Bonus Episodes

Bonus Episodes

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January 30, 2024
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BONUS: Blue Reboot with Lynda Woolard

On this episode, host Lynda Woolard previews the year for Louisiana Lefty and introduces the origins of the Blue Reboot movement to reform the Louisiana Democratic Party. Get more information on Blue Reboot: bluerebootla.org Find Blue Reboot on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. See what’s on your March 23, 2024 ballot: Secretary of State Voter Portal Geaux Vote App Thanks to
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BONUS: A Better Democratic Party with DSCC Members

Creating a functioning Louisiana Democratic Party is an existential issue for the survival of our state. (No hyperbole.) We are in a moment where we should be having friendly but clarifying conversations with each other, current DSCC members, and potential chair and executive committee candidates about the future of the party. Check out our DSCC FAQ ONE SHEET: https://bit.ly/DSCCFAQ Read
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BONUS: Bridge to the Future with Davante Lewis

This week we’re sharing a short bonus episode with some inspiring words from Friend of Lefty, Public Service Commissioner Davante Lewis. After the disastrous results of our October 14, 2023 Louisiana primary elections, we held a couple of live Zooms with Democrats interested in change at the state party. We’ll be distilling that content for release in our next episode.
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BONUS: Demystifying Coordinated Campaigns with Professor Handwerk

As we complete our summer series of bonus episodes focused on “Demystifying the Democratic Party” with our progressive professor, Stephen Handwerk, we break down what coordinated campaigns between state parties and candidates are and why they are important. Find all our episodes in this ongoing series on our special Louisiana Lefty archives page: Demystifying the Democratic Party Find more Louisiana
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BONUS: Demystifying the DSCC with Professor Handwerk

While Louisiana Lefty is on summer break, “Professor” Stephen Handwerk, former executive director of the Louisiana Democratic Party and current DSCC member, as well as political consultant and strategist to the Association of State Democratic Committees on behalf of state parties, joins host Lynda Woolard for a bonus episode to break down the roles and responsibilities of the Democratic State
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Bonus: Demystifying Party Chair Elections with Professor Handwerk

Louisiana Lefty has been on winter break, but recent events with the Louisiana Democratic Party prompted us to quickly put out an episode to address some of the questions about how we get state party leadership. On this episode, host Lynda Woolard and “Professor” Stephen Handwerk break down how we get – or change – a Louisiana Democratic Party chair.
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Action Lefty No. 10: The New Chief Twit

Louisiana Lefty is on winter break, but still releasing mini-pods. On this episode, host Lynda Woolard acknowledges the pitfalls that exist for digital organizing on Twitter now that the platform has been purchased by a so-called free speech absolutist and conspiracy theorist, and suggests some common sense security measures users can take to protect themselves. Find more Louisiana Lefty content
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Action Lefty No. 9: Use Every Trick Arrow in your Quiver

Louisiana Lefty is on winter break this month, but we’re still releasing Action Lefty mini-pods. This week, host Lynda Woolard goes over some of the simple ways – besides phone banking and text banking – you can use your smartphone to help your favorite candidate. Make sure you are following Louisiana Lefty on your favorite podcast platform, and help us
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Action Lefty No. 8: Decarcerate Louisiana

Louisiana Lefty is on winter break, but still releasing mini-pods. On this episode, host Lynda Woolard speaks with Maria Harmon and Laramie Griffin of Decarcerate Louisiana, as they recount what went wrong with the November 8th vote on Constitutional Amendment 7, which sought to remove slavery from our state constitution. Little was known in Louisiana about the fact that we
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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
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Action Lefty No. 6: Walk Together

Louisiana Lefty is on winter break this month, but we’re still releasing Action Lefty mini-pods. This week, host Lynda Woolard highlights suggested materials from the Recommended Resources page of our website: LouisianaLefty.Rocks With Voting Rights legislation hanging in the balance, All In: The Fight for Democracy, a documentary framed by Stacey Abrams’ first run for governor of Georgia, is essential
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Action Lefty No. 5: The Watcher

Louisiana Lefty is on winter break this month, but we’re still releasing Action Lefty mini-pods. This week, host Lynda Woolard goes over the resources available on our website: LouisianaLefty.Rocks Any missed podcast episodes can be found on our Archives page. We continue to add to the Watch, Read, and Listen Lists on our Recommended Resources page. As we hit the first anniversary of the January
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Action Lefty No. 4: Louisiana’s Mightiest Heroes

Louisiana Lefty is on summer break this month, but we’re still releasing Action Lefty mini-pods. This week, Lamar White, publisher of the Bayou Brief, joins host Lynda Woolard to discuss the Organizer of the Month Awards. View our previous awardees and nominate your favorite organizer for future recognition at the links below. Bayou Brief: Louisiana Organizer of the Month Gallery
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Action Lefty No. 3: Letters to the Daily Planet

Louisiana Lefty is on summer break this month, but we’re still dishing out tips and tricks! This week, host Lynda Woolard gives a quick overview of how to set up your own Letter To the Editor writing team, with best practices for getting your letters published. For more information on how to write letters and why they work, check out
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Action Lefty No. 2: Whose Tweets? Our Tweets!

Louisiana Lefty is on summer break this month, but we’re still dishing out tips and tricks! Follow Louisiana Lefty on Twitter! Louisiana Political Hashtags: #lalege #lagov #lasen How to Organize a Twitter Storm Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for creating our Super-Lefty artwork, and Thousand Dollar Car for allowing us to
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Action Lefty No. 1: Twitter 101

Louisiana Lefty is on summer break this month, but we’re still dishing out tips and tricks! Follow us on Twitter! Thanks to Ben Collinsworth for producing Louisiana Lefty, Jennifer Pack of Black Cat Studios for creating 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.