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Fanning the Flames

Such furor over the last month! Is this what it takes for America to get roused? For those of us who have been actively resisting the previous administration, and the one before that, and the one before that, it is tempting to respond by saying, "What took you so long?" Or: "Where were you when we needed you?" Or even: "I told this would happen!"

However, it's my opinion that we can't afford such luxuries. The current widespread unrest and unprecedented levels of civic involvement surely represent an opportunity, and our challenge is to make the most of it, for the common good.

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A big loss for Gretna

This opinion column by Bart Everson was originally published on Mid-City Messenger.

Can we talk about Gretna for a moment? I rarely get over there, as crossing the Mississippi River on a bike presents challenges, but there’s clearly some cool things going on. Two musical heroes from my youth rocked Gretna Fest in recent years: Joan Jett and Blue Öyster Cult. Plus, as I recall, there’s a store that still sells unfinished furniture made from solid wood, much appreciated in these days of particle board and plastic.

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Women's March New Orleans 1/21/17

It was a very humid 75 degree January day when 10-15,000 people marched the streets of New Orleans, joining millions around the world for the biggest protest in American history. The march meant so much to so many. Some came out to tell President Trump that they don't appreciate how he has treated women, others wanted to show their support and gratitude for the services Planned Parenthood provides, the issues are multifaceted and many (to say the least) . Women's rights are human rights, they effect everyone. It is sad that in 2017 we are still fighting for equality for people of all genders, colors, religions etc. If you don't see that these issues are relevant and worth fighting for then, I believe you are apart of the problem. With so much of the focus inauguration weekend on the few isolated riots, I felt it was especially important to show how many thousands of people protested peacefully. In New Orleans we danced in the streets, hugged friends and showed the world our resolve to fight for justice and equality for all.
Check out the 4 part video I made that gives you a virtual experience through the 2017 Women's March, New Orleans style.
Here's part one:
You can get the rest on my personal YouTube page: www.youtube.com/mirandamurrayfirefly
And a special thanks to the musician man who didn't get his loading truck out in time for providing my great view. 
Sincerely, 
Miranda Murray
Co-chair of the Louisiana Green Party
mirandagreeparty@gmail.com
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NOLA Greens Issue Voting Advice for December 2016 Runoff

The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the December 10, 2016, run-off elections as well as two tax propositions.

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Why I Will Be Green

Why I became a registered Green Party member in New Orleans, Louisiana — and why I will stay Green

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Eliot S. Barron for Congress

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Voting Advice for November 2016 Election

Although we agree that the voting prospects in Louisiana can often leave much to be desired, nevertheless we strongly advocate for voter participation and strong voter turnout. So, it is in that spirit that we offer up a "cheat sheet" which you can take into the booth with you. They're not all Green, but in our opinion they're the "least-bad" choices for the election coming up on 8 November 2016.

 

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Ajamu Baraka Visits New Orleans

We're excited to welcome Green Party VP candidate Ajamu Baraka to New Orleans. Here's our official press release.

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Phonebank Contest

The Louisiana resident who makes the most calls between October 10-24th wins a t-shirt, bumper sticker and button!!! 

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Watch here: Democracy Now! Special, EXPANDED Live Coverage of the First U.S. Vice Presidential Debate

Tonight, Tuesday, October 4 from 8:00PM ET to 11:30PM ET, independent news hour Democracy Now! will host special live coverage of the first U.S. vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine.

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