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THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS URGES THE LOUISIANA LEGISLATURE TO PASS THE RESOLUTIONS (SR2 AND HR2) MAKING LOUISIANA THE 38TH STATE IN THE UNION TO ADOPT THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF THE ERA.
EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT : "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex"
READ LETTER TO THE EDITOR BY LWVNO PRESIDENT ROSALIND COOK EXPLAINING THE ERA AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN TO CITIZENS.
Orleans Parish voters will be going to the polls on Saturday May 4th to vote on a single city-wide millage proposition. Check the Elections Page for the language of the proposition as it will appear on the ballot. Below is an explanation of the measure.
CITYWIDE PROPOSITION FOR THE MAY 4TH ELECTION
This proposition is a renewal of a 3 separate property taxes for a combined value of 6.31 mils for 20 years, beginning on January 1, 2021. The millage will be used to support New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, City Park Improvement Association and the Audubon Commission. This is first time tax support for City Park and a reduction in support for the Audubon Commission. It replaces two property taxes that will expire on January 1, 2021.
Two League of Women Voters members have been highlighted as among the leaders who have made a difference in the 300 years of New Orleans History. Read about Felicia Kahn and Elizebeth Werlein. The League of Women Voters develops leaders.