Posted: Jul 21, 2010 5:42 PM by Carolyn Cerda
Updated: Jul 22, 2010 10:07 AM
Both local and national news media were covering the Rally for Economic Survival. But, as they recorded Governor Jindal, Sammy Kershaw, and other celebrities and politicians, one camera was set up specifically for the "average man and woman."
The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association is documenting 30 second to 1 minute messages aimed directly at President Obama.
"...to shed as much light as possible on how the moratorium is going to affect everyday folks, it's not just an industry thing," said Ben Broussard, with LOGA.
Broussard says the videos began when the moratorium did. Representatives from LOGA go out into the community and record messages from people who have been affected by the moratorium, or who feel they will be soon. The videos are then uploaded to LOGA's website, where they are getting national attention. Some videos have been shown on CNN.
And, after Wednesday's rally, "we're hoping that now, with over 1000 videos it's going to get even more media attention," said Broussard.
Many people recording their message at the Cajun Dome were either sobbing, fighting tears, or shouting with anger.
Broussard says he hopes President Obama is able to see how the moratorium is hurting Louisiana's economy, by seeing the hurt in people's eyes.
You can view the videos at loga.la. Broussard is encouraging more people to upload their own videos too.