United Way of Southeast Louisiana Public Policy Committee
The Louisiana Legislature convened April 13, 2015 with its final adjournment June 11th.
The United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s (UWSELA) 2015 Public Policy Legislative Agenda was based on the findings of our Community Impact’s Big Issues as endorsed by the Board of Trustees namely, “Economic Empowerment”. We supported the Louisiana Domestic Violence Prevention Commission legislation recommendations and continued to advocate for positions that were previously taken in the 2014 State Legislative Session.
A BIG THANK YOU AND APPRECIATION TO OUR 2015 LEGISLATIVE CHAMPIONS: Rep. Helena Moreno, Rep. Robert Billiot, Rep. Neil Abramson, Rep. Ted James, Rep. Walt Leger, Rep. Austin Badon, Rep. Joe Lopinto, Sen. Jody Amedee, Rep. Ledricka Thierry, Rep. Barbara Norton, Sen. Edwin Murray, Sen. J.P. Morrell, Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, Sen. David Heitmeier, Sen. Danny Martiny, Sen. Karen Carter Peterson and Sen. Mike Walsworth.
THANK YOU to UWSELA staff, WLC, volunteers and collaborative partners whether it was attending committee hearings, making telephone calls, or sending emails, their efforts contributed greatly to our policy success.