Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Black History... Visons of Hope

 

February 24, 2022

Dispatch

Betty Ward Cooper Monroe City School Board Member Photo Taken January 17, 2022

Continued from Feb. 17, 2022

In 2000, Betty began volunteering and became the consummate community organizer. She wholeheartedly believes that people can change their communities through civic engagement and the power of the vote. She initiated and supported voter registration drives throughout Ouachita Parish and other areas of the state of Louisiana to register citizens as voters emphasizing the importance of voter power to bring about the change people want and deserve to have in their communities. Her brother Dennis said he and Betty's other siblings were often concerned for her saf...



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