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VOTE411: Your LWV Voter Guide for the Louisiana 2023 Statewide Elections
Monday, October 9, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 at Dillard University: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on "Health, Equity, and Louisiana Communities." Sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, the League of Women Voters of Louisiana, the League of Women Voters of New Orleans, and the Rotary Club of New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30. Live broadcast online at: https://wbok1230.com/events/la-gubernatorial-forum
Debate moderated by Wendell Pierce and Myra Richardson. Confirmed candidates include: Sharon Hewitt, Hunter Lundy, John Schroder, Stephen Waguespack, and Shawn Wilson.
LWVLA Position on Constitutional Amendment 1
"Most important, the rejection of assistance from “nongovernmental sources” diminishes the work that the LWV and other nonprofit, nonpartisan civil society organizations do to promote voting rights and fair elections. We are not merely a “private group” like a sorority or a Mardi Gras krewe. We have a public mission of voter education. The ability for citizens to organize into groups to achieve public missions is a hallmark of democracy — which we hope Louisiana continues to be.” Read the full position here.
League in Focus
"Despite existing data on women’s health outcomes, getting an office established in the first place was not an easy task, said Rosalind Cook, president of the New Orleans League of Women Voters, one of the effort’s earliest supporters.
“We would meet with legislators who didn’t even think there were any disparities in health care,” Cook said. But after years of lobbying legislators — and quite a few concessions — they finally saw success."
The article by Alena Maschke was originally published in The Current Lafayette and can be read here.