House Bill 717 by Representative Pat Smith will ensure that survivors of domestic abuse are able to access emergency services without incurring unfair penalties from their city or parish government. It will now be voted on by the full House of Representatives, so please contact your district representative and ask for their support. You can find out who your legislators are here: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx
House Concurrent Resolution 81 by Representative Ledricka Thierry will bring together educators, community partners, and legislators to tackle child hunger during the summer months when Louisiana students who receive free or reduced price breakfast or lunch are more likely to go hungry. It now goes before the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs, and those members need to hear from you. Please email them today and ask them to VOTE YES on HCR 81.
This week also featured an unprecedented victory in the fight for pay equity! Senator Murray’s equal pay legislation, Senate Bill 219, passed with bipartisan support from the Senate. It will now go before the House Committee on Labor and Industrial Affairs for approval. Send them an email today and ask them to VOTE YES on SB 219.