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Ashley Shelton

Ashley Shelton

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.

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A red "Vote" sign greets voters as they trickle into a downtown Baton Rouge precinct Saturday, Oct. 13, 2023, for the statewide primary election.

Inconvenient truths about voting in Louisiana

By: - November 14, 2023

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‚Äôs victory. Many were quick to blame Black voters for low turnout, which is […]