Press Releases

Louisiana House Unanimously Passes House Resolution 46

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--July 1, 2020 Louisiana House Unanimously Passes House Resolution 46 The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice teamed up with Step Up Louisiana, the Louisiana Budget Project, and State Rep. Ted James to help pass House…

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Power Coalition Announces Three Staff Additions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 30, 2020 Power Coalition Announces Three Staff Additions During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice has managed to expand our work. The key to building on our statewide civic engagement,…

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Looking Back on a Powerful Juneteenth Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 26, 2020 Looking Back on a Powerful Juneteenth Week The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and our partners celebrated Juneteenth by fighting for racial justice in a weeklong series of events and actions. NEW ORLEANS,…

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Judge’s Ruling Means Louisiana Voters Won’t Get Same Access to Ballot as Most Other Americans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 24, 2020 Judge’s Ruling Means Louisiana Voters Won’t Get Same Access to Ballot as Most Other Americans On Monday, June 22, a federal judge ruled that several plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit seeking to expand mail-in voting…

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Dynisha Hugle Becomes First Black Woman in National Network to Lead Statewide Data Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 23, 2020 Dynisha Hugle Becomes First Black Woman in National Network to Lead Statewide Data Department The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is proud to announce the promotion of Dynisha Hugle to Statewide Data &…

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Looking Back and Looking Forward

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 19, 2020 Celebrating Juneteenth: Looking Back and Looking Forward Today, Friday, June 19, is officially Juneteenth--the holiday where we celebrate when the last African-Americans were emancipated, in Texas, on June 19,…

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“I Am A Man”: Power Coalition Supports Striking Sanitation Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 17, 2020 “I Am A Man”: Power Coalition Supports Striking Sanitation Workers Today, Wednesday, June 17, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice will continue our Juneteenth Week of Action with a day of support for…

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Power Coalition’s Juneteenth Week Continues with a Census Day of Action & Virtual Collegiate Kickback

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 16, 2020 Power Coalition’s Juneteenth Week Continues with a Census Day of Action & Virtual Collegiate Kickback The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice continues our Juneteenth Week of Action on Tuesday, June 16,…

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Power Coalition to Kick-Off Juneteenth Week with Interfaith Healing & Day of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 15, 2020 Power Coalition to Kick-Off Juneteenth Week with Interfaith Healing & Day of Action Today, at 12:00 p.m., the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice will be hosting an Interfaith Day of Healing & Action…

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Celebrate Juneteenth Week with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 12, 2020 Celebrate Juneteenth Week with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice As part of the Power Coalition’s “Journey to Equity and Justice,” we will celebrate the Juneteenth holiday (June 19) with a series of…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Calls for Reflection, Action & Systemic Change

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--June 3, 2020 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Calls for Reflection, Action & Systemic Change Now is the time for us to ask each other and ourselves difficult questions, and to explore the answers to those questions…

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LDF Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Louisiana Voting Requirements That Put Voters at Risk Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--May 7, 2020 LDF Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Louisiana Voting Requirements That Put Voters at Risk Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) and the firm Covington &…

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Councilmember Brossett and Colleagues Adopt Resolution to Suspend of Residential Evictions During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--May 7, 2020 Councilmember Brossett and Colleagues Adopt Resolution to Suspend of Residential Evictions During COVID-19 NEW ORLEANS - The Council adopted Resolution R-20-110 by District "D" Councilmember Jared Brossett urging…

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Advocates Object to Legislature’s Timing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--May 2, 2020 Advocates Object to Legislature’s Timing  In a letter to Senate President Cortez and House Speaker Schexnayder, more than 20 advocacy organizations object to the timing of the state legislature re-convening. NEW…

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Kenya Slaughter Never Planned to be a Front-line Worker, but That’s Exactly What She’s Become

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--April 28, 2020 Kenya Slaughter Never Planned to be a Front-line Worker, but That’s Exactly What She’s Become Kenya Slaughter, an organizer and a frontline worker at a Dollar General in Alexandria, LA, wrote an opinion piece…

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Voting Officials Checking Ballots by Jason Redmond

Louisiana Legislature to Consider New Emergency Election Plan This Morning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--April 22, 2020 Louisiana Legislature to Consider New Emergency Election Plan This Morning After failing to approve Secretary of State Kye Ardoin’s emergency election plan last week, the Senate and the House & Governmental…

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Senate Committee Kills Emergency Election Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--April 16, 2020 Senate Committee Kills Emergency Election Plan Yesterday, the Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee deferred on voting on the Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s emergency election plan, potentially putting…

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Louisiana Advocacy Groups to Monitor Secretary of State’s Emergency Election Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--April 14, 2020 Louisiana Advocacy Groups to Monitor Secretary of State’s Emergency Election Plan More than two dozen Louisiana advocacy organizations plan to protect democracy by fighting for the elections and voting measures…

