What is step up louisiana
Our multiracial and multigenerational membership engages in campaigns that directly affect our lives. Organizing for economic and education justice in the South is fundamentally a fight against structural racism. This power analysis is essential to our work. We do the long term base-building work we need to win and are flexible to respond in times of crisis.
Organizing Committees are the vehicle for how we decide campaigns and strategies. Step Up members have formed an Economic Justice Committee and a Parent Union in New Orleans.
Training and Leadership Development, including new member political orientations and ongoing skills training, strengthen and grow our membership.
Statewide work, including convening the Louisiana Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (LAROS) table and working with the Louisiana Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will work to improve public policy at the state level.
Clear Political Vision and Electoral Strategy, including the local New Orleans level. Our Economic Justice 3-Point Platform with the New Orleans City Council and work on School Transportation with the Orleans Parish School Board, will have an immediate impact on municipal policy. We also make endorsements and hold elected officials accountable on the state and local level by campaigning in our communities and at the ballot box.
The members of Step Up Louisiana are committed to building political power to win education and economic justice for all. Our members will Step Up and go beyond voting to organize from a racial justice perspective, campaign and hold political and community leaders accountable. We will work in our own neighborhoods, schools, and workplaces to disrupt systemic oppression. We will build the people power needed to win in our city and state.