Past Public Policy Agendas

2015 Legislative Session

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.

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2015 Public Policy Agenda

Our Legislative Agenda is based on the findings of our Community Impact’s Big Issues for 2015 and reaffirms positions previously taken in the 2014 State Legislative Session.

BIG ISSUE AS ENDORSED BY UWSELA: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

 

Our Legislative Agenda is based on the findings of our Community Impact’s Big Issues for 2015 and reaffirms positions previously taken in the 2014 State Legislative Session.

BIG ISSUE AS ENDORSED BY UWSELA: ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

The Governor’s Executive Budget becomes House Bill #1, and then it goes through the entire legislative process, which begins April 13th and continues through June 11th.

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Domestic Violence Bills View Highlights and Summaries

Juvenile Justice Reform 2015 Louisiana Center for Children's Rights Legislative Agenda

Smart on Crime Smart Crime Overview

A Review of Child Welfare 

TESTIMONY BEFORE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

Review written testimony

Review Video Archives of Testimony

Ready Louisiana

Improve Access to Quality Education for Louisiana's Youngest Children

Coalition Members

Health

Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 34: HEALTH CARE

Medicaid Expansion Fact Sheet [Jesuit Social Research Institute]

 

 

2014 Public Policy Agenda

 

2014 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

History was made this Legislative Session with several bills signed into Louisiana law aimed at stopping domestic violence. These bills make up the most aggressive package ever introduced and passed by the state legislature to address the issue. [read more]

 

United Way of Southeast Louisiana Creates Year of Domestic Violence Legislation

June 2nd was the last day of the 2014 legislative session. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal signed seven bills into law aimed at stopping domestic violence. The United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA) Public Policy Committee Chair Kim Sport, along with UWSELA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Charmaine Caccioppi; Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Executive Director Beth Meeks and New Orleans Family Justice Center Director Mary Claire Landry, worked as a team “United Against Domestic Violence”. [read more]

 

Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families 2014 Session Report

The Louisiana Partnership for Children and Families continued its legislative focus this year on early childhood care and education. The Partnership’s position for the 2014 Legislative Session was defensive - not introducing bills, but monitoring and significantly amending bills introduced by others, and working with a coalition to kill one piece of legislation that we felt would be extremely detrimental for children and families in Louisiana. We would like to thank all the coalition partners, and especially the United Way of Southeast Louisiana, for their advocacy on these issues. [read the report]

 

2013-2014 Advocacy Public Policy Committee

Review a comprehensive listing of Coalition Support, Collaborative Partners, local and state wide media hits and more. [review the list]

Statewide and Nationwide Media/Editorials - Domestic Violence

 

2014 Public Policy Agenda

2014 Public Policy Recommendations approved by the United Way Board of Trustees

[view Legislative Advocacy Agenda Recommendations] pdf

 

Issues

 

Louisiana Fair Pay Task Force Report [pdf]

*Omnibus Appropriations Bill Summary*: Surprising Funding Updates on EIH Programs! by United Way Worldwide [review update]

Education Commission of the States' High School Database P-16/P-20 Councils [learn more]

REPORT: Domestic Violence Study Group Report 2013 Legislative Session by DCFS [review report] pdf

REPORT: Parents and the High Cost of Child Care 2013 Report [review report] pdf

Supporting Children and Families through Investments in High-Quality Early Education- Full U.S. Senate Committee Hearing [watch the hearing]

 

2013 Public Policy Agenda

2013 Agenda

United Way advocates for sound policies affecting education, health and safety net: financial satability - the building blocks for a good quality of life.

 

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