He continued, “Everyone I have spoken to has said that some of these problems are too systemic, too embedded, and too daunting to solve; but I refuse. I have a track record of staring down on seemingly persistent, systemic problems and bringing coalitions of people together to create lasting change. We need this level of effort, accountability, unity, and urgency to break the cycle of decline. As your next Councilmember At-Large, I promise to bring it with me every day. “
Morrell’s infrastructure plan has been briefed by local subject matter experts and advocates from various disciplines and areas of expertise.
“I am grateful to all of those who have given their time and talent to develop this plan. It is a framework that we will continue to build on and refine and I welcome any ideas, ”he said.
Morrell is a tireless advocate of putting people first. He began serving as a public defender for our community right after graduating from law school and was elected to the state legislature in 2006 – where he helped pass a historic package of laws to improve protection for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as a constitutional amendment requiring unanimous vote Jury decisions in criminal trials, repealing a Jim Crow-era law in Louisiana. Morrell never flinched from impossible fights when he knew what was best for the people of our town.
Morrell will be the only Democratic Party official candidate on the ballot in the November 13 elections and he is also supported by the New Orleans Coalition, Independent Women’s Organization (IWO), AFL-CIO, Alliance for Good Government, Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA), UNITE HERE, Voters Organized to Educate (VOTE), United Teachers of New Orleans (UTNO), New Orleans East Leadership (NOEL), the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), the southeast Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Building and Constructions Trades (NABTU), NOLA Rainbow Advocates and over 200 female executives and lawyers.