Ex offender JOB Fair. 4/21. 9-noon
Franklin Ave Baptist church
A Community. Voice housing /job fair.
5401 S Claiborne Ave. 10-1pm
First Presbyterian church /2nd floor
FPCNO Program of Hope
Every Wednesday 9-1130am
Housing vouchers/bus tokens
SSI/health care checkup/info
5401 S. Claiborne Avenue
Planned Parenthood/Healthcare rally to Capitol 10-2pm
Bus leaves COSTCO parking lot 7am- comes back 330pm-
State Legislature Bills/ pay attntion
Public Schools returning to OPSB
Minimum wage increase
No more 17 year olds tried as adults : 18 = adult
Medical Marijuana. Moving forward
Brian-.Cooper. UNITE HERE
Ben Zucker fight 4 15
Healther Larson SEIU
Beth Butler A Community Voice
Rosa Hines – exec Dir ULU Local 100
Tiger Hammond- AFL CIO
David Capasso-. How are y’all. Doing
I met a man at my church this. Morning
– MY church first presbyterian New Orleans – fpcno.org-. Feeds and clothes and prays for about 100 people every Wednesday morning- 5401 S Claiborne – – -.
As I announced the A Community Voice Housing Jobs Fair on Sat 4/23 at OUR Church ( spread the word- bring your members- and their families!!) As I was announcing the National fast food strike 4/14- (starting @ 6am- Rite Aid- Canal /broad- )
I met a union man-in church-. Getting clothes and food
Hays Hussey -61 years young- incredible man- I met this man who has moved me to finally write y’all-. Hays Hussey- who currently works in a low wage job at. IrishHouse- on StCharles-.!!?!?!??
(He has a friggin job-and is low income-sounds familiar) He is. A special man- a former AfGE member- in new Orleans East dept of Agriculture– president was Terrance Johns!!-. his mom former teacher union leader-. Mississippi Federation of Teachers / Mississippi Education Association
Give him a call- or email him- he is DOWN for union and justice- ready to organize/mobilize and be part of the future of the largest city wide union in state of Louisiana- all of us together! A Community Union!!
Hays is a union brother that puts me to shame- a low income low wage worker at. My homeless ministry- wants to organize!! Amen!! There for the grace of God go i—
I let Hays know about fight for 15 about Housing-about organizing-. Hays phone # is 985 789 8623 -. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hays Hussey- lives where? You guessed it–. At the Salvation Army!! Paying $10 a day!!! Ya got that Brian? Heather? I know Beth Butler knows about that! I know Ben gets that!! I know Rosa Hines knows that! -. How about the national Unions. United HERE- SEIU-knowing that!?!-.
Let’s work together -Not just for show on 4/14-. But for justice for low wage workers
Hays has been emailed cced a copy of this-.
You heard about unknown soldiers?
Unknown low wage women?
Unknown low income children?
Well- This is the Unknown low wage worker!
From the churches to the jails-.
Please exchange information with each other -and connect with all progressive union leaders.
It’s time A Community Union!
#1-. Black police officers who are members of NAACP- let’s bring that group together- you and Dr Ernest Marcelle will “chair” the group- Co moderate if you will-
#2- Legalization of Marijuana – we need to support these measures-because people are going to JAIL for a plant- OUR people- while tobacco Kills and pays for the budget!- NO new law and pending legislation sends the right message and
#3- living wages now- we caannot tolerate -7.25 for low income people OUR people- and corporations are making $$$$$$- especially fast food-
#4- recruiting back old members and white attorneys/professionals-
When I arrived at Capitol on Monday evening 2/22/16-( my parents Arlene and Mike Capasso 57th wedding anniversary-). I was met by Rep. Carter- country lawyer from Amite/St Helena (JBE. Country! ) +- advocating for 2 of the most populist -right on bills to tax oil and natural gas
. (Very appropriately-and fairly I might add) -. But the bills were not called to floor for a vote
I got chills listening to Rep. Robbie Carter- hearing about the TRUTH about Oil companies in Louisiana (and Rep,. Carter’s bills-would only tax Foreign oil!! Right on Robby!)
