Power Coalition and Partners Host Congressional House District 2 Candidate Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-February 10, 2021

Power Coalition and Partners Host Congressional House District 2 Candidate Forum

To help the public prepare for the March 20 special elections, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and our partners will be hosting virtual candidate forums. The Congressional House District 2 Candidate Forum will take place virtually tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, at 6:30 p.m. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA | February 10, 2021—On Thursday, February 11, the Power Coalition for Equity and Justice (PCEJ) and partners will host the Congressional House District 2 candidate forum. Starting at 6:30 p.m., this virtual event will feature 11 candidates.

This forum, moderated by Vice President of Rise St. James Stephanie Cooper, will feature questions centered on environmental justice, public health, criminal justice reform, and more.

“With these forums, we want to educate voters about the people who are running to represent them in their communities,” said PCEJ Community Organizer Kaitlyn Joshua. “It is important to us that candidates know that their constituents, and organizations like the Power Coalition and our partners, plan to hold them accountable if they get elected. We will be asking them substantive questions that directly relate to issues folks in our communities have lifted up.”

You can register for tomorrow’s forum at bit.ly/2ndHouseDistrict.

PCEJ, along with our various partners across Louisiana, will be hosting a number of events for the special election on March 20.  You can find the full list of events and resources for making a voting plan at 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.

Who: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, Rise St. James, Baton Rouge Prison Reform Coalition

What: Power Coalition for Equity and Justice and partners host congressional candidate forum.

When: Thursday, February 11, 2021, 6:30pm

Contacts:

Ashley Shelton, Founder, President and CEO, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, (225) 802-2435, ashelton@powercoalition.org

Morgan Shannon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, mshannon@powercoalition.org