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March 7-8th in New Orleans, LA 

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Solidarity Project Advocacy Network

formerly known as The Louisiana Movement

DIVERSITY + INCLUSION = EMPOWERMENT

"A more equitable quality of life is only achieved through a more inclusive society."

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"Momma's Lessons"

Momma's Lessons

A spoken word piece

Spirit broken, my little kindergartener lamented when a bully pulled the chair from under him in class.   His heart lay beneath the thud of his body.

Me?  I did what any southern bred mother would.  I told him to go back to school unafraid and unapologetic,  but if that little boy put his…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on October 19, 2013 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Campaign training in Louisiana from national experts

Democracy for America - Campaign Academy

INTENSE campaign training.

OFFICIAL ONLINE REGISTRATION HERE ----> http://bit.ly/dfalafayette



10 Reasons to attend Democracy for America Campaign Academy:



1. Learn how to plan and run a winning grassroots campaign - whether you are a political campaign or issue based campaign

2. Learn from trainers with…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on January 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

The GOP is Recycling the "Death Panels" Myth

By: Mike Stagg of Lafayette, LA

 

The GOP is recycling the "death panels" lie about the health care bill, and Louisiana papers are dutifully running columns saying the same things they've said before.

Healthcare and healthcare reform are Democratic issues (ask Charlie Melancon). We own them whether we want to do so or not. Running from them only makes it worse.  And why should we?!!

Defending healthcare reform has the additional benefit…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on December 30, 2010 at 5:05pm — No Comments

Phoenix Rising from the Gulf

A Special Report on the BP Gulf Oil Spill

By Dr. Tom Termotto

It is with deep regret that we publish this report. We do not take

this responsibility lightly, as the consequences of the following

observations are of such great import and have such far-reaching

ramifications for the entire planet. Truly, the fate of the oceans of the



world hangs in the balance, as does the future of humankind.

The Gulf of Mexico (GOM) does not exist in…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on December 17, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

MENENDEZ TAKES THE SENATE LEAD ON EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT

Press Release:Menendez Press Office 202-224-4744

Equal protection under the law for women has never been added to the Constitution

Companion bill in House sponsored…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on December 15, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

RootsCampLA 2010 - A Success!!!

RootsCampLA was a tremendous success. A foundation for progressive coalition building has been laid. More info to unfold, but in the meantime, prepare to join us for RootsCampLA 2011. One way you can stay tuned is by following us now on Twitter @RootsCampLA!!!

What is RootsCamp?

-It is an annual organizers' retreat - incubator for fresh ideas, lively discussion and,…

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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on November 22, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

MARCH IS WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH (archived from main page)



March is one of the most beautiful months of the year!!! It usher's in

the season of Spring, Women's History celebrations, and... my BDay is

Mar 28th <-- yes, definitely a shameless plug ;)



Below is information about a few women's organizations. Read up on them,

check them out further, and consider joining them. They each started

for the empowerment of women, but the… Continue

Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on April 6, 2010 at 7:22pm — No Comments

Support Pay Equity Today!

On June 10, 1963, when women were making just 59 cents on the dollar to their male counterparts, President

John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act. Rep. Julia Butler Hansen (D-WA), who was also an AAUW member,

attended the signing ceremony.…



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Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on March 1, 2010 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Tactics employed by the Jindal administration: EDUCATION

HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE VOTES DOWN SCHOOL FACILITIES LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PUT LOUISIANA IN LINE WITH 41 OTHER STATES



For the second year in a row, school children were denied improved buildings due to the position of Governor Jindal, despite strong leadership efforts in the State Legislature to create an authority to improve facilities.



The House Appropriations Committee voted down legislation that would have created an authority designed to improve school… Continue

Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on June 22, 2009 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Happy Easter!!!!



Hey!!!!



I just want to wish everyone a Happy Easter and again express my excitement over your interest and involvement. The Louisiana Movement means a lot to me. I thoroughly enjoy the emails, blogs, and information shared between members. Please continue to share your thoughts and ideas.



On that note, I want to extend a special thanks and appreciation for Michael Fagan's blog, "The Cook is in the House." I found it to be… Continue

Added by Dawn D. Collins, MPA on April 12, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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