On Wednesday April 11th, NOAF joined our coalition partners for a day of networking, lobbying, and educating at the Louisiana State Capitol.
Over 100 participants converged on the State Capitol spent Wednesday morning taking a tour of the capitol building, learning about the committee hearings, and meeting staff members from Lift Louisiana, Women with a Vision, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, the Feminist Majority Foundation, Catholics for Choice, the National Center for Jewish Women, Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response, and others. In the afternoon, we heard from members of these organizations and others about bills affecting issues ranging from comprehensive sex education to HIV decriminalization, voting reform, LGBTQA+ rights, abortion restrictions, and many more. Finally we received a crash-course in lobbying, which covered how to use & fill out comment cards and how to get these cards to our senators and house representatives on the floor.
A group of NOAF supporters headed over to the Senate floor to send messages to their senators regarding SB-181, a bill proposed by Senator Milkovich designed to prohibit abortion procedures past 15 weeks.
Read more about the day's events here!