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Monday, October 9, 2023, from 6:00-7:30 at Dillard University: Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on “Health, Equity, and Louisiana Communities.” Sponsored by the Louisiana Center for Health Equity, the

Gubernatorial Forum
League of Women Voters of Louisiana, the League of Women Voters of New Orleans, and the Rotary Club of New Orleans. Doors open at 5:30. Live broadcast online at:

Debate moderated by Wendell Pierce and Myra Richardson. Confirmed candidates include: Sharon Hewitt, Hunter Lundy, John Schroder, Stephen Waguespack, and Shawn Wilson.

See a backgrounder on tonight’s questions here.

LWVLA Position on Constitutional Amendment 1

“Most important, the rejection of assistance from “nongovernmental sources” diminishes the work that the LWV and other nonprofit, nonpartisan civil society organizations do to promote voting rights and fair elections. We are not merely a “private group” like a sorority or a Mardi Gras krewe. We have a public mission of voter education. The ability for citizens to organize into groups to achieve public missions is a hallmark of democracy — which we hope Louisiana continues to be.” Read the full position here.