On June 17 and 18 at noon, concerned citizens from across the state are planning to gather at the capitol steps to speak out about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “Love Your Coast” is a two-day peaceful assemply, which will include speakers, live music, as well as volunteer and educational resources. Coastal Rescue, the Youth Alliance of Louisiana Leaders (YALL), the Sierra Club Delta Chapter and the Student Coalition to Help the Oil Leak Relief (SCHOLR) have joined efforts for the event.

 


On June 17 and 18 at noon, concerned citizens from across the state are planning to gather at the capitol steps to speak out about the Deepwater Horizon disaster. “Love Your Coast” is a two-day peaceful assemply, which will include speakers, live music, as well as volunteer and educational resources. Coastal Rescue, the Youth Alliance of Louisiana Leaders (YALL), the Sierra Club Delta Chapter and the Student Coalition to Help the Oil Leak Relief (SCHOLR) have joined efforts for the event.
 The event will encourage and facilitate citizen lobbying, in which participants will be able to schedule meetings with their state legislators and speak to them directly about how the state should respond to the oil spill. A special keynote speech will be given by Dr. Riki Ott, who created the movie Black Wave, a documentary about the health and environmental impacts of 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill.