LaToya is running for Mayor to help make New Orleans a safer, better place for all – including our historically marginalized people and communities.

As a Councilmember, LaToya authored the Welcoming Cities resolution, which aids our immigrant population, non-English speakers, and LGBTQ community members. The resolution was directed at providing more inclusion, not exclusion, within City government, via expanding better language access and translation services as well as a commitment to unbiased policing.

In addition, LaToya wrote the Council resolution requesting Sheriff Gusman to end ICE holds and has been vocal in defending our immigrant population and will continue to do so as Mayor by legal, legislative and administrative means.

LaToya recently repeated her Welcoming Cities commitment and will resist any attacks on those policies as Mayor. As she’s said, “No one was asking for immigrants’ green cards when they were rebuilding our city post-Katrina.”

LaToya was deeply disappointed in President Trump’s decision in early September to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and is committed to using every tool at her disposal to protect our immigrant neighbors — who are teachers, healthcare professionals, students, city employees, and most important, our neighbors, friends, and family.