FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE–October 31, 2019

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice to Join the Moderators and Ministers of Greater New Orleans and Step Up Louisiana in Launching Early Voting Turnout in New Orleans

Early Voting for the Runoff Election starts this Saturday, November 2, and organizations across New Orleans are preparing to turn folks out to the polls during Early Voting Week. The effort will kick-off with a press conference tomorrow, Friday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr., statue at South Claiborne and Felicity.

 

Contacts:

Raegan Carter, Statewide Campaign Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (225) 408-9301, rcarter@powercoalition.org

Peter Robins-Brown, Communications Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (504) 256-8196, prb@powercoalition.org

 

NEW ORLEANS, LA | October 31, 2019—Tomorrow, Friday, November 1, at 12:00 p.m., the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, and our partner organization, Step Up Louisiana, will join the Moderators and Ministers of Greater New Orleans to launch a weeklong, citywide get-out-the-vote strategy.

With our joint press conference tomorrow–which will take place near the Martin Luther King, Jr., statue at the corner of South Claiborne and Felicity–we will launch a series of events and rides-to-the-polls bus pickups to turn out voters in New Orleans throughout Early Voting Week.

The Moderators and Ministers will be announcing their Second Line to the Polls event, featuring Mardi Gras Indians, that will take place the following day, Saturday, November 2, in Duncan Plaza (across the street from City Hall) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The event will be free for the family.

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and our partner organization, Step Up Louisiana, will also announce our joint effort to offer voters rides to the polls every day during Early Voting Week. The bus pickups will follow a city council district-by-district plan each day, Monday, November 4 – Friday, November 8, with special stops also scheduled on both Saturday, November 2, and Saturday, November 9. The buses will pick up voters at the locations and times listed below, take them to the nearest Early Voting location, and bring them back to the original pickup spot. Here is the full schedule:

  • Saturday, 11/2 
    • 4:00PM: Kermit’s Treme Mother-in-Law Lounge, 1500 N. Claiborne Ave., New Orleans, LA 70116
  • District A–Monday, 11/4 
    • 9:00AM: Hollygrove Multipurpose Senior Center, 3300 Hamilton St, New Orleans, LA 70118
  • District B–Tuesday 11/5 
    • 11:00AM: New Zion Baptist Church, 2319 Third Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
    • 2:00PM: New Hope Baptist Church, 1807 Reverend John Raphael Jr. Way, New Orleans, LA 70113
  • District C–Wednesday 11/6 
    • 2:00PM: All Saints Catholic Church, 1441 Teche St., New Orleans, LA 70114
  • District D–Thursday 11/7 
    • 3:30PM: Dillard University (on Gentilly, by the bus stop)
  • District E–Friday 11/8 
    • 2:00PM: Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church, 5600 Read Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70127
  • Saturday, 11/9 
    • 2:45PM: Dancing Grounds, 3705 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117    

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally ignored communities. We are a coalition of groups from across Louisiana whose mission is to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out voters, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.

What: The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice will be joining our partner organization, Step Up Louisiana, and the Moderators and Ministers of Greater New Orleans for a press conference to launch get-out-the-vote efforts during Early Voting Week.

When: November 1, 2019, 12:00 p.m. 

Where: South Claiborne and Felicity, near the Martin Luther King, Jr., statue

Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ), Step Up Louisiana, Moderators and Ministers of Greater New Orleans