Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed, by a party line vote of 50-49, a so-called “COVID relief package” purportedly to ‘stimulate’ the economy and get America back to work. Congress is expected to approve the Senate changes Wednesday morning, which will send it to President Biden’s desk for a signature.
But one major problem exists: less than 10% of the $1.9 trillion in the bill actually will go towards COVID relief. The remainder of that funding will reward the most poorly-run state and municipal governments, pad public schools, and provide more than $50 million in cash to Planned Parenthood, plus funding to unions and other causes championed by the radical left. The bill is 90 percent leftist wish list!
LFF is hosting an intensive leadership training program for young adults ages 16-22. LFF’s Leadership Academy remains true to the biblical, historical, and constitutional foundations America was founded upon. Attendees learn leadership skills, life-purpose strategies, advanced communication techniques, public speaking skills, and a perspective on government that’s biblically based.
Our featured guest this year is Joseph Backholm – Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council in Washington, D.C. He combines extensive legal, political, and policy experience with a love for the way biblical truth cultivates human flourishing. Click here to read more about Mr. Backholm.
This year’s event will be held June 6-8 in the Greater Baton Rouge area at the Timothy Retreat Center in Baker, Louisiana. Lodging is onsite and included in the registration fee. Adult counselors will be present at all times. For more information on the Leadership Academy, or for details regarding scholarships, call Louisiana Family Forum at 225-344-8533.
Early voting has begun in Louisiana’s two congressional special elections.
In the 2nd District, which encompasses an area from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, and a number of areas between them, voters will choose who should replace former U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, who resigned from the seat to serve in the Biden Administration. See your online voter guide here.
In the 5th District, which encompasses much of northeast Louisiana, voters will choose who should replace the late Representative-elect Luke Letlow, who tragically passed away a few days before being sworn in as the next congressman. You can access your online voter guide here.
The final day you can cast a ballot if you live in one of these districts is March 20th.