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Why We’re Hosting a Progressive Candidate Forum

Over the past several months, Big Easy Magazine has proudly become the online home for progressive New Orleans. We’ve covered the issues that matter most to New Orleans:

Through our weekly content and monthly editions, we have gone out into the community and spoken to New Orleanians from all walks of life. We also solicit guest content and op-eds in an effort to give our readers a platform to have your voice heard. And we are proud to have interviewed three candidates looking to represent New Orleans in the U.S. Congress. We are unapologetically progressive and uniquely New Orleans.

What has been missing, however, is the offline forum—a place for us to meet our readers and connect you to local issues in real life. With that in mind, we’re excited to host our October 22 event: Making Progress: NOLA’s Progressive Congressional Candidate Forum.

With the ever-important midterm election upon us, we want to provide the people of New Orleans an opportunity to meet the progressive candidates for New Orleans’ two congressional seats. The event will allow the candidates to discuss the issues that are vital to our city and our country, and that are ingrained in Big Easy’s core values. The forum is free and open to the public, and all are welcome.

This event is for you, New Orleans. These are your candidates. This is your city, your country, and your future. Join us on October 22. Ask questions, listen to the candidates, and get informed. And on November 6, let’s come together and have our voices heard.

The Big Easy Magazine editorial board is a diverse group of people who are passionate about encouraging the spread of progressive values such as kindness, compassion, equality, love, justice, and inclusiveness. You can learn more about individual board members here.

Help Keep Big Easy Magazine Alive

Hey y'all,

I just wanted to provide an update to where we stand today. A few days ago, we launched a fundraising effort to keep Big a Easy Magazine alive. We determined we would need to raise $10,000, which represents 1/10 of the personal investment I made into the publication. As it stands now, we have raised just over $300 and have set a fundraising deadline of midnight June 1st. Please help us meet our goal. I promise you with your support if we reach our goal, you will be able to continue seeing progressive content about the issues that matter. If we don’t meet our goal, well, in all honesty, those who have an interest in our demise will have won the battle. When we launched the fundraising effort, we got bombarded with remarks such as “see ya,” and “lol.” We cannot allow them to win. Please donate today to keep us alive and support progressive media.

Thank you,
Scott Ploof
Big Easy Magazine

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