As a native son of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Gary Chambers Jr. leads, advocates and lives by the motto “Do Good, Seek Justice”, an excerpt from the gospel of Isaiah 1:17 which requires those in position to effect change to work diligently on behalf of the most vulnerable. It is this spirit of service that inspired his decision to run for the open Congressional seat in Louisiana’s 2nd District.
Chambers, an entrepreneur and co-founder of the media outlet, The Rouge Collection, is a noteworthy social justice advocate and community organizer who has been featured in outlets such as 225 Magazine (2017 People to Watch edition), Wired Magazine, The New York Times, CNN, Morning Joe, and Roland Martin Unfiltered for his tireless efforts in advancing the most disenfranchised communities in Baton Rouge and as a champion of systemic change. As an advocate for progressive change, his work has contributed to changes in police policies, healthcare access for citizens of North Baton Rouge, an increase in minority-owned businesses acquiring contracts with the city-parish government and the retention of the Baton Rouge Zoo in North Baton Rouge as a primary economic driver.
He is seeking office amid an unprecedented time in American and Louisiana history that calls for bold new leadership to tackle the issues of the future. Chambers’s candidacy is a response to thousands across the country urging him to elevate his service on a national scale in order to bring a bold new progressive voice to Congress. One that can bring the type of change that reaches working-class people in tangible ways.
The second Congressional district which encompasses East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, Assumption, St. James, St. John, St. Charles, Jefferson and Orleans Parishes, has been burdened with the type of inequity that can only be resolved through fearless representation on its behalf. Chambers has a courageous vision to bring resources back to the people of the district. He is guided by the belief that Louisiana can emerge from the bottom of the map in quality-of-life standards by approaching its problems with a renewed focus on economic, environmental and criminal justice.