Election Materials​

What Voters Can Do During Elections 

Louisiana voters can: ​​

  1. Request that their local candidates include a plank in their platforms on early care and education
  2. Have your organization sign onto joint statements of support from the Ready Louisiana Coalition (contact info@readylouisiana.org to sign on)
  3. Include questions about this issue in candidate questionnaires, debates, forums, and local events
  4. Leverage media and social media to make early care and education a priority in the state elections 
  5. Educate candidates about the need for increased access to quality early care and education for working families.

Election Campaign Resources

The following materials were created to encourage candidates running for office to support early care and education in their campaigns, platforms, and candidate forums.

What You Can Do as a Voter about Early Care and Education This Election
A one-page summary on how voters can engage candidates to support increasing access to quality early care and education in Louisiana

Early Care and Education Platform Plank Request to Candidates
Ready Louisiana’s request to candidates to include an early care and education plank in their platforms

Early Care and Education Plank for Candidates’ Platforms
Ready Louisiana’s candidate platform plank to substantially increase access to quality early care and education for Louisiana’s working families, especially for children under age four

Questions for Candidates on Early Care and Education
Questions for candidates on early care and education for candidate forums, debates, questionnaires, etc.

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education: Polling Memo
Memo from Ragnar Research Partners detailing results from a poll commissioned by the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children in March 2019 of likely Louisiana voters on early care and education

Likely Louisiana Voters on Early Care & Education: Summary
Two-page summary about how Louisiana needs a long-term plan on how to replace COVID-19 federal relief funds in 2024 and invest in early care and education 

2019 Joint Statement for Candidate Support of Early Care and Education
Ready Louisiana’s Joint Statement, signed by 64 organizations statewide, for increased investment in early care and education in governor, legislator, and the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) candidates’ platforms

Candidates Should Focus on Youngest Louisianans Op-Ed
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Executive Director, Libbie Sonnier, Ph.D., makes the case for why candidates should commit to investing in early care and education

Investing in Our Youngest Citizens Webinar
The Louisiana Policy Institute for Children hosted a webinar in August 2019 to inform candidates about the state of early care and education in Louisiana and a plank on early care and education to include in their platforms for the 2019 Louisiana statewide elections

Bringing Awareness to Early Care and Education During the 2019 Louisiana Elections
One-page summary about how LPIC ensured that early care and education was a key issue for the media, partner organizations, and the candidates for Louisiana Governor, Legislature, and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) in 2019.