The Lens publishes Op-Ed by Sandy Rosenthal on value of Independent Investigation of Disasters

Founder Sandy Rosenthal and Sally Regenhard of New York City are both ordinary citizens with no special training who shouldered the responsibility of calling for independent investigations of two internationally watched disasters that occurred five years apart.

The New Orleans Lens has published founder Sandy Rosenthal’s opinion editorial about bipartisan legislation that addresses this issue. Here’s the first two paragraphs of piece:

On Oct. 9, U.S. Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) announced the introduction of  The Disaster Learning and Life Saving Act of 2020.  This bipartisan legislation would create a new, permanent and independent board to study the underlying causes of disaster-related fatalities and property damage nationwide.The National Disaster Safety Board (NDSB) would make recommendations to all levels of government on how to improve the resiliency of communities across the country.

I was so excited about the proposed legislation that I called Sen. Cassidy’s office the following Monday morning and offered to assist with the bill’s passage. After past disasters, ordinary citizens have had to spend enormous chunks of their lives calling for greater independence and  transparency in disaster investigations….

For the rest of founder Rosenthal’s opinion piece about this important bipartisan legislation, click here to see the entire piece in The Lens.

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NPR’s award-winning John Burnett will interview founder Sandy Rosenthal at Miami Book Fair

Founder Sandy Rosenthal’s new book, Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Mango, Aug 2020) will be featured at the Miami Book Fair this coming Saturday November 21, 2020.

The Miami Book Fair––the largest book event in the United States––will be online this year.

John Burnett, decorated reporter for NPR’s Weekend Edition will interview Rosenthal via Virtual Platform for the Fair.

For more about the interview and the Miami Book Fair, November 15-22, click here.

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Founder Rosenthal’s debut book earns Publishers Weekly review

Publishers Weekly has issued a positive review of Founder Sandy Rosenthal’s new book Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina (Mango, August 2020).

According to BookLife, a Publishers Weekly review is the most highly regarded review in the publishing industry.

Here is a snip from the review.

“Political activist Rosenthal delivers a blow-by-blow account of her fight to hold the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers accountable for the flooding of New Orleans… [This book] chronicles her growing suspicions that the media and the U.S. Army were misrepresenting the causes of the flooding…[and] reveals what it takes to hold the powerful to account.”

For the full review, click here. Please consider “liking” and sharing.

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