Louisiana’s Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin, has been hard at work since the beginning of the COVID-19 shutdowns on plans to hold safe and secure elections in our state this year. His office has been very transparent throughout the drafting process, and LFF grew confident, through earlier election plans discussed during the legislative session, that Secretary Ardoin and his team have identified ways to move forward with elections – ways that will encourage people to vote without undue risk.
As we grow closer to the November elections and partisanship creeps in, as it often does, Secretary Ardoin’s elections plan for November has earned harsh scrutiny, and the Governor has promised to take it to court.
It’s no secret that this year carries major implications for Louisiana and the rest of the United States. Americans will decide who will lead in Washington D.C. Will we have principled leadership that honors traditional family values? This is one of the reasons that LFF is working so hard to complete and distribute the 2020 non-partisan, family values voter guide.
We’ve just released the 2020 legislative scorecard, highlighting the performance of incumbent legislators, and we’re working to compile the resources we need to promote pro-family candidates across the state. If you want to invest in that effort, please click here.
Here are a few of the stories we think deserve some attention as you head into the weekend:
Democrats have dropped “God” from the pledge of allegiance at their convention this year. As the national party drifts further away from faith, many conservative and faith-filled Democrats are looking for a new political home.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry hasissued a national warning about crime in the United States: it will get worse if cities don’t crack down now. Many cities are experiencing a wave of violence, vandalism, and arson. Crime has no place in American society.
The U.S. Supreme Court will again take up religious liberty in the next term, this time for a case involving a Catholic social service agency that was excluded from placing children in foster homes due to their religious beliefs about family.
IMPORTANT NEWS: Mark your calendar for September 24th
LFF’s Legislative Awards Ceremony has been scheduled, but it will look a little different this year. We still want to bestow honor upon the public servants who represented Louisiana values this year, so while the program may be modified, LFF’s lasting imprint will remain! We have a record eighty-five award recipients this year.
This annual event gives LFF the resources to field a team of missionaries for Louisiana’s policy arena and to influence culture, families, and the faith community; it requires a great investment of time, talent and skill – but it’s well worth it. I need partners like you to complete this vision! Your partnership is essential to this ministry and greatly appreciated!
You can click here to sponsor by credit card or mail a check to LFF, 655 St. Ferdinand Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802.
Thank you, as always, for your loyal support, prayers, and investment in LFF’s state-shaping work.
In His Service,
Gene Mills President Louisiana Family Forum
P.S. LFF is celebrating the life of Pastor Jim Rentz today, my first pastor, who has gone to be with the Lord. Pastor Rentz received LFF’s 2019 Kevin Kane Justice Award for his work with Angola inmates and for his lifetime of service in criminal justice ministry. Please pray for his family as they work through his graduation to heaven.
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