Late last week, Governor John Bel Edwards preemptively said he would not support several LFF-backed bills that would protect women’s sports and bar doctors from using children as medical experiments, if the bills made it to his desk. We urge you to contact Governor Edwards’ office and ask him to reconsider. Remind him that protection of actual women and children is his sworn duty -- not the advocacy of radical sexual politics!

 

If you live in St. Tammany Parish, there’s a meeting TONIGHT at 6:30 PM that you may want to attend. The Slidell City Council will consider a resolution supporting a proposed land-based casino in St. Tammany. The gambling industry will not let this proposal go away. If you don’t want crime and poverty in your neighborhood, then please make plans to be there tonight and make your voice heard.

We urge the council to reject the encroachment of gambling into Slidell along with the negative economic and social costs of gambling. This proposal doesn’t just affect residents of Slidell – it would be placed on a ballot for all of St. Tammany Parish. Please click here to reach out to Slidell City Council members and Slidell’s Mayor, Greg Cromer, and let them know where you stand!

 

Bills are flying at the Capitol and LFF is on the ground communicating with legislators, allies, and opposition on important issues. 

Education:

HB 564 by Rep. Garofalo - Prohibits teaching on critical race theory in any schools receiving state funding.
HR 20 by Rep. Edmonston - Directs elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions that require a COVID-19 vaccination to inform students or parents of their right to choose not to receive the vaccination.
SB 156 by Sen. Mizell – Fairness in Women’s Sports

Election reform:

LFF appreciates Sen. Sharon Hewitt's efforts to improve the integrity of Louisiana's elections.

HB 20 by Rep. Miguez - Provides that no governing authority or agency shall solicit, accept, use, or dispose of any donation in the form of money, grants, property, or personal services from individuals or profit or nonprofit corporations, for the purpose of funding election related expenses.  Prevents outside influencing of elections by private entities.
SB 224 by Sen. Cloud - Prohibits the use of ballot drop boxes.

Drugs:

HB 243, HB 524, HB 652 and HR 1 – Decriminalization of recreational marijuana use

2nd Amendment:

HB 16 by Rep. McCormick - Removes the requirement that a person possess a permit issued by the state of LA in order to carry a concealed handgun in LA.

HB 353 by Rep. Landry - Prohibits the transfer of a firearm between unlicensed persons before performing a background check on the person receiving the firearm.

 

A private, Christian school in Missouri has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Biden Administration’s executive order which requires them to open dorms and private facilities designated for women to biological males. This suit is likely the first of many.

Biology is non negotiable and unchangeable. Neither, Religious institutions, private businesses, nor public schools should be forced to put women and children in harmful situations simply to appease the LGBT lobby.

 

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