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Louisiana Lefty, hosted by veteran campaign organizer and Democratic strategist Lynda Woolard, is a podcast about politics and community in Louisiana, where we make the case that the health of the state requires a strong progressive movement, fueled by the critical work of organizing on the ground. Our goal is to democratize information, demystify party politics and empower you to join the mission.

Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack for creating our Super Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard.

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Louisiana Lefty, hosted by veteran campaign organizer and Democratic strategist Lynda Woolard, is a podcast about politics and community in Louisiana, where we make the case that the health of the state requires a strong progressive movement, fueled by the critical work of organizing on the ground. Our goal is to democratize information, demystify party politics and empower you to join the mission.

Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack for creating our Super Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard.

    Ecofuturism Vibes with Angelle Bradford

    Ecofuturism Vibes with Angelle Bradford

    Angelle Bradford, activist and executive committee at-large member of Louisiana’s Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club, joins host Lynda Woolard to discuss her work on Climate Justice and Transit Equity. We address the intersectionality of this issue, particularly in our Gulf state, with the environment, wildlife, pollution, healthcare, workers' rights, economic justice, and quality of life.

    Follow the Delta Chapter of the Sierra Club on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Connect with Angelle via email.

    Follow the Sierra Club's national accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

    Sign up to volunteer with the Sierra Club on races for the midterm elections - and beyond - through their Mobilize page.

    Find more Louisiana Lefty content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and at LouisianaLefty.Rocks.

    Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as the Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 47 min
    Superhighway Home with Andy Berke

    Superhighway Home with Andy Berke

    Andy Berke, senior Biden administration official and U.S. special representative for broadband with a mission of internet access and equity, joins host Lynda Woolard to discuss his recent trip to Louisiana. While here, he attended the inaugural Louisiana Internet for All Summit where he announced big digital infrastructure investments for our state and spoke with Louisianans in rural as well as urban areas to find out what issues we’ve been experiencing with connectivity. Acknowledging that high speed internet is now a part of critical infrastructure, President Biden has made a pledge that every American - including every person in Louisiana - will have access to affordable, reliable high speed internet.

    To stay in the loop on broadband equity efforts, follow the National Telecommunications and Information Administration on Twitter and Facebook, and follow Andy Berke on Twitter.

    While many of the new investments in Louisiana’s infrastructure are just getting started, there is already an option to visit http://affordableconnectivity.gov to apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which helps provide more accessible and affordable internet service to lower income households.

    Read more about efforts to close Louisiana's digital divide in the Alexandria Town Talk:

    • Hundreds of millions headed toward expanding high-speed internet across Louisiana

    • Broadband expansion in Louisiana has companies looking to recruit, train local workers

    Find more Louisiana Lefty content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and at LouisianaLefty.Rocks.

    Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as the Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 31 min
    Powering the Labs of Democracy with Sara Tabatabaie

    Powering the Labs of Democracy with Sara Tabatabaie

    Sara Tabatabaie, chief political officer and communications director for #VOTEPROCHOICE, joins host Lynda Woolard in a conversation about the importance of building a Pro-Choice Democratic bench at the local level and the work their organization is doing to elect Pro-Choice candidates up and down the ballot.

    Sign up for Action Alerts and get your local Pro-Choice Voter Guide at voteprochoice.us.

    Connect with #VOTEPROCHOICE on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

    Read Lynda Woolard’s Bayou Brief piece on Abortion Rights and the 2022 Midterms here: A Fight Worth Having.

    Find more Louisiana Lefty content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and at LouisianaLefty.Rocks.

    Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as the Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 37 min
    Powers for Good with Drew Prestridge

    Powers for Good with Drew Prestridge

    Drew Prestridge, president at Prestridge Political, joins host Lynda Woolard to talk about creating fundraising plans for candidates, beginning a career as a finance director, and developing a range of skill sets to increase your value on political campaigns.

    Connect with Drew on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

    Find more Louisiana Lefty content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at LouisianaLefty.Rocks.

    Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as the Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Next Phase with Lynda Woolard

    The Next Phase with Lynda Woolard

    Welcome to Season 4 of Louisiana Lefty! Host Lynda Woolard highlights key themes from Season 3, and gives a preview of the next phase.

    Please follow Louisiana Lefty on your favorite podcast platform and all our social media channels:

    Facebook

    Twitter

    Instagram

    Check out all the great Louisiana organizers we've celebrated on Bayou Brief's Organizer of the Month Gallery.

    If you've missed any episodes from our previous seasons, you can find them all in our Louisiana Lefty Archives.

    Thanks to all our wonderful guests and contributors, with special acknowledgments to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as our Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 9 min
    Action Lefty No. 7: What Comes Next?

    Action Lefty No. 7: What Comes Next?

    Louisiana Lefty is on summer break, but we’re releasing mini-pods. This week, we’ve got clips from an advocacy event we did last week, based on a piece host Lynda Woolard wrote for the Bayou Brief in response to the overturn of Roe by the Supreme Court. We had Deon Haywood, Executive Director of Women with a Vision, speak about what's happening in the Reproductive Justice space in Louisiana. We had State Representative Mandie Landry address what's been going on with our legislature and in the courts. And our host spoke about ways Louisianans can contribute to Democratic wins in the midterms such that we can restore our federal protections for the people of our state, which have shielded us for years, and which we desperately need back.

    Watch the full recording: What Comes Next? Advocacy Zoom

    Read the article in the Bayou Brief: “A Fight Worth Having”

    Find the 2022 Midterms cheat sheet here: bit.ly/BayouBrief2022Midterms

    Connect with Women With A Vision: wwav-no.org

    Connect with Representative Mandie Landry: mandielandry.com

    Find more Louisiana Lefty content on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and at LouisianaLefty.Rocks.

    Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to use their swamp pop classic, Security Guard, as the Louisiana Lefty theme song.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

a very old bear ,

Never Yield April 6, 2021

This was the most informative and awesome podcast I have listened to. Thank you and please continue to good work!

lafayette cant cool ,

So exciting, needed!

So refreshing having someone break down the work of organizing and effecting change here in Louisiana. Lynda was given The Organizer of the Decade award for good reason. She is the real deal!!

swams1997 ,

So need this!!

This is so what we need to keep the work moving and connect everyone to the ideas that will move us forward- can’t wait for the next episode!!

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