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Ballot Initiative to Eliminate Discriminatory At-Large City Council Election Methods in Bossier City
Kicks Off With Community Conversation

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On Tuesday, April 19, activists and community members will gather to kick off
a ballot initiative that would eliminate the two at- large seats on the Bossier City Council to create a
Council elected from seven single-member districts. Currently, five members of the Council are elected
from single-member districts and two members are elected on an at-large basis. The at-large elections
guarantee that the votes of Black residents will be drowned out by the votes of the city’s white
majority. The event will include information and conversation about the Voting Rights Act and how it
applies to elections in Bossier City.

WHAT: Ballot Initiative Kickoff and Community Conversation on Fair Representation in Bossier City
WHEN: Tues., April 19 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Hilton Garden Inn, 2015 Old Minden Road, Bossier City, LA

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