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The Juror Project
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana
Anti-Defamation League
Converge
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana
SEIU
Courtwatch NOLA

Promise of Justice Initiative
Voice of the Experienced
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Welcoming Project
VERA
Innocence Project New Orleans
Orleans Public Defenders
The Power Coalition


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Norris Henderson

STATE DIRECTOR,
UNANIMOUS JURY COALITION

Norris Henderson is the co-Founder and Executive Director of Voice Of The Experienced (VOTE) and a formerly incarcerated person who was convicted by a non-unanimous jury. Norris, a former Soros Justice Fellow, has had tremendous success in his work impacting public policy and public discourse about police accountability, public defense for poor and indigent people, and reforming the notorious Orleans Parish Prison (OPP). As someone who was wrongfully incarcerated for 27 years, Norris shares firsthand experience of racism and brutality of the criminal justice system with communities of color across Louisiana. Norris is a frequent contributor to public discourse, regularly speaking publicly in support of underprivileged communities in New Orleans, and acting as a general liaison to other community organizations in the city. Since his release in 2003 Norris has applied his 27 years of self-taught legal expertise and community organizing skills to a number of leadership positions, including Co-Director of Safe Streets/Strong Communities and Community Outreach Coordinator of the Louisiana Justice Coalition. Norris serves on a number of organizations’ Board of Directors including Family & Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children. 


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Sister Alison McCrary, SFCC

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, 
UNANIMOUS JURY COALITION

Sister Alison McCrary, SFCC serves as the Statewide Director of Operations for the Unanimous Jury Coalition. She is a Catholic nun, a social justice attorney, and a Spiritual Advisor on Louisiana’s death row. She formerly served as the Executive Director of the National Police Accountability Project, President of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild, and Program Director for the Community-Police Mediation at the New Orleans Office of the Independent Police Monitor. As a 2010 Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship in New Orleans, she challenged and changed policing practices and policies to transform relationships between police officers and the bearers of New Orleans’ indigenous cultural traditions. She works on issues related to criminal justice reform, immigrant rights, international human rights, cultural preservation, voting rights, disaster recovery, housing rights, and provides support to various social justice movements and organizations locally, nationally, and internationally. Prior to law school, she worked at the Capital Post-Conviction Project of Louisiana providing litigation support on death penalty cases and at the United Nations monitoring the implementation of U.N. Security Council Resolutions relating to women, peace, and security. In 2009, she was an Ella Baker Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. She received her J.D. from Loyola University’s College of Law in New Orleans and her B.A. in English at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She also completed coursework and programs at Johannes Gutenburg Universität in Mainz, Germany, University of Surrey in London, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Loyola University Chicago, and Catholic Theological Union.


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lynda Woolard

STATEWIDE FIELD DIRECTOR, 
UNANIMOUS JURY COALITION

Lynda’s political life started with Barack Obama, in a campaign and advocacy relationship that lasted from his 2007 announcement to his 2013 inauguration. She then turned to creating and running the state party’s grassroots mobilization effort, Team Blue Dat, until Governor John Bel Edwards’ election in 2015. In 2016, Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign selected her to serve as State Director, as well as Whip Captain to Louisiana’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. She recently received the Organizer of the Decade award from the Louisiana Democratic Party, and completed her second term as President of the Independent Women’s Organization, Louisiana's oldest, and largest Democratic women’s group. In addition to working to turn the state blue, she coordinates with local non-profits through the charitable Woolard Family Foundation, rescues domestic pets and wildlife, and raises Monarch butterflies.


KIM
TURNER

New Orleans Field Director
Kim@unanimousjury.org

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Alvin
Anthony

Baton Rouge Field co-Director
ALvin@unanimousjury.org

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JENNIFER
HARDING

Baton Rouge Field co-Director
jennifer@unanimousjury.org

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KELLY
GARRETT

Lafayette Field Director
kelly@unanimousjury.org

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PAID FOR BY TIDES FOUNDATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE FUND