Woman begins walk to Washington for oil spill victims
Bill Barrow, The Times-Picayune
Posted: 03/13/2011 3:52 PM
Not long after the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, Cherri Foytlin asked President Barack Obama on CNN to come down to New Orleans and talk to her, so she could show him the damage that had been done, both environmentally and to her own health. When he didn't make that visit, she decided she would take matters into her own hands and travel to the White House -- on foot.
Foytlin began her 1,243-mile walk from New Orleans on Sunday morning with eight others who believe in her cause. It's scheduled to stretch over 31 days, and others have pledged to join her on her walk when she arrives in their cities. Others have agreed to meet her in DC.