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Independence Day

Crawfish Boil

In the state that recognizes crawfish as its official crustacean, it was only appropriate that we celebrated the 225th birthday of the United States of America with a hot and steamy 35 pounds of crawfish.

There was lots to celebrate; the Fourth of July weekend was a huge success for our Louisiana volunteers and volunteer leaders.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • In Lake Charles, Louisiana, regional lead Diana H. had a successful Day of Action in which she and her volunteers knocked it out of the park with 100+ I'm In cards collected in addition to the many voter registration forms filled out.
  • St. Bernard Parish's Kimberlyn B., a summer organizer, was incredibly busy coordinating three events in her region including a car show and parade
  • New Orleans team leaders Jeanell H. and Lynda W. held Day of Action events at a local church, and at a streetcar stop respectively
  • volunteers joined us in New Orleans for three days at Essence Festival, tabling, canvassing the crowd, and ultimately collecting 1,000 pieces of data.

More than 30 people in all came to help us celebrate our amazing volunteers with spicy crawfish and corn. The crawfish boil was also a great event to recruit new volunteers. Those that were recruited came to the office the next day and after a little bit of training were entering data before we knew it!

It was an incredible weekend for Louisiana. See all the photo highlights from all over Louisiana in the slideshow below:

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