For immediate release- April 23, 2021
Power Coalition joins forces with the Department of Health and LPHI to “Bring Back Louisiana”
Baton Rouge, LA– Power Coalition has joined forces with the Department of Health, Louisiana Public Health Institute, and other partners to run a GOTV campaign with a twist- this time reaching neighborhoods to Get Out The Vaccine.
The Power Coalition has deep roots in communities across the state and is a trusted voice to increase vacations in the communities we serve. The COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to be safe and effective at reducing COVID-19 related deaths and hospitalizations, dramatically reducing the risk of the virus for vaccinated people.
At the moment, over 1.15 million people in Louisiana have completed the vaccination series. Though a good start, vaccine access has been limited in low income and majority Black neighborhoods. To combat this and ensure that everyone has equal access to vaccinations and protection from COVID-19, Power Coalition is using their stateside network of volunteers and canvassers to call and canvas majority Black neighborhoods to ensure that they are signed up to receive their vaccines.
Power Coalition has activated our base of 50 canvassers, paying them $15 an hour to engage their community members to book their vaccine appointments, ensure they have rides to their appointments, and more.
The Bring Back Louisiana campaign is activating the vast volunteer network of Power Coalition across the state to make sure that every person is reached and has the opportunity to get their vaccine.
“This is about ensuring that our communities are safe so that we can continue to build a better Louisiana that provides equitable access to resources, whether that is a lifesaving vaccine, housing, or access to their vote, voice and power,” said Ashley Shelton, President and CEO of Power Coalition.
If you need to find an appointment for your vaccine, you can call: 1-855-453-0774
If you are interested in volunteering for the campaign to “Bring Back Louisiana” sign up at powercoalition.org/volunteer.
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
What: Power Coalition canvassers and volunteers engage communities in Bring Back Louisiana campaign
Morgan Shannon, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, firstname.lastname@example.org, 504 214 3040
Kaitlyn Joshua, Organizer, Power Coalition for Equity and Justice, email@example.com, 225 454 8321