Viola Francois Washington

Director, Welfare Rights Organization

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Director of the Welfare Rights Organization and a staff member of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund

Viola Francois Washington on KCRW

For presidential candidates of both political parties, New Orleans has become a regular stop on the campaign trail.

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Mayor Ray Nagin wants half of  New Orleans  to come back home, and today President Bush got a look at what they would find when they got there.

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