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.
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
Did you know that in Louisiana, the law prohibits "testing, quizzing, or surveying students about their personal or family beliefs or practices in sex, morality, or religion"?
The legislative session is picking up speed. Here is what has happened with several of the bills we are tracking.
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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.
This week, the President signed an executive order to roll back women's birth control coverage. 55 million women in the US have benefited from this essential requirement.
And yesterday, House Republicans passed their dangerous new bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. If the bill becomes law, it will put women's health and economic security in dire jeopardy.
AHCA would take health care coverage away from tens of millions of people, and raise costs for many more.
The bill is especially devastating for women and families. It would:
In case you missed it, here's a rundown of what happened this week in Louisiana's Capitol. And what's coming up next week!