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Friday, July 10, 2009

Keep NOAH Open! Protest Governor Jindal's outrageous veto

Protest Governor Jindal's outrageous veto, prompting the closure of the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital!

“With a stroke of the pen, the governor eliminated vital mental health care in New Orleans and placed the safety of our law enforcement officers and private citizens at serious risk.” -- Louisiana State Representative Neil Abramson, The Times-Picayune, 7/2/2009

With the removal of the impatient beds at NOAH, our local entity to provide secure 24/7 care, we in essence lose the heart of all these (outpatient) programs. Without the heart, the ability for the other components to function properly is compromised.” -- Commander Cecile Tebo, New Orleans Police Department Mobile Crisis Unit, The Times-Picayune, 4/1/2009

“What distinguishes NOAH is that we took people regardless. We were the Charity (Hospital) equivalent.” -- Dr. Martin Drell, Clinical Director, LSU-HCSD for New Orleans Adolescent Hospital, The Times-Picayune, 7/3/2009

Urge your state legislators to override Governor Jindal's veto!
Don’t know how to reach your senator or representative?
Call 1(800) 256-3793,
Monday thru Friday 9:00am-11:00am & 2:00pm-4:00pm
or go to

Wednesday July 8, 7:00pm
St. Matthews Baptist Church,
2800 First Street

INFO: Advocates for Louisiana Public Healthcare
504) 269-4951 or

Tuesday July 14, 6:00pm
New Orleans City Council Chambers,
1300 Perdido Street

INFO: Committee to Reopen Charity Hospital
(504) 908-5310 or dmorrison33@com
Louisiana ACORN – (800) 239-7379 x 2345 or
United Teachers of New Orleans (UTNO) – (504) 304-2160 or

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