ADVOCATES CONVENE AT CAPITOL TO SUPPORT ANTI-VIOLENCE LEGISLATION

Advocates from across Louisiana will gather at the State Capitol at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 9th, to encourage legislators to support laws designed to strengthen protections for domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.

This is the seventh annual Day at the Capitol, hosted by the Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) and the Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA). LCADV and LaFASA will have a display table in the Rotunda of the Louisiana State Capitol building from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Advocates and supporters will be speaking with legislators throughout the day to discuss domestic and sexual violence in Louisiana and how legislation can affect programs, advocates, and survivors.

Download: Day at the Capitol Press Release

Coalition Applauds Progress of Firearm Transfer Legislation

On Tuesday, April 3rd, the Louisiana Senate passed legislation creating a process for the transfer or relinquishment of firearms from domestic abusers. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV), applauded the Senate’s passage of SB 231 by Senator J.P. Morrell, citing its potential to reduce domestic violence homicides in Louisiana.

Download: SB 231 Senate Press Release

Coalition Expresses Disappointment in Failure of Economic Stability and Pay Equity Bills

On Tuesday, March 27th, the Louisiana Senate voted down three bills promoting pay equity, wage transparency, and a minimum wage increase. The Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence (LCADV) is disappointed in the legislature’s rejection of these commonsense measures that would have improved the economic security of all Louisianans, and especially survivors of domestic violence.

Download: Press Release 

 

LCADV Publishes 2018 Legislative Guide

We have published our 2018 Legislative Guide, which contains statistics and information regarding LCADV’s 2018 legislative priorities.

Download the guide here2018 Legislative Guide

SAVE THE DATE: LCADV & LaFASA DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Join LCADV and LaFASA as we advocate for survivors at the Louisiana State Capitol!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
9am-4pm
Louisiana State Capitol

Register Here

 

This page provides updates on LCADV’s current public policy efforts. For public policy information from previous years, visit our Policy Archives.