The Legislative Committee is essential to fulfilling two of the primary objectives of LFRW, to increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government and to promote an informed the public through political education and activity.
The Committee synthesizes these critical bills, and after sending them to the President for approval, forwards updates to the Executive Board, Regional Vice Presidents and Club Legislative Chairs. It also crafts Resolutions, proposes them to the LFRW Board for a vote, and if passed, sends these Resolutions to the Republican members of the Louisiana State Legislature.
It monitors the NFRW Web Site (http://www.nfrw.org) on national issues and encourages grassroots response to national issues. Chair of the Committee advises the LFRW President who then mobilizes the LFRW members to take action.
The Committee orders and distributes PAR Guidebooks to LFRW members and helps to coordinate the “Day at the Legislature,” a major event that LFRW schedules annually.
The Legislative Chairman for 2015-2017 is Joyce LaCour firstname.lastname@example.org Asecension RWC Vice Chair - Glenda Stark email@example.com of WRC of Shreveport
The Legislative Committee gathers information on major bills or issues at the national or state governmental levels by monitoring legislative action on the Internet, C-Span, newspaper reports, and analyses by prominent and reliable political journalists. The Committee zeroes in on central and critical issues, especially those that pertain to planks in the Republican platform - fiscal responsibility, fair taxation, economic opportunity, foreign policy, immigration, and cultural and family issues.
For more information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call the LFRW office at either 985-400-1414.