We are excited to let you know that the Louisiana House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.B. 152, a proposed parental rights amendment to the Louisiana Constitution, tomorrow (Tuesday) when they come into session at 1 PM.
This powerful amendment, introduced by State Representative Beryl Amedee, will enshrine parental rights into the Louisiana Constitution for generations to come.
Please call and email your Louisiana state representative and ask him or her to stand with families and support H.B. 152. Your message can be as simple as the following:
“Please stand with families in Louisiana and vote for H.B. 152 to protect parental rights in the text of the Louisiana Constitution. This powerful amendment will protect parental rights in Louisiana for generations to come.”
While the U.S. Supreme Court has protected parental rights as fundamental for the past 100 years (you can read our recent amicus curiae brief to the First Circuit Court of Appeals laying out this history), it is imperative that we put this language into the Louisiana Constitution to make sure that future courts do not weaken parental rights. You can find more helpful resources about why this language is so important here.
I was privileged to testify in support of H.B. 152 on Monday, May 8, when it was heard in committee, and we were thrilled when it was unanimously voted out of Committee. You can also read the written testimony submitted by one of our board members, Professor William Wagner. (Feel free to include a link to this testimony when you email your representative.)
Then, please forward this email to a couple of friends and family in Louisiana and ask them to also contact their representatives and ask them to support H.B. 152. Together, we can protect families in Louisiana for generations to come!