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David Lee Simmons
Communications Specialist

Update to FFL community on Confederate monument removal

The foundation did not take a public position on the merits of the lawsuit while the case was undergoing litigation. However, President and CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr. states, “Foundation for Louisiana strongly supports equitable placemaking strategies – ensuring that public spaces are representative of and honor the people who live in this community. In this context, we recognize that true racial healing cannot occur while these egregious symbols remain. In order to move forward on a path of racial equity in our city it is time that we address the damage done in the past and make plans to enter the Tricentennial year as a city with a shared vision of equitable opportunity, inclusive democracy and transformative truths.”

FFL supports recommendations of Justice Reinvestment Task Force announced Thursday by Gov. Edwards

“Never before have we had such a cross section of leaders work together to come up with effective solutions to the challenges facing our justice system. This task force has involved elected leaders, business leaders, leaders in the those in the nonprofit and philanthropic communities, as well as advocates and grassroots activists, and leaders from the faith-based communities across the spectrum,” said FFL President & CEO Flozell Daniels, Jr., who has served as the governor’s designee on the task force.

Justice Reinvestment Task Force takes positive steps toward final report

The governor hopes that the March 16 report will give legislators the guidelines they’ll need when the session begins on April 10 to begin the important task of making more effective laws to protect our citizens and reduce what has become a vicious cycle of incarceration and criminalization of one set of our population while endangering and practically bankrupting another.

FFL statement on Pulse Orlando shooting

To members of the LGBTQ community here in Louisiana, we continue to stand with you as partners and allies for equality, an end to discrimination and the securing of legislative protections.

Neighborhood drain cleaning helps kick off Green Clean Effort on June 4

Organizers hope the effort will increase drain-cleaning awareness in advance of the hurricane season. Partners in the effort include the 7th Ward Neighborhood Association, St. Roch Neighborhood Association, Bunny Friend Neighborhood Association, the Greater Treme Consortium, the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board, Water Wise NOLA, Tulane Prevention Resource Center and more. Foundation for Louisiana is a funder of Water Wise NOLA through its Equity Caucus.

Foundation for Louisiana Hires New Director of the Community Investment Fund

“Foundation for Louisiana is excited to have Lydia Cutrer join the team to build on a legacy of meaningful investments that expand economic opportunities for Louisianans,” CEO, Flozell Daniels, Jr. said. “With a deep and diverse background in community development finance and project management, a values-driven commitment to strengthen communities through more equitable outcomes, and a Louisiana native’s perspective on the landscape, we are confident Lydia’s leadership will advance FFL’s mission and the goals of our partners at the One Table initiative.”

New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina (radio interview)

Foundation for Louisiana CEO and President Flozell Daniels, Jr. joins Jarvis DeBerry of the Times-Picayune, Paul Kemp of the Southeast Louisiana Protection Authority, and ninth ward grocer Burnell Cotlon for an hour-long reflection with on New Orleans' struggle to rebuild and where we go from here. Aired on Tom Ashbrook's NPN show, "On Point".