My classmate and friend Stephen Deberry is an amazing guy. Besides being a fellow UCLA Bruin and then Oxford Business School grad he also is a 2004 Aspen Institute Alumni. Steve is currently EIC with Mitchell Kapor Foundation but more importantly Deberry is always involved in amazing movements and when he called me to talk about the board he serves on, Friends of New Orleans, I immediately realized that he was a part of something really important. The organization which is full of some heavy hitters in business, politics, academics and culture is using its influence and network to motivate people to take part in the New Orleans rebuilding effort.
Friends of New Orleans is looking to bring a Presidential debate to New Orleans and in 30 seconds you can help that come true. The funds are already in place, city has the hotel and is prepared to host. Please take the time to click here and follow the directions. This campaign is targeting your Governor, members of the US Senate and members of the US House of Representatives. Take the time and get involved. Deadline is September 11th.