Choices Again Narrow As Ban on Abortion Will Soon Be Back in Place

July 31, 2022

In his ongoing quest to ensure Louisiana women do not have access to safe abortions, Attorney General Jeff Landry convinced a three-judge panel of the 1st Circuit Court of Appeal to reinstate the “trigger ban” on abortions on July 29. The ban is expected to take effect almost immediately. The abortion clinics and doctors who are the plaintiffs in the case also have the option to mount an appeal with the Louisiana Supreme Court. Attorneys for the abortion providers were disappointed that the court did not allow them to file opposition to Landry’s motion.

Mandie Landry: Democrats Are Afraid of Their Own Shadows As Conservatives Gain Clout

May 11, 2022

The U.S. Supreme Court’s leaked draft decision that could overturn Roe V. Wade and give state legislatures and their governors the power over abortion law has riled up many pro-choice feminists including District 91 State Rep. Mandie Landry. Last week when Landry heard Louisiana’s five female state senators boast that they were united against abortion, […]

Legislative Updates: Conservative Bill Would Force National Anthem To Be Played at Public Sporting Events; Police Reform and Housing Legislation Also Considered

May 13, 2021

Should Athletes Be Forced To Sing National Anthem That Includes a Racist 3rd Stanza? Over the strong concerns of several Black members, the House Judiciary Committee today passed out SB 124 by Sharon Hewitt that would mandate that the National Anthem be played or sung at every sporting event at any venue paid for by […]

Louisiana’s Criminal Justice System Is Broken. These Bills Could Fix Some of Its Problems.

April 22, 2021

It’s no secret that Louisiana’s criminal justice system is one of the most biased, severe, and harmful justice systems in the world. According to reports from the federal government last year, Louisiana incarcerates more people, per capita, than any other state in the country.  “We warehouse more people in prison than anywhere else, and I […]

State Reps. Landry and Freeman File Bills That Address LGBTQ Discrimination

April 13, 2021

“New Orleans Pride – Rainbow Flag” by Tony Webster is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  Two bills have been pre-filed for the 2021 Louisiana Legislative Session that could prove to be positive advancements for the LGBTQ+ community. In stark contrast to the anti-transgender legislation proposed by other legislators, these bills seek to reduce discrimination because […]

LA State Rep. Mandie Landry Is Unapologetic in Her Fight for the Rights of Sex Workers

March 31, 2021

Working within the conservative Republican-controlled Louisiana Legislature, it hasn’t been easy for a progressive first-term female Democrat like State Representative Mandie Landry to pass legislation vital to her constituents’ quality of life. But that hasn’t stopped Landry from preparing an aggressive 2021 legislative agenda that will address several important issues. At the top of Landry’s […]

State Representative Mandie Landry Fights to Decriminalize Prostitution

March 7, 2021

Prostitution is one of the most dangerous professions in the world. In most of the United States, sex work is unregulated, thus denying rights that accrue to other workers. With sex work criminalized, workers are reluctant to report crimes committed against them. Sex trafficking is more pervasive than many people care to acknowledge. According to the World […]

The US House of Representatives Passed a Marijuana Decriminalization Bill That Could Change Louisiana

December 4, 2020

The House of Representatives passed a landmark bill today that will decriminalize marijuana across the country. The MORE Act will remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act’s list of scheduled substances and will expunge all marijuana-related convictions.  Furthermore, the bill formally acknowledges how criminalizing marijuana destroyed lives and families, so it stipulates that there will […]

BREAKING: LA Legislature Allows Vote by Mail for Legislators, but not for Most Louisianians

April 22, 2020

As the public health demands of coronavirus require us to do more from our homes, the Louisiana State Legislature just agreed to allow for mail-in ballots – for its legislators, that is.  Last week, the Louisiana House and Committee on Governmental Affairs and Senate Governmental Affairs Committee denied Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s plan to […]

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