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Federal Judge Rules that Louisiana Must Expand Early Voting, Vote-By-Mail Options

Federal Judge Rules that Louisiana Must Expand Early Voting, Vote-By-Mail Options

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 17, 2020 Federal Judge Rules that Louisiana Must Expand Early Voting, Vote-By-Mail Options In a decision handed ...
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Power Coalition Hosts Census Week, Voting Mass Meeting & Redistricting Academies Amid Voting Lawsuit Hearings

Power Coalition Hosts Census Week, Voting Mass Meeting & Redistricting Academies Amid Voting Lawsuit Hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 14, 2020 Power Coalition Hosts Census Week, Voting Mass Meeting & Redistricting Academies Amid Voting Lawsuit Hearings ...
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Federal Judge to Hear Louisiana Election Lawsuit on Tuesday & Wednesday

Federal Judge to Hear Louisiana Election Lawsuit on Tuesday & Wednesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 4, 2020 Federal Judge to Hear Louisiana Election Lawsuit on Tuesday & Wednesday The plaintiffs (who include ...
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Hurricane Laura Victims Are Suffering in Silence

Hurricane Laura Victims Are Suffering in Silence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--September 3, 2020 Hurricane Laura Victims Are Suffering in Silence Hurricane Laura was yet another blow to a ...
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Federal Court to Hold Status Hearing on Lawsuit Challenging Louisiana’s Election Plan

Federal Court to Hold Status Hearing on Lawsuit Challenging Louisiana’s Election Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--August 25, 2020 Federal Court to Hold Status Hearing on Lawsuit Challenging Louisiana’s Election Plan   Tomorrow, Wednesday, August ...
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With State Government at an Impasse Over Election Plan, Lawsuit Likely to Decide Issue

With State Government at an Impasse Over Election Plan, Lawsuit Likely to Decide Issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--August 4, 2020 With State Government at an Impasse Over Election Plan, Lawsuit Likely to Decide Issue   Yesterday, ...
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Census Deadline is Cut Short; But Why?

Census Deadline is Cut Short; But Why?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--August 4, 2020 Louisiana Unemployed Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Joins NAACP Election Lawsuit This week, the ...
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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Joins NAACP Election Lawsuit

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Joins NAACP Election Lawsuit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--August 4, 2020 Louisiana Unemployed Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Joins NAACP Election Lawsuit  Yesterday, Monday, August ...
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Louisiana Unemployed Workers to Visit Regional Offices of Sens. Cassidy & Kennedy to Demand Continuation of $600 Unemployment Benefit

Louisiana Unemployed Workers to Visit Regional Offices of Sens. Cassidy & Kennedy to Demand Continuation of $600 Unemployment Benefit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--July 29, 2020 Louisiana Unemployed Workers to Visit Regional Offices of Sens. Cassidy & Kennedy to Demand Continuation ...
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Advocates Reach Out to Sec. of State Ardoin About Emergency Election Plan for the Fall

Advocates Reach Out to Sec. of State Ardoin About Emergency Election Plan for the Fall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--July 28, 2020 Advocates Reach Out to Sec. of State Ardoin About Emergency Election Plan for the Fall ...
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First grants awarded; second round application process underway

First grants awarded; second round application process underway

The Southern Poverty Law Center today announced the first 12 organizations to receive grants from its Vote Your Voice initiative ...
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Louisiana Mayors to Discuss Federal Aid for Local Governments During Tele-Town Hall

Louisiana Mayors to Discuss Federal Aid for Local Governments During Tele-Town Hall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--July 21, 2020 Louisiana Mayors to Discuss Federal Aid for Local Governments During Tele-Town Hall Tomorrow, Wednesday, July ...
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Power Coalition's July 11 Louisiana Election Report

Power Coalition’s July 11 Louisiana Election Report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE--July 15, 2020 Power Coalition's July 11 Louisiana Election Report Louisiana’s twice-delayed Presidential Primary elections, which finally took ...
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Turn Up Tuesdays to Confront Barriers to the Ballot Ahead of Primaries in Alabama and Louisiana

Turn Up Tuesdays to Confront Barriers to the Ballot Ahead of Primaries in Alabama and Louisiana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEKiren Marshall, The Leadership Conference, marshall@civilrights.orgPhoebe Plagens, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. 212.965.2235, pplagens@naacpldf.org WASHINGTON – ...
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Louisiana House Unanimously Passes House Resolution 46

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 ...
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Power Coalition Announces Three Staff Additions

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 ...
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Looking Back on a Powerful Juneteenth Week

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

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

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 ...
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Celebrating Juneteenth: Looking Back and Looking Forward

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

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

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

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 ...
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Celebrate Juneteenth Week with the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice 

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

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

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

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 ...
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Advocates Object to Legislature’s Timing

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

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 ...
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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 ...
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Senate Committee Kills Emergency Election Plan

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

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

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 ...
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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

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

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 ...
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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

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 the country, dozens of civil rights groups including the Southern Poverty ...
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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

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 the country, dozens of civil rights groups including the Southern Poverty ...
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In the Face of a Public Health Crisis, We Must Protect Our Most Vulnerable Populations

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 ...
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Fair Districts Louisiana, Power Coalition Introduce Election Integrity Package

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, ...
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Cover of the Powerful Impact Get Out & Vote Campaign 2019 Report

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

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 ...
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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice  to Launch Census Outreach Campaign

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

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

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 ...
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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

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 ...
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Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Turning Out and Protecting Voters

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

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

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 ...
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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

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

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

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

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 ...
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Governor Signs House Bill 397

Governor Signs House Bill 397

PRESS RELEASE: Governor Signs House Bill 397! Defendants Who Can’t Afford to Pay Criminal Fines and Fees Will No Longer ...
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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. Highlights Power Coalition for My Cause My Cleats Anthony Levine, Sr., native of Abbeville, Louisiana, two time ...
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