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Lynda Woolard

Lynda Woolard’s political life started with Barack Obama, in a campaign and advocacy relationship that lasted from his 2007 announcement to his 2013 inauguration. She was then recruited by Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Karen Carter Peterson to create and run their grassroots mobilization effort, Team Blue Dat, until Governor John Bel Edwards’ election in 2015. In 2016, Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign selected her to serve as State Director, as well as Whip Captain to Louisiana’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention. In 2017, she joined the Resistance, and organized against Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. In 2018, she led statewide field efforts for the Unanimous Jury Coalition to pass Constitutional Amendment 2, ending Louisiana's discriminatory practice that allowed a defendant to be convicted of a felony with a non-unanimous jury. She also received the Organizer of the Decade award from the Louisiana Democratic Party. In 2019, she received the inaugural Felicia Kahn Citizenship Award from the New Orleans Coalition, and spent the year obsessed with re-electing Governor John Bel Edwards. In her free time, Lynda raises Monarch butterflies, cares for her many rescue pets, plans trips to cities where Hamilton the musical is playing, and enthusiastically supports the New Orleans Saints.


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