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Title: Displaced New Orleans Voters Return to Vote Early
START DATE: 4/10/2006
Duration: 1 Hours
Location: CBD
Location Details:
City Hall, outside the Orleans Parish Registrar of Voters, 1300 Perdido St # 2E04, New Orleans, LA 70112
Event Topic: Electoral Politics
Event Type: Rally
Contact Name: Steve Bradberry
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 504-943-0044
Katrina Survivors to Rally for Early Voting
Displaced Residents Will Travel by Bus to LA to Cast Ballots

On April 10th, displaced Katrina survivors who are living in Atlanta and Jackson will travel to New Orleans to cast their ballots on the first day of Early Voting. Displaced residents living in Houston and San Antonio will travel by bus to Lake Charles to do the same. The ACORN Katrina Survivors Association is organizing these bus trips and others to ensure that New Orleans residents have the opportunity to take part in this important election. Many people do not trust the absentee ballot process, which can be confusing and unreliable. New Orleans residents want to return home to vote to show they are committed to returning and having a voice in the rebuilding process.

“Although typically 80,000 New Orleanians vote in the mayoral election, ACORN is very concerned that the lack of contact with the displaced electorate, both about news concerning the election as well as voting information. More effort needs to be made to notify voters in the diaspora that there IS an election and that ACORN is willing to help provide voter information and help with absentee balloting or rides to the polls,” stated Beulah Labostrie, President of Louisiana ACORN.

After casting their ballots on April 10th, New Orleans residents who traveled by bus New Orleans will hold a rally at 1:30 PM in front of City Hall to celebrate their participation in the election and send the message that they will not let their voices be left out of the rebuilding of their city.

Members of the ACORN Katrina Survivors Association in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Little Rock, and Atlanta are carrying out a massive voter outreach, education, and mobilization campaign. Active Katrina survivors as well as staff are going door to door in apartment buildings, setting up tables at locations where numbers of New Orleans Katrina survivors are expected, phone banking our ever-growing database of survivors out of New Orleans, and hitting the airwaves to remind people to request an absentee ballot and/or get on the ACORN buses to Early Vote in Louisiana.


ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) is the nation's largest community organization of low- and moderate-income families, with over 200,000 member families organized into 800 neighborhood chapters in 99 cities across the country. Since 1970 ACORN has taken action and won victories on issues of concern to our members, including better housing for first time homebuyers and tenants, living wages for low-wage workers, more investment in our communities from banks and governments, and better public schools.

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