Helena MorenoCity Council Member-at-large, New Orleans, LA
Since being elected overwhelmingly citywide in 2017, Helena has built a reputation as a tireless advocate on behalf of the people of New Orleans. Over the past three years, she’s led the fight for a safer, more affordable, more equitable, and more accountable city.
As a Councilmember – and a Legislator before – she’s won victories to broaden economic opportunity, reform our criminal justice system, promote gender equality, and protect and uplift the most vulnerable in our society. Among her victories for working people include banning no-knock warrants, instituting a public police accountability dashboard, sparking citywide Wi-Fi to increase digital equity, authoring laws to shield victims of sexual assault, reducing incarceration by preventing unnecessary arrests, restricting weapons from domestic abuses, transforming New Orleans into a renewable energy trailblazer, and rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure both above and below our streets.