Ashley Shelton is the founder and CEO of the Power Coalition for Electoral Justice, a C4 civic engagement table focused on building collective power to create lasting change through an integrated civic engagement strategy. Its mission is to amplify the voices of historically marginalized communities who have been ignored and organize them into a unified movement to build pathways to power for themselves.
On Oct. 14, Jeff Landry sailed to victory in an election with the lowest voter turnout in over a decade. In the days that followed, certain media and out-of-state political commentators attempted to paint their own picture of what led to Landry’s victory. Many were quick to blame Black voters for low turnout, which is […]