New Orleans – ACLU of Louisiana executive director Alanah Odoms Hebert released the following statement regarding the passing of former ACLU of Louisiana executive director Joe Cook.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Joe Cook, a tenacious defender of civil liberties whose commitment and compassion made a lasting impact on this organization and our entire state. Joe’s tireless dedication to the civil rights of every Louisianan resulted in significant and far-reaching victories – from combating racial discrimination and unconstitutional religious indoctrination to defending the rights of Orleans Parish Prison inmates abandoned and abused after Katrina and the flood. On behalf of the entire ACLU of Louisiana family, we are forever grateful for his contributions and send our most heartfelt condolences to his wife Anna and loved ones.” 


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