Entries by Hannah Johnson

Biden administration reopens public lands for oil and gas drilling

On Friday, April 15, 2022, the Biden administration announced its plans to reopen public lands for oil and gas drilling for the first time since Biden took office in January 2021. The announcement is a result of pressure to expand US oil production as recovery from the pandemic and the war in Ukraine have created […]

Statement on the recent racist remarks from the home of Judge Michelle Odinet.

Let me express my disappointment, as words are inadequate to describe my pain after reviewing the family video at the home of our current city court judge, Mrs. Odinet.   We have struggled miserably to garner public support for our judicial system at every level in this country.  The political landscape has become so toxic […]

My Statement on the Removal of Lafayette Chief of Police Thomas Glover

Chief Glover, I want to express on behalf of the citizens of Lafayette our gratitude for your exemplary ten months of loyal and dedicated service to our community. You were hired during a difficult time, approximately four months after the August 21, 2020 shooting of Trayford Pellerin, which escalated division and tension in this community. You were […]

Covid-19 Vaccination Sites

Louisiana is seeing a large increase in reported COVID-19 cases statewide. Vaccinations are widely available, and I am encouraging the continuous increase in vaccinations that are taking place in our region. Here is a list of vaccination sites within the state of Louisiana. Visit the link here to find a vaccination site near you.

Gov. Edwards, FEMA Administrator Join Forces to Promote Preparedness, COVID Vaccinations

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell released three Public Service Announcements today aimed at helping people with their emergency preparedness efforts, including getting vaccinated against COVID-19, hurricane preparedness and the importance of flood insurance. “This year, being prepared for hurricane season doesn’t just mean buying bottled water and extra […]