Louisiana was once only one of two states where someone can be sentenced to life without parole without a unanimous decision of a jury. Louisiana is also the #2 incarcerator for the world per capita. An expert in criminal and constitutional laws in Louisiana since the 1800s, Andrea Armstrong knew she needed to be part of this “once in a lifetime” opportunity to amend the Louisiana constitution and end an unfair practice that had existed for at least 138 years.
It was the ultimate group project, and Armstrong focused her efforts on strategy, education, and fundraising efforts, with a goal of raising $2 million dollars. Her strategy was two-fold: educate people about the history and impact, and partner with traditional political campaign efforts.