Anderson deflects from fundraising report with “shameless” puppy campaign ad

BATON ROUGE, La. – In an unprecedented display of fundraising modesty, Quentin Anthony Anderson revealed that when his campaign files its first quarter fundraising report, it will be a fundraising total that will turn heads — primarily due to its astonishingly minimalistic approach. Garnering “between $3,000 – $5,000” from less than 10 equally astonished donors, according to Anderson, the campaign has boldly redefined what it means to start from the ground up.

“Only the press, the political elite, and anyone who we need to pay to get our message out there cares about fundraising numbers” said Anderson wryly “So, instead of lamenting about it, we’re gonna release an ad with a puppy in it.”

Embracing a strategy that can only be described as blatant deflection, his campaign refused to acknowledge the ominous nature of his quarterly fundraising haul and instead released a new campaign ad featuring Anderson’s nearly 3-year old Beagle mix, Geronimo Lewis.

Geronimo Lewis, a rescue by way of Houma in the wake of Hurricane Ida and unaffiliated with any recognized political party, features prominently in the 60 second video, offering both undeniable cuteness and zero substance when it comes to issues like mass incarceration or securing more federal grants for the district.

While critics may justifiably want to focus on Anderson’s paltry fundraising numbers, the Anderson campaign argues that puppies remain universally loved and adored, therefore negating much of the negative impact of his campaign’s otherwise amateurish fundraising totals.

The ad, produced by the Shreveport-based Young Professionals Entertainment, can be viewed here.

For Immediate Release - Anderson Deflects WIth Puppy Ad

Quentin Anderson Campaign Unveils New Campaign Ad Highlighting Louisiana’s Challenges and the Path Forward


Baton Rouge, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson, Democratic Congressional candidate for Louisiana’s 6th District, today unveiled a new campaign ad, title “We Are Better Than This,” spotlighting the systemic challenges plaguing Louisiana and offering a vision for a brighter future. Drawing on distressing statistics that rank Louisiana at the bottom for economic growth and opportunity, the ad serves as a wake-up call for change.

“Louisiana ranks 50th in economic growth and 50th in economic opportunity,” Anderson states in the ad, laying bare the realities that have hindered the state’s progress. He goes on to highlight the contrast between Louisiana’s high gun ownership and its poor rankings in public safety and corrections outcomes, asserting, “We have a higher incarceration rate in Louisiana than literally every Sovereign Nation in NATO.”

Anderson’s ad takes a firm stance against the status quo of political leadership in the state, criticizing the longstanding tradition of politicians serving special interests over the public good. “For too long, this state has gotten too comfortable with its political leaders being bought and paid for by the highest bidders instead of representing the interests of the people they serve,” he declares, echoing the frustrations of many Louisianians seeking accountability and integrity in their elected officials.

Despite the stark picture painted, Anderson’s message is ultimately one of hope and potential: “But Louisiana, we are better than this. We’re better than crooked politicians who refuse to take accountability. We’re better than 49th. We are better than 50th. Louisiana can be the greatest, most prosperous place on Earth.”

The ad concludes with a rallying cry for change: “If we want to see something different, we have to do something different.”

“We Are Better Than This” is a call to action for all voters of the 6th District who believe in the possibility of a better Louisiana. Quentin Anderson’s campaign is built on the principles of justice, economic equality, and a commitment to serve the true interests of the people.

Quentin Anthony Anderson Launches Campaign For Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson formally announced his candidacy for the United States Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District on Sunday. The announcement event, held at 5 PM at North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge, marked Anderson’s official entry into the congressional race ahead of the election scheduled for November 5th.

Anderson, addressing a gathered crowd of supporters and media, articulated his vision for a campaign centered around the core principles of “jobs and justice.” He emphasized his dedication to transformative leadership that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of Louisiana’s residents. “This campaign is about change. It’s about progress. It’s about getting things done,” Anderson stated, outlining his commitment to addressing the state’s pressing issues through pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions.

Reflecting on his background as a product of public schools and a staunch advocate for social justice, Anderson shared, “I’m a proud product of public schools and as a result, a steadfast believer in their continued ability to be the great economic equalizer.” His speech underscored the importance of accessible education, economic opportunity, and environmental justice in shaping a prosperous future for Louisiana.

Anderson also took the opportunity to address the state’s challenges, criticizing the status quo of political leadership and advocating for a new generation of policymakers. “Louisiana, we are better than this. We are better than crooked politicians who refuse to take accountability,” he remarked, advocating for transparency, integrity, and community-focused governance.

Highlighting his approach to public safety and crime reduction, Anderson pointed out the necessity of addressing underlying social issues, stating, “Any crime reduction strategy that doesn’t start with addressing that desperation will always fail.”

As the election approaches, Anderson’s campaign is set to focus on engaging voters across the newly redrawn 6th District, emphasizing a message of hope, resilience, and collective action. The campaign has pledged to champion policies that reflect the community’s desire for equitable growth and justice.

Quentin Anthony Anderson to announce congressional bid on Sunday, March 17 in Baton Rouge, La.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson will formally announce his candidacy for the United States Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District on Sunday, March 17 in downtown Baton Rouge. This announcement comes in light of the recent redrawing of the district, which now stretches from Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana to East Baton Rouge Parish, encompassing a diverse and dynamic majority-Black electorate.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: North Blvd Town Square, Downtown Baton Rouge
  • Weather: The event is planned to be held outdoors, weather permitting. Contingency details will be shared as needed.

