Showing posts tagged with: "Louisiana"

Project Vote Files NVRA Suit in Georgia . July 6, 2011

One of the reasons we encourage nonprofits to register their clients and constituents to vote is because many states are not fully compliant with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which requires public agencies to register voters. Recently, successful lawsuits in both Ohio and Missouri forced compliance and caused the number of voters registering... read more

Nonprofit Advocacy Impacts Southern States . May 17, 2011

A new study by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy found that advocacy by nonprofit organizations in four Southern states brought more than $4.7 billion in benefits to low-wage workers, families, and other underserved populations. The study analyzed the impact of 20 advocacy and community organizing groups in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana,... read more

The Census Releases New Data . February 8, 2011

…and it doesn’t bring good news for New Orleans. Last week, the Census Bureau released new data showing that New Orleans experienced a population loss of 140,845 residents–a drop of 29% from 2000. In addition to losing New Orleans city residents, Louisiana also lost a congressional seat (down to six from seven). Because of the exodus... read more

Louisiana BOE begins Voter Registration and Voter Education week . July 15, 2008

The Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office is pushing statewide public service announcements this week as Louisiana’s annual Voter Registration and Voter Education week gets under way. The Secretary of State’s office says it will be using the week to remind voters of the importance of accurate voter registration and of major changes going into... read more