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second line street vendor petition
  • Petitioned New Orleans City Council and Mayor Landrieu

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New Orleans City Council and Mayor Landrieu

second line street vendor petition

    1. Petition by

      Magnolia Baybay

The second line culture is a African American tradition that is over 150 years old. This culture serves as an economic and social safety net that grew out of necessity, neglect, and segregation that blocked Black New Orleanians from access to benefits. Second line vendors selling food and drink to parade followers is an economic engine for those with limited access to industries. The City going after vendors that are trying to make an honest living within the context of our culture constitutes harassment of street culture. Leave our culture and traditions alone! Leave second line street vendors alone!

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    1. Reached 500 signatures

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    • JOHN RICHARDSON NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Bill Dickens :- Freedom ! That`s why we fought two world wars, - freedom !

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    • Reginald h\Henry JACKSONVILLE, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      i lived in New Orleans for 10 years through the 70's and plan to return one day. I would not be the same without that tradition of "second line".

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    • YVONDA HARRIS LEANDER, TX
      • almost 2 years ago

      i AM FROM NEW ORLEANS! ENOUGH SAID!

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    • Tresa Banks-Lewis SLIDELL, LA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it is a part of who we are as New Orleanians. Who would dare consider removing Mardi Gras from New Orleans--No one. There is no difference Mardi Gras is also a part of who we are as New Orleanians.

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    • Claude Bryant NEW ORLEANS, LA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a Musician and just recently i sign a contract to play out doors at a uptown bar from 8pm-10pm for two months and because of the inforcements i lost my gig and i still have to pay taxes with no job .

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