1 > Tax Exemptions for Stored Materials Going to the Outer Continental Shelf
Proposes that items traveling through Louisiana to offshore would be exempt from property taxes. (Currently there are no taxes on items that travel between states, but there is no clear ruling about items going offshore. The exemption would apply to materials such as tools and equipment used for offshore drilling.)
2 > Education Excellence Fund
Proposes to add three schools and Louisiana Education Television Authority to the list of entities eligible for the state’s Education Excellence Fund. (These were omitted as an oversight and one school is new since the beginning of the fund legislation.)
3 > Remedy for Unconstitutional Tax Paid
Proposes that the state’s Board of Tax Appeals be allowed to decide constitutional tax issues. (Currently only the courts rule on constitutional issues and this may reduce delays and costs in tax disputes. Members of the Board of Tax Appeals are appointed by elected officials.)
4 > New Orleans Property Tax Exemptions for Affordable Housing
Proposes tax relief for some homeowners and developers who agree to rent their property for affordable prices. (Currently, only the state has authority to grant these tax exemptions. This amendment would shift control to the city, and require them to absorb any loss of revenue.)
VOLUNTEER AS A NON-PARTISAN POLL MONITOR WITH ELECTION PROTECTION
The Election Protection Coalition is mobilizing thousands of volunteers to help our fellow Americans navigate the voting process and cast their votes without obstruction, confusion, or intimidation.
As a nonpartisan volunteer poll monitor, you will assist voters on Election Day should they encounter any problems voting.
Volunteers commit to taking at least one Election Day shift outside of assigned polling location after receiving training.
VOLUNTEER WITH LA DEMOCRATS VOTER PROTECTION TEAM
We know we’ll have close elections up and down the ticket and protecting the right to vote is going to be critically important this year.
We need your help to ensure that every voter in the Pelican State has the chance to cast their ballot and get it counted.
We need you to help us out by either working as a poll watcher on Election Day at a precinct in your parish and making sure voting happens smoothly, or by answering voter hotline calls at our voter hotline in Baton Rouge.
Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, NOW LOVErs gathered at various buildings downtown to project large scale messages asking viewers:
Believe in Justice + Equity?
Believe in Anti-Racism + Inclusion?
Believe in Honesty + Respect?
Believe in Integrity?
“The values of this network are who I am- and when I'm not, it's who I aspire to be. To have them projected throughout the city ... gave me a greater sense of worth and belonging,” said Chita Manuel, NOW LOVE member. We hope that these projections will inspire others to vote their values in the 2019 elections.
“I am exhausted from the ‘Us’ versus ‘Them’ mentality of our current political dialogue,” said NOW, LOVE member Annie LaRock. “I appreciate our NOW LOVE focus on values, because we can connect with others around the ideals we have in common.”
Petrice Sams-Abiodun reflected that the projections were an opportunity, “to engage others in our community in connecting to what really unites us, our values. Voting our values is important now more than ever given the current political, social and economic climate.”