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Policy Platform


It’s time for a new vision for Louisiana—one that invests in its people and builds a stronger future for all its residents. By prioritizing our communities, workers, children and families, Louisiana can create a more inclusive economy that betters the lives of all Louisianans. Simply put, we, the people of Louisiana, are our state’s best investment.

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Policy Platform


It’s time for a new vision for Louisiana—one that invests in its people and builds a stronger future for all its residents. By prioritizing our communities, workers, children and families, Louisiana can create a more inclusive economy that betters the lives of all Louisianans. Simply put, we, the people of Louisiana, are our state’s best investment.

Invest in workers.

Ensure that Louisiana’s workers get their fair share of the state’s prosperity.

Louisiana’s workers power the state’s economy, but a minimum wage that hasn’t been updated since 2009 and state laws that prevent cities from setting a minimum wage of their own leave many families struggling to make ends meet, even when they’re working full time. And without paid family and medical leave policies to protect workers when they take time off to care for themselves or their loved ones, an individual’s illness can quickly become a family’s crisis. Louisiana’s lawmakers should invest in the state’s workers with laws that ensure that people working full time can provide for and take care of their families, and that protect workers’ rights to organize for their interests.


Invest in children.

Provide all of our children with the education and services they need for a bright and fulfilling future.

Too many children in Louisiana grow up in poverty and too many attend schools with outdated textbooks, crumbling facilities, and underpaid teachers and support staff. Louisiana should invest in its children by fully funding its public schools, paying hard-working teachers and support staff at competitive rates, and rewarding teachers for investing in the advanced degrees that develop their classroom skills. But education alone is not enough to help children born into disadvantage in our state. To build a strong state for the future, Louisiana needs to invest now in solutions that help both children and their parents, lifting parents out of poverty and into good jobs and providing access for all to high-quality, affordable childcare options so that parents can go to work while their children are young.


Invest in communities.

Protect the well-being of all Louisianans and eliminate the barriers that keep too many of us from opportunity.

Louisiana needs strong communities, and that means investing in programs that take down the barriers that make it harder for many of us to succeed. Regardless of how much money we have in the bank, we all deserve access to the basic necessities of life: nutritious food, quality medical care—including mental health care and substance abuse treatment programs, safe neighborhoods, and fair lending options that don’t prey on us when we are vulnerable.


Invest in equity.

End discrimination and inequities in our state so that we all prosper together.

Louisiana’s enduring legacy of racial discrimination and unequal opportunity leaves many people of color in Louisiana facing substantial barriers to opportunity. And the state’s upside-down tax system forces the poorest people in the state to pay more of their income in taxes than the wealthiest people. Persistent inequality holds our state back. Louisiana needs to ensure fair representation in government for all its residents, continue the work of criminal justice reform, mandate equity in the workplace, and invest in a tax overhaul that asks those who can best afford it to pay their fair share in taxes.

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The bottom line:


These investments in the people of Louisiana will make our state stronger, fairer, and more competitive. But no investment is possible without funding. If we want a state that improves with every generation, we must create a tax system that provides the revenue we need to support all the state’s residents, so that we all can share in prosperity together.

The bottom line:


These investments in the people of Louisiana will make our state stronger, fairer, and more competitive. But no investment is possible without funding. If we want a state that improves with every generation, we must create a tax system that provides the revenue we need to support all the state’s residents, so that we all can share in prosperity together.