Louisiana is at a turning point of making our state a great place to live and raise a family but that future depends on bold ideas being put forth and executed, and that is what Vision Louisiana is all about. We hope that you will take some time to look over some of the plans put forward by various groups around the state.
Louisiana Smart Justice Report - Louisiana ACLU
“After spending years as the prison capital of the world, Louisiana’s historic package of criminal justice reforms have helped us shed that shameful title – but more work must be done to combat racial injustice and end mass incarceration,” said Alanah Odoms Hebert, ACLU of Louisiana executive director.
Invest in Louisiana - Louisiana Budget Project
“It’s time for a new vision for Louisiana—one that invests in its people and builds a stronger future for all its residents. By prioritizing our communities, workers, children and families, Louisiana can create a more inclusive economy that betters the lives of all Louisianans. Simply put, we, the people of Louisiana, are our state’s best investment. Invest in Louisiana is a campaign to make sure that our state invests in us, so that together we can build a future of shared prosperity.”
Louisiana Youth Platform
Louisiana Youth Platform’s stated mission is to: “Produce a youth-inspired, long-term vision for Louisiana, Advocate for policies centered on improving the quality of life for Louisiana residents, especially on issues important to young adults, Meet with state and community officials to secure support for the platform's vision, Empower young adults in Louisiana with advocacy skills”
Louisiana Policy Institute for Children Vision
“The future of Louisiana depends on how willing we are to care for and prepare our youngest citizens. High-quality early care and education prepares our students for a smart start in life, enables families to be productive in the workforce, and serves as an economic engine for local communities.”
Power Coalition for Equity and Justice Vision
“This Policy Guide chronicles our advocacy efforts and lays out an agenda steeped in community voice to build a pathway for change. We hope that this Policy Guide becomes a tool used by community and policy makers to discuss strategic investments and state policy alignment focused on providing equity and opportunity to all Louisianans. “
2015 Louisiana Children’s Platform - Louisiana Partnership for Children & Families
“Ideally, public policy will be a principled guide to address the needs of children and ensure they mature into productive citizens. It should identify a need and direct resources to meet the need in a way that will assure the desired outcome. Good public policy will provide for investments in evidence-based programs that have been shown, through studies, to provide desired results and deliver a real return on investment.”
Step Up Louisiana - Issues
Education Justice and Economic Justice are the two main pillars of Step Up’s Issues Campaign.