Election Day - Baton Rouge Field Office
Nov
6
11:00 AM11:00

Election Day - Baton Rouge Field Office

  • 251 Florida Street, Suite 201 Baton Rouge, LA (map)
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ATTN: ALL HANDS ON DECK - TODAY IS THE DAY. 

Help us make sure voters in Baton Rouge get to the polls on election day! Our office will be open for drop-in phone banking. Volunteers should bring their laptops, cell phones, and headphones if possible. 

The Baton Rouge Field Office will be buzzing all day - we have all worked hard towards the passing of this amendment. Let's be together during this final push to victory!!

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Election Day - New Orleans Field Office
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Election Day - New Orleans Field Office

ATTN: ALL HANDS ON DECK - TODAY IS THE DAY. 

Come join us on the phones during this historic day that we FINALLY get this old law off the books. We need all of the help we can get to reach every last voter and ensure they are informed and prepared to vote YES on Constitutional Amendment TWO. 

The New Orleans Field Office will be buzzing all day - we have all worked hard towards the passing of this amendment. Let's be together during this final push to victory!!

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Election Day - Lafayette Field Office
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Election Day - Lafayette Field Office

  • 444 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7014, United States (map)
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ATTN: ALL HANDS ON DECK - TODAY IS THE DAY. 

Come join us on the phones during this historic day that we FINALLY get this old law off the books. We need all of the help we can get to reach every last voter and ensure they are informed and prepared to vote YES on Constitutional Amendment TWO. 

The Lafayette Field Office will be buzzing all day - we have all worked hard towards the passing of this amendment. Let's be together during this final push to victory!!

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Last Call for Justice - Election Day at Shreveport Field Office
Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Last Call for Justice - Election Day at Shreveport Field Office

  • 331 Milam Street, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA (map)
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Please join us at the Shreveport Field Office for our last chance to pass the unanimous jury amendment and be sure every person who goes in front of a jury has a shot at a fair trial. Lunch will be provided.

Bring your smartphone and a charger. We will handle the rest! 

Or sign up as a volunteer poll canvasser and show your support of this important issue at your nearest polling location!

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Final Push: GOTV Phone Banking with Power Coalition
Nov
5
11:00 AM11:00

Final Push: GOTV Phone Banking with Power Coalition

  • 251 Florida Street, Suite 201 Baton Rouge, LA (map)
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We'll be contacting likely voters all day to remind them to get to the polls on Nov. 6th. 

Volunteers should bring their laptops, cell phones, and headphones if possible. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Contact Janea Jamison at jjamison@powercoalition.org or Jennifer Harding at jennifer@unanimousjury.org to sign up for a shift.

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GOTV Community Pep Rally
Nov
4
2:30 PM14:30

GOTV Community Pep Rally

The Unanimous Jury Coalition and the students of the McKinley High School Humanities Amped program invite the public to attend a student-led GOTV Community Pep Rally! This event will include performances by the McKinley High Band and Pantherettes, student poets, a recognition of first-time voters, and more to get us geared up and excited to go to the polls on Nov. 6th!

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A Slice of Justice: New Leaders Council Phonebanking with UJC
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

A Slice of Justice: New Leaders Council Phonebanking with UJC

  • 1024 Elysian Fields Avenue New Orleans (map)
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Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US in New Orleans for a night of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!

Interested? Tell us more: https://goo.gl/forms/yzLiCimzLqKHhV252

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3rd Annual Second Line for Equal Justice
Nov
3
1:00 PM13:00

3rd Annual Second Line for Equal Justice

Join us as we host our 3rd annual Secondline for Equal Justice and Rally. In true New Orleans style, we will parade through the streets to the steps of Criminal District Courthouse for a rally calling on decision makers to prioritize criminal justice reform, funding for public defense and an end to money bail.

Two of New Orleans' hottest brass bands TobeContinued BrassBand and Big 6 Brass Band will lead us through the streets.

