Get Involved​

Stay Engaged During the Louisiana State Legislative Session

The Louisiana 2022 legislative session convenes on Monday, March 14, 2022, and adjourns on Monday, June 6, 2022.

The main ways you can get involved are to: 

  1. Email and/or call specific members of the Louisiana House and Senate
  2. Contact your legislator personally
  3. Send your comments to key committees via email
  4. Come to the Capitol to attend committee meetings and meet with your state legislators in-person 

For real-time information, click here to sign up for action alerts during the Louisiana legislative session.

Click to view the Louisiana Policy Institute for Children’s current legislative session materials.

Contact Your State Legislator  

Find your Louisiana state legislator.

Send an email to your state legislator right now

Not sure what to write or say to your state senator or representative? Here are some talking points to help that support the case for increased investment in affordable, high-quality early care and education programs in Louisiana.

Come to the Louisiana State Capitol 

Come to the Louisiana State Capitol to meet with your state legislators and testify in person at committee meetings to voice your support. If you are planning on coming to a hearing and need assistance with navigating the process, please email RuthAnne Oakey-Frost at roakeyfrost@policyinstitutela.org. Click here to sign up for action alerts during the Louisiana legislative session. 

Arriving at the Capitol

The address of the Louisiana State Capitol is 900 N 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Parking is usually available along River Road, which is a short walk to the Capitol. If you are coming with young children or have mobility issues, please consider having someone drop you off near the Capitol Building on 3rd Street.

Submitting a Public Comment During a Committee Meeting

Public comment is generally limited to three minutes and legislators tend to appreciate short comments. Click here to find instructions below on how to fill out a comment card. 

Track State Bills 

View the bills that LPIC is tracking related to young children during the 2022 Louisiana legislative session:

Join Statewide Advocacy Coalitions

Ready Louisiana Coalition

The Ready Louisiana Coalition is a bipartisan, statewide coalition of businesses, advocacy organizations, and early care and education professionals committed to seeking sufficient investment in quality, affordable child care and education in Louisiana. To join the Ready Louisiana coalition or for more information, email info@readylouisiana.org

Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable

Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable members educate, engage, and mobilize the Louisiana business community, policymakers, and media in support of high-quality early care and education in Louisiana as a key strategy for strengthening Louisiana’s workforce and growing our state’s economy. To join the Louisiana Early Childhood Business Roundtable or for more information, email Candace Weber at cweber@policyinstitutela.org

Inform Candidates Running for Office

Candidates want to hear from voters like you! Click here to learn how you as a voter can help inform candidates running for office at the state, local, and federal levels about why and how to prioritize early care and education during their campaign and if they are elected. 

Attend State Meetings on Early Care and Education

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