Louisiana Weekly Endorses Kristin Gisleson Palmer
NEW ORLEANS -- The Louisiana Weekly, one of the nation’s oldest African American newspapers, has endorsed Kristin Gisleson Palmer for New Orleans City Council, District "C."
Councilwoman Palmer wants her old job back, and our editors are very heartened by her return.
Due to family commitments, Palmer did something unusual four years ago. She gave up power when she could have had another term.
But even voluntarily out of office, the former housing advocate spent much of her time advocating for her constituents.
She was one of the loudest voices opposing a wall of concrete along the river in the Marigny, and has led the fight for those who depend on the Algiers ferry. Her singular efforts may be the difference to having an elevated walkway over the train tracks.
The Louisiana Weekly joins a broad coalition of endorsing organizations , including the Times-Picayune , Gambit Weekly , The Alliance for Good Government, Crescent City Democratic Association, New Orleans Coalition, Independent Women’s Organization, Crescent City Democrats, Forum for Equality, Regular Democratic Organization, Fraternal Order of Police (Crescent City Lodge #2), Friends of the Ferry, Voters Organized to Educate , the Orleans Parish Republican Executive Committee and the Greater New Orleans Republicans PAC.