Housing, Community, Health, Jobs, and Small Business Fair

July 26th, 2014

New Orleans, LA

Thanks to everyone who came out.  We had a great turnout of 250 and much from all our volunteers and sponsors. Special Thanks to St. Paul the Apostle Church,SUNO;  Louisiana Small Business Development Center, JOB1;  Capital One Bank;  Value Plus Realty, LLC,; The Gesund Law Offices, LLC; Abide Home Care Services;  Southeast Louisiana Law Center; The Law Office of Melanie A. Leavitt; Make it Right; Southern United Neighborhoods; and Fair Grinds Coffeehouse.

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Candidate Forum Feb 27th

February 27th, 2014   A Community Voice hosted a candidate forum in New Orleans for an opportunity for residents to ask questions of the candidates in the runoff March 15th elections.  Over 100 residents came out.

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Fighting for Medicaid Expansion

April 30th, 2013

Lanny Roy, President, A Community Voice protests Jindal Policies on Capitol Steps

Flanked by signs and posters with demands to Jindal to Expand Medicaid funding and Stop the Cuts-Save Jobs, Lanny Roy, Lake Charles resident and president of A Community Voice, spoke to a diverse crowd.  At its height, nearly 1000 residents rallied on the steps of the state’s capitol.  Mr. Roy, though fighting for his own life, with a condition brought on by working in chemical plants in Lake Charles, valiantly came to address the “Enough is Enough” rally.

Using a megaphone, while seated in a wheelchair, Mr. Roy addressed the crowd organized by Forward Louisiana. The new coalition is the most diverse of all to have protested on the capitol steps with member groups that range from community and labor organizations, to worker, disability, human rights and education health care advocates.  Roy told the crowd that A Community Voice had found Gov. Jindal insensitive and unaccountable, when he failed to respond to repeated requests to discuss the issues.

Interrupted by applause, Mr. Roy stated “I wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for the charity hospital system.  The other hospitals don’t do what Charity does.  Charity Hospitals are a Louisiana tradition that have lasted well over 200 years.   We need to keep our traditions”.

Meanwhile, inside the State Capitol, a banner was dropped by Forward Louisiana member that demanded to the legislators, “Take the Medicaid Money”  Shortly afterwards, a Senate Health Committee panel voted 4 – 3 to expand Medicaid in Louisiana. 923291_10152781114030352_253065054_n 934940_10152781117210352_792720691_n 935677_10152781109010352_1048650606_n 935780_10152781107805352_1879924408_n 941250_10152781110040352_1963184183_n 941830_10152781125460352_1162142823_n 943360_10152781109470352_760354783_n 944529_10152781108360352_1828450590_n 946863_10152781130770352_50143420_n