Anderson, a Baton Rouge native and small business owner, has a long-standing history of community engagement and advocacy. His extensive background, from leading significant social justice initiatives to championing economic and educational reforms, underscores his commitment to fostering a society where justice and prosperity are accessible to all.

Anderson’s campaign is built on a foundation of promoting jobs, justice, and ensuring that every voice within the newly delineated district is heard and valued. His dedication to these principles is mirrored in his resolve to address the most pressing issues facing the district today, from healthcare accessibility to educational equity and economic development.

“This is a campaign about moving Louisiana forward,” said Anderson. “This district’s strength lies in its diversity, resilience, and shared commitment to a brighter future. On Sunday, I’ll outline a platform that champions policies that uplift every member of our community, ensuring that our collective future is built on the bedrock of fairness, opportunity, and justice.”

Anderson, 35, is the founder and owner of the communications firm Anderson Creative as well as the Director of The Justice Alliance, a nonprofit organization that organizes the My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summit. He is the former communications director for Together Baton Rouge and Together Louisiana. In 2020, he ran unsuccessfully for East Baton Rouge Metro Council, coming 106 votes shy of the runoff with eventual winner Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman. A graduate of McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, he earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and his law degree from Louisiana State University.

The campaign kickoff event invites all residents of the 6th District, community leaders, and media representatives to join Quentin at the North Boulevard Town Square on Sunday, March 17 at 5pm.

Quentin Anthony Anderson Files with FEC; to Explore Run for Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. – On Friday, Quentin Anthony Anderson officially filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, laying the groundwork for a potential campaign for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. While not a formal campaign announcement, this crucial step indicates Anderson’s serious contemplation of a bid for Congress, with a formal announcement expected to be made within the next two weeks.

Anderson, 35, is a small business owner and social justice advocate. He is the owner of Anderson Creative, a communications firm, and the executive chairman of The Justice Alliance, a nonprofit organization that organized the 2018 & 2019 My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summits. He’s the founder of the Black Business Bureau of Baton Rouge, the former communications director for Together Baton Rouge, and a former organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“This filing with the FEC is an important procedural step, one that I do not take lightly,” stated Anderson. “Louisiana stands at a crossroads, and the upcoming election presents a pivotal opportunity to present a choice to Louisiana voters: do we keep electing bought and paid-for politicians who are for sale to the highest bidder or do we elect real public servants?”

Anderson, who previously ran unsuccessfully for East Baton Rouge Parish’s Metropolitan Council in 2020, has said that should he run, his message would center on “jobs and justice.”

“Races like this are rarely ideological,” said Anderson. “When the politics are this local, people want to know how you’re keeping them safe, keeping them secure, and securing the future of their children and their community. That’s what I’ll be talking about if I decide to get in.”

Anderson’s potential candidacy promises to infuse the race with youth and dynamic, progressive ideas centered around economic empowerment, social equity, and a commitment to transparent, accountable governance.

Anderson is a native of Baton Rouge, having graduated from McKinley Senior High School in 2006. He has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana Tech University in 2010 and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, earned in 2013.

Understanding Louisiana’s New Congressional District: A Step Toward Fair Representation

In recent Louisiana politics, a significant change has occurred with the redrawing of the state’s congressional districts, a development that directly impacts the political landscape both locally and nationally. We wanted to take some time to demystify the redistricting process, explaining why it happened, its implications, and what it means moving forward.

Why Redistricting Happened

The redistricting process in Louisiana was driven by a federal court ruling that found the previous congressional map diluted Black voting power, violating Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. This decision came after a prolonged legal battle aimed at ensuring fair representation for Black voters in Louisiana, who make up nearly a third of the state’s population but were majorities in only one of six districts. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals gave the legislature a January 30, 2024 deadline to draw a new congressional map.

When and What Elections Will Be Impacted

The new map was enacted on January 22, 2024 – just ahead of the 2024 congressional elections. This timing means the newly drawn districts will be in effect for these elections, potentially reshaping the state’s delegation to Congress starting with the election on November 5, 2024.

Who is Impacted

The redistricting process has resulted in significant changes for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, increasing its Black voter makeup from 23% to 54%. This alteration shifts the district from a likely Republican hold to a probable Democratic gain, affecting both the incumbent, Rep. Garret Graves, and other political figures considering runs in the new landscape, like Quentin Anthony Anderson 🙂

Impact on the Political Landscape

The creation of a second majority-Black district is expected to enhance Democratic chances in Louisiana, contributing to a more balanced representation that reflects the state’s racial demographic makeup. While this is a victory for advocates of voting rights, it also doesn’t help alleviate concerns about regional representation – especially for those who are worried the new district is too South Louisiana heavy, at the expense of North Louisiana representation.

Quentin’s View

While I recognize that redistricting/gerrymandering is a fraught process, I also understand that this particular outcome is a step towards correcting historical injustices in representation. Although the solution is not perfect and might reduce geographic coherence, it addresses the longstanding underrepresentation of Black Louisianans. I am committed to supporting fair maps that promote equitable representation. I view the new district setup as an imperfect but positive advance towards truly fair representation.

I am hopeful that this change is a move towards resolving the issues of fair representation once and for all. It’s crucial that every citizen feels represented and that every community has a voice in the halls of power. This redistricting, while a compromise, is a stride in the right direction.

Conclusion

As we approach the 2024 elections, it’s vital for voters to understand the new dynamics at play. This redistricting isn’t just a reshuffling of boundaries—it’s about making democracy work better for everyone. By ensuring that more voices are heard, we strengthen the fabric of our community and our nation.

For more details on our campaign’s stance and updates, visit Anderson2024.org.