Minimum Wage


Louisiana is one of five states that lacks any minimum wage law 
Minimum wage is set at the federal minimum wage - $7.25 an hour. Women are significantly more likely than men to earn the minimum wage. 

  • 300,000 children in Louisiana have at least one parent who would benefit from a higher minimum wage. 

  • 7 out of 10 Louisiana women make minimum wage.

Womens Economic Value

Lift Louisiana supports economic policies that will improve the financial health of women and families - including raising the minimum wage to a living wage, providing child care assistance to working families, closing the gender wage gap and providing paid family leave.

Many women are responsible for the economic well-being of their families. 




Lift pursues impact litigation in defense of reproductive rights and provides legal advocacy for patients and providers. Lift provides these services to eligible healthcare providers and patients using strategies developed by an advisory board of diverse legal experts.



President’s Budget is Bad for Louisiana

This week, the president unveiled his proposed budget and the news is not good for low-income Americans or Louisiana. This budget reflects this administrations lack of empathy for the millions of Americans who are struggling in poverty, which includes many families in Louisiana. We have provided a brief summary of some of the most devastating impacts of this budget below.

Guts funding for Medicaid and repeals the Affordable Care Act