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On Saturday, June 14, 2014, The Louisiana Coalition for Change, Inc.  recognized Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. for his years of service to our community. Mr. Regan was introduced to those present as a man not afraid to defend the accused with passion, determination in a court of law.  Mr. Regan received the Louisiana Municipal Association Black Caucus Award in recognition of outstanding service to the citizens of the State of Louisiana and was named an associate member of the Louisiana Municipal Black Caucus Association as well as an honorary Citizen of the City of Westwego.

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The Louisiana Coalition for Change or (LLC,) is a not for profit organization described as a “Clergy Driven Coalition” founded by the well known and well respected Reverend Aubrey Wallace for the purpose of promoting social change and preservation of social justice. Reverend Wallace is a man well known throughout the state for his dedication to social justice.

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In his remarks to the congregation, Mr. Regan recounted his grandmother´s teachings on racial equality and her determination to live as a force of change in the world and how she made it her business to make sure children went to school.  Mr. Regan shared his grandmother´s fierce love for all who she came in contact and her wish for a “color blind society” who would embrace a man, or a woman, with love and human kindness regardless of the color of their skin. As Martin put it, “she infected all of her grandchildren with a lifelong decease of color blindness”, Martin has on many occasions paid tribute to his grandmother Mrs. Freda Satterlee MacIntosh, for the force of good she was in his life.  He credits her for inspiring him and opening his eyes to prejudice and the damage bigotry imparts on society. Therefore, it was fitting that on the day he was recognized for his accomplishments in the fight for racial equality in the courts of law, that her memory is shared with all present.

Congratulations Martin!  You have earned the respect of the community you serve and today’s event shines a light on your work and on your success as a man not afraid to speak up for the accused and the hurt.