That Exxon and BP alone- use 9 million- 9 MILLION gallons of Water a DAY from Baton Rouge special water distillery- that flows from Baton Rouge River- (don’t know why they don’t tale it from the Mississippi river.?)-. But OIL DEPENDS on public water for their corporation to RUN!!!
But John Bel-decided NOT to introduce Rep. Carter’s. Bills to the floor! Maybe he knew they would fail to get a vote-or “business unfriendly” label would be placed on the bill from. LABI and their cronies) (I saw a frggin LABI. Lobbyist in the hall -with his friggin LABI pin on his lapel- practically BRAGGING about his credientials- to NOT. ALLOW for taxation revenue to help our state? -and NOT ALLOW a vote on raising minimum wage? — it took everything had not to curse him out in the Way and Means committe. Hearing- (in the lobby!!) –
I spoke to Walter Leger-my great representative- a populist who is ready to Rumble on JBE’s team- and hey- Walt says-“he would have voted for Robby Carters bills- but they were not brought up– Leger says “were going to bring it up next year- not this year..”
The business utility tax-“not business friendly” -so it failed- Leger says It could pass next year- (every. Southern state taxes business. Utility bills-this is friggin outrageous!! )
. So we tax cigarettes. 22 cents- – still not enough-. But Walt got it through-. And. Walt understands this is a chess match-and give Abramson his “room” to leverage and make deals- to show the state GOP that a New Orleans Repubican can be “trusted” not to cave in to “raising revenue “- just yet—”
But it was telling that populism and community activism is getting through to the State legislators-
And– Republican JPSO Sheriff Newell Normand is ready to Kick Some GOP ass!! He trashed Jindal-“8 years. We have been drinking the elixir..” and Normand laid waste to any “cowards” who Refuse to acknowledge -taxes pay for good government!!! – Man-. Can you see us organize a coalition of. Dems ,GOP and Independants that stand with Newell Normand -Walter Leger and JBE!! Right on! And -. Danny Martiny will be with us! iAnd we have ourselves a force ready to kick some ass against the Vitters/ LABI – and sorry to say- John Kennedy . Robert Mann TP editorial 2/21- is right on! You cannot CUT. your way out of jindals nightmare Mr Kennedy! Mr Treasury Secretary- please start working for people instead of bowing to Vitter-looking for a US Senate seat-. Hey -if Newell Normand keeps fighting for public employees taxation -.would I be saying –Senator Normand?
Solidarity for Louisianan working families!
Please look at Bill Quiglys piece on Public defenders- fantastic-
First Presbyterian Church NO ( fpcno.org)
NAACP Labor/Religious Commitees
A Community Voice
United Labor Unions
Loyola Law Alumni
Justice & Beyond
I just watched Hillary in South Carolina with mothers of men slain by Police- – with former Congressman Gifford (who was shot in the head in AZ) – and you want to talk about an ACORN moment??- “women warriors ” they call themselves “Mothers of the Movement”-. It was like 1980 in Little Rock Arkansas or Philadelphia PA!
In a Baptist Church in South Carolina—
Not a dry eye in the House!!!
Bernie may have wanted to say he started the
” Movement”- but his campaign is from Occupy! -essentially started with the “People’s Plaform” “movement” from 1978 In Memphis TN- @- ACORN’s National Convention- ; also progressive AFL CIO Labor /social Justice issues in the 90s. With John Sweeney – that we have been saying since NAFTA /CAFTA – 24 years ago- –
But Hillary— and these Mothers -Plus the Giffords (who are gun owners-2nd amendment) -. As I said. Not a dry eye in the House including Hillary!
– “Can’t touch this”
Wow! What an awesome thing 2 Democratic Presidential candidates- confronting Corporate Establishment Power with People Power !
The People United Shall Never be Defeated!
