10,000 Signatures to request a Charter Amendment. We are near 3,000 and siging fast

The following Petition provides a solution to protect and restore to New Orleans’s historic landmarks of U.S. Military Veterans, and create accountability for the Mayor and City Council Officials.  The plan would require any landmark removed after January 1, 2017 to be restored and returned to its original location.

Please click the download form and share the link with your New Orleans registered voter friends.

Download Ballot Petition Form Here

Sadly, the Mayor has removed three monuments to US Military Veterans from the Mexican-American War removed just before Memorial Day 2017.

Other monuments to World War I veterans and War of 1812 Veterans have been asked to be removed. These actions must be stopped.

We would like to Remove the Mayor and all Council Members the second Monday in January 2018.

Click here to Download our Petition to Install the Mayor Elect from the 2017 Election on the Second Monday in January 2018 from Nolasmarterinaguration.org

 

 

HB-71 Jackson

HB-71 Passed the House by a 65-31 vote, but the Senate Government Affairs Committee denied sending it to the Full Senate for a Vote.

Senators P.J. Morrell and Karen Peterson voted against sending HB-71 to the full Senate for a vote.

Senator Morrell made several previously unheard reports about Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary Curtis Lee.  What is known about Mrs. Lee is  following the example of her mother, Mary Lee taught Arlington slave women to sew, read and write. Advocating the idea of eventual emancipation, Mary wanted to ensure that all of the enslaved people would be able to support themselves when they were freed.

 

Testimony before the Senate on Protecting Monuments to US Military Veterans

 

 

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Ballot Petition for New Orleans

We want to draft the wording that goes before the voters on a Measure to Protect Monuments to US Military Veterans.  Please help us obtain 10,000 original signatures so that we, the Citizens of New Orleans,  control the process.

HB-71 Jackson

HB-71 - Testimony before Senate Committee

Louisiana Resident and Former Atherton, CA Mayor testifies that in his opinion The New Orleans City Council violated due process during its hearings on the four monuments to US Military Veterans it voted to remove.

The Senate hears opinion that the New Orleans City Council violated due process on its Monument Proceedings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Monuments Bring Awareness to Modern Day Slavery and Showcase Solutions

Twenty million work as slaves in mining, fishing, and manufacturing. Louisiana shrimpers compete with shrimp harvested from slaves in Asia.  The French Quarter is impacted with women trafficked as sex-slaves.

Sex Trafficking impacts thousands in America, with the SuperBowl a major event for Sex Trafficking.  General Lee is overlooking the French Quarter, where rescuers operate to free over 200 women and young girls per year.

Since  Lee's birthday is January 16th, near the time of the Superbowl and Human Trafficking Awareness Month, an opportunity exists to leverage Lee's words to promote Awareness.

 

Preventing the City Council and Mayor from Removing Landmarks and Artifacts to US Military Veterans and transferring to campaign donors

In January 2017,  long time Harrisburg, PA Mayor Stephen Reed was convicted of stealing over $30 Million in artifacts from the city. He had an obsession with Wild West Artifacts. His sentence was only 9 months.

We wish to put in the ability for residents to seek remedies against New Orleans authorities should they take down monuments and commit abuses that allow friends or their campaign donors to end up with priceless artifacts.  The current removal should be stopped until such a process is in place.

Stephen Reed

Next Steps...

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