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MY NAME IS BRITTANY PAIGE ALEXANDRA GONDOLFI

But Please,

Call Me Britt.

WHY AM I RUNNING

If Lake Ponchatrain was a clock, I grew up from six o' clock to midnight. I graduated from Saint Scholastica Academy and got my undergraduate and law degree from Loyola University New Orleans.

 

I am a mother, former teacher, service industry worker, and lifetime volunteer and advocate.

 

I love Louisiana, but like many people here, I felt compelled to leave in my youth to pursue opportunities elsewhere. I moved back home with my daughter so that she could be raised in one of the most unique and beautiful places in the country. I also came home to take a stand for freedom and justice in my home state of Louisiana.

I am the Democratic candidate for Louisianians who want a government working for people, not for partisan political games. 

WHAT I STAND FOR 

There are issues that are the government's business and there are issues that are not. The state government in Louisiana has no business dictating when someone should become a parent or discriminating against people for who they love.

 

The state legislature has wasted too much time on divisive culture wars stripping peoples of their personal freedoms and their right to privacy. Each day they waste attacking Louisiana citizens' rights to privacy and freedom is another day they could have been working towards protecting our coastline, healing our polluted environment, rebuilding our infrastructure, improving our educational system, and working for programs to support families. Instead, the Louisiana legislature uses its power and time to insert itself into the most private choices an individual can make. 

I want our Legislature to protect everyone's right to live a life of dignity. That is why I am running- to work for a livable wage, a clean environment, a tax system that holds corporations accountable, a school system that honors a student's humanity and respects its teachers, and a state government that gets out of peoples' private lives. I am running because I know that Louisiana deserves to have government as brilliant, creative, and compassionate as its people. 

WHAT IS THIS CAMPAIGN ABOUT

I’m running a grassroots campaign for Senate to help the residents of my district whose needs have been largely ignored.

 

I want to advocate for people, not lobbyists.

 

I am disturbed by the lack of leadership on the everyday issues facing our citizens.

 

Women do not deserve to be assaulted for their personal choices while so many real-life needs are being largely ignored.

 

As a former teacher, I’d like to see more support for our public schools. Why did my opponent vote against a pay raise for teachers? 

 

I also want to see pay raises for policeman and firefighters. Our public servants deserve it.

 

We need an increase in the minimum wage. Why did my opponent vote against this?

 

The Louisiana legislature, largely Republican, has gerrymandered voting districts. I want to go to Baton Rouge to defend voting rights.

 

We need to expand healthcare. I want to advocate for better rural healthcare access. Why did my opponent vote to remove funds from healthcare allocation in the recent legislative session?

 

Louisiana is the epicenter for climate change. I want to go to Baton Rouge to use my voice in support of a cleaner environment.

 

Women and families deserve to make their own decisions about their healthcare, their bodies, and their families.

 

My opponent has inserted herself into the culture wars rather than show respect for people’s personal choices.

 

Louisiana needs new leaders who represent people, not lobbyists.

Work Experience

2005–2007

2006–2008

2006–2007

2007–2009

2009–2011

2009–2011

2011–2012

2012–2013

2013–2014

2013–2015

2014–2015

2015–2019

2017–2019

2019–2020

2019–2020

2022–2023

2017 –2023

Mangia Italian Deli, Counter Attendant, Covington LA

Del Porto, Covington LA, Backwaiter/Bartender

Green Room, Bartender

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine and Patois, New Orleans LA, Backwaiter/Waitress

Cafe Lily, Atlanta GA, Waitress/Bartender

Feminist Women’s Health Center

Sister Louisa’s Church of the Living Room, Atlanta GA, Bartender

Roctopus Dive Shop, Koh Tao Thailand, Dive Master/Tour Guide

Ptown Project, Marketing Director of Grassroots Project

The Penthouse Gentlemen’s Club

Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans, Bartender

The New School, High School, Atlanta

Grant Park Cooperative Reggio Emilia Inspired Preschool

Bogalusa High School 

Barley Oak Bar

The Greyhound

Bioneers Collective Heritage Institute

Education

Age 30–34

Loyola Law School

  • Went to law school at the start of the pandemic

  • Competed on the PACE Moot Court Team and won the best oralist for my round

  • Interned for the Bioneers Rights of Nature Program

  • Graduated in the Top 3rd of my class while raising a daughter

  • Worked for property law professor John Lovett 

  • Organized native youth trip to Alaska

  • Organized Rights of Nature Conference at Mashpee Wampanoag Nation and HoChunk Nation

  • I currently work as a consultant for a The Bioneers organization with a focus on promoting the Rights of Nature movement.

Age 27

After Having a Child

  • Developed after-school creative writing program and typewritten zine

  • Facilitated intercultural conversations for Bioneers organization and piloted curriculum

  • Organized Speaker series at preschool

  • Attended two conscious discipline conferences

  • Recorded an album to fundraise for preschool

  • Taught English and Spanish at Bogalusa High School

  • Raised funds for Bogalusa High school students to join the Bioneers program

  • Facilitated after school programs: News From the Future 

  • Chaperoned four cross country field trips: three to Bioneers conference in California and 1 to the Navajo Nation, in charge of 18 youth and coordinating with 5 other large groups

Age 26-27

Returning to New Orleans

  • Returning to New Orleans

  • Organized a youth media campaign to advocate for healthy relationship education with the Washington program, “Advocates for Youth.” 

  • Organized a community group to work to acquire an abandoned school and turn it into a free neighborhood University

  • Finished my degree at Loyola University in Philosophy with a 3.2

Age 25-26

I came back to New Orleans,

Back at Loyola

  • Organized day against death penalty with National lawyers guild

  • Helped promote Angela Davises talk at Xavier University with NLG

  • Took one year of Professor Woods’ human rights law clinic. Got two A’s for my research on Angola

  • Went to Angola Rodeo and disseminated address cards to the Law clinic at Loyola 

Age 20–24

In Atlanta at GSU

  • Worked with Occupy Atlanta

  • Interned as a women’s health counselor at the feminist women’s health center

  • Worked as a women’s health counselor and women’s rights advocate

  • Returned to school at GSU and worked with the Faces of Feminism club

  • Received Gillman Scholarship to do independent study abroad trip supervised by GSU professor 

Age 18-20

At Loyola University during my undergraduate years

  • ​Worked with Civic Engagement Club

  • Organized a day of action against human trafficking

  • Went back to India for three weeks to set up a scholarship fund for two of my previous students

  • Studied the effects of post colonial tourist based economies on human rights in the Bahamas with Dr. Angel Parham over the summer

Age 18

In Between High School and Fall at Loyola

  • I spent two months in India

  • One month I taught English at a grammar school for the children of tea pickers

  • The second month I traveled alone studying culture, language, and politics

Ages 15-18

In High School

  • Developed after-school creative writing program and typewritten zine

  • Facilitated intercultural conversations for Bioneers organization and piloted curriculum

  • Organized Speaker series at preschool

  • Attended two conscious discipline conferences

  • Recorded an album to fundraise for preschool

  • Taught English and Spanish at Bogalusa High School

  • Raised funds for Bogalusa High school students to join the Bioneers program

  • Facilitated after school programs: News From the Future 

  • Chaperoned four cross country field trips: three to Bioneers conference in California and 1 to the Navajo Nation- in charge of 18 youth and coordinating with 5 other large groups

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