Advocacy Resources – Legislative State and Federal Issues

Welcome to our Advocacy Center!

Here you will find the legislative resources and updates every retired teacher in Louisiana needs. Click on the plus sign next to each section to expand it. Under each section, you will find links to resources, articles and research and our Legislative Action Center. 

This page is your “one-stop-shop” for both state and federal issues that impact Louisiana’s retired teachers.

Click here to view the 2022 November Election Survey Results. 

Our “Becoming a Virtual Activist” series reviews pertinent talking points, discusses how to communicate with legislators and explains how to use our advocacy tools and resources. Click here to check it out! 

  • All Congressional seats and some Louisiana legislature seats are open for election. LRTA is currently surveying candidates on their thoughts of the LRTA Legislative Priorities. Click here to view the survey results: https://lrta.net/2022-november-elections/
  • There are eight constitutional amendments on the November ballot. For detailed explanations of the amendments, click here to download the PAR Guide to the 2022 Constitutional Amendments. 
  • For additional election information, visit the Secretary of State’s website, https://www.sos.la.gov/Pages/default.aspx. 
  • Are you an out-of-state retiree? Click on this link to find your State or Local Election Office Website for the state you are currently in https://www.usa.gov/election-office.

Click here to access our VoterVoice tool and practice contacting legislators!

Prefer to write a letter to your legislators? Hand-written letters have a huge impact, too! 

  • Click here to read our tips for how to write letters to your legislators.

Each year, the LRTA Legislative Committee reviews and approves a list of priorities from which to evaluate legislation. Click here to view the 2022 LRTA Legislative Priorities.

Click on the link below for the Louisiana Legislature’s website. Here you will find information about bills, committee meetings and legislators. 

https://legis.la.gov/legis/home.aspx

Although the Louisiana Retired Teachers Association cannot endorse political candidates, we remain keenly interested in candidates’ views on our legislative priorities. See our past survey results below and in our Legislative Archives. 

2019 Election Cycle Results

FEATURED ARTICLES

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LEGISLATIVE ARCHIVES

View all of LRTA’s past legislative updates and surveys by clicking the button below.

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