A Stronger Louisiana is a 501c4 committed to advocating for bipartisan solutions to address Louisiana's most difficult challenges. That approach, pioneered by Gov. John Bel Edwards and his allies, has led to historic policy gains for the state over the last four years and we will work to advance that agenda.

45 Messages

A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
October 28, 2021 at 11:50 PM

Redistricting is around the corner

Now comes the real challenge: making sure that Louisiana's districts are fairly drawn.  In 2020, Governor John Bel Edwards fought to make sure every Louisianan was counted in the census, so we did not lose representation in Congress.  Now comes the real challenge: making sure that Loui…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
September 1, 2021 at 11:05 PM

Steady Progress: Hurricane Ida

Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the state of Louisiana, decimated so many communities in southeast Louisiana just a few days ago.     Steady Progress Friend,   Hurricane Ida, one of the strongest storms to ever hit the sta…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 20, 2021 at 6:39 PM

The Louisiana Senate just voted to do the unthinkable

The Senate just voted to override Gov. Edward's veto of overreaching legislation. Friend,   The Louisiana Senate just voted to override Governor Edwards' veto of overreaching youth sports legislation--with the minimum number o…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 9:46 PM

Government overreach could cost Louisiana BILLIONS

Louisiana can't afford to lose the Final Four. Friend,   When North Carolina passed overreaching youth sports laws, it cost them $3.76 billion. The same thing could happen here. Write your legislators now to help stop that fro…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 19, 2021 at 8:11 PM

ACT NOW: The veto session starts TOMORROW

The veto override session starts tomorrow. Tell them: uphold the veto of permitless concealed carry bill. Friend,   The veto session is happening, and it starts tomorrow. Legislators will convene to vote on overturning Governo…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 18, 2021 at 1:07 PM

have you contacted you legislators?

The veto session starts this week. Make your voice heard before it's too late. Friend,   Our transgender friends and family are under attack from politicians in Baton Rouge. Anti-trans bills could cost our state billions like …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 16, 2021 at 7:45 PM

ALERT: Veto Session is happening

It's time to make your voice heard! Contact legislators now. Friend,   Today the legislature confirmed the veto session is happening. We need to act fast to stop them from overriding the Governor's vetoes and forcing through b…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 15, 2021 at 7:52 PM

ACTION NEEDED: the veto session deadline is TODAY

Legislators must decide by today whether to hold a session to override vetoes. Tell them: uphold the veto of permitless concealed carry Friend,   Legislators will decide by the end of TODAY whether to hold a session to overrid…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 14, 2021 at 8:31 PM

you need to act now

Law enforcement says this bill will increase crime. Tell legislators not to pass it. Law enforcement leaders say permitless concealed carry will make crime worse. Urge legislators to reject permitless concealed carry. Louisiana law…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 6, 2021 at 10:23 PM

Help uphold the veto of the anti-trans sports bill

Governor John Bel Edwards vetoed SB 156 because it would discriminate against transgender children. Help make sure his veto isn't overridden. Friend,   Governor Edwards vetoed SB 156 because it discriminates against transgende…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
July 5, 2021 at 4:51 PM

common sense permits for concealed carry

Urge legislators to uphold Governor John Bel Edwards' veto of SB 118. Governor Edwards vetoed this bill because it would get rid of common sense permit and training requirements for concealed carry and jeopardize public safety, but some legislators want to override his veto. …
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
June 30, 2021 at 9:01 PM

Help uphold my vetoes

I vetoed dangerous and discriminatory legislation, but some want to override my vetoes. Help me stop them. Friend,   I need your help. Following the previous legislative session I vetoed two bills that would have done away wit…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
May 17, 2021 at 10:39 PM

Tell the House committee: say NO to permitless carry.

Urge the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee to oppose SB 118. A bill to get rid of permit requirements for concealed carry has passed the Senate and is headed to the House Administration of Criminal Justice Committee. This bill is …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
May 11, 2021 at 8:28 PM

they're just a couple steps away

Both the House and Senate have passed versions of bills that would allow for permitless concealed carry in Louisiana. They only have a few more steps to go before they pass the legislature. Both HB 596 and SB 118 would do away with requirements for individuals to undergo training to lega…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
May 4, 2021 at 9:46 PM

URGENT: contact your state representative

The House of Representatives will vote soon on a bill to allow permitless concealed carry. We need your help to defeat it. Permitless concealed carry is coming up for a vote again soon. It's time to take action. If HB 5…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
April 28, 2021 at 3:42 PM

