THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Louisiana
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Louisiana
- League of Women Voters of Louisiana
- NAACP Louisiana
- Step Up Louisiana
- Voice of the Experienced
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN LOUISIANA
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR LOUISIANA
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN LOUISIANA
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN LOUISIANA
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN LOUISIANA
Twenty-four states, including Louisiana, do not feature a process for citizen-led ballot initiatives. This means that a state legislator must sponsor a bill in order for it to be voted on to become law. This requires you to be in relationship with your state legislatures. Some tactics used in these states to pressure on them to act are community powered lobbying, marching, and nonviolent civil disobedience. LEARN MORE!
Louisiana DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
DEMAND FAIR REPRESENTATION LOUISIANA!
Contact your representatives and urge them to oppose SB5, a bill that would retain the status quo by leaving districts essentially unchanged from the past ten years. Historically, Louisiana has diluted the voting power and voices of people of color in our state. We must ensure equity in this year’s map-drawing process!
TELL YOUR SENATORS THE FILIBUSTER MUST END!
Urge your Senators to ensure the filibuster does not stand in the way of passing urgent legislation that strengthens our democracy. We urgently need our government to pass legislation that rises to meet the challenges of this moment.
Congressional maps without new Black district approved
A special session of the Louisiana Legislature ended Friday in Baton Rouge with new boundary lines drawn for the state’s six-member congressional delegation and the state House and Senate.The new congressional districts passed by the Republican-dominated Legislature do not include a second majority-Black district sought by voting rights activists.
Louisiana senators reject Biden's voting bill as part of 49-51 vote
Marc Morial, the former New Orleans mayor and current president of the Urban League disagrees.”This movement to make it more difficult for people to vote is simply a group of people who cannot accept the outcome of the 2020 election,” Morial said. But Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy (R) says the bill is an attempt to strip states from making their own election laws, putting the power in the hands of the federal government.