Is Real Change on the Way for Louisiana’s Democratic Party?

March 21, 2024

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are expected to easily win Louisiana Democratic and Republican presidential primaries on Saturday, March 23. Yet there are many livelier contests underway– some too close to call – for seats on the two state central committees and 39 parish executive committees. The March 23 election is what […]

Louisiana Lefty Podcast: New Season Begins As Midterm Campaigns Kick Into High Gear

August 6, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – This week, longtime Democratic grassroots activist and strategist Lynda Woolard presented podcast listeners with a new season of Louisiana Lefty, a podcast for progressives about politics and community in Louisiana. Interest in its content has spiked in light of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the heightened significance […]

Lynda Woolard Discusses Her New Progressive Podcast, Louisiana Lefty, in an Interview With Big Easy Magazine

May 5, 2021

Danae Columbus caught up with veteran campaign organizer and strategist, Lynda Woolard, the day after the second congressional district race to ask her about her new podcast for progressives. Louisiana Lefty can be heard on multiple podcast platforms, and can be found at LouisianaLefty.Rocks. Louisiana Lefty’s stated goal is “to democratize information, demystify party politics, […]

Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Candidate Katie Bernhardt Has History of Supporting Pro-Life Republicans and Conservative Policies

September 10, 2020

Katie Bernhardt is running for Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party. She currently represents the third congressional district as Democratic State Executive Committeewoman. Many Democrats have expressed concerns about her candidacy, particularly a history of ties to conservative candidates, her support for Republican policies and her ties to the oil and gas industry.  A party […]

Davante Lewis Joins Lynda Woolard in Campaign for Leadership of Louisiana Democratic Party

September 2, 2020

Baton Rouge – Today, Davante Lewis and Lynda Woolard announced a joint campaign to lead the Louisiana Democratic Party. Earlier this week, with excitement and support from every region in the state, Lynda Woolard announced her run for Chair. Davante Lewis, joins Lynda in her candidacy as her running mate seeking First Vice Chair. Davante […]

Longtime Grassroots Activist Lynda Woolard Steps Up as Candidate for Chair of Louisiana Democratic Party

August 31, 2020

New Orleans – Today, longtime Democratic grassroots activist and strategist Lynda Woolard announced she is stepping in to fill the void left when Representative Ted James exited the race for Louisiana Democratic Party Chair. The state party leadership elections, originally scheduled for August 29th, were postponed due to Hurricane Laura, with a reschedule date yet […]

Support is Pouring in from College and High School Democrats From Across the State For Lynda Woolard

August 4, 2020

Lynda Woolard has worked collaboratively and provided leadership and training to College Democrats and High School Democrats throughout her organizing and campaign career. She has innovative ideas and strategic plans to ensure that young people and young adults are engaged and involved in the work with the Louisiana Democratic Party. When asked about her plans […]

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