From Action New Orleans <[email protected]>
Subject Urgent: protect crucial funding for New Orleans
Date September 15, 2021 8:21 PM
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There's a state bond commission meeting on Thursday.

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** New Orleans shouldn't have to fight for what's ours.

Last month, Republicans on the State Bond Commission blocked more than $30 million in funding for vital construction projects in the New Orleans community in response to Mayor Cantrell's common-sense COVID-19 safety measures.

This wasn't the first time Republicans on this board targeted New Orleans for political reasons, and it won't be the last. On August 26, Mayor Cantrell said of the Bond Commission blocking funding, "I wasn’t surprised by this heartless move and you shouldn’t be either. The practice of Republican lawmakers punishing and pre-empting New Orleans for progressive policies is not new."

The Bond Commission meets again this Thursday ([link removed]) . At that meeting, the commission will vote again on whether or not to continue allowing New Orleans to fund crucial necessities like schools and hospitals. Those who could be affected include Orleans Parish Schools, City Park, Children's Hospital, SUNO, NOCCA, LSU Health Sciences Center, the New Orleans Veterans' Affairs Building, the West Bank Ferry Terminal, and more.
"Join me today in calling on legislative leadership to do what is right for the hard-working residents of New Orleans. Honor the financial and cultural contributions of our region, and put people over politics."
- Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Now, as all of southeast Louisiana is working around the clock to recover from Hurricane Ida, this funding is more important than ever. Infrastructure and development funding is key to ensuring a strong recovery. We need to come together to ensure that all of southeast Louisiana has the funding it needs.

You can help by calling on the State Bond Commission to provide the funding that New Orleans and Louisiana need. You can email public comments to [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Public%20comment%20on%20Thursday's%20Bond%20Commission%20meeting) .

Thank you for fighting for southeast Louisiana, and the city we all know and love.
SUBMIT A PUBLIC COMMENT (mailto:[email protected]?subject=Public%20comment%20re%3A%20L21279)

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