Candice Battiste

Community Organizer

Candice Battiste is the Power Coalition’s North Louisiana Organizer where she is committed to building voices and power in traditionally disenfranchised communities and bringing together groups across the North with a mission to organize in impacted communities, educate and turn out votes, and fight for policies that create a more equitable and just system in Louisiana.  She graduated from Haughton High school where she was elected the first black woman student body president in their 100 year history, is an alum of Louisiana State University and earned her law degree from the Southern University Law Center. There, she served as President of Law Students for Reproductive Justice and was a recipient of the prestigious Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Fellowship. Upon graduation, Candice helped form the Family Law Unit of Legal Services of North Louisiana. She was the past LA State Director of Project ID, former Shreveport-Bossier Field organizer with the Unanimous Jury Coalition/Yes On 2 campaign, worked for Mayor Adrian Perkins’ campaign as his Public Relations and Social Media strategist, serves on the Citizen She Board of Directors, was recently elected to the ACLU of Louisiana Board of Directors, past Vice President of the Women’s Democratic Club of Northwest Louisiana, serves on the executive board of the New Leaders Council as the Selections Co-Chair, and was selected as a United Nations Association Delegate. She loves Louisiana and can be found at any number of its music and food festivals throughout the state.