With today’s election being such a spectacle for the past few months, and a race that is reportedly very close, America’s next four years will be decided and revealed tonight. With such angst and uncertainty across the nation, local businesses and others are coming together to watch the election results, mostly over drinks and more drinks. Here’s a quick list of places having Election Watch Parties in Mid-City.
More than 1,000 voters in Louisiana registered their disgust with two historically unpopular candidates for President over the last month by registering for the Libertarian Party, at a time when New Orleans activists are preparing to ramp up their fight against a proposed proliferation of red-light cameras.
With the Presidential election less than a month away, members of the Green Party of New Orleans are holding events and making calls on behalf of candidate Jill Stein while beginning to think about growing the party for local elections in the years to come.
With the Presidential election now only seven weeks away, the Green Party of New Orleans is hosting a viewing party at Banks Street Bar for their candidate, Jill Stein, as she appears in a national town-hall forum Friday evening on Fox News.
Competing with a field of largely-unknown candidates amid a national climate of disgust with both Republicans and Democrats, the Libertarian running in U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise’s district hopes he can make a November runoff to contrast his party’s principles with the GOP’s record.
By Claire Byun
Three local incumbents and a few new faces running for political offices in Louisiana now have a little more support, thanks to a local women’s organization.
The Independent Women’s Organization of New Orleans met Saturday morning to hear from Democratic candidates in seven state or local races. The group voted their endorsement of three Orleans Parish School Board incumbents and four fresh faces for state office after a nearly four-hour meeting.
The Independent Women’s Organization New Orleans (IWO) will host a local and US Senate Democratic candidates’ forum on Saturday, July 30. The event will offer IWO members and the public the opportunity to hear candidate stances on the issues that pertain to the city and state.
With a growing focus on issues related to the criminal-justice system, the Green Party of New Orleans issued a statement Tuesday night in support of Black Lives Matter protests and announced that the keynote address at their upcoming state convention will be about the ACLU lawsuit over police brutality in Louisiana.
An over-reliance on sending armed police to address societal problems and petty infractions bears a direct link to lethal shootings of civilians by officers, New Orleans Libertarians said this week.
“Since everything has been criminalized, that creates so many more touches by police,” said Daniel Hayes, a Jefferson Parish resident who serves on the Libertarian National Committee. “The more time you have those encounters, the more times they have the potential to turn lethal.”
New Orleans’ broken criminal justice system, corporate control of the city’s economy, environmental policies and even the social injustice in the allocation of basic street repairs will all be among the central issues that a reinvigorated Green Party of New Orleans plans to include its new “Greenprint” of local priorities, activists said Tuesday night.