June 29, 2021
This afternoon, LFF will host a large group of Louisiana pastors, Louisiana House Speaker Clay Schexnayder, and Rep. Rick Edmonds via Zoom to discuss the effort to restore the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act from Gov. Edwards’ ill-advised veto.
This by-invitation-only conversation is no doubt the result of your advocacy – thousands of you have called, emailed and messaged your legislators asking them to right this wrong.
If you haven’t already emailed your legislators on this bill, it isn’t too late. Click here to jump to our Action page and send a note directly to your State Representative and State Senator: please hold the veto override session!
Update: LFF is optimistic about the possibility of a veto override session happening. As we wrote last week, an override session is AUTOMATIC under Louisiana’s constitution, unless a simple majority of members, in either chamber, transmit a declaration stating that a veto session is unnecessary. The Governor is working hard to assure this veto override session goes away.
We are urging lawmakers to commit to withhold their declaration – and supporting a veto override session.
The Fairness in Women’s Sports Act received wide, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but so did the constitutional carry legislation that was vetoed by the Governor over the weekend. We believe that veto increases the likelihood of an historic override session – a rarity in Louisiana politics.
And speaking of ministers stepping up to make an impact, the Slidell Ministers Association is asking for your help as they continue to battle against the new proposed casino in Slidell.
Just for background, HB 702, which was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Edwards this year, authorized St. Tammany Parish to hold a vote that would effectively overturn the will of the people cast in 1996 that rejected the new casino.
The reasons NOT to have this election range from the questionable ethics by which HB 702 passed, the crime and social ills and financial burdens that accompany gambling’s presence. Click here to see an overview of casino ills in Louisiana.
The Slidell ministers are asking for your assistance in impacting the St. Tammany Council, which meets tomorrow evening at 5:30 at the Parish Council Chamber in Mandeville. If you aren’t able to attend, you can click here to email Council Members through the ministers’ action alert portal.
The State of California has added five more states to its already lengthy no-travel list for state employees, due to those states’ support for women’s sports and scrutiny of the transgender movement. If the veto override effort for the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is successful, Louisiana is likely become the 18th state added to the list.
We can live with that. We care more about protecting Louisiana ladies than we do about California’s radical politics – and we think Louisiana legislators do too!
Friends, I want to thank you for being engaged and involved in this year’s legislative session. LFF’s entire team is so thrilled to work with you and alongside you as we seek to create an environment that is good for Louisiana’s families. Thank you!
In His Service,