We, the undersigned, vow to step up in the aftermath of Katrina, to ensure that no one is left behind again.
We commit to doing our part to ensure that all people are regarded as full humans, not as second-class citizens, and that our government is responsive to their needs. We commit to helping those who have been continually ignored gain a powerful political voice.
We will insist that those who have been pushed to the margins become a priority in this country, and that the federal government take responsibility for people in crisis. We will hold the government, and ourselves, accountable.
Together, we will be a powerful force for change.