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Alicia "Cocoa" Calvin's Roots in District 16

 

September 16, 2021

Photo: Alicia "Cocoa" Calvin, candidate for Louisiana Representative, District 16, is a proven leader and true community advocate.

Alicia "Cocoa" Calvin has always stood out for her commitment to her community and leadership, representing others with integrity. After all, her grandparents, Willie May and Elijah McCoy taught her what it means to support her community. Together they built the Corner Store & Café and created a place where neighbors could come together and talk about how to make their community better for all residents. Her grandmother's message to a young Calvin - "Your greatest gift is giving of yourself." At a young age, Cocoa saw her family advocating for their community and decided to lead by ex...



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