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Sunday, September 11th, 2005
12:51 pm
This is taken directly from Sister Cities International

Alabama - Sister Cities
- Birmingham - sister city to Anshan, China; Coban, Venezuela; Gweru, Zimbabwe; Hitachi, Japan; Pomigliono, Italy; Szekesfehervar, Hungary; Vinnytsya, Ukraine
- Dothan - Alajuela, Costa Rica; Sakado, Japan
- Mobile - Constanta, Romania; Havana, Cuba; Ichihara, Japan; Katowice, Poland; King Shaka District Municipality, South Africa; Kosice, Slovakia; Pyongtaek, Republic of Korea; Tianjin City, China; Veracruz, Mexico; Worms, Germany
- Prichard - Ouidah, Benin
- Tuscaloosa - Narashino, Japan; Schorndorf, Germany

Louisiana - Sister Cities
- Baker - Joal-Fadiouth, Senegal
- Baton Rouge - Taichung, Taiwan, China
*Note: Baton Rouge is listed because its sister city is a member of Sister Cities International.
- Mandeville - Colon, Panama
- New Orleans - Caracas, Venezuela; Innsbruck, Austria; Holdfast Bay, Australia; Juan-les-Pins, France; Maracaibo, Venezuela; Matsue, Japan; Merida, Mexico; Pointe Noire, Congo; San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina; Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Mississippi - Sister Cities
- Madison - Soflleftea, Sweden

About Sister Cities International
Representing more than 2,300 communities in 130 countries, Sister Cities International (www.sister-cities.org) is a citizen diplomacy network creating and strengthening partnerships between the U.S. and communities abroad. Begun in 1956 after a White House summit where U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower called for people-to-people exchanges, sister city partnerships are tailored to local interests and increase global cooperation at the grassroots level. Sister Cities International promotes peace through mutual respect, understanding and cooperation by focusing on sustainable development, youth and education, arts and culture, humanitarian assistance and economic growth programs.

Current Mood: touched
Saturday, September 10th, 2005
1:44 am
This is a great idea. They even help you with press information and whatnot at the Sister City site. Good thinking.

Count me in!

Current Mood: awake
1:40 am
Good luck to all of us!
I've heard of sister cities and always wondered what how you found out your city's. I'll start working on this in my area, thanks for the idea.
Cool website too. I liked the music.
Friday, September 9th, 2005
6:48 pm
One potential solution....
New Orleans has ten sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Juan-les-Pins (France), Maracaibo (Venezuela), Matsue (Japan), Merida (Mexico), Innsbruck (Austria), Pointe Noire (Congo), San Miguel de Tucuman (Argentina), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), Caracas (Venezuela), and Holdfast Bay (Australia).

Welcome and thanks for coming by this BRAND NEW COMMUNITY FOR KATRINA RELIEF...

My name is sistawife and I'm a DJ/Activist out of the San Francisco area, with a simple idea. Benefits, relief efforts, ideas of all kinds are springing up in an effort to help people in the Gulf Coast region.

My idea is to have each devistated town in the area get 'ADOPTED' by a major U.S. city, or a tiny town somewhere I've never heard of. Sister Cities already exist, http://www.sister-cities.org/ so I'm working to apply the idea here....

Anyone interested in getting involved, please join us!

Current Mood: thoughtful
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