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NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Preparing for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election, the Urban League of Louisiana has activated its Wake Up Geaux Vote campaign and will be hosting four 2020 Voter Empowerment Forums this October on the topics of statewide local races and racial equity in education in New Orleans. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss these important events to help prepare you to wake up and geaux vote on Nov. 3 with information you need to make your voice count.

From Oct. 6-8, all from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Urban League of Louisiana will host New Orleans School Board Candidate Forums on Educational Equity.

  • Tuesday, Oct 6 – Districts 1 & 2
  • Wednesday, Oct 7 – Districts 3, 4, & 5
  • Thursday, Oct 8 – Districts 6 & 7

Residents of New Orleans will be voting on candidates for Orleans Parish School Board this November and the Urban League of Louisiana recently released the second edition of Advancing Educational Equity In New Orleans Public Schools, which tracks inequities and illustrates the urgent need to center racial equity in our education systems.

In this three part forum, candidates from each Orleans Parish School District will be invited to share their position on racial equity and their plans for addressing the specific inequities documented in the report, if elected to serve.

On Thursday, Oct. 15, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Urban League of Louisiana will host #LRM-Local Races Matter: A Louisiana Down Ballot Forum.

Most people are aware that we will be voting for the next President of the United States on November 3, but just as important are the down-ballot races – those that will impact local policies that affect you, your family, and your future directly.

Don’t miss this lively conversation featuring experts from across the state who will be discussing key races statewide, the seven statewide amendments, and will look at the responsibilities of different elected positions.


There are three ways to register to vote: in-person, by mail and online. Register to vote in person and by mail by Oct. 5 and online by Oct. 13. Click here to register now.