From Action New Orleans <[email protected]>
Subject We'll keep fighting
Date July 2, 2020 7:22 PM
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We had some important victories in the legislative session, but we will keep the pressure on

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We will keep fighting - because this is important.

The Legislative session is our opportunity every year to fight for our #fairshare in Baton Rouge and affect change statewide. For the last two months, we have been working tirelessly alongside other community organizations to kickstart change at the state level.

Thanks to your involvement, our local partners, and our New Orleans legislative delegation, we helped to end the diaper & feminine hygiene tax and passed the Emergency Voting Plan, which allows more people to vote by mail in our July 11th election next week. ([link removed])

We helped achieve wins for meaningful criminal justice reform. Several bills were signed by the Governor which allow more people to benefit from expungement, eliminated meaningless waiting periods, and ended solitary confinement for pregnant incarcerated people. Our criminal justice system still requires major structural reforms, but these are a step in the right direction.
But the fight is not over. We worked hard to protect funding for local government, local restrictions on firearms, and to expand vote by mail to everybody in every election, but some legislators didn't agree this time.

We need your support to build the infrastructure needed to handle crises like the one we are living through right now, and that starts at the state level. Donate today to help fight state-wide laws that prevent our city from taking advantage of policies that would help our people. ([link removed])

We fought hard for local control of sick-leave policies. Now more than ever, our people need paid sick-leave, which is why we spent time advocating to the legislators in Baton Rouge to get our people the basic protection they deserve. We will keep pushing for paid sick-leave, because our city needs it.

We worked hard for our renters. As a majority-renter city, tenants especially deserve basic protections and assurances. We fought hard for House Bill 388, which would have allowed people to pay back-due rent over time, among other eviction protections. It didn't pass this time, but that doesn't mean we will stop fighting.

We need to adapt our systems to the new challenges our city is facing. Chip in today to support the fight for the reforms our city needs. ([link removed])

Thank you for writing and calling your legislators over these past two months. We promise to keep fighting for our values today, tomorrow, and in next year's legislative session - because these things are important.

Action New Orleans
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