RELEASE: New Polling Shows Intense Support for Concealed Carry Permits

A new poll conducted by ALG Research shows Louisiana residents overwhelmingly prefer permits be required to carry a concealed weapon.     Poll shows intense support among Louisiana residents for requiring concealed carry perm…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
April 26, 2021 at 6:35 PM

urgent public safety legislation

SB 118 would repeal the requirement to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Help Governor John Bel Edwards defeat this irresponsible legislation.     Help defeat irresponsible gun legislation The Louisiana L…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 28, 2020 at 6:56 PM

JBE's Year in Review: #1

  To finish off this year in review, we're taking a look back at the most impactful event of the year: COVID-19. Throughout the crisis, Governor John Bel Edwards has guided our state with steadiness, poise, and most importantly: science. Like Governor Edwards, A Stronger Louisiana be…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 23, 2020 at 7:32 PM

JBE's Year in Review: #2

  As we take a look back at 2020, we're reminded of the many storms Louisiana has weathered through its history. This year has been an extraordinary one, but Louisiana is lucky to have a Governor whose leadership is solid as a rock. He's had our back and A Stronger Louisiana is here …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 21, 2020 at 7:06 PM

JBE's Year in Review: #3

  We're continuing to highlight the ways Governor Edwards has moved Louisiana forward in this difficult year despite opposition from partisan extremists and special interests. We at A Stronger Louisiana believe Governor Edwards has put Louisiana back on the right track. If you agree,…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 18, 2020 at 7:27 PM

JBE's Year in Review: #4

  We know Governor John Bel Edwards has been hard at work for Louisiana in 2020. Despite the obstacles put in his way by a hostile legislature and self-serving politicians, he's never wavered. Yesterday, we told you we're counting down Governor Edwards' top five accomplishments from …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM

JBE's Year in Review: #5

This past year, Governor John Bel Edwards has been fighting harder than ever before for our state. Although politicians like Jeff Landry and Blake Miguez have opposed him every step of the way, he hasn't backed down. We're going to ask you to help us defend John Bel's achievements fro…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
December 5, 2020 at 4:07 PM

Runoff elections across the state

Geaux Vote NOW! Friends, Wow! It's December already? With so much happening nationwide, we know it's a challenge to keep up but let's not forget that local elections affect us all because local leaders influence our daily lives. So grab your mask and head to the polls NOW! ELECTION DA…
A Stronger LA · [email protected]
November 23, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Health and the Holidays

Don't invite COVID-19 into your home this holiday season Friends,   The holidays are here, but unfortunately, so is COVID-19. Cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, but we all have the power to help slow the spread and get through this. Wearing a mask and social distancing help tr…
Team Stronger LA · [email protected]
November 12, 2020 at 7:50 PM

Why were Jeff Landry and the LA Lege in court today?

JBE's actions have kept us healthy, but the LA Lege isn't happy about it... Friends -- Today, House GOP and AG Jeff Landry were in court defending their unconstitutional and dangerous petition to suspend ALL of Louisiana's COVID restrictions. To catch you up, here's a quick timeline: …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
October 27, 2020 at 8:16 PM

Vote down the ballot to show Baton Rouge we are watching

Vote early today, drop off locations for your ballot OR go to your polling place November 3rd Friends,   VOTE EARLY TODAY Have you voted yet?  TODAY is the last day for in-person early voting. You can go to early polling locations until 7 p.m. at an early voting location in your area.…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
October 13, 2020 at 6:50 PM

LA Legislature meets to take away protections...

..punish local governments and deny an increase to unemployment payments Friends,  The Louisiana Legislature has been hard at work...hard at work trying to take away our Governor's powers to protect us, that is. There is too much to report in one email, so we will try to give you some …
[email protected] · [email protected]
October 3, 2020 at 3:15 PM

Myths and Facts about COVID-19

See who voted to take away JBE's power to extend the COVID-19 health emergency Friends -- This week, the legislature convened a special session to address issues related to COVID-19 and they hit the ground running. Of 79 prefiled bills, which you can view here, there are more than 30 t…
[email protected] · [email protected]
September 28, 2020 at 4:49 PM

Tell your legislator to put people over politics

Don't let them play politics with the Governor's Emergency Powers keeping us safe Friends -- This week, the legislature is convening a special session to address issues related to COVID-19, like unemployment insurance. Unfortunately, some in the legislature are putting our loved ones a…
Richard Carbo · [email protected]
September 23, 2020 at 6:42 PM

Was it a coincidence, Secretary Ardoin?

Online voter registration website shut down on National Voter Registration Day Friends, Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day. Unfortunately, many people who tried to go online to check their registration status, register, update their address or request an absentee ballot were…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
September 15, 2020 at 2:11 PM

Getting you the information you need

We need your support Dear Friends, We've all been dealing with a lot recently.  Between the pandemic, school year starting, an active storm season and a lot of attention on the presidential election, it can be hard to focus on much of anything these days. That's why it's as important a…
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
September 4, 2020 at 4:56 PM

Do you have 10 minutes to help Louisiana?

