Baton Rouge, La – June 26, 2023 – As the Mayor of Baton Rouge, I wholeheartedly support the Supreme Court ruling, calling for the redraw of Louisiana's congressional map to include a second majority-Black district.
This is a significant step forward for Louisiana in our pursuit of fair representation and equal voting rights.
This decision aligns with the Supreme Court's recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act, which strengthens the safeguards against discriminatory practices in the redrawing of congressional districts. It underscores the importance of ensuring that every voice is heard and every vote carries equal weight.
Moving forward, as the case proceeds in lower courts before the 2024 congressional elections, we have an opportunity to rectify the existing disparities and create a more inclusive and representative electoral system. It is our duty to work collaboratively towards a fair and just outcome that respects the rights and voices of all residents of Louisiana.
I commend the Supreme Court for taking this crucial step towards a more equitable democracy.
As the Mayor of Baton Rouge, I am committed to supporting efforts that foster a future where every voter's voice truly matters.