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New Yorker of the Week: Donna Edwards

Behind this huge desk at the nonprofit Institute for Community Living’s supportive housing residence sits a power house all her own. Donna Edwards’ official job might be staffing the front desk, but in this building, many residents refer to her as "mom." “She doesn’t give up on people,...
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Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards teams up with other first spouses to combat human trafficking

Louisiana’s First Lady Donna Edwards has established a national coalition for the prevention of human sex trafficking that includes five first spouses. Edwards, along with Dr. Dana Hunter, executive director of the newly created Office of Human Trafficking Prevention, tell us more about their work helping to identify trafficking, addressing causes of the problem, and supporting victims.

Donna Edwards: This Final Four weekend, be on the lookout for human trafficking

Years ago, I knew nothing about human trafficking. I would say to myself, “That doesn’t happen here in Louisiana.”. Later, I heard about a high-profile case in my small hometown of Amite in Tangipahoa Parish. I knew then this issue would become a priority for me and my Louisiana First Foundation. Once you hear the stories and learn about this hideous crime, you cannot unhear it or unknow it.

Gov. Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards Announce New Human Trafficking Statewide Public Awareness Campaign and Resource Center Website

BATON ROUGE — Today, Gov. John Bel Edwards joined by First Lady Donna Edwards and Dr. Dana Hunter, officially announced Louisiana’s first Human Trafficking Prevention Resource Center and advocacy campaign. Through these efforts, victims, survivors, service providers, stakeholders and citizens will be able to learn about human trafficking, how to identify when someone needs help, how to report this heinous crime and about more specific services for victims. The campaign, Stop Trafficking LA: Human Trafficking is R.E.A.L. The R.E.A.L stands for Recognizing the signs, Educating others, Acting immediately, and Listening to victims and survivors.

Running for her old seat in Maryland’s 4th congressional district, former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards says ‘it’s time to finish the job’

Former U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards is hoping voters will return her to her old congressional seat, as the Prince George’s County Democrat launched her campaign on Thursday to once again represent Maryland’s 4th congressional district. “It’s time to finish the job we started and make sure our community...

MSNBC Contributor Donna Edwards Runs for Old Congressional Seat

MSNBC contributor Donna Edwards announced on Thursday she is running for her old Congressional seat. Edwards represented Maryland’s Fourth Congressional District between 2008 and 2017. Her successor, Democratic Rep. Anthony Brown, has announced that he won’t run for re-election and instead is running for Maryland Attorney General. “There’s...

Democrat Donna Edwards will seek to reclaim her former Maryland congressional seat

Democrat Donna Edwards said Thursday that she will seek to reclaim the Maryland congressional seat now held by Rep. Anthony Brown, who is stepping down to run for state attorney general. After winning the seat in a 2008 special election, Edwards, 63, won four terms in the 4th Congressional District, which includes portions of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. She was the first Black ...

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First Lady Donna Edwards came to Independence Elementary this morning to recognize the fourth grade class who wrote a book about their experiences in Hurricane Ida.

First Lady Donna Edwards announces release of first children’s book

BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- First Lady Donna Edwards announced on her twitter page about the launch of her first children’s book called “A Bandit in the Mansion.” The book follows her golden retriever on adventures around the Governor’s Mansion. Edwards says she has donated copies of the book to various...