislation. “We simply seek to demonstrate to national leaders the strong support in every corner of America for the essential funding of Gulf Coast restoration,” said Milling.
Sign it. Share it. Restore it.
I’m signing my one name…what about YOU?