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 (VOTE) are partnering with Black Voters Matter (BVM) for a Statewide Bus Tour to educate and engage voters on the Power of their voice through exercising the right to vote.  

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

Jennifer Harding, Organizing Coordinator, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), (510) 326-2418, jenniferharding@vote-nola.org 

NEW ORLEANS, LA | October 10, 2019—The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ–http://powercoalition.org) and Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) are partnering with Black Voters Matter for a Statewide Bus Tour to educate and engage voters on the Power of their voice through exercising the right to vote.  

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice is 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.

The goal of Black Voters Matter is to increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities. Black Voters Matter believes in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. when he said, “Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” 

The partnership with VOTE and Black Voters Matter will bring a Statewide Tour to community organizations, community spaces, churches, Southern University, and the Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  

Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) and Black Voters Matter invite the media and the community to join us on the tour, learn about the organizations involved, meet members of the community and be empowered to vote. 

The Power Coalition for Equity and Justice works to build voice and power in traditionally marginalized and 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, Voice of the Experienced (VOTE) and Black Voters Matter Statewide Bus Tour 

When: October 10, 2019 through October 12, 2019 

Where: Multiple locations throughout the State (locations listed below) 

 

Shreveport

Thursday, October 10, 2019 

3:30 pm at The Office Hub, 331 Milam Street, Shreveport, LA 71101 

6:00 pm Candidate Forum at Southern University Shreveport Jesse Stone Lecture Hall, 3050 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Shreveport, LA 71107

 

Alexandria

Friday, October 11, 2019 

11:00 am at Styles by Sterling Barbershop 

740 N. MacArthur Drive, Alexandria, LA 71303 

 

Lafayette 

Friday, October 11, 2019

3:00 pm at 110 Travis Street, Suite 140, Lafayette, LA 70503

 

Baton Rouge  

Saturday, October 12, 2019 

9:00 am Elm Grove Baptist Church 

1069 N. 38th Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

10:00 am Gardere Initiative 

1702 Gardere Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70820 

 

11:00 am Shiloh Baptist Church 

185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

 

12:00 pm Southern University Mini-Dome (F.G. Clark Activity Center)

801 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807

 

12:30 pm Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Gamma Eta Omega Chapter, Ivy Foundation 

1605 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70807 

 

New Orleans 

4:00 pm Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Office 

2022 Saint Bernard Avenue, Ste 310, New Orleans, LA 70116 

 

Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ), Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), and Black Voters Matter (BVM)