"Louisiana's free speech hypocrites are now condemning Bill Cassidy"
Photo: Sabree Hill/Dillard University
By Walter Kimbrough, Ph.D.
February 24, 2021
The first major election I participated in after moving to Louisiana was in 2014.
By the time of the election, I had worked with then-U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu for two
years on Katrina-related loan forgiveness for Dillard University and three additional
HBCUs in the region. We were able to achieve a five-year forbearance in 2013 and language
which ultimately authorized the Secretary of Education to forgive the loans.
In 2014, I did not vote for Bill Cassidy over Landrieu.
When he won the election, my job was to get to know him because he was one of two senators, and that made Dillard one of his constituents. Bill Cassidy had the same mindset. He engaged us knowing that Dillard was important to Louisiana, and that it was his responsibility to get to know us. He made good on that commitment early on, accepting an invitation from political science professor Gary Clark to meet with his class. A small seminar class had a great opportunity to talk politics with a sitting United States senator.Continue to The Advocate...
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