Thanks to our incredible partners and sponsors: Original Big 7 Social Aid and Pleasure Club Inc.The Unanimous Jury CoalitionACLU of LouisianaSouthern Poverty Law CenterVOTEConfederacy of Cruisers Bike ToursInnocence Project New OrleansLouisiana Center for Children's RightsRisingFoundationsThe First 72+YEP NOLALiberty's Kitchen New OrleansTravis Hill NolaWomen with a Vision, Inc.Free-Dem Foundations, Inc.The Greater New Orleans Louis A. Martinet Legal Society, Inc.Justice and Accountability Center of LouisianaThe Promise of Justice Initiative

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A Slice of Justice: New Leaders Council Phonebanking with UJC
Nov
2
2:30 PM14:30

A Slice of Justice: New Leaders Council Phonebanking with UJC

Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US in Shreveport for a night of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!

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Phone Bank for Unanimous Juries with ACLU
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Phone Bank for Unanimous Juries with ACLU

Join the ACLU of Louisiana and the Unanimous Jury Coalition to help spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Amendment 2 this November 6. 

Louisiana is the only state where someone can be sentenced to life without parole without a unanimous decision of a jury. 

We have a chance to reform this broken system in November – but only if we get the word out NOW. 

Please bring a cell phone and lap top or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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Justice by the Glass: Happy Hour Phone Bank
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

Justice by the Glass: Happy Hour Phone Bank

  • 251 Florida St., Suite 201 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (map)
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Come un(wine)d at the Unanimous Jury Coalition office! All in moderation, we will have a couple of bottles of wine and snacks, but feel free to BYOB. Be ready to make calls to Baton Rouge voters as we spread the word to vote YES on 2! Please bring your headphones, laptop (if you don't have one, that's okay, we'll provide one), cell phone, and work buddies!

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Baton Rouge Donuts and Dialing Phone Bank
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Baton Rouge Donuts and Dialing Phone Bank

Join the UJC BR team for phone banking. We'll provide donuts and hot coffee! Don't forget to bring your cell phone, laptop or tablet, and charger!

Our location for this event has moved — our wifi is out, and State Representative Ted James has very generously offered us the use of his office!

Join us at 445 N 12th St, Baton Rouge, LA.

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12 Angry Men: A Panel Discussion and Screening
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

12 Angry Men: A Panel Discussion and Screening

Did you know that under current law, Louisiana is one of only two states that allows for felony convictions by non-unanimous juries?

Join us for a panel discussion on this critical issue, followed by a screening of the 1957 movie "12 Angry Men," starring Henry Fonda.

The panel will feature members of the Unanimous Jury Coalition discussing Amendment #2 on November's ballot, which if passed will require unanimous jury verdicts in all felony trials in Louisiana.

Panel Moderator: 
Aaron Ahlquist, ADL (Regional Director, South Central Region)
Panelists: 
Kia Hall Hayes, Innocence Project New Orleans (Staff Attorney); 
Norris Henderson, Unanimous Jury Coalition (State Director); 
Mithun Kamath, Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans (Staff Counsel / Director of Governmental Affairs & External Partnerships); 
William Snowden, Vera Institute of Justice (Director, New Orleans)

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Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration
Oct
23
5:30 PM17:30

Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration

  • First Grace United Methodist Church (map)
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Mission Reconcile is launching Conversations ON!

Mission Reconcile along with First Grace United Methodist Church is hosting "Conversations on the evolution to Mass Incarceration." Ava DuVernay's documentary "13th" will be shown followed by a common dialogue and conversation.

This year on Louisiana's ballot is Amendment 2 - Unanimous Jury Voting. Vote YES on 2! Early voting is October 23-October 30 from 8:30am-6pm and Election day is November 6.

We welcome you to learn and engage in thoughtful conversation on a systemic issue that has plagued Louisiana and America.

Light dinner will be provided at 5:30 PM, first come first served. The documentary will show promptly at 6:00 PM.

