Ask President Obama to be a Saint for the Gulf Coast

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of millions of Who Dat’s and Mardi Gras revelers exhaling after weeks of celebrating. With each Saints’ win on the road to their Super Bowl victory, the legion of fans and supporters grew even larger. We know President Obama was rooting for the Saints, and it seemed like just about everyone across America (but outside Indiana) was as well.Now, we need all our fans to root for Louisiana’s wetlands. As the celebration fades, the urgency of our coast only increases. It’s time to act.Every 45 minutes a football field worth of southern Louisiana disappears into the Gulf of Mexico, rapidly diminishing the natural storm buffer (defensive line?) that once stood between New Orleans and the Gulf. To reverse this trend and protect our region, it’s time to go on offense for our wetlands.Fortunately, with support from the nation — which has benefited from Louisiana’s culture, oil and gas, ports, seafood and sports — we can fix the coast. For the first time, coastal wetlands reconstruction money has been included in the President’s budget, but the amount is far from what we need. We need a real commitment to the coast soon. I hope you can help ask the White House to keep rooting for us.Just like with the Saints’ victory, restoring our coast will mean taking risks, using all of the resources at hand, and keeping a laser focus on our goal. And, this time, we must truly have the whole country behind us.After all, no wetlands means no Superdome, no Saints and no chance at another Lombardi trophy! Ask the President to commit to Louisiana’s wetlands now. Visit this website to send that message: the coast. Defend New Orleans.Aaron VilesCampaign Director

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