- Two years later and 1/3 of our population is still gone, some forever.
- Crime is worse now than ever before.
- Hopelessness abounds in the poorest neighborhoods.
- None of the hospitals that were closed after the storm have been reopened
- The school system is fractured
- More professionals leave the city everyday
Where is our political leadership? Why is this city being forgotten?
While the ineptitude in City Hall, Baton Rouge and Washington continues, the NGOs are doing the only good and important work down here. Here's a list of some of the ones I've been working to help over the past two years:
- Unified New Orleans Plan
- Tulane University Cowen Institute for Public Education
- The Idea Village
- Global Green
It's been totally obvious to me throughout these two years that we would have to take things into our own hands in order to get the job done. But without serious governmental infrastructure like responsible governance, a judicial system that works, a strong police force and working hospitals we are all but lost.
We're doing our part, why isn't our government?
image from Suspect Device