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LA Speaks: Congressman Garret Graves (Jan. 2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-01-19

Duration: 00:07:03

Subjects: Graves, Garret | Apportionment (Election law) | Elections


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Graves, Garret Interviewee


This segment from the January 19, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s interview with Congressman Garret Graves of Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. He discusses: the Congressional redistricting map under consideration at the Special Session of the Louisiana Legislature, which turns his district into the state’s second minority-majority district; his concerns about splitting the Capital region into several Congressional districts; the criteria that should be used in creating Congressional districts; his concerns about racial gerrymandering; and his opposition to the proposed changes to the state’s open primary system. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.