As most of you know my father is in New Orleans as hevis a city official and had to remain behind. On the
streets things are getting quite ugly and grim because of the law and order situation that has developed. My father has made only one urgent request that I literally beg you to help with. Please call or email the offices of your governmental representatives and ask them to send and request help in the form of trained police (military and otherwise) IMMEDIATELY. The response to this desperate need has been minimal at best and this is beginning to have an even more
detrimental effect than anyone could have anticipated.
Please make your voice heard at the governmental level as they are receiving NO help with this situation. City officials have been left behind with NO resources and the armed gangs are endangering the many thousands who have been able to survive thus far. Everything is urgent at this juncture but asking your reps to send help is one thing that can be done that does not cost anything. The police in New Orleans are no longer able to focus on rescue because of urgency of the law and order problem. I thank you for your help with this and ask that you request that your friends and family do the same.
Shirley Franklin, Mayor
City of Atlanta
55 Trinity Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Fulton County: http://www.co.fulton.ga.us/commissioners/commissioners_home.html
Governor Perdue (Georgia Nat'l Guard): http://www.gov.state.ga.us/contact_dom.shtml