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Lift Louisiana Marks the Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Whole Women’s Health With a Week of Action and Awareness

Lift Louisiana is celebrating the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year to strike down two onerous Texas abortion restrictions in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt with a week of action and awareness.  

Senate committee takes historic vote to support ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment

Louisiana Lawmakers Finally Acknowledge Women Deserve Equal Rights

New Orleans, LA (May 31, 2017) – A Louisiana Senate committee voted today to move favorably on SCR 45, a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The resolution was introduced by Yvonne Colomb and is co-sponsored by Senators Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson.

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

USHRN Joins the UN Special Rapporteur: The Proposed ACA Repeal is a Violation of Human Rights

Last Thursday’s passage of the Republican health care plan in the House is devastating. Already marginalized communities, including communities of color, the poor, elderly, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, women, and immigrants will be most impacted by the plan. The scale of the damage that the American Health Care Act (AHCA) would cause is huge: an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. would be negatively impacted.

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