Policy Areas

Policy Areas

Louisiana Progress is dedicated to building progressive momentum in our state by engaging in policy analysis and critique. The aim of this work is to better help Louisianans stand up for themselves and their families. Progressive policy often constitutes a myriad of interconnected and complex issues. We have identified and focus on six major policy areas that we feel best represent progressive priorities in our state.


Environment

We produces policy briefs and other documents related to those laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues and sustainability in Louisiana. Examples:

  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean energy
  • Coastal erosion

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Education

We produces policy briefs and other documents related to the laws, policies, and institutional mechanisms that govern early childhood, K-12, and higher education in Louisiana. Examples:

  • Public Schools and Charter Schools
  • Privatization/corporatization
  • Federal policy (NCLB; RTTT)

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Equity & Civil Liberties

We produces policy briefs and other documents related to state and federal laws and policies that impact individual civil rights, freedoms, and protections for the people of Louisiana. Examples:

  • Voting Rights
  • LGBTQ Employment Protections
  • Equal Pay for women

Read more about Equity & Civil Liberties issues…


Economic Development and Justice

We produces policy briefs and other documents on the actions of politicians and community members that affect the standard of living and economic health of Louisiana. Examples:

  • Public service privatization
  • Oil and mineral industries
  • Unemployment rates

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Public Safety and Criminal Justice

We produces policy briefs and other documents on those institutional practices, laws, and policies related to the actions of law enforcement, the rights of incarcerated persons, and the wellbeing of all Louisiana communities. Examples:

  • Voting rights for felons
  • Prison and sentencing reforms

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Healthcare

Louisiana Progress produces policy briefs and other documents on the programs and policies and resource allocation related to disease treatment and prevention as well as disability services, and the availability and affordability of health insurance policies for all Louisianans.

  • Affordable Care Act
  • Disability program and resource development
  • Disease prevention

Read more about Healthcare issues…