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Advocacy Groups Release Comprehensive Roadmap to an Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--​April 13, 2020 Advocacy Groups Release Comprehensive Roadmap to an Equitable COVID-19 Response and Recovery Louisiana advocacy organizations and nonprofits release comprehensive list of policy demands and ideas to help guide…

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DOZENS OF CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS DEMAND CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN STATE PRISONS, JAILS AND FEDERAL DETENTION IN THE DEEP SOUTH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--March 17, 2020 DOZENS OF CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS DEMAND CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS FOR PEOPLE IN STATE PRISONS, JAILS AND FEDERAL DETENTION IN THE DEEP SOUTH Montgomery, Alabama — With the coronavirus spreading quickly across…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Informs Louisiana’s Communities About Local Resources During Outbreak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--​March 17 2020 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Informs Louisiana’s Communities About Local Resources During Outbreak The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice has turned our website--powercoalition.org--into an…

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In the Face of a Public Health Crisis, We Must Protect Our Most Vulnerable Populations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--March 16, 2020 In the Face of a Public Health Crisis, We Must Protect Our Most Vulnerable Populations While our elected officials have taken a strong lead in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Power Coalition for Equity…

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Fair Districts Louisiana, Power Coalition Introduce Election Integrity Package

March 10, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephen Kearny, Co-Founder, Fair Districts Louisiana // fairdistrictslouisiana@gmail.com // 225-235-7955 Contact: Peter Robins-Brown, Communications Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice,…

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Report: “Powerful Impact” Explains High Turnout Among Voters of Color in 2019 LA Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--February 19, 2020 Report: “Powerful Impact” Explains High Turnout Among Voters of Color in 2019 LA Elections Power Coalition for Equity and Justice releases report detailing our 2019 get-out-the-vote campaign, and the impact…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Asks Faith Leaders to Join Our ‘Census Sunday’ Initiative

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--February 13, 2020 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Asks Faith Leaders to Join Our ‘Census Sunday’ Initiative The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is asking faith leaders across Louisiana to help us get everyone…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice to Launch Census Outreach Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--February 13, 2020 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice to Launch Census Outreach Campaign As part of our ‘Count Me In’ campaign, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice will be offering Census mini-grants to community…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Propels Huge Boost in Turnout Among Voters of Color in 2019 Louisiana Elections

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--November 19, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Propels Huge Boost in Turnout Among Voters of Color in 2019 Louisiana Elections After months of hard work and more than 1.1 million attempted voter contacts, the Power…

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Get on the “Early Voting Express” with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--November 5, 2019 Get on the “Early Voting Express” with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice. Pickups Across New Orleans All Week Long. The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and our partner organization, Step Up…

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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

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…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Turning Out and Protecting Voters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--October 11, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Turning Out and Protecting Voters This Election Day, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is dedicated to turning out voters AND ensuring that everyone can…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice & Partners Post Candidate Responses to Redistricting Pledge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--October 10, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice & Partners Post Candidate Responses to Redistricting Pledge Working with partner organizations Fair Districts Louisiana and Louisiana Progress, the Power Coalition…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and PolicyLink Release Louisiana Health Equity Atlas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--October 10, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and PolicyLink Release Louisiana Health Equity Atlas The Louisiana Health Equity Atlas is a new tool that allows users to see how we can lift up our entire state, and…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Voice of the Experienced, and Black Voters Matter Team Up for Statewide GOTV Bus Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--October 10, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Voice of the Experienced, and Black Voters Matter Team Up for Statewide GOTV Bus Tour  The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ) and Voice of the Experienced…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Adds More Voter Education Tools & Resources to Website

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--October 9, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Adds More Voter Education Tools & Resources to Website Building on our 2019 Legislator Scorecard, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice has added a new set of…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Goes Live with Our 2019 Legislator Scorecard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 30, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Goes Live with Our 2019 Legislator Scorecard To kick off Early Voting, and help voters learn more about their elected officials and candidates, the Power Coalition for…

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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Partners Launch 2019 Get Out the Vote Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 11, 2019 Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Partners Launch 2019 Get Out the Vote Campaign This past Saturday, September 7, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and its partner organizations launched their…

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Governor Signs House Bill 397

From left, Maxine Cormier, Governor John Bel Edwards, Ashley Shelton, and State Representative John H. Bagneris FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2019 Contact: Peter Robins-Brown prb@powercoalition.org, 504-256-8196 PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs…

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Anthony Levine, Sr. Highlights Power Coalition for My Cause My Cleats

Anthony Levine, Sr. Highlights Power Coalition for My Cause My Cleats   Anthony Levine, Sr., native of Abbeville, Louisiana, two time Super Bowl Champion, and current linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens will highlight Power Coalition as his…

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