When I listen to voters, the concern I hear the most — even during hurricane season in a pandemic — is that they want to make sure we invest in our children’s schools. We all want our children — our neighbor’s children, our grandchildren, our siblings — to have the best possible education. That’s how we build a foundation to remain the most free and most innovative country in the world.

Yet education is too often an after-thought for our politicians. There’s no money in it, or when there is, it isn’t on the side of our children.

It’s time…


Every Day that A Woman Takes Home 82 cents on the Dollar Is a Day to Champion Women’s Rights

Too frequently, men in public office overlook the barriers that require women to jump twice as high and run twice as fast as men. As a man running for public office, it is crucial to listen. As I’ve talked to the important women in my life and community in launching this campaign, I feel that it is imperative that our U.S. Senator is a fearless and tireless advocate for women’s rights. Louisiana hasn’t always been the best state for supporting women’s…


I have spent my life as a high school teacher working with teenagers. The core challenge of adolescence is that of crafting an identity that sustains you and that is validated by friends, family, and society at-large. A teacher calls you a leader and that belief drives you to make it true. You are described as kind by friends and decide that you want that word to define you. You struggle with what it means to be an A-student, a D-student, an artist, a musician, an athlete, gay, queer, a Man, a Woman, white, Black, and all of the diverse…


NEW ORLEANS, LA (July 30th, 2020) — Today, the Executive Committee of the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) of Louisiana announced its endorsement of Mayor Adrian Perkins for the U.S. Senate race against incumbent Bill Cassidy.

Democratic Candidate and Louisiana school teacher, Peter Wenstrup, has released the following statement in response to the DSCC’s endorsement:

“My classroom motto was “Whose Truth?” I taught my students to challenge ideas and find solutions for themselves. I am committed to living that approach in my…


Right now, educators around the country are scrambling to identify a way to educate our children safely and effectively in this upcoming school year. Experts continue to warn about the risks of prolonged remote learning on our children’s educational outcomes, impacting poor students and students of color most, and we know that losing a year’s worth of learning will do unthinkable harm to our country’s economic potential in the future.

Those same educators have been tremendously creative in their planning for next year. Imaginative remote learning plans, rotating students through the building, utilizing extra spaces, novel check-in processes to scan…


NEW ORLEANS, LA (July 2nd, 2020) — Today, it came to light that Senator Bill Cassidy has been using campaign funds to buy a membership at an exclusive social club in New York City. This is not the only instance of Cassidy using campaign funds on membership to exclusive private clubs.

Since 2014, Senator Cassidy has spent $5,500 for membership dues at the Penn Club in New York City. The Federal Election Commission rightly prohibits candidates from using campaign funds for membership in non-political organizations, even if necessary to host fundraising events there.

Peter Wenstrup, Louisiana Schoolteacher and Democratic Candidate…


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei_RG6J36mU&t=28s

NEW ORLEANS, LA (July 1st, 2020) — Today, Louisiana schoolteacher Peter Wenstrup announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, challenging Republican Incumbent Sen. Bill Cassidy in the upcoming election in Louisiana on Nov. 3rd, 2020.

Wenstrup’s announcement was made through a video shared to his website (WenstrupforLA.com) and social media pages (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). The video highlights the experiences of Wenstrup’s former students and colleagues and their reactions to the news of his run for office.

After more than a decade teaching in Louisiana classrooms, “Mr. Wenstrup,” as many know him, has earned a reputation amongst students, parents, colleagues…

Peter Wenstrup

Louisiana schoolteacher, father, Democrat, and candidate for the United States Senate.

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