Brad Ott –
Cc Harry Lowenbrg. Gulf Restoration Network
Walter Leger III
Pat Bryant . Justice and Beyond
Dr Dwight Webster CUBC. Justice & Beyond
Darryl Malik Sierra Club
Morris Reed NAACP
I Saw these bills !! Thanks for passing it on-. I guess I’m headed to B R Monday!! I was JUST about to get in my car head to B R on Saturday- thinking -these legislatures are hard core- working hard for the state on the weekends!- Then I saw- the adjournment until Monday- – and I can seriously understand that- having 2 soccer games to watch myself at Carrolton fields- (amidst the backdrop of our Boosters talking over! -seriously I’m willing to help mediate) –
I commend many in the legislature working 12 hour shifts dealing With the ABSOLUTE Mess of Bobby Jindal!!
My Representative -my man, Walter Leger introducing over 12 bills- very progressive stuff-. Give m HELL Walt! -. And let’s move on these Oil and gas bills- and INCLUDE a gas tax- if it’s not already been mentioned! –
It seems too late a notice to request that we move Justice and Beyond. Coaltion Monday evening meeting TO Baton Rouge and the Session —we would be a force-. for this IMPORTANT special session- Monday- but hopefully will pass it on!- and get a few to come – God Willing- it
Monday 2/22-. (My parents wedding anniversary) 5pm- what a bad time- for so many to get to B R — but Hey- with these bills— it’s could be the right time!! -.
Harry Lowneburg –
Baton Rouge! Monday
Let’s check in! Brad-
I have a colleague /friend-. Navy Veteran computer wiz- – Chris Galliano he shares space in my office (650 Poyrdras Suite #2525 NO LA 70130- 504 229 5700) – Chris has devised an electronic Medical record system that can easily and with better ” language tha is currently used (will $$millions in savings-immediately) can connect all hospitals- VA /Military/public and private hospitals-and he’s ready to offer it to Louisiana ‘s public hopsitals-and John Bel- as a pilot project-. I would love to get your take on it– Chris may join me in Baton Rouge-! The savings in Medical Record retrival, paperwork, delays,+ I’ll let Chris Tell you long term-. But. THESE are the ideas of the 21st century-on RUNNING Government -efficiently and correctly for the people BEFORE Profit! Chris’. Grandfather Dr Galliano, was President of Nichols St. University- and an amazing figure in Louisiana politics – Looking forward to Having Chris Galliano Meet with Cedirc Richmond. Walt Leger and Marshall Hevron as well John Bel
Thanks for listening Brad!
Baton Rouge– Monday. 5pm
Givem HELL. John Bel !!
A Community Voice
United Labor Unions
Deacon First Presbyterian Church of NO fpcno.org
Justice and Beyond
NAACP/Labor Religious Committee
504 250 4246
650 Poydras ST #2525 NOLA 70130
TO: Walter Leger Louisiana State Representative
Lead Advocate for Living Wages and Progressive Democrats
Gov. John Bel Edwards
Susan Guidry My city councilwoman!
