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 Equity and Justice has launched our 2019 Legislator Scorecard.
Go to powercoalition.org/legislator-scorecards-2019/ to find out how your state representative voted on key bills during the past legislative term (2016-2019). It’s also a handy guide for learning more about the issues that are taken up in the Louisiana legislature.
Raegan Carter, Statewide Campaign Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (225) 408-9301, firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter Robins-Brown, Communications Director, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (504) 256-8196, email@example.com
NEW ORLEANS, LA | September 30, 2019—Now that early voting is in full swing, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice has launched our legislator scorecard (http://powercoalition.org/legislator-scorecards-2019/). This new feature can help you learn more about your current state representative, hold them accountable for their votes, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that come before the Louisiana legislature.
Broken out into eight regions around the state, our scorecard evaluates 15 bills that were voted on during the past legislative term (2016-2019), and that we believe speak to the core mission and values of our organization and our partner organizations. The bills cover five different categories of issues: Workers, Children, Communities, Equity, and Justice.
Along with being important to us in terms of values, we looked at bills that went to a contested floor vote. In order to make this a meaningful evaluation, bills that didn’t make it out of committee weren’t included, nor were bills that won or lost unanimously or nearly unanimously.
While our scorecard is an exciting new development, we also have lots of other great information that can help everyone become more civically engaged. Any Louisianan who wants to learn more about voting, their elected officials, and our state’s political system should come visit us at www.powercoalition.org.
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 2019 Legislator Scorecard goes live!
When: September 28, 2019
Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ), Voice of the Experienced (VOTE), Jericho Road, VAYLA, Step Up Louisiana, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), Women With a Vision (WWV), the Jeremiah Project, GNOHA Fair Housing Action Center, the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ), the Louisiana Budget Project (LBP), and the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children (LPIC).