Issued: June 28, 2022

Today – The President and CEO of the Urban League of Louisiana, Judy Reese Morse issued the following statement:

“The Urban League of Louisiana is deeply disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling which allows Louisiana to perpetuate racial inequity and operate in a manner that is not reflective of the US Census or the state’s African American population. The ruling forces African Americans to live with a congressional map that does not comply with the Voting Rights Act and minimizes Black voting power. African Americans deserve and demand fair legislative districts and representation in our state. We know the last few weeks have been a gut-punch and a throat choke to many African Americans and undeserved communities. As frustrating as these decisions from lawmakers who are supposed to serve us fairly are, it only strengthens our commitment to fight for civil rights, racial equity and economic self-reliance.”