Ernest Green Community activist businessman
Dr Joseph Bouie. State Rep/ Professor
Wesley Bishop-. State House
Dwight Jarrett City of NO / NO East-. Workers rights
Ike Spears . Attorney brilliant
John fuller- freedom fighter
Marshal Hevron. Atty / VFW leader LA DSCC
Cedric Richmond. – #1 congressman in US (Steve Cohen from Memphis is pretty cool as well- Brother Cedric would agree)
Harry Lowenburg. Gulf Restoration Network
Tiger Hammond. GNO AFL CIO
Louis Reine. AFL CIO
Beth Butler. A Community Voice
James Carvile- Ragin Cajun
Ronald Coleman OPDEC
Morris Reed President NO NAACP
Joe Rome . Civil Rights attorney
Mike Stagg. Organizer/filmaker. Sharp strategist
Jacques Morial – consultant
Ed Parker. AFSCME
Dave Negretto. Teamsters Louisiana Local 270
Michael Filler. IBT
Sam Morris Atty IBT
Janet Hayes -mental health / activist
Rev Jim Vanderweghe Pastor UnitarianChurch
Chris Galliano. Navy Veteran / Electonic
Bradley Egenberg -Attorney for Justice
Cecil Tebo Mental Health Expert- NOPD
L T Gen. Russell Honore (NO Introduction necessary
and the Green Army
Justice and Beyond
Gillespie Community Breakfast / Uniterian church
Brad Ott- community Leader /
Dr Susan Weishar Loyola/ Jesuits
Dr Christine Day. UNO
Today 2/11- On My birthday. (the day in 1991- when Nelson Mandela was released from Prison-) ;. I thought of the State of Louisiana
25 days before the Louisiana Presidential Primary – ;
while reading autobiography of Ben Franklin-
as well as EJ Dionne\\\\’s new book \\\\’Why the Right went wrong\\\\’ ;
– Ive started writing this proposal regarding the budget \\\\’crisis\\\\’ – co opted by conservatives who -. After seeing the Front Page on my birthday; NO Advocate-\\\\’Ugly budget outlook grows Grimmer\\..\\’.
and all this gloom and doom on cuts in everything from higher education to.?
Public employees raises?
The working families of Louisiana:
Sewage Water Board
Mental health Care
Givem H E L L. John Bel!!
It\\\’s Time to Put Sensible Tax on Gasoline
Tax the Oil companies – NOT a tax on People!-
– $1.45 a GALLON!!!! Carrolton -acorss from the post office -. Hey Postal employees- they are doing WELL -thanks to a Democratic congress-and a business approach to self funding- now if they can get that huge $5 billion weight off their head -to fund the pension first! But have you noticed-they bypassed the GOP cuts on Saturday- and are delivering even on Sunday!! – right on-!
(Many postal employees are veterens- Marshall Hevron and Postal Union employees can speak to that!)
Let\\’s not lose this momentum!! The election was about hard choices to NOT Gut our public institutions without all measures exhausted
Living wages win!
Public employees matter
Police Fire – SWB. Public defenders Yes! Even public defenders! -
raise for public employees-
Talk to – probation officers- (add 300+) sheriff\\\\’s deputies (add 600+) state troopers (we need to add 1000+ train them on statewide community policing ) –
John Bel can brilliantly say- \\\\’I\\\\’m not endorsing ANY Democrat- Good Luck Hillary and Bernie- whoever gets the nomoination- you got my vote-. But now–
Help me with my budget!
Tax Oil companies
John Bell will become a national Hero!
You hear me Walt!
Ya see that statue-
That\’s General E Lee
They should knock\’em on his ass
If you ask me
Ya see- I ain\’t no Grey Coat
As you can see
I don\’t suffer for fools
And this AINT DIXIE!
Mike West \’Dixie\’ 1994
Happy Happy Joy Joy! – God is Great! . Alla Akba!
Ho HO HO! Happy Kwanza -Happy Hannukah Jesus- the reason for the season — Ya Can\’t scare me I\’m stickin with the union! – and we Refuse to Hate!
I am bummed that I missed the NAACP and. A Community Voice Christmas Parties -this evening – – but my kids last minute home work- shopping and end of school assignments got the best of me. So I thought I’d write this from the heart.
I am writing this letter to NAACP members -as well my brothers and sisters who I am humbly asking. Y’all to join the NAACP in 2016: as community organizers /union leaders, environmental activists- health care /social justice leaders; we are united!
At the end of 2015 -we have achieved so much- yet we know how much hard work I ahead. I asked my brother Brad Ott- if he was excited about John Bel Edwards victory- he was a bit down when he thought about the hard work ahead.
Living Wages for all City of New Orleans / Contracted Employees $10.55/hr plus 6 six paid personal days
DBE enacted and enforced ! If %35 of all City contracts will now go to disadvantaged local workers- -now we have a path to transforming people\’s lives to a path for full employment with dignity and respect.