We look forward to seeing you! Bring a friend!

Child care will be provided.

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Faith Labor Alliance Breakfast
Oct
22
8:30 AM08:30

Faith Labor Alliance Breakfast

Join Step Up Louisiana, local labor unions, faith leaders, and community organizations for our next New Orleans Faith Labor Alliance breakfast. 

We will eat, pray, network, and hear from workers who are organizing. There will be updates from the Economic Justice 3-Point Platform campaign and other workers' struggles throughout the city. We will also hear from The Unanimous Jury Coalition who will fully educate us about why we should vote YES on Amendment 2 on the November 6th ballot. UJC is also generously sponsoring the breakfast.

Please RSVP YES if you plan on attending to info@stepuplouisiana.org

Thanks!

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Afternoon Pizza and Phone Banking!
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Afternoon Pizza and Phone Banking!

Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US on Saturday in the New Orleans Field Office for an afternoon of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!

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VWB (Voting While Black)
Oct
20
11:30 AM11:30

VWB (Voting While Black)

Black Out Loud Conference and beBatonRouge presents VWB (Voting While Black): A symposium dedicated to equipping Baton Rouge area African American voters to vote informed and with agency.

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Southern University Law Center (Atrium)
11:30am-1:30pm

Presentations from: The Power Coalition, Unanimous Jury Coalition, beBatonRouge, Antoine Pierce and more

Topics
• Voting Data
• Voting/Voter Myths
• Legislation around unanimous vs non-unanimous juries
• History of the Black vote in impoverished zip codes
+ More

FREE to the public. Lunch foods will be provided. RSVP at blackoutloudbr@gmail.com

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Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Call
Oct
18
11:00 AM11:00

Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Call

The Unanimous Jury Coalition (UJC) is committed to highlighting the problems of Louisiana’s non-unanimous juries and the injustices that result from them. UJC’s mission is to support civic engagement, promote understanding concerning how Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury rule undermines liberty, fairness, and justice. Faith leaders are essential to this movement to create a more fair, just, and safer criminal justice system.  

First, we invite you to join our Clergy and Faith Leader Committee by emailing your name, phone number, email address, religious affiliation and/or congregation to Reverend Michaela, UJC's Faith Outreach Director, at RevMichaela@unanimousjury.org .

We also welcome and invite you to join us for a Statewide Interfaith Clergy and Faith Leader Video Conference Call on Thursday October 18 at 11am. You may join from a PC, Mac or Android by clicking: https://zoom.us/j/220409858 or call in to 646 558 8665 with Meeting ID 220 409 858.

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Indivisible NOLA: A night with UJ
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Indivisible NOLA: A night with UJ

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition - New Orleans Field Office (map)
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Louisiana is one of two states where just 10 jurors out of 12 can find a defendant guilty and convict that person in a criminal trial. Louisiana also leads the nation per capita in wrongful convictions, 40% of which come from non-unanimous juries. On November 6, for the first time, LA voters will have a chance to amend the LA Constitution and end this discriminatory law. 

JOIN US and Indivisible NOLA in the New Orleans Field Office for a night of PIZZA & PHONE BANKING! Phone banking is one of the most critical campaign activities and primary ways to expand the reach of our work. We can make contact with a lot of people in a short amount of time, educate our communities about unanimous juries, and mobilize people to vote!  

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New Orleans Phone Banking with ACLU Louisiana
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

New Orleans Phone Banking with ACLU Louisiana

  • Unanimous Jury Coalition - New Orleans Field Office (map)
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Join the ACLU of Louisiana and the Unanimous Jury Coalition to help spread the word about the importance of voting YES on Amendment 2 this November 6. 

Louisiana is the only state where someone can be sentenced to life without parole without a unanimous decision of a jury. 

We have a chance to reform this broken system in November – but only if we get the word out NOW. 

Please bring a cell phone and lap top or tablet, if possible. Chargers are always a good idea, as well. ALL ARE WELCOME!

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