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Women of the StormCivic Activism after Hurricane Katrina$
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Emmanuel David

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041266

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252041266.001.0001

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Women of the Storm Return

Women of the Storm Return

Involving another trip to Washington and some concrete achievements

(p.134) Chapter 14 Women of the Storm Return
Women of the Storm

Emmanuel David

University of Illinois Press

This chapter examines Women of the Storm’s second trip to Washington, which occurred shortly after the one-year anniversary of Katrina. It recounts the limited group successes and the additional efforts to reissue the invitation to visit the devastation. The chapter also examines the group’s finances, including some of the donors who helped underwrite the group’s activities. The chapter traces some of the similarities and differences between the two trips and reports on the number of participants who had traveled on both occasions. It presents descriptions of a few Capitol Hill visits as well as a participant profile of member Leah Chase. With an emphasis on material outcomes, the chapter ends with a discussion of the passage of legislation related to the group’s goals.

Keywords:   Katrina anniversary, funding, donations, Washington trip, lobbying, disaster recovery, civic activism, Capitol Hill visits, Leah Chase, legislation, material outcomes

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