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Quality education for all children

Step Up works to bring parents together to rebuild New Orleans’ public education system and turn it into one that serves all students well, with improved accountability for charter schools and greater opportunity for New Orleans’ economically disadvantaged children of color. We fight for sustainable community schools and convene coalitions statewide to win the schools our children deserve.

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Poverty is a political choice

The economy of our city is in crisis. New Orleans has an unacceptable child poverty rate of 44%. Too many working families rely on public assistance to make ends meet, while corporations operating in our state are making record profits. The majority of low-wage earners are people of color and women. We are fighting for a $15 minimum wage, Equal Pay for Equal Work for Women, and to Ban the Box.