"On Sunday, we joined a picket around the White house on the [issues] until President Barack Obama begins to answer the needs of this coalition and encourage the urgency of the claims to be paid in the Gulf Coast Region headed by BP Claims Czar Ken Feinberg." said, Art Rocker, chairman of Operation People for Peace, Inc. "We are marching in front of Ken Feinberg's office, on Monday [Nov. 7] to determine when he is going to provide payment to the underserved and underrepresented in the Gulf Coast Region."
Rocker said the key protest issues involved clean air and clean water, unpaid BP claims, and the development of a regional coalition citizen advisory committee that has Gulf Coast compensation claims oversight.
Activists Dick Gregory , Dr. E. Faye Williams and other local District officials helped lead protesters outside the Willard office building adjacent to the Willard Hotel in the District. Gregory vowed to continue to boycott BP and work with protesters to bring about a solution in settling more than 10,000 claims in the gulf coast region.
Williams, national chair of the National Congress of Black Women (NCBW), supports Gregory.
We are forming a number of coalitions." says Dr. E. Faye Williams "I am going to work closely with the OCCUPY groups and our group to push for picketing and boycotting BP until these claims are paid."
According to the Associated Press, the gulf coast oil spill was "the worst oil spill in U.S. history."