In School Board Race, LGBT Community Flexes its Political Muscle

December 29, 2020

In the December 5 runoff elections, political newcomer JC Romero defeated 2-term incumbent Leslie Ellison for the Orleans Parish School Board District 4 seat.  Ellison was only 21 votes from winning outright in the primary, yet she ended up being defeated by a 10% margin. This unusual result was the culmination of efforts from many […]

Forum for Equality PAC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Leslie Ellison for Violations Related to Free Speech

December 4, 2020

Forum for Equality PAC Obtains Preliminary Injunction Against Leslie Ellison to Protect Free Speech and Ordering the Ellison Campaign to Immediately Stop Stealing or Disturbing Campaign Signs   Today, Forum for Equality PAC obtained a preliminary injunction from Judge Nakisha Ervin-Knott in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, ordering Leslie Ellison, her campaign, and […]

J.C. Romero for School Board, District 4 headed to runoff against anti-LGBTQ incumbent

December 3, 2020

Local activists and leaders have sharply criticized corporate interest groups, the Walton Family Foundation and Education Reform Now (ERN) after disclosures revealed that they donated $150,000 each to a PAC that is working for Leslie Ellison’s reelection to the Orleans Parish School Board. First time candidate J.C. Romero is headed to the December 5th runoff […]

Forum For Equality Files Suit Against Leslie Ellison

October 31, 2020

The Forum for Equality PAC (FFE PAC), a political action committee for LGBT human rights has filed suit against Leslie Ellison, the incumbent candidate for Orleans Parish School Board for District 4. The group is filing the suit after supporters presumed to be supporters of Leslie Ellison’s re-election campaign removed legally-placed signs from public property. […]

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