Katrina group takes up Gulf cause

Published 1:43 pm Thursday, July 22, 2010

From Sandra Bullock to Drew Brees, more than a dozen celebrities are urging people to sign a petition demanding full funding and implementation of a plan to restore the Gulf of Mexico, its coasts and wetlands.

The 100-second video hit the social media on Tuesday urging viewers to “Be the One,” and sign the petition on restorethegulf.com.

The project was dreamed up by “Women of the Storm,” a grass roots group that worked to get attention for Louisiana needs following hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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The video and petition is on various social media including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Backers hoped to collect one million signatures. On the first day of its release backers said they were getting 25 signatures a minute.