For more than a year now, I've been working to fix the deeply flawed Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance bill that Congress passed over my objections. Next week, I will be joined by a bipartisan coalition of geographically diverse senators to introduce legislation that delays flood insurance rate increases and make flood insurance affordable, accessible and self-sustainable.
Fixing this flawed piece of legislation is about building a future that Louisiana families can count on - where they can securely and affordably live to power the country's economy and keep world-class seafood on tables across the nation.
But I need your help to do this and tell this story.
If you are expecting increases in your flood insurance rates, send me a picture of the front of your home and your story by either emailing xxx or tweeting a photo of your home with the hashtag #MyHomeMyStory to me, @SenLandrieu."
This isn't about million dollar homes or beachfront properties. This is about real middle class homes and real stories. And I need your story to build support for this bill and get it passed.
Although it's taken longer than any of us wanted, I can confidently say that this legislation has a strong coalition of non-profits, business groups, state legislators and growing momentum behind it to bring relief to many homeowners and business owners in Louisiana and across the nation.
I hope you'll join this coalition by sending a picture of your home that is facing flood insurance rate increases.
Tweet a picture of the front of you home with the hashtag #MyHomeMyStory to me @SenLandrieu"or email it to xxx.
Your #MyHomeMyStory tweets and emails will show Congress real families will suffer if flood insurance is not affordable, accessible, and self-sustainable.
All the best,