March 2nd, 2013
Over 400 people came out to St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church to sign up for housing programs, jobs and more. Thanks to all of our great sponsors. See Housing Fair Flyer 2013.
A Community Voice hosted a Valentine’s Day Party and Meeting in the Lower 9th Ward. It was potluck and members cooked up some delicious food for the celebration.
Dear Governor Jindal,
A Community Voice represents hundreds of thousands of working and low income families in Louisiana. We strongly support restoration of funds to allow the continued operation and services of the Louisiana hospitals that you have already have or plan to sell to private entities.
Further, A Community Voice believes that Medicaid expansion is the right choice for Louisiana and we urge you to reconsider your decision to reject this unprecedented opportunity to improve public health and grow the state’s economy. Medicaid expansion could provide health coverage to 400,000 Louisianans, most of whom are currently uninsured, and bring in billions of new federal dollars. It will benefit Louisiana’s families, businesses, health care providers and the economy—all at little cost to the state budget.
Lanny Roy President
January 26th, 2013
Students from Xavier, Tulane and Loyola Universities came out to volunteer with A Community Voice. They learned how to do door to door outreach and canvassed in several New Orleans East neighborhoods to inform residents of upcoming meetings.
December 15th, 2012
Thanks to ACV members, Judge Willard Community Service program, lowernine.org, St. Aug School, and Sheriff Marlin Gusman, A Community Voice cut down 15 overgrown lots during a two week period right before Christmas. These are pictures from our cleanup event on December 15th.
December 13th, 2012
A Community Voice and members of Local 100 United Labor Unions held a potluck christmas party to take a break from protests and actions and enjoy fellowship with one another.
November 10th, 2012
A Community Voice held a press conference and protest at the site of the still shuttered Armstrong Elementary School. Right now, the school is being land-banked by the Orleans Parish School Board for future sale or demolition. There are no plans to save this historic building and rebuild this school into something that is useful for the community.
October 28th, 2012
Over 200 residents came out to the annual Lake Charles Housing & Community Fair to get FREE information on affordable housing programs, mortgage loans, fair housing, small business loans, jobs and more.