Antigravity Magazine says "Vote Snider" for DSCC - District 93
I am thrilled that Antigravity Magazine said "Vote Snider" for DSCC - District 93 in its "Anti-Oppression/ Anti-BS Voter Education Guide for New Orleans Elections."
The magazine picked up on something that I'm trying to do with this campaign, which is increase transparency. Antigravity wrote, "[Snider] wants to educate the public about what DPEC and DSCC are, because they are part of a bewildering, obscure process that seems designed to exclude most people—including those who have no clue that they might actually want to give a damn. Snider wants you to have a clue and give two damns (because she is running for both committees)...Snider walks the walk. Summary: Vote Snider…."
Democrats are stronger when we're working together, and that begins with making our Party more accessible!
Supporting Black Lives Matter in New Orleans and Louisiana
On the Saturday after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, I joined hundreds to march in the streets of New Orleans in support of black lives. I returned the following Thursday because the night before, NOPD, like so many other police forces across the country, responded to protests of police brutality against black lives with police brutality -- by shooting rubber bullets and deploying tear gas into a crowd of peaceful protesters on top of a bridge.
I can go to protests because it is my privilege to choose to engage or disengage with police. Me being white instead of black is the difference between me worrying generally that these killings will continue and that the racism embedded in our society will never be healed...and fearing that I will be gunned down while out jogging or sleeping in my bed or have the knee of law enforcement on my throat until I Can’t Breathe. My general worries and sadness as a white person are separate and apart from the lived reality and fear of so many people.
I’ve heard some white people refer to the protests as being scary. I am realizing that I don’t know what it is to be scared. I don’t live in fear -- I live free from it -- because this society, grounded in the delusion of white supremacy, is designed to protect me. Attending the protests is but a small act of solidarity and acknowledgement that something is wrong. I must continue to listen to and help elevate voices of those whose experiences differ so drastically from mine. As someone who is free from violence, I have an ongoing obligation to speak out and act against this violence and other intersecting systemic failures that perpetuate oppression.
Though I will continue to be imperfect in my approach, I pledge to speak out and support Black Lives Matter and its Invest-Divest platform. I pledge to work toward systematic change, including the reallocation of funding from policing and incarceration to education, local restorative justice services, and employment programs. And, as a candidate for Democratic Party office, I pledge to elevate antiracist and black candidates who are committed to doing the same.
Rep. Mack - drug testing of TANIF and other public benefits
We discussed that our state budget is a moral document that should reflect state priorities. In light of that, we messaged Rep. Schnexayder, the House Speaker, and requested funding for early childhood education. You can check out other proposed legislation here.
Vote Megan Snider - July 11th
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