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LDP Chairwoman Peterson Leads Campus Campaign Tour

Scenes from the LDP tour of college campuses which began last week.

Scenes from the LDP tour of college campuses which began last week.

Louisiana Democratic Party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson led an intense two-day tour of campuses in North and South Louisiana this past week as the party focused on young voters as part of its campaign leading up to the November 6th election.

Each stop was highlighted by enthusiastic audiences and a spirited exchange of ideas between Chairwoman Peterson and the students attending the respective events.

The first stop on the tour was a Wednesday morning meeting with students at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. The visit was coordinated by Dr. Joshua Stockley. That meeting was followed by an early afternoon meeting with students on the Louisiana Tech campus in Ruston.

Wednesday ended in Shreveport where Chair Peterson met with the Centenary College Democrats before delivering opening remarks at the Presidential Mock Debate which was also held on the Centenary Campus. Shreveport Democrat Matt Bailey coordinated the Centenary visit.

Thursday began with a visit to the Shreveport Job Corps center before the tour headed south to Lafayette.

Executive Director Stephen Handwerk visited South Community College at their New Iberia Campus on Wednesday evening and University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus on Thursday for a visit coordinated by Lafayette DPEC and LDP Executive Committee member Jolan Jolivette.

The tour of state college and university campuses will continue on Monday with stops at SUNO and Tulane and then on to Dillard on Tuesday with more to come!

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Originally published: Oct 27, 2012