Bring your tax dollars back to your community Friends,    Did you know that you can complete the 2020 Census Questionnaire for your household in just 10 minutes? Now more than ever it is crucial that Louisiana gets its fair share of federal funding. All you need are the names, birthdat…
[email protected] · [email protected]
August 19, 2020 at 6:21 PM

Oppose Kyle Ardoin's Dangerous Election Day Plan

Tell him we need a plan allowing MORE individuals to vote this November; not less. Friends -- Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin has proposed an emergency Election Day plan that would jeopardize the health of Louisiana citizens who want to cast their votes for the November election. Accor…
Katie Penland · [email protected]
August 18, 2020 at 8:15 PM

An update: Executive Order Upheld in Courts as Cases Rise

Follow guidelines to enter Phase 3 Friends -- Yesterday, another challenge to Gov. Edwards' efforts to keep the public safe was defeated in federal court.  The restrictions, which closed bars in Louisiana, was a direct response to numerous clusters of COVID-19 infection traced to gathe…
[email protected] · [email protected]
August 13, 2020 at 4:37 PM

Our unemployment trust fund is running out

Tell members of Congress to get to work. Add your name today. Friends -- Louisiana's unemployment trust fund is about to run out. That means thousands of people who are out of work because of the pandemic won't get the help they need.  President Trump's executive orders on pandemic rel…
Katie Penland · [email protected]
June 30, 2020 at 3:53 PM

An update:

A Stronger Louisiana needs your support. Friends -- We know there's a lot going on right now, both at home in Louisiana and across the country. People are fighting for their health, for their livelihoods, and for justice. Here at A Stronger Louisiana, we support those who seek equality…
Katie Penland, A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
May 29, 2020 at 5:58 PM

We're making an impact. But we have to keep it going.

We're facing a big crunch at the end of the month. Check out this tweet, friends: We're making a difference and people are taking notice. Since we launched this organization earlier this year, we've been flooding our elected officials with messages fighting for more transparency and…
[email protected] · [email protected]
May 19, 2020 at 8:15 PM

Tell the legislature to do its ONE JOB and pass a budget

It's time for the legislature to focus on what matters. Add your name today. Friends -- Can you believe this? The legislature is about to adjorn without passing a budget. Passing a budget is the one primary job of the legislature. And rather than focusing on what really matters and doi…
Katie Penland, A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
May 14, 2020 at 8:19 PM

Help keep our important work going

We're fighting for a stronger and more united Louisiana. Friends, The past few months have been challenging for all of us. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, though, we've seen that when we come together, we can respond and recover. We started A Stronger Louisiana with the mission to ho…
Survey Alert (via A Stronger Louisiana) · [email protected]
May 5, 2020 at 10:04 PM

Do you approve of the governor's the crisis response?

We need to protect both our health and our democracy. Friends -- We know this has been a difficult time for a lot of Louisianians. We've seen Governor Edwards take strong action to address the crisis and flatten the curve in our hardest hit areas. The governor has gotten strong marks …
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
March 27, 2020 at 3:20 PM

Challenge: We're matching donations to Feeding Louisiana, give today if you can

We're pulling together to help our communities during COVID-19. Dear friends, First off, the whole team at A Stronger Louisiana hopes that you and your loved ones are safe during these uncertain and worrying times. The COVID-19 outbreak is an unprecedented challenge in Louisiana. But i…
A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 2:55 PM

Working together to fight coronavirus

What you need to know about coronavirus and how we can prevent the spread. Friends, As the number of cases of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) have been rising across the country and here in Louisiana, we wanted to share some information about the virus and how we can work together to pr…
Petition Alert (via A Stronger Louisiana) · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 10:11 PM

Demand Attorney General Landry disclose private business deals

We demand transparency. Add your name today. Friends -- Part of our mission at A Stronger Louisiana is to promote ethics and transparency in government. On February 14, The Advocate published a scathing report about Jeff Landry's private business dealings while serving as our Attorney …
Katie Penland, A Stronger Louisiana · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 6:44 PM

Our first week (progress update)

You can ensure this organization is a success. Friends -- Hi, I'm Katie and I am the finance director for A Stronger Louisiana. It's my job to make sure we have all of the resources we need for this organization to be a success. Launching a brand new group like this isn't easy, friend.…
Governor John Bel Edwards · [email protected]
February 18, 2020 at 7:34 PM

Our next chapter

Friends -- I wanted to be the first to tell you about a new organization that we're launching today -- A Stronger Louisiana. This is a new non-profit that will be joining the fight with me for bipartisan solutions to our greatest challenges. The re-election victory we had last year wa…