New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu met with a delegation of concerned citizens today at City Hall to accept over 10,000 petitions urging him to restore, renew, and reopen historic Charity Hospital.
The delegation represented a cross-section of life in New Orleans. Ministers, a prominent jazz musician, a civil rights lawyer, a small business owner, Charity Hospital Babies, social justice advocates, and concerned citizens presented the petitions, which were collected over the course of two months.
The delegation urged the Mayor to halt the demolitions that began two weeks ago in the footprint of the proposed UMC hospital. Adequate funding to build the UMC, which will ostensibly replace Charity Hospital, is not presently in place.
Please contact Mayor Landrieu to thank him for listening to the voice of the majority of citizens in New Orleans. Urge him to halt further demolition of Lower Mid-City - tell him reopening Charity is the better approach for the long run.
Mayor: (504) 658-4900 firstname.lastname@example.org