There is a reason we are calling this election a GAME CHANGER. We believe we can CHANGE the direction of the city for the better for EVERYONE. We believe that the residents of this city—especially Black residents—can turn things around with their votes.
We need elected officials, committed and knowledgeable, but most of all dedicated to every resident in every corner of this city. We need leaders who want CHANGE as well—leaders who truly understand that New Orleans is only as strongest as its weakest citizens.
There are a number of issues important to us—issues we considered as we made our endorsements for Feb. 1 election. They include, but are not limited to:
Equitable economic opportunity and development, including but not limited to a robust and strictly-enforced DBE program that focus on creating avenues to assist, strengthen and prepare Black-owned and other minority businesses to take part in the marketplace;
Job training and job expansion opportunities that specifically target the city’s most vulnerable, residents along with a commitment to creating quality jobs that provide living wages to help rebuild the city’s Black middle class and lift marginalized residents out of poverty;
Post-Katrina progress and recovery that impacts all segments of the of the city’s, with particular attention to the hardest hit and long-ignored areas;
A strong, responsive and thoughtful police force that is adequately staffed and led by a superintendent who is committed to being tough on crime as well as protecting the rights of all citizens;
A criminal justice system moving toward full compliance with all federal consent decrees;
Local leaders not afraid to represent the interests of their constituents at the state and federal levels;
Real TRANSPARENCY in government
Those are just some the issues we believe are important, and these are OUR ENDORSEMENTS: