Gaines Wins Demo State Party Chair as Part of Blue Reboot

April 15, 2024

Former State Representative Randal Gaines is preparing to settle into his new offices in Baton Rouge as head of Louisiana’s Democratic Party only because he aligned himself with the Blue Reboot reform movement. Created to bring new leadership to Louisiana’s Democratic Party, Blue Reboot played a decisive role in the recent Democratic elections for parish-level […]

What’s on the Ballot in Today’s Municipal Elections?

November 13, 2021

Voters across Louisiana’s 64 parishes are headed to the polls today in what is predicted to be a low turnout election. While only the four constitutional amendments are on the ballot in many parishes, New Orleanians also have the opportunity to cast their vote for Mayor, Sheriff, Assessor, Clerk of Criminal District Court, City Council […]

Clergy Voice Opposition to Anti-Trans Bill & Succeed

July 22, 2021

“Cynical and frivolous” is how a letter to Louisiana State Legislature signed by nearly 100 bishops and clergy of various faith traditions describes Senate Bill 156. SB 156 would bar transgender students from competing in sports outside of their assigned gender at birth. Clergy representing 12 faith traditions in 24 cities across Louisiana delivered a […]

State Senate Overrides Governor’s Veto of Anti-Transgender Legislation; House Will Hear Bill Wednesday Afternoon

July 21, 2021

In an unprecedented veto override session, the Louisiana State Senate voted Tuesday to override Governor John Bel Edwards’ veto of Senate Bill 156 which bans transgender athletes from competing on school sports teams with their identified gender. The bill was authored by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, who defended the legislation and said she was speaking […]

While Treme Community Leaders Demand Mayor Cancel RFQ, Councilmembers Moreno and Glapion Announce Public Process & Final Council Approval

June 30, 2021

Members of the Save Our Soul Coalition said Monday that Mayor LaToya Cantrell should immediately call off the still-outstanding RFQ for a new City Hall at the Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park. Though Mayor Cantrell has said she is postponing all discussion on the proposed relocation until after the fall elections, proponents doubt her sincerity. […]

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