In preparation for the Veto Override Session, we have several tasks we are asking you to consider and share:
1. PRAY! The Lord has answered our prayers for an override session. Now we must pray for a successful override of Governor Edwards. Specifically, pray for wisdom, courage, discernment, and unity among those fighting to protect children. May we suggest the following as you intercede and approach the throne in prayer:
Heavenly Father, thank you for our legislators that desire to serve You! For those that are wavering, as you spoke to Esther, to think not that she would escape in the king's house if she remained silent and let death come upon her people, we ask you to remind lawmakers that they, too, have come to the Capitol for such a time as this. Please warn them, if they stand against you, you are able to raise up help from another place, but that we may not escape the judgment of harming little children. We ask for Your boldness, grace, and favor upon each decision maker, and that each serve as faithful ministers to the State of Louisiana, its people, and those we seek to protect. May You bless these efforts to build a Louisiana where You are honored, life is respected, families flourish, and religious freedom reigns. In Jesus' Mighty Name, Amen.
2. Personally, thank each lawmaker for their public service and support of HB648. Indicate that you will be in attendance to witness their vote in support of overriding Governor Edwards. Acknowledge that you are aware that they have endured intense pressure not to attend. You can find the names of your House and Senate members and mail info by using this form. A personal call, visit, or handwritten note will be profoundly impactful. You can let them know you are praying for their family, our state, and the outcome.
Suggested language: Dear Sen./Rep. (Their name), Thank you for your service and for agreeing to return to Baton Rouge for the veto override session. You are our final line of defense on Stopping the Harm to Children. Telling a little boy that he may become a girl, (or vice versa) is not the standard for competent medical care in Louisiana; its dishonest and harmful. Please vote “YES” to override the Governor’s veto of HB648, HB81, and HB466. Sincerely, Your Name.
OR you can call your legislators:
3. PLAN TO JOIN US AT THE CAPITOL! Please start making plans to join us on July 18th, tentatively at 12:00 noon. I would plan to arrive early to allow for parking and to secure a seat in the chamber. More details will be forthcoming, but please invite your friends and family to join us for prayer at the Capitol as we intercede for Louisiana children. Then we will assist you in communicating with your lawmakers as they deliberate.
Thank you again for the impact you are having on our state. The Lord knows and sees each of us as we engage in this battle for the hearts and minds of our children.
Please fill out the form below, then click here to connect with your Louisiana Senator and House Member, and send them your message to override the Governor’s veto!