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Building on Housing Market Momentum

Aug 11, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

New Orleans isn't the only city experiencing a housing market boom. The rest of America's housing market is coming alive and President Obama has a plan to increase that momentum. President Obama has a plan to build on the progress we've already made so that owning a home is a symbol of responsibility and a source ...

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Voting Rights Matter: The Fight Continues Today

Aug 6, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Learn more about "Voting Rights Matter," a site created by the DNC to continue the fight for the right to vote. In light of the recent SCOTUS opinion on the VRA, we must stay vigilant to preserve our most sacred rights: "As Republicans work to limit voting rights, Democrats are fighting back: While the Supreme Court struck ...

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Join Us On August 7th, 2013 for A Special Event

Jul 18, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Please join us at Calcasieu on August 7th, 2013 for a special event in support of the Karen Carter Peterson Campaign Fund. The event begins at 6pm and takes place in Cochon's upstairs event room, Calcasieu. Light hor d'oeuvres from Cochon will be available and drinks will be provided. Contribute here today! Click below to RSVP or see a ...

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Two Louisiana Masters Honored By White House

Jul 9, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Louisiana is the home to some of this nation's most unique cultural treasures. In so many traditions, including music, food, the visual arts and the written word, Louisiana is responsible for an incredible richness of productivity and inspiration. This month, two Louisiana cultural masters will be honored by President Obama for their contributions to America. Mr. Allen Toussaint, ...

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Staying NOLAReady During Hurricane Season

Jul 8, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Being Prepared is Paramount The 2013 Hurricane Season has begun and if you haven't taken the necessary steps to get ready, now is definitely the time. Equipping yourself with the right materials and knowledge can save lives and property. Even with constant reminders, and the annual hurricane cycle, some folks simply aren't prepared when a storm is approaching. ...

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Louisiana Women Need More Voices In Government

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Women need to have more voices in Louisiana's government. A new report makes this clear: Louisiana may have gender parity amongst its United States senators, but in state government, men still rule. In fact, Louisiana has the smallest proportion of women in its Legislature. A host of factors have been proposed as reasons why Louisiana women are ...

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Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law

Jun 19, 2013 1 Comment ›› atuozzolo

In a step towards equality in Louisiana, SB 153 became law today, bringing equal pay protections for Louisiana's public employees and serving as a strong example that Louisiana is finally taking positive steps to close the wage gap. Women in Louisiana make 69 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts earn. This makes Louisiana's gender ...

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Independent Women’s Organization Of New Orleans Hosts Senator Landrieu!

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

Last Saturday, I had the honor of introducing Senator Mary Landrieu to over 200 members of the New Orleans Independent Women's Organization in New Orleans East. Check out the Advocate article: You could call it the unofficial launch of Sen. Mary Landrieu’s re-election campaign. The Louisiana senator came to a meeting of the Independent Women’s Organization in ...

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Important Legislative Victories For New Orleans

Jun 10, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

I wanted to share with some of the positive outcomes for New Orleans that emerged from this year's legislative session. Through the cooperative work of the entire Orleans Delegation, we were able to promote strong reform measures, protect vital local resources, and secure much-needed progress on several critical economic issues. Sewerage And Water Board Reform I have been ...

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Still A Budget By Default: We Can Do Better

Jun 6, 2013 No Comments ›› atuozzolo

For the first time in my 13 years of service, I have cast a vote against a state budget. And I want to tell you why. The budget process is never perfect. The process at its core is a compromise between competing interests. However, this year is different. By constraining our options, and ignoring some hard truths, this budget ...

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