Now That The Saints Have Marched In

T-P: What A Show!

Packed among the crowd of 30,000 black-and-gold-clad faithful on the apron of the Superdome, Charles Burnell and Toby Bergeron couldn’t wipe the smiles from their faces …

Wasn’t last night a great piece of history? While not at the game, I was surrounded by friends at a favorite local establishment cheering on the New Orleans Saints with the rest of the state and nation. Today is the day after, and it’s time to think ahead. Do you think >30,000 will show up with this much enthusiasm at the polls this Saturday, and vote on ballots that will strengthen our levee oversight?

You have four days to educate and convince yourselves on 13 proposed amendments to the state constitution. The third page of this article displays statistics of the abject voter apathy here. I love my football, but I love my responsibility to this state, too. So can you.

No state amends its constitution more often than Louisiana, Brandt said. In addition to Saturday’s proposals, the Nov. 7 statewide ballot will list eight proposed constitutional amendments. The total number of proposed amendments on state ballots nationwide this year is 106.

… Voters better do their homework on the 13 proposed amendments to the state Constitution that will appear on the ballot Saturday or they won’t have enough time to consider their decisions in the voting booth … State law allows voters three minutes in the booth. Poll commissioners will politely remind voters of the time constraint if the voter is occupying the booth for an excessive period.

Start a-learnin’ NOW and show your true Louisiana spirit!

4 Comments so far

  1. judyb (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 11:37 am

    Another excellent link is

    The Public Affairs Reasearch Council of Louisiana has done an excellent job of putting each amendment into everyday language and explains what your vote means for each.

  2. Mallory (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    Thanks for the links and info! You’re right, this is very important. I just posted links and a blurb from this post over at the New Orleans Livejournal community to remind more people about Saturday’s elections.

  3. Editor B (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 12:26 pm

    Thanx Maitri. I’ve started a listing of different organizations recommendations’ for the thirteen amendments on the New Orleans Wiki.

  4. mark c. (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 7:40 pm

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