The Bush administration decided to suspend the Davis-Bacon Act for federal rebuilding in the aftermath of Katrina. The act ensures that federal contractors receive the prevailing wage for their region- which in the Gulf Coast, that means $9/hour. With the act suspended, contractors can be hired at minimum wage. This will only further devastate the area economically. If you would like to send a letter to your representatives,
click here to go to an electric form provided by Sojourners' Call to Renewal (a faith-based movement to overcome poverty). When you type in your zip, it automatically sends your email to the proper lawmakers.