Katrina Victims Bill of Rights
New York, N.Y. - September 8, 2005 - Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League called on Congress to immediately pass and fully fund comprehensive disaster assistance legislation that protects the rights of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
"While I applaud Congress for providing much-needed funding for FEMA and other government agencies to continue their relief efforts, this is only a small part of what is needed in the short and long term," said Morial, the former mayor of New Orleans. "Hurricane Katrina is a national tragedy of epic and unprecedented proportions. In responding to this crisis, Congress" number one priority must be to help protect and restore the lives of the hundreds of thousands of citizens whose lives have been disrupted and destroyed."