ABOUT US

 The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice

We are a team of organizations who believe in the power of community and taking action.
Our goal is to equip our fellow Louisianans with the knowledge and information they need to find their voice and learn where and when to use it.

OUR FRAMEWORK

The Power Coalition is building an integrated civic engagement strategy that amplifies the voices of those who have historically been ignored and organizes them into a unified movement. 

This movement is framed by a commitment to the following shared principles:

1. THE PEOPLE CLOSEST TO THE PROBLEM ARE CLOSEST TO THE SOLUTION.
Those who are directly affected by harmful policies and inequitable systems should lead the movement for change.

2. GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE TO CITIZENS FOR ITS ACTIONS.
Louisiana is at its best when it fulfills its Constitution’s promise to “secure justice for all, preserve peace, protect the rights, and promote the happiness and general welfare of the people.

3. INTERSECTIONALITY IS MANDATORY IN POLICY ADVOCACY.
Power is built by working together across issue and policy areas, constructing a shared frame for advocacy with one voice.

OUR WORK


The Power Coalition is a coalition of community-based organizations working together to move an integrated civic engagement and targeted voting strategy that seeks to unify and expand voices across the state into a stronger, more diverse voice focused on an agenda of shared issues.

We have worked to create a space where we can come together to plan and give voice to the engagement and policy interests of our constituents, connect them to regional and national resources and use the state voter file to move a larger statewide agenda with an engaged populous. Our work is diverse and includes power mapping, listening sessions, organizing, voter engagement, policy/advocacy and leadership development.

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OUR IMPACT BY THE NUMBERS

181,133

The Power Coalition made 181,133 attempts to contact voters in Orleans Parish

55,241

The Power Coalition reached out to 55,241 different voters in Orleans Parish

14,029

The Power Coalition successfully contacted 14,029 different voters in Orleans Parish

15 %

Infrequent Voters successfully contacted by the Power Coalition voted at a rate 15% higher than infrequent voters that the Power Coalition was not able to contact

OUR TABLE

We have been working to support, strengthen, and build long-term infrastructure that can move the needle on the persistent systems that continue to hold vulnerable and marginalized populations hostage in Louisiana. The Power Coalition is made up of nonprofit and community organizations across Louisiana that share information and resources as they all engage in the long-term development of historically underserved communities.

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OUR TEAM

Ashley Shelton

Executive Director

Andrew Wells

Data and Targeting Manager

Janea Jamison

Program Coordinator

LaVita Tuff

Deputy Director

Frequently Asked Questions

The Power Coalition is a nonprofit, nonpartisan collection of base-building and advocacy groups working to address the systems that have kept Louisiana at or near the bottom of almost every quality of life indicator in the country. We address these systems through strategic investments and state organizational alignment that focus on building the power and resources necessary to elect and hold leaders accountable for making decisions on the issues that are most important to the lives of their constituents.

The Power Coalition is excited to bring people together throughout Louisiana to discuss the issues affecting their communities and support their efforts to push for change.

We hope to work with our partner organizations to:

  • Build stronger communities.
  • Work with community members so their voices impact issues that matter to them.
  • Help to create a leadership opportunities for community members to build their power.

All non-partisan, nonprofit organizations in communities throughout Louisiana are welcome to get involved in the Power Coalition. Diverse partners across the state will demonstrate our joint commitment to a racially, culturally and economically equitable Louisiana by building voice and the power to achieve change.

Check out our Get Involved page HERE to find out the different ways to engage with the Power Coalition in your own community. Organizations looking to become a Power Coalition partner should contact us through the Partnerships page HERE. Connect to our partners through their links on our Partnerships page to get involved in issue specific work. Finally, sign up to receive emails, texts, or phone calls for more information about Power Coalition events, legislative days, and listening sessions, by filling in our form in the website footer.

No it does not. The Power Coalition is nonpartisan, and unaffiliated with any political party or organization. Through its leadership, the Coalition supports and enhances grassroots mobilization efforts with policy, information, and a common message.

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