Weekly News & Updates

 

It Will be a Long and Costly Fight

As a candidate for the Louisiana House of Representatives, I am focused on the issues that directly affect residents of District 98. As I campaign across the district, I hear from residents every day about flood mitigation, coastal erosion and our crumbling...

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My priority is you

The pace of campaigning has certainly picked up since qualifying last week with Neal and Hayden by my side. The many months of careful deliberation about whether to run and all of the meetings, events, canvassing, fundraising, and church visits around District 98,...

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We Are at a Critical Juncture

This week, I took a pause from politics to take Hayden to see the remake of the Lion King. For many, this brings back memories of the catchy soundtrack and the movie's theme - the Circle of Life. The basic idea is that we are all interconnected - whatever affects you...

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We cannot pump our way out of this

On July 10th mass flooding caused by unusually heavy rainfall brought back not so distant memories of the 2017 flood that left residents questioning the adequacy of our city’s pumping and drainage infrastructure, as well as the credibility of the Sewerage and Water...

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My Daughter, Hayden

Even before starting my own family, children have been an important part of my life. While living in Houston, I had the honor of serving as a patient pal and infant care volunteer at Texas Children's Hospital on Sunday mornings. I will never forget leaving the...

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It’s time to be vigilant

It’s time to be vigilant.Rain fell this morning at a near record rate in the Greater New Orleans area and caused massive flooding that spared no neighborhood. According to New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board director, Ghassan Korban, heavy rains fell at a rate that...

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Happy Birthday America!

Happy Birthday America!While most weeks we talk about politics and what needs to be done to fix our city, our state and our country, this week, I think it's important to simply celebrate our democracy. While we may not all agree on the ways government should serve its...

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With your help, we can make it happen, together

This week I’ve been able to reflect a bit. I cannot help but feel so grateful for the outpouring of support we have received since announcing my candidacy. For those of you who have written notes, made phone calls, knocked doors, donated, hosted fundraisers and meet...

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Legislative Wrap Up

Today marks the end of a divisive, chaotic and emotional 2019 Legislative Session.Like many of you, I too have been deeply concerned by the extreme positions adopted by some of our lawmakers in Baton Rouge over the past few weeks. Our failure to pass legislation that...

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Louisiana Women Deserve Better

I am extremely concerned about yesterday's passage of SB 184; a bill that outlaws abortion as soon as a heartbeat is detected - a point before most women know they are pregnant, and makes no exception for women and girls who are victims of rape or incest. I would like...

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All Developing Minds Need More

As the school year wraps up, I find myself reflecting on my learning journey, which began at age four. I recall being so eager to learn that my young parents had me tested for early admission into kindergarten at John Dibert in Mid-City. Later in life, it dawned on me...

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What a week to be a woman

What a week to be a woman.I have spent the past few days attending events geared towards women’s issues in Louisiana. Yesterday, Women’s United hosted a Public Policy Luncheon on Pay Equity. A panel of business leaders, as well as appointed and elected officials...

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National Travel and Tourism Week

This week honors the hardworking women and men in the hospitality and tourism industry in New Orleans, who welcome 17.74 million visitors annually, which created an economic impact of $8.7 billion to our local economy in 2017. Last week marked the 50th anniversary of...

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