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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 09:33 PM
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Minority Lawmakers Unite After Katrina
Minority Lawmakers Unite After Katrina By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Associated Press Writer
Thu Feb 2, 7:02 PM ET


"WASHINGTON - The racial divide exposed by Hurricane Katrina has united minority lawmakers in Congress who hope to leverage their numbers to aid overlooked communities.

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus are creating a new group that will include all of their members. The Tri-Caucus will not replace the existing caucuses.

The leaders of each of caucus wrote the House Administration Committee last week asking for formal recognition of the new group. The request comes two weeks before members of the minority caucuses are to meet in Houston for a previously scheduled retreat that was canceled because of Hurricane Katrina.

Many of those who were unable to escape Katrina and the flooding it caused in New Orleans were black and poor. The Aug. 29 storm also greatly affected the Hispanic and Asian immigrant communities in the Gulf Coast states.

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060203/ap_on_go_co/minorit... ;_ylt=AtuptgoVtcm9.nkV6nNCezGs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3OXIzMDMzBHNlYwM3MDM-

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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-02-06 09:58 PM
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1. Katrina should have been the straw that broke the back of this
mal-admin. I'm happy to hear this.
Way more attention needs to be paid to what wasn't done, and correct it ASAP!
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