Women in Louisiana are signing up for political positions at a higher rate now than ever before. Of the new pack of candidates, Marguerite Green stands out.
In an announcement sent in May, “Margee” Green established her run for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry. At thirty years old, Marguerite challenges multi-term Republican incumbent Mike Strain for the seat.
“I am running because the condition of our environment and economy make it clear that we need to rethink agriculture in this country, starting in Louisiana,” Green said in a press release. “We need to make Louisiana’s farms profitable by helping farmers diversify. Louisiana farmers used to grow high-quality, affordable food for Louisianians, and we can do that again. We have to truly support farmers in moving towards more financially and environmentally sustainable growing models.”
“When it comes to Agriculture and Forestry, I am working on behalf of the most important thing in the world to me: my community. And I’m a farmer, so you can trust I won’t be outworked in this election.”
According to her website greenforagriculture.com, Marguerite lays out her ideas on climate change and access to cannabis:
- On climate change and its impacts in Louisiana: “We must address the crisis of rising sea levels and intensifying storms with all of our attention and energy. As Commissioner, I will appoint a special task force to develop a plan to sequester massive amounts of atmospheric carbon and to incentivize industries to enact sustainable practices that protect our communities from climate changes’ inevitable impacts.”
- On public access to cannabis and recreational legalization: “I support regulated adult access to recreational cannabis for Louisianians. I also believe we must carve out a significant portion of our state’s cannabis industry for Louisianians whose lives have been derailed by prior non-violent cannabis convictions.”
The general election for LA Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry is November 16th.
Bill Arceneaux has been an independent writer and film critic in the New Orleans area since 2011, working with outlets like Film Threat, DIG Baton Rouge, Crosstown Conversations, and Occupy. He is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is Rotten Tomatoes approved. Follow him on Twitter: @billreviews