Fix My Streets Nola, the local grassroots movement founded by Lakeview business and civic leader Robert Lupo, is holding a yard sign give-away and T-shirt sale from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday (May 22) inside the Chateau Cafe, 139 Robert E. Lee Blvd. (in the West Lakeshore shopping center).
Yard signs will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis — while supplies last, Lupo said. "Fix My Streets" T-shirts are being sold for $20 each, with all proceeds going toward printing more signs.
Fix My Streets Nola began as an attempt by Lupo to draw attention to the state of streets in Lakeview, but it quickly expanded to address streets citywide. Since its inception, the movement has garnered increasing media attention, including my column this week in Gambit. "The simple goal of Fix My Streets Nola is to use social media and a yard sign campaign to get the attention of city officials," says Lupo.
By most accounts, it is gaining traction very quickly. Lupo has been interviewed my most local TV stations and is scheduled to be a guest on Angela Hill's WWL-AM radio show May 28.
Gambit is also the media partner of Fix My Streets Nola. We're co-sponsoring a three-week "Pimp My Pothole" photo contest. Rules and more info are available HERE.