I'm the candidate running for transparency, education and outreach! Let's make Party politics more accessible.
Like many, after the 2016 election, I was angry. And on social media, I became enraged. I found myself posting, liking and commenting without results. In a short time, I saw that this was unproductive and unhealthy.
So I shut off my social media and I found more time to focus on things that mattered to me. I increased my volunteer work, I made more personal connections with my community and I started listening more closely to what those around me were saying.
In 2019, I joined the second class of Emerge Louisiana, an organization committed to recruiting and training Democratic women to run for office. There, I met women from across our state who were just like me. Though we all came from different places, with different backgrounds and interests, we all shared a common goal, to change politics and make a real difference at all levels. Seeing so much passion renewed my sense of hope.
That is why I am running to serve on the Louisiana Democratic State Central Committee and the Democratic Parish Executive Committee for Orleans in the upcoming election, July 11th, 2020. As a proud Democrat, I strongly believe that decision-making within our local and state party should be guided by regular citizens and not the political elite. For decades, these two committees have been dominated by career politicians, their family members and political insiders. Without transparency and inclusion, the same efforts yield the same results. Secrecy is not a strategy. It's time that the Louisiana Democratic Party extend an invitation to its members to participate in the Party locally and statewide.
Though our state is red, we shouldn't give up the fight, especially in New Orleans which is a powerful blue dot. We should capitalize on the New Orleans Democratic base, which was pivotal to Governor John Bel Edwards' reelection last year. To fight for a more equitable future, we must increase transparency and do more to educate and engage voters, recruit candidates, and support our electeds.
When we all participate, our democracy is stronger and more representative of who we are and the priorities that matter most. When New Orleans shows up to vote, we make our voices heard.
So please join me in making your voice heard by voting July 11th, and together we'll work to make a stronger Democratic Party for New Orleans and Louisiana!