Morgan Lamandre, who is running for a legislative seat in Louisiana submitted a request to the Louisiana Board of Ethics to use her campaign funds on childcare. Her request was denied. This is my letter to the Louisiana Ethics Board in support of Ms. Lamandre.

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February 6, 2019

Jennifer Land
Louisiana Ethics Administration Program
P.O. Box 4368
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70821

RE: Request for Reconsideration Advisory Opinion, Docket №2018–1210

I write to comment on Advisory Opinion Request 2018–1210, which was submitted by Morgan Lamandre, who is running for the House District 66 legislative seat in Louisiana. The Louisiana Board of Ethics should allow Ms. Lamandre to use campaign funds that she is raising to pay for the child care expenses she must incur to run for office. Denying Ms. Lamandre’s request would undermine the Board of Ethics’ previous advisory opinions which granted permission to four men, John Neely Kennedy, Joel Boe, Darrel Ourso, and Lynn Jones, to use campaign funds for childcare and ignore the precedent set by the Federal Election Commission in May 2018. …


The founder of New York’s 2nd District Democrats reminds voters how Rep. Peter King felt about Steve Bannon before he Resigned.

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Rep. Peter King R (NY-02)

Rep. Peter King called for President Trump to fire White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon one day before Bannon’s removal was officially announced.

King was reacting to Bannon’s recent interview with The American Prospect where Bannon said, “The Democrats, the longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.”

King said Bannon was “exploiting the racial issue,” and that it was “important for the president to fire Steve Bannon.” He added, “To me, his time in the White House should be…


The founder of New York’s 2nd District Democrats reminds voters how Rep. Peter King voted on the House Healthcare Repeal Bill

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Congressman Peter King, (R-NY02)

The Healthcare Education Project took out a full-page advertisement in Sunday’s Newsday thanking Congressman Peter King for announcing his “opposition to the Senate’s devastating healthcare repeal bill.” I can only hope that they were trying to publicly shame Rep. King into voting against the bill when it returns to the House. It might have been a brilliant move, if Rep. King had any shame.

I certainly hope that they did not forget that it was King’s May 4 vote for the House’s version, the American Health Care Act, that put the lives of 24 million Americans at risk. …

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Liuba Grechen Shirley

Mama of two fighting to elect moms everywhere. Founder of Vote Mama. Former Democratic Nominee for NY02.

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