November 7, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Green Party of New Orleans (NOLA Greens) has prepared voting advice for the November 18, 2017, runoff election. Our voting advice is based on a survey of our members and how closely each candidate or ballot measure aligns with Green Party values, most notably the party's commitment to community-based economics, diversity, and social justice.
For Treasurer: Derrick Edwards
For Judge, Civil District Court, Division J: D. Nicole Sheppard
For Mayor of the City of New Orleans: LaToya Cantrell
For New Orleans City Council District B: Jay H. Banks
For New Orleans City Council District E: Cyndi Nguyen
For PW HRC Amendment ("rainy day fund"): Yes
Note that our voting advice does not constitute endorsement of any candidate.
Please be advised that, across the nation, Republican officials are working in concert to deny the right to vote of people of color, most notably using the so-called Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The NOLA Greens advise all eligible voters to vote and to be prepared to resist any attempts to deny their vote. To do so, vote early if possible; the last day of early voting is November 11th. Whenever you vote, be prepared to wait in a long line; bring some water, a snack, an umbrella, maybe even a book and a chair. If you encounter anything unusual—being turned away, a malfunction in the voting machine—call the Orleans Parish Board of Elections at (504) 658-8300 and insist that your concerns are addressed. Also, be advised that individuals who have felony convictions but have completed serving all sentences (prison, probation and parole) do have the right to vote in Louisiana and must re-register to vote to exercise it.
For more information, contact Bart Everson at (504) 520-5164.