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Sunday, July 15, 2007

John Edwards Announces Three-Point Plan to Rebuild New Orleans

Tonight, John Edwards kicks off his Road to One America tour with a walking tour of the devastated ninth ward of New Orleans. Tomorrow, he starts off the day with a town hall on Good Morning America from New Orleans. Today, he announced his three-point plan to rebuild the city.

"We are not the country of the Superdome in New Orleans after Katrina. We can prove it by fulfilling our moral responsibility to get New Orleans back on its feet."
– John Edwards

His plan includes ideas to rebuild infrastructure, create jobs, and make the city safe, including fixing the levees. He expands each of these ideas into some detail in the fact sheet.

Edwards is the only candidate for president who has a plan to end poverty in the United States in the next 30 years and combat poverty worldwide. He is even willing to raise his own taxes, and those of other wealthy people, to do so, which seems to me to be a clear example of his integrity.

In the next few days, he will be touring impoverished areas of the United States to shine a light on the problems and solutions. He spoke recently at the NAACP presidential forum about the upcoming tour.

I will have much more on the Road to One America Tour in the next few days.

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