Tag Archives: New Orleans

The final day to volunteer for Malik Rahim

Malik Rahim is running as a Green for Congress in Louisiana’s 2nd district, which encompasses much of New Orleans. He was previously a Black Panther and founded Common Ground in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It was the first organization after the hurricane to help people get back on their feet, and eventually brought in over 13,000 volunteers to New Orleans.… Read more ... “The final day to volunteer for Malik Rahim”

Louisiana Congressional Districts 2 and 4 vote tomorrow (December 6)

According to the Louisiana Secretary of State,

Voting Hours Are From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Louisiana’s elections laws provide for voting on election day at designated polling places from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A Reminder to Voters – Take Picture ID to Polls

When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take a driver’s license, a Louisiana Special ID, or some other generally recognized picture ID.

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Malik Rahim campaign fights local media blackout in New Orleans

By Jason Neville in The Indypendent

In the years following the collapse of the federal levees after Hurricane Katrina, activist Malik Rahim was busy organizing one of the most influential recovery organizations in the Gulf South. The organization he founded and currently leads, Common Ground Collective, was gutting houses and providing medical and legal services to tens of thousands of New Orleans residents.

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New Orleans IndyMedia writer: Bias, factual errors in Times-Picayune coverage of Louisiana 2nd Congressional District race

Posted at New Orleans IndyMedia by “VoteMalik”. IPR does not know whether the author is officially connected to the Rahim campaign or speaks on its behalf at this time.

Bias and Media Distortion in the Times-Picayune

All of the Times-Picayune articles on the December 6 race attempt to margninalize the Malik Rahim campaign.

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Pete Kara’s Vote Malik 12/6/08 photos

Posted at On The Wilder Side

On The Wilder Side: ‘Tell everyone to Vote Malik Rahim on Dec 6!’

Published at On The Wilder Side:

ELECTION WEEK What you can do to help

The campaign is shifting to high gear. We have placed 800 lawn signs, 260 t-shirts, expanded our radio ads, and the campaign is featured on three digital billboards. Teams have canvassed uptown and downtown neighborhoods in the district.

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On The Wilder Side: Will Malik Rahim’s election to Congress on 12/6/08 spark a revolution?

The Wilders quote an article in the Huffington Post:

Shahid Buttar: Defending Liberty: How to Shift the Center

Elect Malik Rahim to Congress on December 6 (or Donate to His Campaign)

The greatest near-term opportunity for progressives around the country is the December 6 congressional election in New Orleans.

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Malik Rahim campaign volunteer conference call includes drop-in from David Cobb

Earlier tonight, I joined in on a conference call of fellow volunteers for the Malik Rahim for Congress campaign across the nation. I live in Pennsylvania, but a new technology has been designed to allow people to participate in a phone bank from their house. As long as you have email and internet and a phone, you can do it (and you can sign up at Green Change).… Read more ... “Malik Rahim campaign volunteer conference call includes drop-in from David Cobb”

Louisiana U.S. House candidates Kahn, Rahim profiled

On its website, the New Orleans Times-Picayune has brief profiles of Libertarian Gregory Kahn and Green Malik Rahim, both running in Saturday’s Louisiana Second District U.S. House race. The piece notes that Kahn “received less than half of 1 percent of the vote when he ran for the congressional seat two years ago” and Rahim “finished last of seven candidates for an at-large seat on the New Orleans City Council in 2002.”

Podcast covers Malik Rahim, Ralph Nader and more

Have a listen at The Secret Frequency. H/T On The Wilder Side.

Green Party Watch: Volunteer reports from Malik Rahim campaign

Posted at Green Party Watch by Ronald Hardy:

Pete Karas of Racine, Wisconsin went down to New Orleans last week to volunteer for the Malik Rahim campaign. He called today from New Orleans and sent a few pictures. (Below: Pete Karas with Malik Rahim)

Pete said that he has been going out daily with other volunteers doing doors, dropping lit, talking to people.

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Louisiana 2nd Congressional District debate includes Green Malik Rahim and Libertarian Gregory Kahn

Video Part 1 and Part 2 from WDSU (includes commercials).

IPR has already extensively profiled Green Party candidate Malik Rahim, but this is our first look at Libertarian Gregory Kahn. Also participating in the debate is Republican Joseph Cao, who would like to be the first Vietnamese-American Congressman. Incumbent William Jefferson, under indictment on federal corruption charges, was invited but did not attend.… Read more ... “Louisiana 2nd Congressional District debate includes Green Malik Rahim and Libertarian Gregory Kahn”